Course Summary
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1 week (40 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 emergency management or public administration


The course objective is to introduce the participants to the legal issues, working and managing in an ethical environment, leading and motivating within your organization and how to build dynamic and inspiring teams. The week also touches on concepts addressed in E/L0451, in particular the requirements of the NEMAA paper, to include a group review of each students' paper strategy and potential challenges.

Learning Outcomes:

  • analyze motivational techniques that work in emergency management; demonstrate an understanding of extrinsic and intrinsic motivators
  • explain McClelland's Theory of Needs and how to lead without authority in emergency management
  • assess potential liabilities related to emergency management; analyze strategies to mitigate the threat of litigation in the field of emergency management
  • explain the role of legal counsel in emergency management
  • explain three approaches to ethical decision-making
  • assess the impact of leadership on the ethics of an organizational culture
  • analyze ethical implications of potential decisions or actions, given an ethical dilemma; create a case study
  • explain the requirements for successful completion of the NEMAA Paper
  • create an outline of the NEMAA Paper
  • evaluate information sources

General Topics:

  • Leading and motivating, legal issues and legal authorities, ethical leadership, case study, NEMAA paper, and building teams
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers
  • pre/post-tests

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials