Continuing Education in Emergency Management
Guest Contributor: Amanda Watkins, Certified Personal Property Specialist
In just a matter of days I will start the program to obtain a Master of Science degree in Emergency Management. At E-ISG Asset Intelligence, I have been working with clients in Emergency Management and clients who use our tools to assist disaster recovery. Getting more in depth training in this area has always been on my mind.
With this new learning opportunity, I will be able to help shape and guide E-ISG’s product development for equipment management for emergency managers. Most importantly, a master’s degree in Emergency Management will allow me to help our clients to improve their business processes by efficiently managing their resources. Since this program is compliant with the values and guidelines of FEMA and the IAEM (International Association of Emergency Managers), I know I will become an invaluable asset to my clients and I am very excited about this opportunity!
I will join the online program offered by Anna Maria College. It’s a 22-month program, with a total of 12 courses. My experiences with E-ISG and handling emergency management equipment and disaster recovery planning and execution are unique perspectives I hope to bring to the table for my classmates. I expect to learn a lot from the varied levels of experience present in the program. From government and military emergency planners to dedicated recovery agencies, there is a wealth of insight available. As E-ISG continues to develop our enterprise asset management software to meet the needs of this growing industry, I will be sure to apply this insight to Visual Asset Manager’s asset life cycle management strategies. While I’m very excited to start learning all I can about this emerging field, I’m even more excited to share this knowledge with my clients in an effort to help them use VAM to optimize their IT asset life cycle management, resource management, government property management, and facilities management.
If you have questions about disaster planning, or recovery, please contact me. Read my case study about Catoosa County’s (GA) School System and how they recovered from a tornado disaster using Visual Asset Manager Software. I’m happy to share with you what I know and learn more about your needs so that your assets are prepared for all situations from audits to disasters.