Dec 06, 2022  
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ESM 375 - Crisis Communications and Leadership in Crisis

3 Cr. Hrs.
This course introduces best practices identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] for crisis communications; and, leadership before and during crises using the meta-leadership framework. The course provides essential lessons, useful tools, and network building techniques that increase efficacy of communications and ultimately, community resilience. Students will also study media responses to disasters, their impacts, and planning approaches and strategies for emergency services managers and emergency managers. The course also provides an introduction to crisis decision making and the conditions and challenges that characterize it, as well as a review of the functioning, staffing, and organization of emergency operations centers (EOCs).
Prerequisite(s): ESM 315  



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