June 19-21, 2018
Oregon Convention Center | Portland, OR

2016 Pre-Conference Workshops


Incident Command System and (ICS) and the Incident Command Post – Crisis Communication by Design
​Tuesday, June 21  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (registration maximum 80 people)

Registration fee: no charge, sponsored by:  

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One of the fundamental elements of the ICS is having pre-designated Command Post facilities. It is more than a meeting room; it needs to be designed to facilitate the “product” of the ICS management process. The Incident Command Post needs to be “built” with effective communication in mind.

The workshop will include:

  • Who is talking, to whom, about what, why, when, how and how often
  • Internal and external, horizontal and vertical communication
  • Examination of the different participants (individual and Sectional) role in communication from Field to the Unified Command
  • Practical program design and design effectiveness
  • Understanding and investing in equipment to support communication needs

Instructor: Kim Beasley, General Manager, Clean Islands Council


Shoreline/Inland Response and SCAT Surveys
Tuesday, June 21 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Registration fee: $200

This workshop highlights the key concepts of a combined Shoreline/River Assessment (SCAT) survey program. Emphasis will be placed on pre-SCAT surveys and on the continuing phased role of SCAT from the first response through the sign-off process and how the various Spill Management Team (SMT) components and stakeholders are integrated into the program. The workshop includes coastal, lake, river and inland spill response situations.

Four unique elements that participants will gain from this training include:

  • An understanding of (a) the information flow from SCAT into the decision process and (b) how shoreline/river response decisions are developed
  • An understanding of how a SCAT program fits into the SMT and interacts with the Environmental Unit and Operations
  • Presentation of a set of generic action item checklists to mobilize and to set up a First Response SCAT capability to support the Spill Management Team
  • Description of canine detection capabilities (K9 SCAT) for shoreline spills and pipeline spills/inspections

Who should attend?
Planners and decision makers

Instructors: Ed Owens, Ph.D., President and Helen Dubach, Sr. Scientist, Owens Coastal Consultants


Exercise Program Management through the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Tuesday, June 21 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM




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