Certificate In Disaster Management

Code : HS006
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Why Attend This Training Course?
The administrative leadership in the government and in all organizations and institutions face many risks which, in themselves, threaten their continuity in providing their mission, activities and services to the public. Therefore, planning for crises, risks and disasters is one of the main duties of the administrative leaders to continue and excel. This training course will provide participants with an integrated approach to understanding and managing the economic, social, psychological, media aspects of crises, risks and disasters and know how to objectively manage the crisis according to the latest data and approaches by studying the situation and analyzing the content and impact and taking the correct, timely, cost–effective decisions. Our interdisciplinary lecturers will also support the critical exploration of disaster resilience, prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, helping to equip you to work professionally in disaster risk reduction. Participants will adapt new negotiation approaches during crises and the main approaches to creative, innovative and unconventional thinking for crises, disaster, risk management and decision making.

What Is The Training Course Methodology?
This training course methodology depends on enabling participants to interact and exchange experiences, explore their competencies and achieve their career aspirations, using forward-thinking training arts, such as theoretical lectures and/or open discussion to exchange opinions and experiences, scenarios, innovative thinking brainstorming. Participants will receive an agenda including training material as a reference, in addition to some extra notes and booklets. 

Who Should Attend This Training Course?
This intensive training course is designed for all administrative and supervisory positions in various organizations and those responsible for public relations& safety departments and crisis and disaster management in facilities and institutions.

What Are The Training Course Objectives?
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response
  • Understand and appreciate the specific contributions of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to the practice
  • Conceptual understanding of disaster management and humanitarian response and their significance in the current context
  • Recognize issues, debates and challenges arising from the nexus between paradigm of development and disasters
  • critically evaluate disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response policy and practice from multiple perspectives
  • Develop an understanding of standards of humanitarian response and practical relevance in specific types of disasters and conflict situations
  • Critically understand the strengths and weaknesses of disaster management approaches, planning and programming in different countries, particularly their home country or the countries they work in, and
  • Respond to disaster risk reduction initiatives and disasters in an effective, humane and sustainable manner

What Is The Training Course Curriculum?
Key Concepts of Disaster Management
  • Types of crises and disasters
  • The nature and characteristics of crises
  • Crisis and disaster life cycle
  • Classification of crises and disasters
  • Crisis forecasting
  • Early warning system
  • Crisis and disaster management phases
  • Identifying the parties concerned and how to deal with them
  • Organizations prepared and targeted for crises and disasters
  • To transform the organization from a target to crises and disasters to a ready 
Components of Crisis and Disaster Management
  • Breakdown and assessment of risks and threats
  • Formation of crisis and disaster management team
  • Training employees to cope with crises and disasters
  • Provide adequate communication systems to cope with crises and disasters
  • Developing crisis plans
  • The stages of the crisis management team
  • Organization of emergency centers and crises
  • Preventive strategies in crises 
Success Factors in Disaster Management
  • Designing the organizational structure of the crisis management unit
  • Internal organization of the Crisis Management Unit
  • Tasks of Crisis Management Center
  • The nature and characteristics of crises
  • Classification of crises and disasters
  • Studies of disasters and crises
  • Crisis and disaster life cycle
  • Crisis forecasting
  • Early warning system
  • Developing crisis plans
  • Preventive strategies in crises
  • The work stages of the crisis management team
  • Organization of emergency centers and crises
 Psychological Approaches to Studying Disasters
  • Psychological effects of disasters and crises
  • Awareness of the disaster
  • Impact of the disaster on children
  • Dealing with panic situations in disasters
  • Group behavior under crisis pressure 
  • Individual responses to disasters and crises
  • Psychological characteristics required in individuals dealing with crises
  • Methods of psychological training to deal with disasters and restore normal conditions
  • Psychological warfare
  • Social impacts of disasters
  • Role of leadership in dealing with crises and disasters
  • Role of NGOs in confronting disasters
  • Role of social culture in disasters
Media and Communications
  • The role of media in crises and disasters
  • How to contact the media in crises
  • The importance of communication processes
  • Communication strategies
  • Communication tools in crisis
  • Preparing for the press
  • Dealing with rumors
  • How to develop communication plans
  • Psychology of communication and public opinion
  • Case study (I) 
Negotiation during Crises
  • Components and objectives of negotiation
  • Skills of a good negotiator
  • Negotiation strategies and tactics
  • Negotiation policies
  • Psychology of negotiation
  • Case study (II)
Methods of crisis planning and disaster management:
  • Critical path analysis method (C.P.M.)
  • PERT
  • Tie point method
  • Analysis of financial budgets for crises
  • Calculation of cost and return
  • Monitoring early warning signals
  • Early Warning Signal Matrix
  • How to design an integrated early warning system
  • Phases of the Early warning system
  • Early warning system workshop
Course Details
Personal Details
ACAD Professional Certificate - APC
ACAD Training & Consulting uses the power of its network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the training courses profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all. ACAD Professional Certificates are designed for those who are enthusiastic to challenge themselves to reach the extra mile. Participants who fully attend an APC course and successfully pass the exam on the last training day, will receive an ACAD Professional Certificate (APC). APC are regionally recognized and can be esteemed when applying for more senior roles in Egypt and MENA region.

Exam Details:

Duration: 1 hour | Multiple Choice | Closed book | Pass mark: 65%

Course Schedule

14 - 18 Feb
10:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Cairo | Instructor-led
5 Sessions
11 - 15 Jul
10:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Live Online Training
5 Sessions
24 - 28 Oct
10:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Cairo | Instructor-led
5 Sessions

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