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The National Emergency Management Advanced Academy

The National Emergency Management Advanced Academy reinforces the qualities needed to lead emergency management programs, provides relevant management theories and concepts, and utilizes appropriate case studies. Advanced Academy participants work within a collaborative environment on projects and establish a network of peers.

The Academy is designed for Emergency Management mid-level managers with a minimum of three (3) years-experience in an Emergency Management position wanting to advance their skillset. Students learn skills critical to performing emergency management responsibilities, such as: program management and oversight, effective communication at all levels, integrated collaboration, and strategic thinking, along with completing a Research Project one month prior to attending the final course.

The Research Project provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their critical thinking abilities. Students apply the key learning concepts from the Advanced Academy curriculum relative to their own strengths and weaknesses, their organizations, and their own performance environments.

Target Audience

This course is designed for Emergency Managers with a minimum of three (3) years-experience in an Emergency Management position. The target audience includes government, non-profit voluntary organizations, and private sector managers responsible for emergency management or homeland security, including:

  • State, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management or homeland security program staff and managers;
  • Federal department heads and branch chiefs of emergency management or homeland security;
  • Directors and managers of non-profit voluntary organizations;
  • Private sector managers leading emergency management offices and related programs; and
  • Emergency management program directors from all organizations listed above with significant authority and responsibilities.

Classroom Course Requirements:

The Advanced Academy program series consists of four (4) resident courses, each five (5) days in duration and completed during the current Federal fiscal year. Attendance at each course is required and must be attended in sequential order listed below. The courses are not offered individually and participants are selected by an annual selection board in June with the first of four classes starting during the first quarter (October, November and/or December) of FY17. A list of the courses and the quarter delivered are:

E0451 Advanced I – A Survey of Advanced Concepts in Emergency Management (delivered 1st Quarter FY17 – October, November and/or December)

E0452 Advanced II – Assessment and Application of Professional Style in Emergency Management (delivered 2nd Quarter FY17 – January, February and/or March)

E0453 Advanced III – Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Organization (delivered 3rd Quarter FY17 – April, May and/or June)

E0454 Advanced IV - Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Community and Profession (delivered 4th Quarter FY17 – July, August and/or September)

For more information on the application process go to the Admission Page.

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