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Leadership in Crises: Preparation and Performance

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Program Director: Julie Burgholzer
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Session Description

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Public Leadership and Public Policy Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Natural disasters. Infrastructure failures. Major technology breaches. Terrorist attacks. Public health emergencies.

These are the kinds of extraordinary challenges that leaders like you face every day. Do you feel fully prepared to handle all of them? In our one-week executive education program, Leadership in Crises: Preparation and Performance, you'll learn how to successfully manage, survive and recover from the unexpected.

Essential Crisis Management Skills

In this program, you'll learn how to build the expertise you need to ensure a more successful crisis management process. You'll also learn how to effectively gather critical information, adapt to unique circumstances and prioritize effectively. Leadership in Crises also looks at how to build bridges across boundaries, presenting perspectives on planning, training and implementing, so that senior managers like you can have systems in place in advance of a critical event.

Hear from Faculty Chair Arnold Howitt

What have we learned since 9/11 about organizing responses to large-scale and novel attacks and other large-scale emergencies? Faculty Chairs Arnold Howitt and Dutch Leonard reflect on the topic in this short essay.

Leadership in Crises will provide you and a global cohort of your peers with a greater understanding of:

  • The dynamics of emergencies overall and what differentiates crisis situations from routine emergencies
  • The role leadership plays in crafting and executing appropriate responses and preparing organizations in advance of a crisis
  • The skills leaders need for working decisively in the highly concentrated time-frame of an emergency, while maintaining a focus on managing and motivating a team
  • The critical demands of large-scale crises that engage multiple response organizations from many jurisdictions and levels of government
  • The tensions that frequently arise between senior emergency management professionals and political leaders and how they can work together effectively