Weekly study10 hours
Leadership and Emergency Management
This course will begin with the big question and discussion: Are incident leaders born or made?
You will explore various approaches and perspectives from existing leadership in an emergency management context.
You will also critically examine the relationship between leadership and the incident timeline, particularly looking at theories of leadership styles (transactional vs. transformational, autocratic vs. democratic).
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
Who is the course for?
This course is for any emergency management practitioners operating (or aiming to operate in the future) at tactical or strategic level, in any discipline and in any country. It will introduce the key concepts and provide a look forward to an online MSc degree available on FutureLearn.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.