Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Decision-Making in Emergency Preparedness

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


1.00 hour


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Emergencies test the decision-making skills of all leaders. This course will help you build emergency decision-making skills by helping you understand the specific pressures on emergency decision-making. You will also learn about creating a structured decision-making process and recognizing your own individual decision-making style, as well as the styles of those around you.

This course is part of the Emergency Preparedness Leadership Series. It is meant to stand alone, but you may also take it together with courses on Managing Change and Risk Communication to receive a certificate in Emergency Preparedness Leadership.

This course is easy to follow and offers great insight. Site registration is required. 

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PH WINS 2017. 

(Coronavirus - COVID-19)

What You'll Learn

  • Describe the factors affecting decision-making in emergency preparedness
  • Create an effective decision-making strategy for emergency situations
  • Identify ways to improve decision-making in emergency situations

Competency Terms

Emergency Preparedness and Response (all hazards)
Policy, Program, & Service Impacts
Relationship Building
Partner Collaboration
Change Management

Related Occupations

Other Professional
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Manager/Program Manager