In Unit 6 you presented a plan to a business in your community outlining the process of business recovery. This week you will create a similar outline; however, your focus will be on creating a plan f

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In Unit 6 you presented a plan to a business in your community outlining the process of business recovery. This week you will create a similar outline; however, your focus will be on creating a plan for your city as opposed to a business. As you complete this Assignment, take into consideration that you are planning for a community rather than a business; address how those two planning processes are similar and how they differ. You will be asked to reflect on these similarities and differences as a follow-up to this week’s Assignment.

Unit 8 Assignment 2: Local Disaster Recovery Coordinator Project

It is critical to establish plans prior to a disaster and ensure training and education related to the recovery plan are in place for successful implementation in an emergency.

Watch the following video highlighting the importance of having a disaster recovery plan in place. Consider the consequences of not having a plan in place prior to a disaster as you view this video.

Video: One Town’s Story: A Journey to Recovery.

As the local disaster recovery coordinator you are responsible for establishing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures ensure effective recovery in case of disaster. This week you are tasked with developing a presentation for community department heads outlining the process of disaster recovery.

Fact Sheet: The National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry


Fact sheet: The National Incident Management System (NIMS.) Retrieved from

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (1993). Emergency management guide for business and industry.Washington, DC: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Retrieved from

Mancino, M. (2013). One town’s story: A journey to recovery [Video file]. Retrieved from


Create a 6–8 slide PowerPoint presentation outlining a basic disaster recovery plan using FEMA’s Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry as a guide.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • Establish a planning team
  • Analyze capabilities and hazards
  • Develop the plan
  • Implement the plan

Highlight key points and utilize speaker notes or audio for additional details.

The PowerPoint presentation should have the following characteristics:

  • Designed with a live audience in mind in order to inform your viewers about the topic
  • Bullets for your main points
  • Pictures to support your presentation where applicable
  • Speaker notes or audio to fully explain what is being discussed in the slide bullet points as though you are presenting to an audience
  • A title and a references slide
  • Research from at least two reliable sources to support the main message, including graphics. Discuss how you evaluated the credibility of the sources used.

Information from course readings, the course materials, or other library sources incorporated to support your discussion. Properly cite all sources of information by including in-text citations and a list of references.

  • Research and visuals cited in APA citation format, both in-text and on a References slide. You need to quote material taken directly from a source. The same standards for documenting sources that apply to an essay also apply to a presentation. Go to Course Home>Academic Tools> APA Style Central for a digital library of APA style quick guides and tutorials to refine your writing.
  • Signal phrases are useful in presentations. They help make your writing flow with one idea clearly leading to the next. It is a good practice to use signal words and phrases instead of just inserting quotations abruptly and separately. For more details on signalphrases, refer to the Writing Center.

Speaker Notes

To learn more about creating speaker notes in PowerPoint, review the GCF Learn Free website.


Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc. (2015). PowerPoint 2010: Slide basics. GCF Learn Free. Retrieved from

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