Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP)


DHS Instructor-Led Course

MGT 337: Food Vulnerability Assessment Training

See Also: MGT337 Brochure

Overview

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This course is designed to provide food facility managers and officials at the federal, state, county, and local levels with performance and planning-based tools to assess vulnerabilities for all food facilities utilizing the CARVER plus Shock Vulnerability Assessment Tool. Facilities and operations considered “at risk” can reduce or eliminate risk through appropriate planning and training. Training will include interactive exercises and case studies to stimulate problem-based learning.

Scope

The use of CARVER plus Shock as a practical tool for assessment and identification of critical nodes will be emphasized. Federal and industry guidelines that provide an assessment framework for individual facilities will also be discussed. The course will train participants in the application of these tools through a variety of practical exercises to stimulate problem-based learning.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is the food industry, as well as officials at the federal, state, county, and local levels. Other participants from local communities involved in food and agriculture security planning may also be included in the course audience depending on local needs.

Length

12 hours

Note: Funding for this course was made possible, in part, by the Department of Homeland Security through grant R181731094, views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Homeland Security; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.


 

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