EMER 120 - Leadership and Influence

Course Description

This course will provide the student with an overview of the theories and concepts of leadership development. The course will examine leadership from a value (core values) approach, systems (chain of command) approach, a functional approach, and a skills approach (motivation, supervision, and communications). In addition, the student will study the process approach by looking at leadership as a process of influencing an organization/group to achieve goals. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Define the terms "leadership" and "influence" relative to emergency response. Identify the roles and responsibilities associated with leadership. Differentiate between leadership and ego. Identify the need for, and the role of, leadership in the incident management system. Define the terms "teamwork" and "cooperation" relative to leadership and influence in emergency response. Identify the consequences of poor or ineffective leadership in an emergency. Recognize what it takes to be influential and the need for influence in certain circumstances. Describe how leadership can influence people, their response to activities, their safety and their future leadership styles.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: Prereq: EMER 105