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Command and General Staff
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This course is designed to prepare the student to function effectively in the position of a Type 2 Incident Commander, Command or General Staff, Resource Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader or Environmental Unit Leader. The focus of this course is on team building and the application of previously acquired knowledge and skills obtained from position specific training. This is accomplished through lectures and short team building exercises.  The exercise is a graded simulation of a rapidly accelerating earthquake scenario in which the students team is one of five IMTs operating in a make believe city. To successfully complete the course each student must achieve a passing grade in his or her role in simulation. 

Target Group
This course is intended for U.S EPA and U.S. Coast Guard personnel who have completed Incident Command System I-100, 200, 300, 400 level courses and any of the Command and General Staff position specific courses to include EPA Resource Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader or Environmental Unit Leader courses.
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
  • List 5 agreements for effective professional relationships.
  • List 5 agreements for contact and coordination with team members.
  • List 3 methods of team decision making.
  • Describe and list 5 methods of gathering information.
  • Describe and list 5 methods of exchanging information.
  • Describe and list 5 methods of disseminating information.
  • Develop an Incident Management Team's informal planning process.
  • Describe the basic process of human communications.
  • Identify the conditions necessary for effective communications.
  • Describe the role of effective communication in performing individual functional responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the elements of good leadership and communications in groups.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function in, and assist with, leadership roles in a group setting.
  • Identify the information and services needed from other team members in order to effectively carry out their responsibilities.
  • Describe the interaction and information exchange needed for effective team communication.

For general information contact Registrar by telephone at 513-251-7669 or via e-mail at

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