The terror threat and extreme natural disasters have turned formerly stable, civilian environments into “kingdoms of uncertainty” similar to military battlefields. However, in a battlefield, it is possible to gather information on the enemy’s capabilities, consequently reducing uncertainty by predicting probable courses of action; while the nature of natural disasters, human accidents or terrorism intensifies uncertainty and the risk of catastrophe.
An organised and effective response to large scale sudden disasters (LSSDs) or emergencies requires enlisting professional personnel, as well as the special tools, techniques and physical resources. The needed items in enough quantity are rarely available "off the shelf"; one country alone can not supply all that is required immediately. It is more plausible to bridge the gap by mobilising professionals and equipment from abroad.
An efficient response may require the involvement of other countries. A disaster may take place within the realm of one country, or extend beyond national borders. As LSSDs tend to have long-term demographic, economic, local-political and even religious effects they usually draw regional or international attention and involvement.
An international emergency response system is designed to strengthen the national and regional disaster response capabilities in the case of a disaster-affected country. In many cases, governments spend precious funds in the purchase of equipment, often without specifying the appropriate needs in line with their national strategy. The goal should be to achieve better decision making by: real risk assessment, deciding on the doctrine for each threat and for all necessary levels.
The Crisis and Mass Disaster Management Programme will include analyses of mass disaster issues and potential crises. A key issue in this programme will be the most efficient application of resources in times of crisis in order to solidify and strengthen management capabilities.
The programme objectives are:
To deepen participants’ theoretical and practical understanding of issues
involved in the management of crises and mass disasters
To increase participants’ capacity for innovative planning and
implementation of policy in response to crises and mass disasters
To improve participants’ decision-making skills
To familiarise participants with the tools and methods (executive and
technological) in order to enable decision makers to cope with national
This two week seminar will include analysis of advanced theories and practices, required for facing the challenges of crisis and mass disaster events. Lectures will be supplemented by study tours, case studies and workshops.
The seminar is designed for senior executives in the security, emergency and municipal communities, such as general managers and commissioners of police, fire brigades, national guards, hospitals, mayors and senior officers who manage organisations which are responsible for planning, preventing and managing mass disasters and crisis. All are entrusted with preventing, preparing for and managing crises and mass disasters.
Internationally known Israeli experts in Crisis and Disaster Management will address the participants. Lectures will be supplemented by case study analysis, group discussions, group work, games and simulations. Study Tours will demonstrate solutions of real life crisis management scenarios. A workshop on Crisis Management Analysis will give the participants a unique and practical chance to improve their analysis abilities.
The following subjects will be addressed:
Crisis Management and Preparedness
The Role of Health Services during Crisis and Mass Disaster
Operating the Economy in Times of Emergency
The Role of NGOs in Coping with Crisis and Mass Disasters
The Role of the Media in Crisis, Mass Disaster & Emergency Situation
First Response Teams – Learning from Experience
Disasters Management and Population Preparedness
The Role of the Police in Crisis and Mass Disaster Management
Strategic Decision Making during Emergency Situations
The Role of the Rescue Services in Crisis and Disaster Management
Management of Large Scale Sudden Disasters
Large Scale Sudden Disasters (LSSDs) Management - Introduction to
National Non-Military Emergencies
The International Community in Response to LSSDs
An LSSD Story: (Trainee's Country - Earthquake – NaTech)
Consideration for Rehabilitation – First Phase
Consideration for Reconstruction - Advanced Phase
National Security and National Strength
Public Resilience – Psycho Social Aspects
Community Resilience Models
Preparedness and Operation of Communities in Crisis Events
Functional Continuity Models – Resilience of the Business Sector in Crisis
Please Note: The above curriculum outline is intended as a guide only. The sequence of programme offerings is subject to change at the discretion of the administration.
Mr. Or Gabrieli
Centre of Strategic Studies
Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Phone: 972 4 642 8888
Fax: 972 4 651 4811
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