PC 101 - Fundamentals of Planning

PC 101 - Fundamentals of Planning


The PC 101 (Fundamentals of Planning) is an application based series of workshops designed to train the fundamentals of planning to select Federal Government planners.  Each workshop uses the Department Plan Development Process and is linked by use of an unclassified scenario, an introductory vignette, a process presentation, and a practical exercise.  This 40 hour program of instruction is conducted over a five day period by certified instructors with practical planning experience and is supported through the DHS Office of Policy; Office of Strategy, Plans, Analysis and Risk (SPAR); the DHS Chief Learning Officer; and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  This course is a key step in the series of planning skills development process.

Category:  Professional Skills

Objectives: Students attending the course will be able to:

  • Describe planning fundamentals that lead to an effective planning outcome
  • Work as a team to use a federal plan development process to:  (1) Understand an initial situation; (2) Form a planning team; (3) Develop details on a threat or hazard; (4) Write a mission statement; (5) Develop, analyze, and select from courses of action to achieve the mission; (5) Write and refine the plan


Eligibility/Requirements:  At this time, priority for the training is given to DHS employees.  Individuals employed by another Federal Government Agency will be registrered whenever space is available.  If you have any questions, contact the Course Registrar at NPCRegistration@hq.dhs.gov.



Each participant is required to complete the Introduction to Homeland Security Planning course, FEMA IS-453.

Each participant is encouraged to complete the following on line courses accessed through the FEMA EMI Independent Study website: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800B.  Each of these courses is free of cost.


Capacity:  30 seats per class


Available Dates/ Registration Deadlines:
August 29-September 2, 2016    (Registration deadline:  August 8, 2016)

November 7-11, 2016    (Registration deadline:  October 11, 2016)

DHS Training Center
90 K Street NE, Suite 1250
Washington DC 20002


Cost: None


Technology Requirements:

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring laptops and air cards to the training.  Participants will benefit greatly from the access to our Homeland Security Information Network website; it will provide reference material for the course.


Course Information:

To register for this course, email your request to:  NPCRegistration@hq.dhs.gov