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In collaboration with academia, renowned practitioners and industry leaders, Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has created the National Emergency Management Executive Academy to produce a comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum supporting the advancement of strategic and policy level executive leadership.
The National Emergency Management Executive Academy provides an ideal setting for a diverse representation of senior emergency management executives to come together and explore contemporary and emerging 21st century challenges. 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. Participants work collaboratively on capstone projects. These projects are the cohort’s opportunity to leave a lasting impact, leveraging the wealth of knowledge they bring to the academy and applying the new knowledge they are acquiring to forge a path toward improving the processes, practice and profession of emergency management.
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.
Required: 10 years’ experience in an EM position or applicable work experience will be considered for exceptional candidates.
The dates and locations for the Executive Academy courses are:
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