COLLEGE STATION – Participants in the AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program recently participated in a team-building Disaster City Challenge, designed to hone their leadership and communication skills and their ability to “think on their feet” while facing challenging disaster scenarios.
Exercises at Disaster City included an earthquake scenario, which involved lowering victims’ from the upper level of Project #133, said Clint Arnett, Training Coordinator with TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute. Another scenario involved a “smokehouse” event in Project #131 of the Disaster City strip mall. Participants also had to respond to questions from the TEEX Communications and Production “KRUL News” crew on the scene.
Participants in the 18-month program represent Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The goal of the program is to enable participants to hone their leadership, personal and professional skills, while developing a greater understanding of The Texas A&M University System and the land-grant mission.