Great Plains and UMCOR Disaster Response Academy

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Workshop/track descriptions:

  • Local Church Track: Connecting Neighbors Overview, What is Expected for Local Churches and Clergy in Times of Disaster, Disaster Response Process in the Great Plains Conference, and Asset Mapping. For all clergy and laity.
  • ERT Track: Level 200 ERT classes. For all current, active ERT’s and those needing recertification. 
  • Leadership Track: Building Capacity, Leadership Asset Mapping, Disaster Response Process in the Great Plains Conference, How to organize Your District/Network for Disaster Preparation and Response. For Clergy, Laity, and Emergency Managers.
  • Connecting Neighbors Train-the-Trainer: Learn how to prepare your family and church for any type of disaster. Explore ways to reach out to your community in times of disaster. An added bonus – you will become a trainer for this course! For laity and clergy (ERT is a bonus, yet not necessary)
  • Disaster Recovery in Your Community (Long Term Recovery Groups):  How to establish a LTRG and why it’s critical for positive recovery. Move through Relief to Recovery, and Volunteer Navigators. For all Long Term Recovery Groups and Emergency Managers.
Local Church Track
ERT Track
Leadership Track
Connecting Neighbors Train-the-Trainer
Disaster Recovery in Your Community (Long Term Recovery Groups)
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Pricing is based on whether you are lodging at the retreat center or commuting each day.

Double occupancy lodging, five meals, materials and meeting space ($250)
For commuters: five meals, materials and meeting space ($150)

See you at the Rock Springs 4H Retreat Center in Junction City, KS on August 27-29! Keep watching for more information.

To pay:

Once you click the "Submit" button below, the option to pay by credit card will appear immediately. A PayPal account is not required in order to pay by credit card.

To pay by check, make checks payable to the Great Plains Conference. Mail check with your confirmation to: Great Plains Conference - Disaster Response Academy, 1207 SW Executive Drive, Topeka, KS  66615. Please be sure to include the purpose of payment with registration as well as registration name in the memo of check.

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