Course Detail: MRAI - Media Relations in Aircraft Accident Investigation

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What you say and how you respond could lead your organization to a successful conclusion, or cause damaging setbacks. The Media Relations in Aircraft Accident Investigation course, developed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,  will give you a behind the scenes look at the news media cycle and offer best practices for managing the media post-event.

This course takes advantage of multiple subject matter experts and labs at the Daytona Beach Campus. Attendees will hear from aircraft accident investigators, crisis communications and public information officers. Participants will experience the aircraft accident forensics lab and media broadcasting lab, which blends theoretical and hands-on learning.

This course can be completed independently, or toward the Embry-Riddle Certificate of Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation

Who Should Attend

Because safety risks affect every individual and department, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge including:

  • Safety investigators
  • Safety managers
  • Public relations professionals
  • Newscasters
  • Airport risks managers

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of risk management and competency in:

  • The NTSB and the accident investigation process
  • Crisis communication
  • Public relations
  • Social media considerations
  • Conducting interviews & communicating with family members
  • Media broadcasting techniques
  • Performing a real scenario press conference
  • Managing the news cycle
  • Interacting with NTSB, FAA & government agencies

Attendees Said...

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I 'm taking so much more knowledge than what I was expecting."
"Love the experience, I was eager to take the experience to the level where I can understand how important effective communication in every single area of the organization is. Very Thankful for everything that was taught. Amazing program."
"Best class I have taken"

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Embry-Riddle will award 2.1 CEUs to each attendee who successfully completes the course. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion for completing the course.  

Registration Information

The preferred method of payment is credit-card at the time of registration. If you are paying by another method of payment (wire-transfer, employer voucher, check/PO), please 'Create Profile' from the left menu and then contact Daytona Beach ProEd to submit a registration request. Please note registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received in full.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of $150 will be assessed on any standard cancellations. A late cancellation charge of 25% of the course registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of the course. For additional information, please review the detailed cancellation, deferment, no-show and refund policies.

 Session Information: D1124-MRAI-F1

Schedule: Every day, starting on 11/12/24 and ending on 11/14/24
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm EST

Additional Information

Contact: Sarah Ochs
Tel: 386.226.6928


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Daytona Beach Campus
Boeing Center for Aviation & Aerospace Safety (Daytona Beach Campus, FL)
1 Aerospace Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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