Spring 2018

A Systems Approach to Crisis Preparation and Organizational Resilience: A Systems Approach to Crisis Preparation and Organizational Resilience

Spring 2014
Course Number: 
DYNM 672 001
Wednesday 6:30pm-9:30pm


Primary Program: 
Organizational Dynamics
Course Description: 

This course is coded LM, PR, SD, A, F
Educational Objectives:
1.  Awareness of crisis as a part of life and social systems; macro-level crises that could affect you; organizational/individual crisis vulnerability; types of organizational crises; group, family and individual crises. 
2.  Understanding of: nature and phases of crisis; what to do before, during and after a crisis; crisis psychology/decision-making;security strategies-anticipation vs. resilience; Skills, models and practices of resilience; systemic vulnerability/systemic resilience.3.  Enhance ability to: think critically; develop expertise; adopt a systems perspective; articulate and communicate your thoughts cogently, concisely and compellingly.
4.  Apply course-related knowledge to be able to successfully foresee and weather crises.  General Education Philosophy. The course includes travel to New York and the World Trade Center site, and lectures at Columbia University to understand what can happen during and after a crisis.