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Be Prepared!
Author: Center for Public Service
Posted: May 4, 2012

The new Emergency Management and Homeland Security Leadership Program (EMHSLP) provides a foundation in the core concepts, contemporary practices, and theories of emergency management and homeland security. The first classes begin in September, 2012; enrollment opens July 2. Visit the website to reserve a spot now!

www.pdx.edu/cps/emhslp

This professional program will provide a broad and strong foundation in the core concepts, contemporary practices, and theories of emergency management and homeland security. The program launch is timely, coming just one year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, and in advance of a similar earthquake anticipated for the Cascadia region of northern California, Oregon, Washington, and southern British Columbia.  Whether concerned about routine small events or less frequent large-scale events, CPS’ new program will strengthen participants’ ability to prepare for, mitigate-against, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

The program’s 6 courses have been designed to provide state-of-the art education, tools, and leadership skills to help a broad range of emergency management and other professionals more effectively manage a wide range of emergencies. The courses may be taken individually or as a series, and they may be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit or on a non-credit basis. Instruction will be provided by PSU faculty and by nationally recognized emergency management experts, in a format that combines the value of in-person interaction with the ease and convenience of online learning. Participants completing all 6 courses will receive an official Certificate of Completion, and will be well positioned to earn additional certification from entities such as the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

Participants in the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Leadership Program are expected to come from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Participants will include professionals already working directly in the field of emergency management, persons who have assumed emergency management tasks in addition to their primary work functions, and those who wish to enter the growing field of emergency management. The courses are designed to minimize the impact on full-time, working professionals, as students will meet in person during the first and last weekends of the term, and online during the weeks in between those weekends. 

Once classes are underway, CPS intends to expand the number and types of emergency management and homeland security-related offerings.

For more information, contact the Center for Public Service: 503-725-8261 | publicservice@pdx.edu