With more intense, destructive, and frequent disasters, the need for agencies to develop risk assessments, emergency management processes, and mitigation plans is greater than ever. At the same time, organizations are reducing staff and cutting expenses which provides a challenge in getting multiple staff members trained and up to speed in a timely fashion. Agencies don’t have the flexibility, staff coverage, time, or funds to send staff to out-of-state conferences as quickly and often as they would like. The demand for on-site training is growing because of this but the availability of such services often does not meet the need. In addition, standardized courses sometimes don’t address local circumstances and therefore customized programming is becoming of greater interest.