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New Training Announcement: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training Course


June 7, 2011


What is the HSEEP Course: The HSEEP Training Course incorporates exercise guidance and best practices from the HSEEP Volumes. Throughout the course, participants will learn about topics including exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. The HSEEP Training Course is an interactive course that allows participants to share personal lessons learned and best practices while gaining practical experience. In addition to the instructor-led course presentations, the course includes small group activities, videos, and group discussions. The course also provides overviews of HSEEP-related initiatives such as technology (e.g., the HSEEP Toolkit) and capabilities-based planning (e.g., Target Capabilities List [TCL]). This blended approach will give participants hands-on experience that readily translates to real-world exercise skills. Activities include creating exercise documentation, conducting exercise planning conferences and briefings, and practicing exercise evaluation. The course has been developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) using input from Federal partners, subject matter experts (SMEs), and State and local representatives. HSEEP is a capabilities-based exercise program that includes a cycle, mix, and range of exercise activities of varying degrees of complexity and interaction. The purpose of HSEEP is to build self-sustaining exercise programs and provide a standardized methodology for designing, developing, conducting, and evaluating all exercises.

When: July 27-29, 2011

Target Audience: Individuals involved in exercise programs and/or exercise design, development, conduct, control, evaluation, and improvement planning are encouraged to attend.

Participant Preparation: Participants will need a basic knowledge of exercise design and HSEEP terminology. Therefore, participants are required to complete the Independent Study (IS)-120.A, An Introduction to Exercises before attending the HSEEP Training Course. It should take approximately 3-5 hours to complete.


Course Location: The course will be held at the Portland Water District, the Jeff P. Nixon Development Center (Nixon Training Facility) It is located at 225 Douglass Street, Portland, ME. Douglass Street runs from Brighton Avenue to Congress Street. Classes will run from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday. Lunch will be provided.

To register, please fill out a FEMA training form and fax or e-mail it to: Jeremy Damren, State Exercise Coordinator 207-287-3178 (fax) 207-624-4410(telephone)



Jeremy Damren, MEMA


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