HDI is dedicated to offering high quality training experiences to enhance public and professional awareness and competence.


Public Health Emergency Preparedness: A Workshop for Congregations and Faith-Based Organizations

Hold the Date: May 22, 2014

Presented jointly by The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College, the Cook County Department of Public Health, and the Chicago Department of Public Health.
This FREE workshop is for people from all congregations and faith-based organizations who wish to learn how to design, implement, and operate a program to promote greater public health preparedness among those you serve.  Participants will receive individual consultation from HDI on their program.  9 AM to 4 PM.   Call (630) 752 5104, or email

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The Second Annual Disaster Ministry Workshop

 Hold the Date: June 10-12, 2014

Presented by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College

Keynote speaker: Stephan Bauman, CEO, World Relief

Earn a Certificate of Completion in Disaster Ministry. The primary goal for this workshop is to equip pastors and church leaders who will be able to lead their congregations in developing effective disaster ministries. This three-day workshop builds on our first very successful workshop that was attended by participants from all over the U.S. and six different countries. In this workshop you will learn about: how to help your congregation and communities be more disaster resilient, theology behind church engagement in disasters, specific plans for making your church disaster ready, disaster spiritual and emotional care, state and federal resources, international programs, and more.  To register for this workshop call (630) 752 5104 or email

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