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Training & Resources

Throughout the academic year, the Office for Global Health, Safety, and Security and the Office of Education Abroad offer program directors the opportunity to enhance their health, safety, and security expertise by participating in seminars, workshops, information-sharing sessions, and specialized trainings.


Critical Incident Management Training

The Office for Global Health, Safety, and Security offers Critical Incident Management training for education abroad program leadership. All on-site program directors and assistants must attend this year. Training consists of two parts.

Part 1: Complete the online module

Before participating in a live seminar, please complete this online training module

Once logged in, you should see a box on the far left-hand side called “My Requirements” and a link to the online module called “Education Abroad." It should take less than one hour to complete the online module. You may complete the module in one sitting or multiple sittings. 

If you do not have an MSU NetID, you can create an MSU Guest ID. Once your MSU Guest ID account is created, log in to the online module with the following:

MSU NETID: your full email address used to create the MSU Guest ID account
PASSWORD: the password you set when activating your MSU Guest ID account

Part 2: Attend a seminar

Please register for one of the following seminars. All seminars will be held on Zoom. 

Monday, March 28, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Register for March 28 seminar

Thursday, March 31, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Register for March 31 seminar

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET
Register for April 13 seminar

Friday, April 22, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Register for April 22 seminar


First Aid Training

MSU program directors and program assistants that lead a program that operates – at any point in time – 90 minutes or more away (by typical mode of transportation) from reliable, emergency medical care must have first-aid training. This mandate has been issued by the Risk and Security Assessment Committee (RSAC).

The cost of training should be built into program budgets. Program directors who seek training through the MSU Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) can have the cost direct billed to Education Abroad. Contact Maureen at handraha(at)msu.edu for more information. If program directors seek training elsewhere, they must pay upfront and submit the receipt for reimbursement after the program ends during the reconciliation process. Heartsaver/First Aid/CPR training is recommended.