Building Leadership Capacity in Emergency Management


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This course is provided by University at Albany State University of New York and will require a secondary login and/or registration.


Leadership and resilience are crucial elements to effective disaster response.  Please join us for this informative webcast on Building Leadership Capacity in Emergency Management. During the program, Professor Figley will share his work in co-founding the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy at Tulane University in 2009. He will discuss the role of psychosocial and behavioral health in understanding how leaders can facilitate resilience and remain resilient. Dr. Figley will present a new platform for building leadership capacity among educational institutions in countries especially vulnerable to natural disasters. The program material was originally presented at the Institute for Disaster Mental Health's 9th Annual Conference at SUNY New Paltz on April 20th, 2012.


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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define the role of human factors in building leadership capacity among emergency managers. 
  2. Recognize the history and basic components of the Tulane University Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA).
  3. Describe the DRLA leadership capacity building strategy
  4. Recognize practical applications for building leadership capacity in local disaster mitigation work.


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