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Center for Workforce Development to hold panel discussion on Crisis Preparedness

Ozarks Technical Community College’s Center for Workforce Development will hold a panel discussion on Crisis and Disaster Preparedness for Your Business on Thursday, March 29, from 3-5 p.m.  The seminar, which is co-sponsored by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Chamber’s headquarters, 202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway.

Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from local experts on how to mitigate damages during unforeseen circumstances.  The meeting is open to anyone who desires to be prepared, including businesses, civic organizations, non-profit organizations and churches.  Guest panelists include:

  • Ryan Nicholls, Emergency Management Director for Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
  • Dr. Loren Lundstrom, Retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Air Force; instructor on terrorism and national security at OTC, Webster University and Missouri State University
  • Ty Davisson, Training and Exercise Specialist for Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
  • Glenda Harrison, Instructor on risk assessment and analysis at OTC

    The panel discussion is free to attend, but seating is limited.  To register, contact the Center for Workforce Development at

    Staffed by experienced trainers and consultants, the Center for Workforce Development offers customized training designed to develop businesses and enhance the local workforce.  The Center provides a variety of training options, including courses in lean manufacturing, management development, and quality and process improvement, as well as computer and technical workshops.  In addition, the Center operates the Transport Training Institute and is an authorized OSHA Training Institute provider.  For more information on these and other training opportunities available through the Center for Workforce Development, visit


    Mark Miller

    College Director of Communication

    Phone: 417.447.2655


    Laura French

    Coordinator of Public Information

    Phone: 417.447.2659


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