Issues, Principles and Attitudes

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Unformatted text preview: II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ One or two legitimate issues here for discussion but not the basis for the academic programs. 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 37 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University Somewhat Concur ~ NIMS compliance can keep changing. What exactly is it? 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ 1-11 II Understanding of the All-Hazards Approach; Communication Skills; Leadership and Decision Making Skills; Technical Skills; Understanding of Bureaucratic Politics. 1-9 Concur ~ These are foundational skills/competencies required of anyone in a leadership position. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~Hard not to agree that good general interpersonal and management skills are important.1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ Nice comments but this talk to the basics that we need to move past. This is saying all the `right' things yet again and does not add to the discussion in 2007. 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ All vital skills. The political issues always raise their heads. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II Political support Many emergency managers do not get sufficient support from key leaders until a disaster has occurred. This includes the creation and enforcement of laws (e.g., land-use planning). Budgetary support Most emergency management programs do not have adequate funds to meet the expectations that will befall them in the future (e.g., more and worse disasters). Grants management Emergency managers are now required to be involved in the application of grants and program administration. However, it is likely that many emergency managers do not have adequate skills in these areas (e.g., they might know about disasters but they may not always understand public administration). Personnel It is very likely that emergency management programs lack the quantity of staff to accomplish their goals and programs (e.g., for all types of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs). 38 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University Changing government programs There are far too frequent changes in direction in disaster policy (e.g., Comprehensive emergency management, LEPC, Project Impact, Sustainability, Homeland Security) to maintain continuity and see improvements in a systematic program. Coordination Emergency managers are heavily involved in professional networks, and yet some might lack the communication and leadership skills to make these effective. Preparedness and response orientation Too many emergency managers see their activities in terms of traditional emergency management and fail to recognize how they need to also promote mitigation and recovery. 1-10 Concur ~ Obtaining adequate resources which is the main thrust of this section requires the ability to develop a business case and sell the necessity of the resources. It also involves the ability to understand that there are competing requirements and that you have to keep trying and not get discouraged. In many cases, emergency management resources are not necessarily the highest priority a community. Understand this and continue to compete for the resources. You also need to accept the reality of changing government programs and do the best you can. 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~I strongly concur with these points. 1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ Agree. 1-8 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-9 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Concur ~ 1-11 II Emergency Management relies on and acknowledges the various bodies of knowledge how do we make best use of this diverse range of knowledge. How do we coordinate and utilise all this information so that the practitioner can do a better job. What is Emergency Management? What are the core principles that we need to base our emergency management planning and management on? What is core to sound emergency management planning and management? Leadership in Emergency Management leadership styles; leadership within leaders; how do we train leaders in Emergency Management? Bridging the gap between academic emergency management programmes and practical application. Future recruitment of Emergency Managers. 1-11 Concur ~ 1-3 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 39 Issues, Principles And Attitudes Oh My! Examining Perceptions from Select Academics, Practitioners And Consultants on the Subject of Emergency Management Carol L. Cwiak, North Dakota State University Concur ~I strongly concur with these comments as well. I feel they speak to the transition emergency management is going through as a profession.1-4 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do Not Concur ~ Pardon me but the old litany again although there are one or two good points but we need to be beyond most of that by now and need to move forward. 1-7 II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Somewhat Concur ~ These topics have b...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course EM EM-2212-26 taught by Professor Arlenemacgregor during the Spring '08 term at Mass Maritime.

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