VCEHP110: Risk Communication Basics for Environmental Health Professionals
VCEHP110: Risk Communication Basics for Environmental Health Professionals is tenth in a eleven-course learning series.
This course will help environmental health professionals in the interactive process of information exchange with the communities they serve. It will also help them understand how to identify solutions and respond to public concerns.
Public Health, First Responders, Emergency Response and Preparedness Professionals and Healthcare Practitioners
- Describe the difference between risk assessment and risk communication
- Understand the public’s perception of relative risks
- Interpret information, encourage people to take legitimate risks seriously, and calm public concerns
- Apply strategies and tactics that will help people protect themselves
John Godec consults with and trains businesses and governments in difficult, high-stakes communication strategies, consensus building, crisis and conflict resolution, and public engagement and involvement. He is an International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Certified Professional Facilitator, a curriculum developer, past Vice-President and one of the original master trainers for the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), current IAP2 USA board member, and a member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. He also helped develop a risk and emergency communication protocol for the National Governors Association.
Mr. Godec has managed projects and trained personnel in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and Southeast Asia for Fortune 50 corporations; local, state, federal, and tribal governments, and non-governmental organizations. He has been involved with nearly 400 complex and oftentimes controversial public communication and environmental projects for transportation, mining, manufacturing, energy, and public works in his 30-year career. Issues he has addressed include freeway corridor location, design, and construction; major manufacturing facility development; pipeline siting; hazardous waste remediation; urban and regional planning; and a host of other complex topics.
Mr. Godec has been interviewed by NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, CNN Europe, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and dozens of other national, regional, and local print and broadcast media. He regularly speaks at events about public participation; sustainability, crisis, conflict, consensus, and issues management; and lectures at Arizona State University, Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
Mr. Godec is the former Director of Issues and Crisis Management for Motorola Corporation and the former Communications Director at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing VCEHP110: Risk Communication Basics for Environmental Health Professionals
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