Course Summary
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4 Days
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 emergency management


The course objective is to enhance the knowledge base of cohort members to enable them to apply the executive emergency management core competencies from a leadership lens; facilitate a collaborative contribution from cohort members that results in improvements in emergency management policy and practice; build and sustain a network of executive level emergency management leaders to ensure continual improvement of the field.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Validate the outcomes of basing decision-making on different types of models and simulations used by emergency managers
  • Compare the differences between models and simulations
  • Assess the limitations of models and simulations based on data inputs, accuracy, variables, and time
  • Analyze ways to use models and communicate their utility and limitations to emergency manager stakeholders and the general public
  • Qualify the relationship of geography to disaster risk from different types of hazards
  • Assess theories for how the built environment impacts geography and disaster risk
  • Interpret how physical health, mental health, history, politics, economics, or any other area of human experience are changed by one’s sociocultural perspective (combination of society, culture, and social interaction).Explain how people and their behaviors before, during, and after disasters are influenced by their location, community, and culture
  • Discriminate how American society and culture is uniquely different from others countries and how this impacts emergency management.
  • Compare ideas for how using GIS to visualize geography and support decision-making
  • Theorize the ways the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution impact each phase of the emergency management cycle

General Topics:

  • Decision-making models
  • Simulations
  • Geography
  • Disasters
  • Hazards
  • GIS
  • Human experience
  • Human behaviors
  • Society and culture
  • Technology
  • Capstone projects
  • Briefings
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials