2016 Leadership Symposium

 Exploring Complexity: Sense-Making at the Confluence of Humanity, Technology and the Environment

 Future uncertainties, expectation management and operating in complexity are just a few of the strategic level challenges facing today’s leaders as they are “Working in a Complex World.” The seminar will be organized to explore the idea of complexity in the emergency management context especially as it occurs within the interactions and intersections of humanity, technology, and our planet. This growing area of interest presents opportunities for non-traditional approaches and unconventional thinking that can help leaders navigate the emerging trends and issues in an exponentially evolving environment. This interactive and thought-provoking program encourages participants to confront preconceived concepts of leadership and introduces practical approaches and methods to help achieve desired outcomes.

Participants in this graduate-level session will advance their critical thinking and strategic-leadership skills through facilitated discussions and small group problem-solving exercises. Learn first-hand from other leaders how to apply smart practices and emerging frameworks to strengthen emergency management partnerships, as well as address the evolving environment, dynamic policy issues and strategic decision-making.

 IAEM Annual Conference- Savannah, GA

Sunday, October 16, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Maximum Participation 40, Cost $65* (continental breakfast and lunch provided)

The Leadership Symposium program is funded and provided by the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security and IAEM.
*Registration fee supports IAEM conference administrative costs.

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