By Cindy Granier
University of Houston Assistant Fire Marshal Nathan Green has graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy at the Emergency Management Institute in Maryland.
Through this academy, Green completed the full curriculum that provides the essential skills needed for emergency management professionals to manage dynamic and resilient emergency management programs.
Green completed four week-long resident courses prior to graduating April 7. Those courses included “A Survey of Advanced Concepts in Emergency Management,” “Assessment and Application of Professional Style in Emergency Management,” “Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Organization” and “Advanced Concepts and Issues in the Emergency Management Community and Profession.”
FEMA’s National Emergency Management Advanced Academy reinforces the qualities needed to manage emergency management programs, provides relevant management theories and concepts, and utilizes appropriate case studies.
Advanced Academy participants work within a collaborative environment on projects and establish a network of their peers. It is designed for Emergency Management mid-level managers wanting to advance their skillset.
Students learn skills critical to performing emergency management responsibilities, such as program management and oversight, effective communication at all levels, integrated collaboration, and strategic thinking. They also complete a research project one month prior to attending the final course.
The Advanced Academy provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their critical thinking ability through a guided research project. Students apply the key learning concepts from the Advanced Academy curriculum relative to their own skillsets and abilities within their organizations, and their own performance environments.
For more information on FEMA’s training classes through the Basic, Advanced and Executive Academies, or other emergency management courses, go to its website.