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, Fire Safety, or Leadership


The course objective is to provide Emergency Management (EM) leaders with skills critical to performing leadership responsibilities such as program management oversight, effective communication, research resources, applicable laws, policy considerations, collaboration and strategic thinking. The course is designed to provide participants with the skills to lead emergency management programs and will be essential to building the foundation for collaboration by bringing EM leaders together to share their experiences and establish a network.

Learning Outcomes:

  • differentiate research methods, levels of leadership and the leadership styles relevant to Emergency Management; evaluate the importance of, and the relationship between, vision and mission statements in an EM organization, and the and the use of effective delegation techniques
  • apply strategic planning, strategic thinking process, and the process for leading change
  • assess decision-making and problem-solving processes, change management, and crisis communications techniques
  • identify legal impacts and issues, support change management and summarize the roles and responsibilities of the emergency manager
  • evaluate the leadership styles relevant to Emergency Management
  • analyze a situational leadership self-assessment to understand personal leadership styles
  • assess the impact of effective and ineffective leadership behaviors on the performance of work units and the overall organization
  • apply adaptive leadership in varying emergency management situations and contexts
  • compare the leadership behaviors relevant to emergency management
  • apply a communication style self-awareness indicator to determine how you communicate
  • assess the impact of effective and ineffective leadership behaviors
  • incorporate leadership communication in varying emergency management situations and contexts
  • evaluate the importance of vision and mission statements to an EM organization
  • compare the relationship between vision and mission statements
  • propose the components of well-written vision and mission statements
  • evaluate the impact of intellectual traits on emergency management teams
  • adapt critical thinking models and apply them to emergency management
  • select the different decision-making models and the decision-making process
  • apply the appropriate decision-making model to command scenarios
  • create the NEMAA paper sections
  • summarize the requirements for successful completion of the NEMAA paper
  • assess criteria for selecting the problem or topic to be addressed
  • apply emergency management leadership concepts to a case study

General Topics:

  • Leadership styles, leadership and communications, vision and mission statements, critical thinking, problem solving, creating a short NEMAA paper for emergency management, professional knowledge, case study analysis, and brief-out
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

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

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials