Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Managing Change 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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Change management is the process of helping people within an organization adapt to changes. In this course, you will learn about how to provide leadership through the changes that may occur during an emergency. You will also learn about creating a more flexible organizational culture and workplace structure to allow your agency to more effectively face the challenges of emergency response.

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 take with great content. Remember to check out the course materials under "Resources" for slides and a transcript. It is best viewed in full screen, and you'll be able to pause the course and return as needed.

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. 

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What You'll Learn

  • Explain why change management is important in emergency preparedness
  • List barriers to change and how they can be overcome
  • Describe strategies for successfully preparing for and managing change

Competency Terms

Emergency Preparedness and Response (all hazards)
Policy, Program, & Service Development
Governmental Agencies
Performance Management
Change Management

Related Occupations

Other Management & Leadership
Other Professional
Program Director
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Manager/Program Manager