On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the GIP Professional Development Subcommittee held a webinar on emergency management and organizational resilience in higher education.
Andre Le Duc
Associate Vice President and Chief Resilience Officer
Safety and Risk Services
University of Oregon
This webinar focused on an overview of emergency management in a higher education environment and highlighted the disaster phases: response, continuity, recovery, mitigation, and preparedness. It did so by highlighting the results of a national 2016 needs assessment of emergency management programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States. The findings were based on information collected from a survey of emergency management practitioners at IHEs, targeted interviews, and case studies. The findings identified five key themes related to emergency management program needs: institutional engagement, training and exercises, plans and operational continuity, staffing and resources, and partnerships and assistance. The session also looked at the core elements of organizational resilience and 13 key indicators to assess your institution's resilience.