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Make CONVERGE Training Modules Part of Your College/University Course—Here’s How!


Date: July 15, 2021
Time: 2 to 3:15 pm MT


    The CONVERGE Training Modules have inspired innovative lessons and learning assessments for teaching the next generation of hazards and disaster practitioners and scholars. This special training session featured five college and university instructors–Reggie J. Ferreira, Christine Gibb, Hans Louis-Charles, Rejina Manandhar, and Olivia Vila–who presented their contributions to the CONVERGE Training Module Assignment Bank. Each of the assignments was created for a different undergraduate or graduate level course in a different discipline. 

    After a short introduction and overview of the CONVERGE Training Modules, each panelist briefly presented their assignment and explained how it was integrated into their course. The remainder of the training session explored student responses to the module and assignment, accompanying rubrics, lessons learned, recommendations for improving upon the assignment, and adaptations for in-person and online teaching modalities. 

    This recorded session should be of interest to anyone who is considering adopting the training modules in their classrooms or other learning environments.

    Introduction & Overview

    Lori Peek, Principal Investigator, CONVERGE, SSEER, and ISEEER
    Director, Natural Hazards Center and Professor, Department of Sociology
    University of Colorado Boulder


    Reggie Ferreira, Director, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy and Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Tulane University

    Christine Gibb, Assistant Professor, International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

    Hans Louis-Charles, Assistant Professor, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Rejina Manandhar, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Management, Arkansas Tech University

    Olivia Vila, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University

    If you have questions about this webinar series or about CONVERGE, please contact us at

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