The Platform for Research and Specialized Program Development will have responsibility for research and development and marketing of specialized programs such as seminars, symposia, scholarly conferences, and other specialized forums for dissemination of information. This platform will closely work with other platforms in order to effectively create forums of great impact and importance. The focus of this platform consists of four areas of emphasis, which are Awareness, Prevention, and Preparation and Mitigation.
The Research Program will be developed and administered within the Platform for Research and Specialized Program Development. As funding becomes available, faculty and other specialists will be engaged in research to develop the most up-to-date information/strategies to be disseminated across all disciplines. We are open to direct invitations and expressions of interest from federal, state, local emergency responders, and security agencies. We will partner with them to deliver training and lead the research efforts reflecting the national effort for prevention, preparation, response, mitigation, and recovery from disasters or threats to security.
The Outreach Program will be charged with the responsibility of marketing and needs assessment for the institute. By attending local, regional, and national conferences, outreach personnel will network with other people, facilitating the exchange of programs and ideas. Other proven marketing strategies will be employed to ensure that institute programs and information are readily available and widely known. The outreach program will also create and maintain a database of all students, sponsors, and presenters participating in IESHS sponsored events.
Most importantly, a professional information management system will be developed to facilitate the flow of information and the latest research to all interested parties. This information will be delivered through Internet portals, electronic and print magazines, and the possible creation of a professional journal.
By concentrating on awareness, prevention and preparedness issues, Outreach can gather and discover timely information, leading to the development of strategic models. Using this data and the developed models, the Seminar and Symposia Program will plan for and produce seminars, symposia, conventions, workshops, roundtables, or any other forums for exchange of vital information regarding response, mitigation, situational awareness, detection, and evidence collection with respect to acts of terrorism and/or natural or man-made disasters.
This program will also closely work with vendors, donors, and other stakeholders/shareholders to ensure the largest and most effective penetration of the market. Future contract or program proposals will be presented using the Program Proposal Guideline format.