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Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program

specialized training for event, meeting, & destination management professionals

The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) is pleased to introduce the only comprehensive event emergency preparedness and risk management training course customized for meeting, event, and destination management professionals. The Emergency Preparedness Certificate Program is developed by ADMEI in collaboration with MSA Security, a leader in security, intelligence, training and investigative services.

This program will be offered at the Tower Club Dallas on 28-29 March and in Washington DC on 18-19 July. 

Register NOW for Dallas 28 - 29 March

The program will be held at the Tower Club Dallas, 1601 Elm Street in downtown Dallas. 

Dallas Tower Club location








Register NOW for Washington DC 18-19 July

The location in downtown Washington DC for the 18-19 July program will be announced shortly.

Group Discounts available for 5+ registrants from one company

If your company is sending five or more participants from the same location, each registrant will get a 15% discount on their registration fee.  Please email or call ADMEI at +1.937.586.3727 for the discount code. 

Program Overview

This 10+ hour program is designed to develop emergency & risk management specialists within your company by providing participants with in-depth training in:

  • the Emergency Planning Mission with a focus on prevention, mitigation, and recovery,
  • the basics of Emergency Operations Planning,
  • a comprehensive, team approach to assist in building an Emergency Operations Plan,
  • the additional planning considerations and risk assessments tools, and
  • current events and trends impacting the event and destination management industry. 

Each participant will receive an Emergency Operation Plan that includes training tactics and procedures to customize for their use.

This program begins at 1 pm on day one, includes an evening event for which an emergency preparedness and risk management plan is developed by the course participants, and concludes the second day at noon. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate in event emergency preparedness.

This program will be offered at the Tower Club Dallas on 28-29 March and in Washington DC on 18-19 July. 

The cost of the program is $585 for staff of current ADMEI member companies.  The fee for individuals who do not work for an ADMEI member DMC is $650.  Attendance is limited so please make your reservations early! If you have five or more people from your company who wish to attend, please contact the ADMEI office at 937.586.3727 for more information.


ADMEI thanks the sponsors of this innovative program:

 ClubCorp National



Dallas Hotel information

ADMEI does not have a room block for this program.  There are several hotels located conveniently near the Tower Club Dallas where the program will be held:

• The Joule
• The Magnolia 
• The Adolphus
• The Hotel Indigo
• The Hilton Garden Inn (newly opened)

Course Content Outline

The program will cover:

  • Current events: active shooter, improvised explosive devices, vehicular assault, person and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices, global protests, weather related, pandemic and more
  • Emergency Planning: prevention/deterrence; deploy/respond; recovery/remediation
  • Basics of Emergency Operations Planning
  • Emergency Operations Planning Process
  • Building an Emergency Operations Plan
  • Additional Planning Considerations: overt/covert, communication chain of command/social media, run/hide/fight - which response works best?

CMP Credit

This program has been submitted to the Convention Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review.