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Crisis Leadership & Decision Making (MGT 340)

The Crisis Leadership and Decision Making seminar is an executive-level presentation for the nation’s senior elected and appointed officials at the city, county, region, territory, tribal, and state levels. Seminar participants discuss the strategic and executive-level issues and challenges related to preparing for and responding to a catastrophic incident. The venue provides an excellent opportunity to share proven strategies and practices and apply lessons-learned from past natural and man-made disasters.

The seminar is a facilitated, free-flowing discussion of the stresses of crisis leadership and decision-making gained from an examination of a Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government case study of a catastrophic disaster. The seminar supports the national priorities and capabilities that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages state and local jurisdictions to establish as articulated in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 and subsequent documents and policies, such as the National Preparedness Guidelines.

This seminar uses one of four case studies to examine the dynamics of crisis leadership and decision-making from an elected or senior official’s perspective. The seminar uses the case study to frame the discussion on ways to overcome leadership challenges in planning and responding to a large-scale incident. The final outcome of the seminar is the development of an individual and jurisdiction plan of actions needed to improve preparedness and emergency response.

Date(s)  Thu. Feb 20, 2020 1300-1700 
Location SCEMD-Training Room
2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia SC 29172 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
Offered By South Carolina Emergency Management Division 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length  
Course Hours
Maximum Participants 32
# Open Seats 32
# on Wait List 0

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