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EMI, in collaboration with prominent higher education institutions, has created the National Emergency Management Executive Academy to produce a comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum that supports the advancement of strategic and policy level executive leadership.
The program hones strategic leadership and critical thinking for senior executives involved with multi-jurisdictional, national, and international homeland security and emergency management policy development and decision making responsibilities.
Throughout the Executive Academy, meta-leadership, critical thinking, visionary strategic planning, and negotiation and conflict resolution skills are developed and then applied to real-world, complex problems. Executives explore how they can leverage science, technology, engineering, and data analysis to make better decisions and policies. Participants are also given the opportunity to work collaboratively on projects and participate in activities on cascading and catastrophic events. If you have a suggestion for a specific emergency management challenge that you would like an executive cohort team to consider for their Academy capstone project, please email FEMA-EMPP-Executive-Academy@fema.dhs.gov.
The Executive Academy is designed for emergency management senior executives in State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial; non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, and private sector entities. Ideal candidates will serve on major commissions and task forces and/or be responsible for decisions that have a significant effect on policy.
The audience may include, but is not limited to:
EMI will select up to 40 emergency management executives to participate in the Executive Academy per year. Each Cohort will reflect a Whole Community composition.
The dates and locations for the Executive Academy courses are:
For more information about the National Emergency Management Executive Academy, contact