Building Leadership Capacity in Emergency Management

Building Leadership Capacity in Emergency Management

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Course Description
This course discusses the role of psychosocial and behavioral health in understanding how leaders can facilitate resilience and remain resilient. During the program, Professor Figley will share his work in co-founding the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy at Tulane University in 2009. 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.

This course is provided by University at Albany State University of New York and will require a secondary login and/or registration. Click the LAUNCH button below to start or be taken to the course.

Target Audience
Leaders seeking to facilitate resilience and remain resilient using psychosocial and behavioral health skills.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of 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.

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Credit /CEU
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