Stress infiltrates our lives every day and has effects beyond what we usually realize. This 45-minute online course is part three of the Workforce Resiliency series, which provides information about individual and organizational resiliency in the face of stress, emergencies, and disasters. This final installment, During and After a Disaster, details steps that you and your organization can take to maintain and restore resiliency during and after a disaster or emergency.

Learning Objectives

    • List goals that organizations can set to help them maintain and build resiliency
    • List actions that organizations can take to sustain and increase resiliency during and after a disaster
    • Identify potential problems that may occur during a disaster response and determine solutions that can help alleviate the stressors that can occur
    • List actions that individuals can take to increase and sustain resilience during and after a disaster

    Intended Audience

    Public health administrators and managers; other public health professionals; nurses; first responders; and rescue workers

    Workforce Resiliency Series

    Part One: Stressful Effects of Disasters on Workers

    Part Two: Individual and Organizational Preparedness

    Part Three: During and After a Disaster


    These online courses have interactive exercises. Each course takes approximately forty-five minutes to complete.

    Module Instructor

    Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT
    Research Professor, School of Nursing
    Adjunct Research Professor, Health Services
    Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
    School of Public Health, University of Washington

    Technical Requirements

    These courses require certain software and browser plugins to be installed. See our Technical Requirements page for details.


    This online training course is text-based and designed for accessibility. Please note that the print version does not include interactive exercises, quizzes, or the final assessment. Flash-based interactive exercises and quizzes in the course may not be accessible to screen readers. To receive a print version of the course, please contact If you have any difficulties in accessing the information given in any of our documents or need further assistance, please contact

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    September 15, 2008
    Behavioral & Mental Health
    Emergency Preparedness & Disasters
    Leadership & Management
    Self-Paced Course
    45 minutes
    Workforce Resiliency
    Competency Domains: 
    Communication Skills
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills