May 1, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
The Next Generation Core Competencies (NGCC) project was a multi-phase study conducted by a FEMA sponsored focus group, and the resulting 13 core competencies are now available to guide the professional development of future emergency managers. A handbook for measurement now accompanies the new core competencies. Once familiar roles are evolving as the world grows more interdependent; at the same time, disaster risk factors are intensified by the changing interactions between the social, built, and physical environments. The Next Generation Core Competencies (NGCC) guide the professional development of future emergency managers.
The updated edition of the emergency management core competencies is particularly important for refining the trajectory of the emergency management discipline and developing capacities requisite to the emerging conditions. Oriented toward future needs, the NGCC have been built on the current emergency management competencies, a review of related competencies and global risk trends, a multi-phase Delphi study, and wider emergency management community listening sessions. The 13 core competencies fall into three nested categories that are interrelated, but have attributes that build the individual, the practitioner, or relationships. Behavioral anchors and key actions for measurement accompany the new core competencies. The overarching goal of the work is to establish the next generation emergency management core competencies, which are likely to underpin the emergency management workforce of 2030 and beyond.
- Shirley Feldmann-Jensen R.N., D.P.P.D., M.P.H., California State University at Long Beach
- Steven Jensen D.P.P.D., M.S., California State University at Long Beach
- Sandra Smith RN, PhD, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
- Wendy Walsh, FEMA Higher Education Program Manager
Conference Call-In #: 1-800-320-4330, PIN: 376368