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Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ER 122 - Emergency Management Leadership

Credit Hours: 3

Basic principles of leadership with an emergency management perspective. The skills necessary to lead and influence others in the demanding setting of emergency management by increasing their range of skills in a variety of interpersonal areas: conflict management, use of power group dynamics, leadership and influence. It also identifies problems and their root causes as an important step in the process to be able to determine the appropriate type of decision-making style. Using a suggested process of problem solving, the students apply creative solutions to both emergency and non-emergency situations in an emergency management situation. A performance-based approach is utilized that allows the students to apply what they have learned at the ECC Multi-Scenario Simulator.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • explain the importance of leadership in emergency management;
  • explain the principles of effective leadership;
  • identify the actors that underlie the thought processes and affect the ability to lead;
  • identify the leadership capabilities and areas for personal development;
  • develop a change management model for management and the process for planning, communicating, and implementing change;
  • describe the process to build and rebuild trust in an organization;
  • develop political savvy to network and influence people effectively; and
  • develop strategies for creating a positive work environment that fosters leadership and a commitment to continuous improvement in others.

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