At the end of the program, the students will be able to:
1. Understand the various operational contexts of disaster risk and crisis management along with its frameworks, concepts, and tools and shift from a mindset of reactive response to proactive Risk Management and Resilience Building.
2. Analyze disaster risk and crisis environments and various stakeholders involved including their roles and interests, synthesize implications on organizations, communities and sectors and develop and evaluate disaster risk and crisis management strategies and measures.
3. Apply collaborative Governance approaches and Leadership strategies and skills to initiate concrete actions to enhance the disaster and climate resilience of their organizations and communities.
What You Will Learn
MODULE 1: Risk and Resilience
Module 1 provides the theoretical and conceptual foundation needed to gain a broad comprehension of risk, disaster risk reduction and management, crisis management, and disaster and climate resilience. Students will learn to understand the disaster environment in terms of hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and capacity dimensions of risk and develop analytical and critical thinking necessary to address contemporary concerns and issues in the practice of disaster risk and crisis management, including gender and social inclusion, as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, and climate and disaster risk financing.
MODULE 2: Risk Governance and Resilience Leadership
Module 2 spotlights the practice of disaster risk governance and resilient leadership, including approaches and strategies and tools to build disaster resilient communities and organizations. Students will explore effective approaches in collaboration and partnerships in various aspects of disaster risk reduction and management, crisis management, and resilience building. Specific cases will be discussed told surface key players and their roles in disaster risk management from response and mitigation to recovery as well as the challenges encountered in collaborating and managing complex emergencies and disasters brought about natural, climate-induced and human-made hazards.
Well-Structured Program and World-Class Faculty
The online program offers a venue for high-impact learning with real-time, experiential, and interactive online sessions. Participants will learn from AIM’s world-class faculty and its network of disaster risk and crisis management practitioners, humanitarian workers, and resilience leaders.
Gain a Leadership Perspective and Deeper Understanding of Disaster Risk and Crisis Management
The program helps leaders, managers, supervisors, and entrepreneurs develop a broader and deeper understanding of disaster risk and crisis management – both in the public and private sectors – through in-depth discussions of topics such as operations management, risk management, disaster preparedness, and humanitarianism and emergency management.
Enhanced Leadership and Management Skills
The program enhances the participants’ capability to lead and manage in a cross-functional setting, improving performance, planning, collaboration, and execution of cross-functional efforts leading to disaster preparedness and resilience strategies.
Who Should Attend
The program is recommended for professionals in the Government, Humanitarian, and Development Sectors, as well as Business executives, Managers, and Entrepreneurs who want to gain a deeper understanding of disaster risk and crisis management in this volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Moreover, this program is open to individual contributors who wish to make a difference in the disaster risk reduction space and be able to contribute to the building of resilience in their community.