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Optimizing Effectiveness: Managing Crises within Organizations
Don't let crises and chaos take control of your organization

Unexpected events occur frequently in organizations. Whether a change in management, change in structure, budget cut, new technology or other emergency … organizations can quickly evolve into chaos. This course offers managers the basics in identifying, preventing and controlling organizational crisis situations. It examines crisis management basics, from preparation and identifying symptoms to understanding the stages of a crisis and appropriate leadership practices to employ to optimize through the crises. The importance of communication and making effective decisions is covered, as are a variety of typical organizational scenarios and options for responses. The course concludes with guidance on damage control and stakeholder relations, restoration of confidence in an agency or management team, and strategies to prevent and to respond quickly to organizational crises. 

Instructor:  Bill Chiat is Dean of the CSAC Institute and an expert in organizational development.

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