Coventry University program

Risk, Incidents and Leadership

Explore the importance of managing risk and providing leadership during emergency incidents.

This program is part of the MSc Emergency Management and Resilience and MSc Disaster Management and Resilience degrees offered by Coventry University

Learn from industry experts the importance of developing good leadership during emergency management

In this program you will study a wide range of topics, from the importance of defining risk in an emergency management context to understanding the importance of leadership in tackling and mitigating risk in emergency management.

This program will help you to become more confident in being able to analyse areas of risk and being able to make good judgements during decision making in emergency situations.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

An Emergency Planner, specialising in crowd safety. Course Director for the MSc degrees in Emergency Management & Resilience, Disaster Management & Resilience, and Crowded Places & Public Safety.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of how risk is constructed, interpreted and can be minimised using a range of risk management tools and techniques during a practical exercise

  • Critically evaluate and demonstrate a range of non-technical skills for incident and crisis managers in diverse settings.

  • Critically evaluate concepts associated with leadership and apply them to incident and crisis contexts.

  • Critically analyse a range of command and control principles, practices and terminologies used globally within operational, tactical, and strategic settings.

  • Evaluate approaches to identifying lessons post-incident and to leading lessons learnt, change and improvement.

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