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Session 6: Designing Effective Community Responses to Radicalization to Violence is a Course

Session 6: Designing Effective Community Responses to Radicalization to Violence

Ends Mar 16, 2020

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Full course description

Course Dates: 
February 3, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Designing Effective Community Responses to Radicalization to Violence is a 6-week course (approximately 9 hours of instruction) designed for U.S.-based learners to provide community-focused, rigorously researched, and academically-informed instruction on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Targeted at the FEMA "management" training level, this FEMA-certified course is intended to provide an interactive, hands-on opportunity to apply design thinking methodologies to the development of community-based CVE efforts. Learners who complete the course will have the ability to: explain how whole community approaches to CVE can build resilience to hazards, including the threat of violent extremism; identify the five phases of the design thinking process and associated techniques, and describe how these methods can be used to develop a community-based program to counter violent extremism; and, utilize design thinking methodologies to develop a community engagement program or initiative to counter violent extremism.

Enrollment for this course will be available until January 27, 2020. The course begins February 3, 2020 and concludes March 15, 2020

Intended Audience: 
The intended audience of this course includes, but it is not limited to: law enforcement officers engaged in Countering Violent Extremism efforts such as community liaison officers or school resource officers; community leaders; faith-based organization personnel; social workers; educators and trainers; community leaders/activists/advocates; and government and business organizations who have a designated role or responsibility for countering violent extremism.

Course Eligibility: 
Individuals eligible to take this course include U.S. citizens and Legal Residents representing state, local, tribal and territorial entities. This includes representatives from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the private sector. Foreign nationals residing in the United States and associated with a state, local, tribal, or territorial entity as defined in Congressional Appropriates may take this course after completing a Foreign Visitor Request Form. U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States who are connected to a U.S.-based state, local, tribal or territorial entity may take the course.

Non-U.S. citizens not connected with a U.S.-based state, local, tribal, or territorial entity are not eligible to take the course.

You will be required to complete a brief "Welcome Survey" no later than February 3, 11:59pm EST in order to confirm your eligibility. In order to ensure timely access to the full course site, following enrollment please enter the course space and complete this survey as soon as possible.

Course Requirements:
A FEMA Student Identification number is a requirement for registration. The FEMA SID serves as your unique identifier and is used to maintain the record of the FEMA training you complete. If you do not have a FEMA SID, please obtain one at the FEMA's Student Identification System website prior to enrollment in the course.

FEMA Course Certification:
Designing Effective Community Responses to Radicalization to Violence was developed by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), based at the University of Maryland, and is sponsored with funding through the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Training and Education Division. This course has received FEMA certification and can be found in the National Preparedness Course Catalog. (Course number: MGT-463-W)

Additional Information: 
To view technical requirements, please view the Canvas guide on computer specifications.

For more information about any of START's trainings please contact the Training Team at or make an online request for more information.