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National Emergency Management Advanced Academy

E0452 - Advanced II: Assessment of Teams in Professional Emergency Management

Course Description

The goal of E0452, Advanced II: Assessment of Teams in Professional Emergency Management, is to provide EM professionals with critical skills that are needed to be able to apply personal management styles in the context of EM. Advanced II will provide participants with the essential skills needed to lead EM programs at the mid-manager's level and will be essential to building the foundation for collaboration by bringing EM professionals together to share their experiences and establish a network. Advanced II will enable participants to gain knowledge necessary for understanding and developing themselves as mid-level managers, develop critical thinking and decision-making skills, develop personal influence and communication skills, work through resiliency, and motivate and manage others. In addition, Advanced II will provide an opportunity to explore the importance of ethics, values, and accountability. Sharing best practices, lessons learned, tools, and documentation to have a firm understanding of Federal, State, and local EM programs, as well as how those programs can be effectively leveraged to support State and local 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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