University of Applied Research & Development (UARD)

PRICE: $600

This course focuses on the roles & responsibilities of the Crisis Leader in identifying different types of crisis situation and their particular key factors. Students will be familiarized with the duties & responsibilities of the CMT members, the emergency command & control (ECC) facilities, information management, the importance of preplanning & maintaining a state of readiness, and Establishing & maintaining communications with internal and external agencies.

The learning outcomes for the module are as follows:

  1. The distinctive challenges of dealing with very large (“landscape-scale”) disasters;
  2. The stresses that crisis situations place on individual and group decision making;
  3. The problems of communication that arise within the group of initial responders, among other organizations mobilized by the crisis, and between officials and the public-at-large

 Key Topics

  • The Evolution of Leadership Research From Vertical to Horizontal Theories
  • Leadership Development Training Models and Theories
  • Crisis Team Dynamics of Growth
  • Simulations
  • Effective Decision Making

Course Duration

22 – 34 hours with the ability to start/stop/return at any time.

Recommended Participants

This course is for:

  • first responders,
  • active service military,
  • emergency managers and
  • veterans

Take this course to understand the theory behind their practice and increase their professional capacity when responding to a major emergency. This course is also aimed at personnel who form part of the Emergency Response organization.

Belhaven University PLA Credits Assessed: 1

*Please note, there is a maximum number of PLA credits that may be applied to a degree program at Belhaven University.  Refer to their website for the latest on PLA policies.