The incident command system is widely used in the emergency services community.
Born out the of need to manage large scale events like the wildfires on the west coast, it has evolved into the standard practice to manage emergencies. Following the horrific attacks of 9.11.2001, the federal government took this practice a step forward now called NIMS (National Incident Management System) requiring all federal, state and local government entities to comply.
Why would a church use this? Because a church can have an emergency and you will surely interface with local emergency services. Without structure chaos will insure.
However, there is a secondary and more frequent use this: a planned event. ICS can be used to document the planning for a large event at your church such as a revival meeting, concert or even a 4th of July celebration! Participants will learn how to plan and manage a large-scale event using ICS! Once you use this your leadership will wonder how they did without it!
Program length: 1 or 2 days