Last week at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) our Executive Fellow Mariah Bickham held a Tabletop Training for the Center for California Studies Executive Fellowship Program.
The Executive Fellowship program is a nationally recognized public policy fellowship which offer unique experiences in policymaking and development in the executive branch of government. Her time here at Cal OES has exposed her to all aspects of emergency management, her interest in emergency management drove her to share her experience with her fellows through a Tabletop training.
A Tabletop training is an exercise where executives from state departments and agencies gather at Cal OES to discuss disaster preparedness and how the whole of state government is going to prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster.
This training allowed the Executive Fellows to put their knowledge of their placement to the test and react to a real-life scenario. This scenario allowed for all 18 fellows to discuss and coordinate their agencies and departments actions and responsibilities if a disaster were to occur.
Cal OES is grateful and excited to continue to mentor fellows and help shape the future leaders of California.