#BU-03-62 Emergency Management: Risk, Incidents and Leadership

  • Categories Business
  • Duration 13h
  • Total Enrolled 4
  • Last Update November 12, 2020

About Course

Coventry University


Emergency managers understand the importance of managing risks during dynamic incidents.

This online course will provide you with an introduction to the concepts, issues, processes and structures relevant to the management of risk during the emergency phase of an incident. This will include an examination of the relationship between formal risk management and command systems and leadership, including a look at the complex world of decision-making.

What topics will you cover?

  • Risk management and incident command systems
  • The incident timeline
  • Incident review and debrief processes
  • Leadership
  • Decision-making and situational awareness

Who will you learn with?

Emma Parkinson

An Emergency Planner, specialising in crowd safety. Course Director for the MSc degrees in Emergency Management & Resilience, Disaster Management & Resilience, and Crowded Places & Public Safety.



Who developed the course?

Coventry University logo

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What Will I Learn?

  • Evaluate the relationship between leadership and followership
  • Explain what factors influence risk and why risk management is important to the incident manager
  • Describe how people make decisions and how leadership and followership influence decision-making processes
  • Explore why emergency incidents go wrong and why good situational awareness is so important in preventing disasters
  • Describe various incident command systems
  • Describe leadership in the context of emergency incidents

Topics for this course

13 Lessons13h


In this Coventry University MSc Emergency Management & Resilience and MSc Disaster Management & Resilience taster course, find out how to manage risk and provide leadership during emergency incidents.
What you can expect to do on this course00:03:02
What is risk and can we manage it in an emergency?
Draft Lesson

Why is risk management important to the incident manager??

The way that society perceives risk has an impact on the way emergency incidents are managed. How has this changed and how do we now assess risk?

Risk in a wider context?

Actions on the ground have an effect at a wider strategic level. How should we account for this?

The incident command system?

What is an incident command system and what is it designed to achieve?

The incident timeline?

In this section you will review the stages that emergency incidents transition through prior to their resolution.

Student Feedback


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My favorite part of the course is on risk management and incident command systems. It's very practical.

I have to say that this is a very good lesson, especially when dealing with emergency, decision making and situational awareness, after the event, the incident review and reporting process is also very important, to reflect on the next time to better deal with.

This course introduces us to concepts, issues, processes, and structures related to risk management in the emergency phase of an accident. It's a great emergency course.

This year has been eventful, so it is important for emergency managers to understand how to manage risk during dynamic events.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is for any emergency management practitioners operating at or aiming to operate in the future at tactical or strategic level, in any discipline and in any country.