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Apply Now! The National Emergency Management Executive Academy. May 5, 2018

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The National Emergency Management Executive Academy

In collaboration with academia, renowned practitioners and industry leaders, Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has created the National Emergency Management Executive Academy to produce a comprehensive and cutting-edge curriculum supporting the advancement of strategic and policy level executive leadership.

The National Emergency Management Executive Academy provides an ideal setting for a diverse representation of senior emergency management executives to come together and explore contemporary and emerging 21st century challenges. The program hones strategic leadership and critical thinking for senior executives involved with multi-jurisdictional, national, and international homeland security and emergency management policy development and decision making responsibilities. Participants work collaboratively on capstone projects. These projects are the cohort’s opportunity to leave a lasting impact, leveraging the wealth of knowledge they bring to the academy and applying the new knowledge they are acquiring to forge a path toward improving the processes, practice and profession of emergency management.

If you have a suggestion for a specific emergency management challenge that you would like an executive cohort team to consider for their Academy capstone project, please email

Target Audience

The Executive Academy is designed for emergency management senior executives in State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial; non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, and private sector entities. Ideal candidates will serve on major commissions and task forces and/or be responsible for decisions that have a significant effect on policy.

The audience may include, but is not limited to:
  • Emergency management and homeland security directors or advisors leading in local, state, multijurisdictional, or large metropolitan areas;
  • Emergency management leaders from allied disciplines in the public sector, such as public utilities, K-12 education, higher education, public transportation, and military/DSCA roles;
  • Administrators, such as members of the Governor's Cabinet or chief/director of an agency;
  • Federal administrators, at the Appointed or Senior Executive Service (SES)/GS15 level; and
  • Directors of voluntary organizations.
EMI will select up to 40 emergency management executives to participate in the Executive Academy per year. Each Cohort will reflect a Whole Community composition.


Required: 10 years’ experience in an EM position or applicable work experience will be considered for exceptional candidates.

2018 Schedule

The dates and locations for the Executive Academy courses are:
  • E0680, Systems Thinking and Research Methods for Executives 4 days
    Systems thinking for EM, Leading Complex Systems, Methodologies to take Idea Inception to Innovation, Net centric Visioning & Designing, Presenting for Impact
    Dates: February 26 – March 1, 2018
    Location: Emmitsburg, MD
  • E0682, Executive EM Leader Core Competencies I 4 days
    Critical Thinking, Applying Decision Making Models & Theory, Continuous Learning, EM Ethics, Conflict Management, Leadership & Collaboration, Social Intelligence
    Dates: April 23 – 26, 2018
    Location: Emmitsburg, MD
  • E0684, Executive EM Leader Core Competencies II 4 days
    Disaster Risk Management, Scientific Considerations, Geographic Considerations, Sociocultural Considerations, Evolving Technology Application & Adoption
    Dates: June 18 – 21, 2018
    Location: Emmitsburg, MD
  • E0686, Executive EM Leaders Core Competencies III 4 days
    Facilitating Community Risk Ownership, Civics/Governance Considerations, Political Skills, Influence Skills
    Dates: August 27 – 30, 2018
    Location: Emmitsburg, MD
For more information about the National Emergency Management Executive Academy

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