13th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Reaching Higher June 7th 2010 In Emergency MANAGEMENT, the big word matters! Arthur Rabjohn CEM FEPS MBCI President IAEM Europa
Director Civil Contingencies Advisors Ltd Business Development (Europe & Africa) Global Rescue LLC Consultant EmerGeo LLC Definition of Emergency Management Emergency Management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Many names for EM or its components
Business Continuity Management Disaster Management Risk Management Crisis Management .All Management Common approaches
And there are others! Management The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control: management of a crisis; crisis management of factory workers. www.answers.com Management Management (from Old French mnagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises
the process of leading and directing all or part of an organisation, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Management My son .. "management is what managers do" EM as a Profession Recognise that Emergency MANAGERS MANAGE Emergency MANAGEMENT
Programmes / Offices / Agencies / Organisations Six Functions of Management Forecasting (to foresee/anticipate) foresee/anticipate Planning (make plans, preparation) preparation
Organisation (to provide the Function with all is needed for its smooth running: Supplies, Tools, Funding, Employees) Command (to lead the people employed by the organisation) Coordination (to harmonise all actions of an Organisation in order to facilitate its
smooth running and success) Control (to verify if everything happens in accordance with defined plans, orders given, and accepted principles) . Henri Fayol Principles of Emergency Management Comprehensive Progressive Risk Driven
Flexible Professional Verify Fayols 14 Principles of Management Division of work NIMS / ISC Authority Discipline Unity of command NIMS / ICS
Unity of direction Subordination of individual interests to the general interests Remuneration Centralisation Scalar Chain NIMS / ISC Order
Coordination Equity Stability of tenure of personnel Initiative Progressive / Flexible Esprit de Corps Collabrative So why Emergency Management?
Knowledge - Focused and recognised sources and references Experience - Exercises or real events Application - Programme management through phases Transition - Preparedness to Response to Recovery Whats missing? Definition of Scalar Chain within the profession hierarchical career path
Greater degree of professional certification More CEMs! More commonality of roles, responsibilities and structures UNIVERSITY FIRST JOB Emergency Planner FIRST CAREER - Emergency Services - Military - Management (Public Sector)
SECOND JOB Preparedness Team Leader EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POSITION 3 Years Experience 3 Years Experience CERTIFIED EMERGENCY MANAGER (CEM)
5 Years Experience EM Career Paths UNIVERSITY Local Government / Emergency Services Junior Role Military Career NGO Field Experience
NGO Management Consultancy Commercial / Industrial Sector Specialist Role
Government Agency Junior Role Local Government / Emergency Services Senior Role Government Agency Senior Role My EM Career Path UNIVERSITY Emergency Services
NVQ Management Diploma Local Government Senior Role Consultancy Fellow Status EPS Commercial / Industrial Sector
National Govt. Working Groups Questions? Any questions? Thank you for this opportunity to share some thoughts with you
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