Continuing Education

Crisis Management Essentials Certificate

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Offered by NAIT's Centre for Applied Disaster and Emergency Management (CADEM), our Crisis Management Essentials Certificate provides you with the leadership skills needed before, during and after a crisis to effectively address the needs of a complex organization.

  • Discover strategies on how to manage yourself as a crisis leader.
  • Learn how to channel your stress, actions and emotions so they help you make effective leadership decisions. Learn to lead beyond your formal authority during a crisis. You will learn tactics to manage individuals, teams and organizations through difficult times.
  • Develop methods to enhance your organizational resilience and withstand the pressure created by a crisis. Ensure your organization is prepared for a crisis event.
  • Gain critical communication skills necessary to manage multiple stakeholders during a crisis. Review case studies and science-based models to discover best practices for communication leaders.
  • Participate in mock crisis events to gain experience of how a crisis should and should not be handled. Apply the skills learned throughout the Crisis Management Essentials courses in a full day table-top exercise.

This certificate is delivered in four blocks:

  1. Leadership
  2. Planning
  3. Resilience
  4. Crisis Management

Learn in a live, remote, face-to-face environment. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way. Find out how you can ensure your organization is resilient to a crisis event. Learn to be an active and effective leader during emergency and disaster situations.

Note: The online version of this program is held through MS Teams Classroom using live instruction and interaction with peers through discussions and breakout groups, just like in the classroom.

Instructors

Josh Bowen, CD, MADEM, ABCP, CAS

Josh Bowen, CD, MADEM, ABCP, CAS

Josh Bowen has been at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) since 2017, where he is currently serving as the Director of the Relaunch Coordination Team.

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Shawna Bruce, RRU, MADEM

Shawna Bruce, RRU, MADEM

Shawna Bruce is a self-identified "Master of Disaster" and seasoned strategic communicator and trainer with 30 years of crisis communications, public information and public affairs experience.

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Tara Tobler, MBA, BA, PMP, CBCP

Tara Tobler, MBA, BA, PMP, CBCP

Tara has over 10 years dedicated experience in all aspects of business resilience, including business continuity, crisis management, and emergency response.

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Tracy Blaine, BA, BEd, ABCP

Tracy Blaine, BA, BEd, ABCP

Tracy is an expert Emergency Management instructor with many years of supervisory experience in the energy sector.

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Contact

Please contact us to learn more about the Crisis Management Essentials Certificate

General Inquiries
Phone: 780.378.1275
Email: CADEM@nait.ca

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