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Empowering Leaders: How to Excel Through Crises with Proven Strategies

Crises affect all industries, and navigating the negative impacts on critical business operations is imperative to ensure an organization’s health and stability. Are your leaders prepared to identify potential threats, manage the uncertainty of internal and external environments, and deploy crisis strategies to mitigate risk?

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Overview

This in-person program focuses on strategies and principles exemplifying excellence in crisis management and leadership, and guidelines to identify and navigate proactive and resilient strategies that emerge amidst a crisis. The program supplies participants the knowledge, skills and efficacy to lead through crises, influence stakeholders, leverage resources, and enhance business processes. Additional case studies, peer-to-peer learning, and a simulation exercise improve individual and team performance.

Who Will Benefit

Those in professional leadership seeking to build or improve crisis management skills while learning how crisis can impact their organization. Discover how to communicate management plans to stakeholders and create an interdisciplinary crisis management approach.

Career Impact

  • Sharpen decision-making and communication skills before, during, and after a crisis
  • Build goals and benchmarks to navigate your organization through uncharted territory
  • Learn to make effective decisions to sustain operations, limit liability, and protect an organization’s reputation during crises
  • Use collaborative insights from simulation exercises to learn from peer networks
  • Guide others successfully through organizational and professional change

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Program Information

Date:
April 12, 2024

Time:
8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Format:
In-Person

Location:
Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

Program Fees:
$800 (special rates are available for UGA alumni and multiple registrants from the same company)

Contact

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  • Associate Director of Open Enrollment Programs & Conferences, Executive Education

Facilitators

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Department Head, Department of Insurance, Legal Studies and Real Estate


Daniel P. Amos Distinguished Professor of Insurance and Professor, Risk Management and Insurance Program

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Tim Coombs

Crisis Communication Researcher, Consultant, Trainer


Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management

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Lori Geary
  • Partner, Lexicon Strategies
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Jeff Hill
  • Director, Service Providers, USA, Europe, and South America, Stellar Cyber
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C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication


Professor of Public Relations and Associate Director of Center for Health & Risk Communication, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication

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Kate LaVail
  • Partner, Managing Director, Ketchum
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Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication


Co-Director of Center for Health & Risk Communication, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication


Professor, Advertising & Public Relations, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication

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Associate Dean for Research and Executive Programs, Office of the Dean


C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Distinguished Chair of Business Administration and Professor, Department of Management

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Bryan Reber
  • C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership emeritus, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication
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Brian Robinson
  • President, Robinson Republic
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  • University Spokesperson and Senior Advisor for Crisis Communications, Office of the VP for Marketing & Communications, University of Georgia
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  • Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communications, Advertising & Public Relations, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications