FAPIO 2022 Advanced PIO Skills Workshop

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. January 19 & 20, 2022
Ocean Center Daytona Beach, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach 32118
Room 101B

The 2022 FAPIO Advanced PIO Skills Workshop was developed by FEMA Master PIOs to build on the skills introduced in the Basic PIO course and better prepare the PIO for handling all facets of public information for a variety of situations, from high profile incidents to managing internal and external crises. Often, PIOs are introduced to these skills during their basic training but often don’t test them until a crisis strikes. It will also better prepare the PIO for meeting the many challenges encountered in the intensive, week-long FEMA Advanced PIO Program. Class size will be limited to optimize small group instruction and feedback. Students will be critiqued on their products through constructive feedback.

This is a dynamic workshop that is updated with new material and nationally recognized, guest instructors every year, so repeat participation is encouraged.

Suggested prerequisite, but not required: Applicants should have completed, at minimum, FEMA G290 Basic PIO or have been a practicing PIO for two years.

3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 – Daytona Ocean Center - Florida Association of PIOs & PIO Deployment Team Annual Meeting. Join us to learn more about the Florida PIO Deployment Team and FAPIO (all are invited, no cost to attend).


7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 - PIO Networking Dinner (Dutch treat)
Location: TBD
This is a chance for PIOs to catch up, network and meet our speakers before Friday’s symposium.


Fee: $100 Course Only  |  $200 Bundle with 2020 PIO Symposium