Learn to Lead and Manage Emergencies
Columbia Southern University (CSU) presents the Interagency Emergency Response and Leadership Symposium.
- Leadership Facilitation Skills
- Interagency Emergency Planning and Response
Where: Orange Beach, Alabama
Registration Fee: $150/$125 CSU Student & Learning Partner
Registration is limited to 50 particpants.
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This two-day symposium focuses on enhancing leadership facilitation skills and also reviews
the essential coordinating mechanisms necessary for interagency collaboration, planning and
response to complex crises and domestic emergencies.
DAY ONE: Leadership Facilitation Skills
Howard Cross: Instructor, National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD
- Describe the characteristics of great facilitators
- Learn the steps for assessing personal effectiveness and impact on others
- Identify the stages of team development and how to use them to the benefit of the group Recognize key rewards as motivational influences
- Use continuous improvement as a model for reducing emergency responder deaths, injuries, and unsafe practices
- Use conflict management as a tool for success
- Learn advanced facilitation skills for working with individuals and groups
DAY TWO: Interagency Emergency Planning and Response
Tom Shannon, Deputy Fire Chief/Emergency Manager, Scottsdale, AZ Fire Department
- Identify and distinguish between the different types of hazards and disasters including their impact and interaction
- Describe and differentiate between the alternative disaster management theories of the traditional and professional models
- Explain and discuss the key roles and responsibilities of disaster participants, along with the components for effective interagency cooperation for disaster operations
- Define Incident Command and explain the structure/organization of the Incident Command System and how this interacts with the Emergency Operations Center and the National Incident Management System
- Describe the concepts associated with Unified Incident Command and Interagency Operations during a major community emergency
- Work in teams to analyze and evaluate relevant case studies and how effective leadership skills, multi-agency planning and interagency collaboration can all contribute to positive and successful outcomes