|Emergency Information Management and Telecommunications - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 78 p.)|
Beginning the workshop
It is important to start the session with enthusiasm and to generate interest and involvement of the participants from the beginning. Introduce yourself and the topic - Emergency Information Management and Telecommunications. You may want to say something about why the topic is of special interest or particular concern to you. You could offer an example of the importance of information management or telecommunications among organizations involved in complex emergencies. Plan some kind of interactive exercise or "icebreaker" for participants to meet each other and then introduce themselves or one another to the entire group. Quickly move into the presentation.