Enhance the leadership and management skills for all of Louisiana’s emergency management and homeland security professionals.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) accepted a proposal from the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute to create an executive training and leadership program for the state’s emergency management and homeland security professionals.
This project seeks to establish a program that will achieve the following objectives:
- Enhance the professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness of the emergency management and homeland security system at the state and local level
- Increase the level of coordination and communication among emergency management professionals across the state
- Build a cadre of emergency managers who have been learning together that will use their skills to manage their programs and incidents
In-depth, national research was conducted to complete the final product: a blueprint that included an inventory of existing training in Louisiana and around the country, a needs assessment and gap analysis, a strategic plan, and a recommended structure and framework for a sustainable implementation plan for establishing the program. This program is not limited to the State of Louisiana; the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute will pursue the potential to expand it nationally and duplicate it in other states.