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Basic PIO and JIC/JIS (G290-291): This course is the first in a three part series of Public Information Officer Basic training. The course is designed for people who work with the media in times of crisis and day-to-day media relations. The program emphasizes the importance of developing a Public Information Officer (PIO) team, communications skills, leadership and working in a Joint Information Center using Joint Information Systems.
Crisis Communication Skills
Today's Media Environment
Developing and Delivering Key Messages
Developing News Releases
Developing an EPIO plan
Conducting News Conferences
Joint Informations Systems (JIS)
Joint Information Centers (JIC)
Legal Issues and the PIO
PIO Team Exercises