Washington State Emergency Management Division


MGT-340 Crisis Leadership and Decision Making

Wednesday, March 4, 2020- Wednesday, March 4, 2020

1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description


This seminar is an executive-level presentation for the nation's senior officials at the city, county, regional, territory, tribal, and state levels. Seminar participants will discuss the strategic- and executive-level issues and challenges related to preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a catastrophic incident. The venue provides an excellent opportunity to share proven strategies and practices and apply lessons learned from past natural and human-made disasters.


Course Objectives


  • Identify the prominent facts of the selected case study
  • Explain the importance of having plans in place that are adequate, feasible, adaptable, and all-hazards based
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of senior officials in the event of a disaster or emergency
  • Examine the importance of rapid and accurate communication/information flow as a pivotal function of leadership in a crisis
  • Understand the roles, responsibilities, resources and associated structure, leadership, and planning necessary for effective recovery
  • Develop an action plan to capitalize on the lessons learned from the case study by relating them to the local jurisdiction.




Target Audience


Emergency Management Leadership


2911 E. College Way, Ste.B
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

Course Manager

Vickie Fontaine

(360) 416-1860