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E686: Exercising Emergency Management Executive Policy and Decision-making

Course Overview

E0686 is being offered by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). This final session in the EMEA requires the Cohort to apply what they have learned during the previous three sessions and challenges them with a simulated cascading, catastrophic disaster. Management and leadership behaviors, including policy and strategy level decision-making, are emphasized throughout the week. This session places the Cohort in difficult emergency management situations, resulting in personal stress while exploring leadership, decision-making, and policy making methodologies during adversity. Participants will benefit from subject matter expert feedback throughout the week.

Course Objectives

  • Lead and coordinate using a Whole Community Emergency Management approach
  • Establish, maintain, interpret, and apply situational awareness
  • Manage emotionally charged situations
  • Implement effective strategies for leading up, down, and across organizational boundaries
  • Resolve disputes and better coordinate mutually interdependent activities
  • Apply critical thinking, innovation, and adaptive strategies to solve problems
  • Develop policy to mitigate 21st Century risks and promote community resilience
  • Leverage social sciences, physical sciences and technology in policy and decision making
  • Communicate strategically

Admission Requirement

This course is ONLY open to those who have been formally accepted in the National Emergency Management Executive Academy.

Course Length

4 days

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