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DREAD, SHOCK & ex-AWE-stion: Tips on crisis planning with Dave Thompson, APR

July 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


DREAD, SHOCK &; ex-AWE-stion®
Tips on crisis planning with Dave Thompson, APR

Thursday July 18, 5:30 p.m.—8 p.m.
5:30 p.m. networking; presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Oregon Department of Transportation, (ODOT)
123 NW Flanders St., Portland, 97209
Please check in with the guard on duty

Members: $15
Non-Member: $25
Students (ID required): $8
Space is Limited, RSVP today! *

Attendees will learn the critical steps to create a flexible crisis template—as well as practical tips
on how to use a crisis template when the stuff actually hits the fan.
This workshop breaks down crisis planning and response into discrete actionable steps to help
you perform at the level you need to lead your team.
You will learn:

 How to prioritize the kinds of crisis that could hit your organization
 How to identify the most common types of crisis most organizations never plan for
 How to coordinate different kinds of workers on different schedules—that can be
sustained over long periods

At the end of the session, attendees will know:
 How to plan for the crises that will do you the most damage
 How to react quickly when crisis hits, using pre-prepared forms and checklists
 How to create effective, sustainable schedules for a wide variety of people

Crisis and public affairs consultant Dave Thompson, APR has 40 years’ experience reporting
on, responding to and effectively managing international, regional and local crises situations. As
a former television journalist and Oregon Department of Transportation retired executive,
Thompson’s crisis experience includes:

 Reporting from Bosnia and Croatia
during the civil war
 Reporting from Romania after the
overthrow of Ceausescu
 School shootings, elementary school
bombings and coal mine collapses
 The Bakken crude oil train fire derailment
in Mosier, Oregon in 2016
 The Columbia Gorge’s Eagle Creek fire in
 The 2017 total solar eclipse
 More winter storms than you’d want to

NOTE: Limited street parking is available. A smart parking structure is located nearby at NW
Davis Street and NW Naito Parkway.

Special thanks to the Oregon Department of Transportation for hosting this program.
*PRSA Oregon offers professional development programming at cost. We are unable to offer
refunds for programs. If you find are unable to attend a program, please consider gifting your
ticket to a colleague.


Date And Time

Thu, July 18, 2019

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

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Oregon Department of Transportation, (ODOT)

123 NW Flanders St.

Portland, OR 97209

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123 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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