Course Summary
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1 week (40 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 emergency management


The course objective is to provide Emergency Management (EM) leaders with skills critical to engage the leadership challenges associated with the local emergency management organization and immediate local community. The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of these issues and to provide them with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained through the previous two courses and the ongoing research project work to the full local community emergency management arena and organization.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Lead organizational management within the emergency management environment, including assessing an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, threats and challenges
  • Implement strategies to close the gap between Federal funding and the actual costs of recovery and how mitigation can reduce the effects of future disasters
  • Implement the strategic planning cycle to create, evaluate, and promote an organization's strategy.
  • Assess different conflict management styles and use appropriate conflict resolution techniques

General Topics:

  • Balancing priorities
  • Emergency management leadership
  • Case studies
  • Performance measures
  • Organizational climate
  • Strategic planning process
  • Strategies for managing change and conflict
  • Economics of disaster
  • Financial vulnerability
  • NEMAA research paper
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials