Welcome to episode #019 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes and Dr. Thomas D. Phelan
Should emergency management be defined as a field or a profession? This is an age-old question, and one that Dr. Thomas D. Phelan and I discuss in this week’s episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast.
While discussing this issue, we explore how theory and practice can be combined within the classroom to provide students with the best skill-set possible as emergency managers – including those with zero tactical experience.
We also explore the emergence of new technology for emergency management and how it is presenting a drastic change and challenges – as well as great opportunities – within this field. In fact, today so much of what is available to emergency managers to help them better do their job is digital. From mapping, to communicating, tracing developments of epidemics, reverse 911 – you name it. On the other hand, how can emergency managers combat information overload?
Within this podcast, Dr. Tom and I also explore how cities, such as the city of New York, is taking on new practices within the school system to teach emergency preparedness to students – and their strategic plan for taking that education to the parents, in different languages.
This episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast discusses:
- The skill-set, specialties and disciplines needed to make emergency management as strong a field as possible.
- The emergency manager’s role in educating the public before, during and after a crisis or emergency situation.
- The significant changes – and challenges – currently taking shape in emergency management.
- Content analysis systems: What they are and how they benefit emergency managers.
- Literacy levels and language barriers in emergency management.
- How those interested can begin to take steps to enter into the field of emergency management.
It’s an informative listen and I welcome your feedback
How do you feel about emergency management as a field vs. a profession? How have you and your team been tackling these ever-evolving digital realities – both the risks and the opportunities that they present? Share your thoughts, comments and feedback in the comments section below or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Running time: 55:14
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Author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World, Melissa Agnes is a leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection. Agnes is a coveted keynote speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today’s leading organizations faced with the greatest risks. Learn more about Melissa and her work here.