The Capstone Course will provide an opportunity for students to reflect on and deepen their understanding of social, psychological, functional, and technical dimensions of emergency and disaster management. Core readings will focus on strategic thinking and leadership as the underlying, necessary framework for organizational success in emergency management organizations, and explore the art and science of disciplined innovation and follow-through to influence change (e.g., value innovation, strategy, managing performance). Specific attention will be paid to examining approaches to leadership and decision-making in crisis, in the context of emergency management, including sense-making, meta-leadership, and data-driven decision making. We will also explore how social determinants affect emergency management outcomes and the role of emergency management in broader issues of resilience and governance.
Note: Minimum grade of "B" is required to continue eligibility toward graduation. Additional 60 minutes per week of asynchronous instruction is required.
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Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 at 12:35 PM EDT
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.