ICMA offers training on pandemic flu outbreaks, international development
The Washington-based International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is offering two new Web-based programs for local government officials. A Webcast on Thursday Jan. 25 will cover how to handle a pandemic flu outbreak, and an online course in February will offer tips on working as a consultant in developing countries.
Thursday’s Webcast will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST, and will include presentations by experts from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials from Santa Clara County, Calif., and Hillsborough County, Fla., also will give information on developing comprehensive plans. Tuesday Jan. 23 is the deadline to register for the Webcast by calling 1-877-865-4326.
ICMA’s online course, “The Three Rs of International Development Consulting,” will be held Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. The course will include an explanation of what it is like to work as a development consultant abroad, what is expected of the consultant and what are the rewards of the work. Space is limited to six people for each session. Register by e-mailing [email protected].