SLDR 610 Crisis Leadership
This course will focus on relevant theories and models relating to crisis leadership and emergency management. Topics include leadership versus management issues, diagnosing threats versus risks, distinctions between crisis events, situational awareness, critical incident tier structures, assessment and planning, media control, critical incident stress management and debriefings, conflict and crisis communication/negotiating resolutions.
SLDR 620 The Policy and Practice of Crisis Leadership and Emergency Management
This course will focus on developing effective policies and industry standard practices for crisis leadership and emergency management. Topics include the inevitability of crises, relevant theories of leadership in crises, history and paradigms of emergency management, inter- and intra-agency conflict, all-hazard approaches to crisis leadership, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS), and the National Response Framework.
SLDR 630 Human Factors in Crisis Leadership
This course will focus on Human Factors in application to crisis leadership development as well as the impact of operational leadership on critical incident response, group dynamics, and the role of organizational preparation, planning, and training.
SLDR 640 Applications of Crisis Leadership and Emergency Management
This course will focus on the application of crisis leadership to specific critical incidents relating to terrorism and homeland security, transportation disasters, natural and manmade catastrophes, technology disasters, workplace and schoolhouse violence situations, hostage situations, and other critical incidents. The student will be required to develop and implement applications and approaches to critical incidents that include the elements of prediction, prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and post-response (recovery). Topics include the role of training and exercises (tabletop and field), operations orders, continuity of operations, and crisis management planning.