OGL developed and facilitated this planning workshop series for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness in support of the state’s higher education institutions and their relationship with their public safety counterparts. This workshop was designed to provide the information higher education organizations need to develop policies, plans and procedures to protect people, preserve core functions and restore normal operations as quickly as possible in the event of an emergency or other incident. The workshop also explored issues relating to CLEA accreditation and the Clery Act as it related to emergency planning.
The information and toolkit developed for the workshop provided information that help them engage administration, employees, and partners in crafting policies, plans, and procedures for the broad range of hazards confronting colleges and universities today. The workshop also provided the basics to assist organizations through a practical set of action steps, and detailed information and guides to additional resources to help prepare their organizations for an emergency.
In all, more than 30 colleges and Universities participated in the program.