Emergency Public Information Officer Course PIO 100 – June 18-19, 2018 in Winnipeg

Manitoba EMO and Communications Services Manitoba deliver a two-day media training session for designated and potential municipal spokespersons during emergencies. The session helps prepare spokespersons for the intense, unanticipated pressure that media will add to an already stressful environment during an emergency in a community. Topics covered include: Why You Need an Emergency Public Information (EPI) Media Plan in an Emergency, Who Are the News Media? Good News vs Bad News, Preparing for the Media, Spokespeople and Interviews, Interview Techniques, News Releases and News Conferences and Scrum Interviews and News Conference Exercise (Role Playing).

This course is designed to:
  • increase skills and comfort level in dealing with media
  • provide understanding of how media works in emergencies and how it affects your response
  • Include role play on camera as a spokesperson and in a group setting
Prerequisites: None required

Location: Winnipeg, MB

Dates: June 18 to 19, 2018

Times: 9am to 4pm each day.

Maximum Course Load: 15 people

Minimum Course Load: 10 people

There are no course fees for this course.

Note: Enrollment in this course is subject to confirmation by Manitoba EMO Training. Based on training audience priorities, you will receive an enrollment confirmation, a waitlist message, or an enrollment cancelled notification. Please consult the Prioritization of Training Policy for further information.