InterWorks conducted a five-day Field Team Management workshop (formerly the Disaster Assistance Response Team Management course – DART) at the USAID North Wilson Boulevard facility in Arlington, VA, USA from November 1 – 5, 2010. InterWorks has been involved with this training since 1997.
The field management team training prepares staff for deployment overseas. Presented to their Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART), this workshop covers a range of topics including planning, communications, administration, leadership, media management and exit strategy. The workshop incorporated changes and recommendations made in a 2007 review and additionally, several modifications were made to the program based on the changes in OFDA’s policies and priorities and the suggestions made by the Training Unit and OFDA resource people.
I think it was a great overview of all the functions & will make me a stronger team member by increasing this understanding.– Workshop participant