Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain why we engage religious and cultural communities in disaster, and how religious and cultural diversity and practice is not only protected by law but how it strengthens emergency management’s capabilities.
- Define the meaning of religious and cultural literacy and competency in disaster management.
- Describe how religious and cultural language differs from government culture and language.
- Identify the skills needed to competently engage religious and cultural leaders and groups in the field.Describe each step in the six step “LEADER” process.

Prerequisites: None

Course Length: 5 hours