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Crisis Management for Public Officials: Basic Skills (Certificate)


1 Dic 2021
5 Weeks
Área del programa
Decentralize Cooperation Programme
100,00 US$
Correo Electrónico del Centro de Coordinación del Evento


Governments around the world have been at the forefront in the fight against global crises, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the disruptive nature of the COVID-19 crisis has exposed a deeper level of vulnerability in our communities, by creating unprecedented socio-economic and cultural implications. During the crisis, public servants have been faced with the unparalleled urgency to formulate new ways of thinking; adapt to new realities and prepare for the unknown future. 

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Objetivos del aprendizaje

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Recognize some of the current challenges faced by public officials due to COVID-19
Identify contextual challenges due to a crisis and ensure business as usual policies in the public sector
Discuss different processes involved in crisis management, including soft skills related to communication strategies and leadership
Respond to governance challenges in post-crisis situations to ensure resilience for future crises

Contenido y estructura

Crisis Management for Public Officials: Basic Skills

Module I: Fundamentals of crisis management
Module II: Covid-19 and the public sector 
Module III: Crisis management and public administration
Module IV: Governing after a crisis


The course is based on UNITAR’s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. Each module includes supplementary resources for additional reading, as well as self-assessment activities and quizzes. The learning activities are delivered in an interactive manner, to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives. 

Público objetivo

This course is designed to support public servants.

Información adicional

This is the registration page to obtain your certified UNITAR Certificate of Completion for a fee of USD$ 100.-.