Strome College of Business
School of Public Service
Public Administration and Policy
Emergency management and resilience are key concepts and functions that are vital for mitigating risks of hazards and reducing the impacts of disasters. Public sector leaders within the emergency management and resilience domains play a critical role in leading the organization and its staff and partners in achieving these goals of risk mitigation and disaster impact reduction. This research investigates the skills and competencies that emergency management and resilience leaders need to be successful in collaborations to deal with emergencies and disasters today and in a post-COVID world. The study will employ a postpositivist case study design using interviews as an instrument to gain deep understanding of the important skillset and competencies identified by emergency management and resilience professionals. The study samples a target population of emergency management leaders and resilience professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region through snowball sampling. The sample will include emergency management and resilience professionals at the director or assistant director level (or equivalent), representing state, regional, and local government agencies and related functions in the private and nonprofit sectors. The study will develop understanding, based on the practices of emergency management and resilience professionals, of the critical skills and competencies needed to be effective in mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. Results of the research will provide insights for leadership development in these two domains.
Leadership, Emergency Management, Resilience, Collaboration
Emergency and Disaster Management | Public Administration | Public Policy
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Alshayhan, Norah and Yusuf, Juita-Elena (Wie), "Leadership in Collaborative Emergency Management and Resilience" (2021). College of Business (Strome) Posters. 16.