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National Emergency Management Advanced Academy

E0451 - Advanced I: Application of Advanced Individual Concepts in EM

Course Description

The goal of E0451, Advanced I: Application of Advanced Individual Concepts in EM, the first course of the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy curriculum, is to provide EM professionals with critical skills that are needed to perform responsibilities such as program management oversight, effective communication, research resources, applicable laws, policy considerations, collaboration, and strategic thinking. Advanced I is designed to provide participants with the skills to manage EM programs and will be essential to building the foundation for collaboration by bringing EM professionals together to share their experiences and establish a network.

The E0451 Advanced I course provides knowledge in management qualities, management styles, strategic thinking, decision making, problem solving, evaluation, strategic planning, budgeting, vision and mission statements, research methodology, laws, policy considerations, program risk management, collaboration and communication, and change management, in addition to personal application and reflection. Sharing best practices, lessons learned, tools, and documentation provides a firm understanding of Federal, State, Tribal, territorial and local EM programs, as well as how those programs can be effectively leveraged to support community needs and requirements.

Selection Criteria

Participants are only admitted to the four course Academy series through the annual Advanced Academy selection process conducted in June each year (see application and selection process).


Three or more years in an Emergency Management Leadership role or position.

Recommended: Applications will be evaluated based on recommended prerequisites to include:

  • At least three (3) years in an EM position
  • Project and working group in EM
  • Substantial continuing service commitment
  • Whole community representation

Course Length

5 days



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