Crisis Leadership & Decision-Making for Elected Officials

What: Crisis Leadership & Decision-Making for Elected Officials
When: January 23rd, 2020
10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: MHPC Warehouse
3311-A Beam Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217

The Crisis Leadership & Decision-Making for Elected Officials seminar uses case studies of major incidents to examine the dynamics of crisis leadership and decision making from a leader’s prospective. The seminar begins with a discussion about the difficulty of making good decisions during a major incident responses and explores ways to overcome such challenges. The political aspects of major incidents are also identified in the session, including inter-organizational conflict, blame, and media relations.


  • Ways that elected officials can be involved in the planning and oversight process
  • Discussions of the methods to address the novelty of every major disaster
  • The evolution of crisis leadership that frequently produces substantial friction between organizations or jurisdictions, even when emergency plans or statues provide for such transition
  • Discussions of the dynamics of leadership transfer
  • Discussions of methods for maintaining situational awareness critical to the favorable resolution of any crisisAudience
    Elected OfficialsOther Information
    Additional information can be obtained at the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) at the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas A&M University System. Contact Mr. Rick Comley at (979) 458-0857 or