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ICRMA University Session - “Crisis Management – Tools for the 21st Century”

A successful Crisis Management Plan incorporates organizational programs such as emergency response, disaster recovery, risk management, communications, and business continuity, among others. In addition, Crisis Management is about developing an organization’s capability to react flexibly and thus be able to make the prompt and necessary decisions when a crisis happens.

This session will look at the tools needed to ensure local agencies are prepared. This will require a change in philosophy on how local agencies prepare, respond and recovery from significant events. It will require a change in leadership thinking on how local agencies deal with crisis management including changing our approaches to crisis management planning.

Guidelines have been designed to provide practical assistance to personnel with responsibility for planning, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Definitions and characteristics of these events and their impact on organizations and systems are provided. The evolution of emergency management in local government environment is changing. This webinar will provide an overview of Comprehensive Emergency Management, followed by a detailed discussion of the Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS) and its use by organizations such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This 13-step process will help in the development of an Integrated Emergency Management plan.

Reasons Organizations Fail to Properly Plan
  • Denying that it can happen: “It cannot happen here” attitude.
  • Being reluctant to make crisis preparedness a priority: Competing priorities can subvert efforts at vital preparedness.
  • Remaining unaware of risks inherent to the organization: Without a comprehensive foreseeable risk analysis conducted throughout the organization’s operations, the full range of risks is not highlighted.
  • Ignoring warning signs: Organization’s often failed to critically analyze their own histories or the disaster experiences of others in their industry or locale.
  • Relying on weak, outdated, untested plans: Unless your crisis plan has been thoroughly constructed and tested, it will not effectively protect your organization in a real crisis.
  • Review the steps to assessing your organization
  • Identify and determine proper approaches to proper planning
  • Look at specific situations that can cause organizational disruption
Who should attend: All Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Risk Managers, Fire and Police personnel, and City Attorneys, and POI’s.

Speaker: Bob May, ICRMA Director of Loss Control

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Schedule: October 28, 2021
8:45 a.m.: Join the meeting
09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Webinar
Pre-registration is required. Last day to register is October 27, 2021
Questions? Contact Bob May, Director of Loss Control, at 760.221.8205.
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