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close this bookLeadership and Influence - Student Manual (FEMA-EMI, 1991, 208 p.)
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Goal and Objectives


Participants successfully completing the course will be able to lead and influence others in the demanding setting of emergency management by increasing their range of skills in a variety of interpersonal areas: conflict management, use of power, and group dynamics, as well as leadership and influence.

Terminal training objectives for the course are listed below. Enabling objectives for individual units of instruction are presented in the description of each unit.


At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize individual differences in personal values and styles and form generalizations about their impact on leadership behavior in emergency management situations.

2. Assess their own styles of influencing others in the local emergency management setting.

3. Assess their own styles of exercising leadership and power as these styles relate to their roles in emergency management.

4. Develop solutions for organizational problems in terms of work motivation and group dynamics.

5. Integrate knowledge about the different styles of leadership and influence and understand their impact on behavior in an emergency management context.

6. Develop a plan for influencing others in their local emergency management systems.