Resilient Organizations

Winter
Winter 2020
Olympia
Olympia
EveningWeekend
Evening and Weekend
Graduate
Class Size: 15
2
Credits per quarter

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We will focus on sustaining delivery of services essential to your clients, even in the worst of times. Continuity Planning helps organizations fulfill a social responsibility to protect their clients, community, and employees when things go awry. How can your agency, non-profit, or tribal entity quickly resume functioning and deliver the services critical to your mission? Don’t think terrorist attack. Consider more likely events: a major earthquake, a devastating computer virus, pandemic disease, widespread flooding, or the sudden departure of your executive director. Students explore four areas related to Continuity Planning.  Anticipating the Unexpected Agencies, non-profits, and tribes are vulnerable to a variety of natural and man-made emergencies and disasters. Continuity planning includes the identification of vulnerabilities, priorities, dependencies, and measures for developing plans to facilitate continuity and recovery before, during, and after such a disruption.  Creating a Continuity Plan for Your Organization Recognizing that not all events can be prevented and some risks may be deemed acceptable, proper planning is essential to maintain or restore services when an unexpected or unavoidable event disrupts normal operations.  Connecting With Stakeholders and Resources No agency is an island. This is particularly true when things go bad. We will explore existing systems which can provide support to the initiated, as well as strategies for building inter-agency relationships and agreements which pay big dividends in the event of a disaster.  Leadership and Preparedness How can we prepare ourselves to respond to situations beyond the scope of our immediate experience? We will consider ways to cope with high levels of uncertainty and stress, reach coherent decisions under pressure, and coordinate the efforts of colleagues and organizations in the service of our clients.

2

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 15
EveningWeekend

Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 5:00 pm
SEM 2 D2109 - Seminar

Advertised schedule:

Feb 7-9, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun

Located in: Olympia