E0453 Advanced III: Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Organization

April 23, 2018April 27, 2018

Course Three of the EMPP Advanced Academy

Description:  The goal of E0453 Advanced III is to provide EM professionals with critical skills that are needed to be able to perform a key and successful role within the EM organization. In this context, the EM “organization” is the entire community of professionals with whom the emergency manager works during emergency planning, preparedness, response and recovery. This community includes immediate organizational staff, governmental peers and partners, and the network of public and private sector people and organizations that are engaged in supporting EM efforts. The goal of Advanced III is to provide students with the tools needed to be able to reach out to others to solve large, complex problems.

Participants will be varied in their skills. For example, an individual may be highly skilled at community outreach, but poor at building organizational support. A goal of this course is to approach these capabilities as skills that can be developed, and these skills will be honed in the exercises.

The EM “organization” is redefined in Advanced III as including not just the members of one’s own agency, but also “anyone with whom one works during emergency planning and emergency response,” i.e., “one’s network of colleagues and the people served.” While every jurisdiction’s definition of its organization is going to be different, the core competencies of EM professionals are ways to explore the issues that are common to organizations. Public advocacy and cultural competence are also addressed.

Purpose: The National Emergency Management Advanced Academy reinforces the qualities needed to lead emergency management programs, provides relevant management theories and concepts, and utilizes appropriate case studies. Advanced Academy participants work within a collaborative environment on projects and establish a network of peers.

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a continued understanding of the cross-cutting EM concepts from E0451, and E0452 and apply during this course.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the following EM concepts: organizational management; decision-making and problem-solving; collaboration and communication; public communications; change communications; resource management; planning; and situational awareness, intelligence, and information.
  • Based on work in E0541, Supervising in a Temporary Workplace, continue to build and refine Research Project thesis.

Target Audience: This course is designed for Emergency Managers with a minimum of three (3) years-experience in an Emergency Management position. The target audience includes government, non-profit voluntary organizations, and private sector managers responsible for emergency management or homeland security, including:

  • State, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management or homeland security program staff and managers;
  • Federal department heads and branch chiefs of emergency management or homeland security;
  • Directors and managers of non-profit voluntary organizations;
  • Private sector managers leading emergency management offices and related programs; and
  • Emergency management program directors from all organizations listed above with significant authority and responsibilities.

Prerequisite: Participants are only admitted to the four course Academy series through the annual Advanced Academy selection process conducted in June each year. For more details, visit the EMPP Advanced Academy web page at http://training.fema.gov/empp/advanced.aspx.

  • Three or more years in an Emergency Management Leadership role or position.
  • Recommended: Applications will be evaluated based on recommended prerequisites to include:
    At least three (3) years in an EM position
    · Project and working group in EM
    · Substantial continuing service commitment
    · Whole community representation

Instructor: FEMA

Location: Richmond, VA


Course Manager:

Candice Barnack

Academic Support Technician




Donna Taylor

Academic Support Coordinator



Event Details

April 23, 2018April 27, 2018
5 days
Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Richmond, VA
Course Manager:
Candice Barnack
(804) 897-9780