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1 13th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference “Reaching Higher” June 7th 2010

2 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

3 Definition of Emergency Management managerial functionEmergency Management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

4 Many names for EM or its components Business Continuity Management Disaster Management Risk Management Crisis Management Management………………………….All Management

5 Common approaches

6 And there are others!

7 Management management of a crisis The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control: management of a crisis; management of factory workers.

8 Management leadingdirecting manipulation “Management” (from Old French ménagement “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

9 My son ….. "management is what managers do"

10 EM as a Profession MANAGERS MANAGEMANAGEMENTRecognise that Emergency MANAGERS MANAGE Emergency MANAGEMENT Programmes / Offices / Agencies / Organisations

11 Six Functions of Management foresee/anticipateForecasting (to foresee/anticipate) preparationPlanning (make plans, preparation) Organisation (to provide the Function with all is needed for its smooth running: Supplies, Tools, Funding, Employees) leadCommand (to lead the people employed by the organisation) harmoniseCoordination (to harmonise all actions of an Organisation in order to facilitate its smooth running and success) verifyControl (to verify if everything happens in accordance with defined plans, orders given, and accepted principles) …. Henri Fayol

12 Principles of Emergency Management Comprehensive Progressive Risk Driven –Forecasting & Planning Integrated Collaborative CoordinatedCoordinated Flexible Professional –Verify

13 Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management Division of workDivision of work NIMS / ISC AuthorityAuthority Discipline Unity of commandUnity of command NIMS / ICSNIMS / ICS Unity of directionUnity of direction Subordination of individual interests to the general interestsSubordination of individual interests to the general interests Remuneration Centralisation Scalar ChainScalar Chain NIMS / ISCNIMS / ISC Order CoordinationCoordination Equity Stability of tenure of personnel InitiativeInitiative Progressive / FlexibleProgressive / Flexible Esprit de CorpsEsprit de Corps CollabrativeCollabrative

14 So why Emergency Management? Focused and recognised sources and referencesKnowledge - Focused and recognised sources and references Exercises or real eventsExperience - Exercises or real events Programme management through phasesApplication - Programme management through phases Preparedness to Response to RecoveryTransition - Preparedness to Response to Recovery

15 What’s missing? – hierarchical career pathDefinition of Scalar Chain within the profession – hierarchical career path Greater degree of professional certification – More CEM®’s! More commonality of roles, responsibilities and structures

16 UNIVERSITY FIRST JOB – Emergency Planner FIRST CAREER - Emergency Services - Military - Management (Public Sector) SECOND JOB – Preparedness Team Leader EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POSITION CERTIFIED EMERGENCY MANAGER (CEM®) 3 Years Experience 5 Years Experience 3 Years Experience

17 EM Career Paths UNIVERSITYLocal Government / Emergency Services Junior Role Specialist Role NGO – Field Experience Government Agency Junior Role Military Career Consultancy Commercial / Industrial Sector Government Agency Senior Role Local Government / Emergency Services Senior Role NGO – Management

18 My EM Career Path Emergency Services Consultancy Commercial / Industrial Sector Local Government Senior Role UNIVERSITY Fellow Status EPS Diploma NVQ Management National Govt. Working Groups

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20 Questions? Any questions? Thank you for this opportunity to share some thoughts with you


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