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College Hosting Office Professionals Conference


Wayne State College will host the Nebraska Educational Office Professionals Association (NEOPA) Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Student Center.


Topics at the seminar include "Introduction to Crisis/Emergency Management Basics,'' "Incident Management Roles,'' emergencies in academic settings and emergency management, "Stress and the Working Woman,'' "Stress Relief Through Massage,'' and ''Yoga and Breathing Techniques.''


Dr. Jason Karsky, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Criminal Justice at Wayne State College; Connie Hassler, LMT, owner of Back in Touch in Wayne; and Dr. Mark McCorkindale of Wayne Mercy Medical Clinic will present at the conference.



8:15 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast - Student Center


Presentations by Dr. Jason Karsky
9 a.m. - Introduction to Crisis/Emergency Management Basics
9:30 a.m. -  Incident Management Roles
10 a.m. - Types of Emergencies in Academic Settings
10:30 a.m. - Break
10:45 a.m. - Emergency Management Scenarios and Reenactments
·  School Violence
·  Natural Disasters
·  Terrorism and other Human Made Disasters
·  Disaster Recovery Planning (Process of restoring school functioning after a natural or human-produced disaster)
·  Dealing with the media


11:45 a.m. - Lunch / Business Meeting


Presentation by Dr. Mark McCorkindale
1:30 p.m. Stress and the Working Woman


2:30 p.m. Break


Presentation by Connie Hassler, LMT
2:45 p.m. - Stress Relief through Massage, Yoga and Breathing Techniques


3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wrap Up


Please note: Noon meal is a buffet. Please contact the Workshop Coordinator (Cindy Franzen) for special dietary needs. Registration includes materials related to workshops/speakers, continental breakfast, and noon meal. Optional breakfast is available through cafeteria in the Student Center at a cost of $4.40.


Cost for conference is $40 for NEOPA members or $55 for Non-NEOPA members

For information: Cindy Franzen, WEOPA (Wayne Educational Office Professionals Association), or 375-7243



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