Master Exercise Practioner Workshop

Master Exercise
Practioner Workshop
Introductions and recognition of MEPs
Why MEP?
MEP Program Overview
E/G-131 Exercise Evaluation & Improvement
Planning Course – Review
• Q&A
Patrick McMacken, CEM, TEM, MEP
EMC City of Irving
Chair NCT Exercise & Training Committee
• Esther Corwin, MEP
• Texas Division of Emergency Management,
Exercise Unit, Exercise Training Officer
• 512-424-2198
MEP Introductions
• If you have completed or are enrolled in the
Master Exercise Practitioner Program, please
introduce yourself
– Name
– Jurisdiction
• Why should one become a Master Exercise
– Better exercise quality
– Improved outcomes
– Increased professionalism
MEP Program Overview
• To improve the capabilities of emergency management
exercise personnel in exercise program management
and in every phase of the exercise process. By
improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities, both the
quantity and quality of exercises can be improved
• Created in 1999 as a non-resident program to
recognize those individuals who completed prescribed
training and demonstrated, through hands-on
application, a high degree of professionalism and
capability in exercises
• In 2004, EMI began offering this title certificate
program in a resident series of courses at the NETC in
Emmitsburg, Maryland
MEP Program Overview
Target Audience
Training Prerequisites
• Exercise training officers
• Emergency managers
• Emergency services personnel
• IS-100.b, Introduction to ICS
• IS-120.a, An Introduction to
• IS-130, Exercise Evaluation and
Improvement Planning
• IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources
and Initial Action Incidents
• IS-230.a, Fundamentals of
Emergency Management
• IS-235, Emergency Planning
• IS-700.a, NIMS, An Introduction
• IS-775, EOC Management and
• IS-800.b, NRF, An Introduction
Emergency Medical and Hospitals
Public and Environmental Health
Law enforcement
Public Works and Utilities
Community Service and Volunteer
– Private entities
• Local, Tribal, State, Territorial, and
other Federal agency personnel
G-131 & E/L-131: Exercise Evaluation and
Improvement Planning
Unit 1: Exercise Evaluation Overview
Importance of Exercise Evaluation
& Improvement Planning
• Exercise evaluation
– Assesses a jurisdiction or organization's
performance by identifying strengths and areas
for improvement
• Improvement planning
– Leverages the outputs of the evaluation process
by developing Improvement Plans (IPs)
– Provides a disciplined process for implementing
corrective actions and socializing best practices
Course Goal
• To familiarize individuals with exercise
planning or evaluation responsibilities with
the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation
Program’s (HSEEP) exercise evaluation and
improvement planning process, and to
provide those students opportunities to
practice key exercise evaluation skills.
Course Objectives
(1 of 2)
• Describe the need for a systematic approach
to exercise evaluation
• List the eight steps of the exercise evaluation
and improvement planning process
• Identify pre-exercise activities necessary for a
successful evaluation
• Explain the function of Exercise Evaluation
Guides and their relationship to the Target
Capabilities List /Universal Task List
Course Objectives
(2 of 2)
– Practice evaluation observation, data analysis, and
report writing skills
– Describe post-exercise analysis activities
– Explain the purpose and format of the After
Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP)
– Describe how a Corrective Action Program (CAP)
translates exercise outcomes into continual
improvements to preparedness
Course Structure
(1 of 2)
– Unit 1: Exercise Evaluation Overview
– Unit 2: Exercise Evaluation Process
– Unit 3: Planning and Organizing the Evaluation
– Unit 4: Observing the Exercise and Collecting Data
– Unit 5: Analyzing Data
– Unit 6: After Action Report and After Action
– Unit 7: The Corrective Action Program
Course Structure
(2 of 2)
– Unit 8: Introduction to Evaluator Skill Practice
– Unit 9: Customizing EEGs from TCLs and
– Unit 10: Exercise Evaluation: Skill Practice #1
– Unit 11: Exercise Evaluation: Skill Practice #2
– Unit 12: Exercise Evaluation: Skill Practice #3
– Unit 13: Exercise Evaluation: Skill Practice #4
– Unit 14: Course Summary
Exercise Training with TDEM
• G-920, Texas Exercise Design and Evaluation
– Provides students the opportunity to “learn by
doing” each step of the design process creating a
functional exercise to be conducted in class
• L-146, HSEEP Training
– DHS/FEMA developed this intermediate-level
training course that incorporates exercise
guidance and best practices from the HSEEP
Texas MEP Networking
• Texas Division of Emergency Management
5805 N. Lamar
PO BOX 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0220
(512) 424-2138
(512) 424-2444 or 7160 FAX