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Basic Public Information Officer Course (G-290.b)

The Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290) is designed to prepare participants to function as full- or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This training will equip participants with the basic skills needed to be full- or part-time PIOs such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively.

Date(s)  Tue. Jun 26, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Wed. Jun 27, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Location Guilford Technical Community College - Guilford County
601 E Main Street, Jamestown NC 
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Building/Room Koury Hospitality Building 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Thorpe, Nicholas Alexandre 
Course Length 16 hrs 
Course Hours 16 
Prerequisites IS-100, IS-702, IS-909, and EITHER IS-29 OR G-289.
Maximum Participants 30
# Open Seats 30
# on Wait List 0
Attachments Travel Reimbursement Packet
Student Manual

Offering Specific Information

This course is being offered as part of NCEM’s Central Branch Training Week.  NCEM is providing meal and lodging reimbursement for this offering within the NCOSBM Guidelines.  The guidelines and reimbursement forms are located as an attachment for this class.

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and will submit reimbursement request forms at the completion of Training Week.  NCEM has established a block of rooms at each of the following hotels for your convenience.  You may stay anywhere you wish, but keep in mind you will only be reimbursed at the state rate ($71.20 + applicable taxes). 

Holiday Inn Greensboro Airport
6426 Burnt Poplar Road
Greensboro, NC  27409
(**This hotel does NOT include breakfast at state rate**)
MUST mention code NCE or NC Emergency Management and verify State Rate ($71.20) or use link: NC Emergency Management
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro – Airport Area
645 South Regional Road
Greensboro, NC  27409
(**Reservation Deadline May 24, 2018**)
Block Code is NC Department of Public Safety.  Always verify State Rate ($71.20)
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Greensboro Airport
7615 Thorndike Rd
Greensboro, NC  27409
(**Reservation Deadline May 28, 2018**)
Block Code is NC Department of Public Safety.  Always verify State Rate ($71.20)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Greensboro
4305 Big Tree Way
Greensboro, NC  27409
(**Reservation Deadline May 31, 2018**)
Block Code is NCEM or use link: NCEM.  Always verify State Rate ($71.20)
**Each hotel has limited availability at State Rate, so book early!  See hotel posting for reservation deadline and/or additional information**

No printed text books will be provided for this class.  The electronic version is available as a download in the Documents section of this course offering.  You may choose to print the book or download it to your tablet or laptop to bring to class with you.  Please call 919-825-2574 if you need assistance.   |   |  Emergency Management Program's HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  NCEM Email   |  Healthcare Program's HelpDesk: 919-855-3812   |  OEMS Email