TIER ONE 

 RESPONSE & RECOVERY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 

Upcoming Tier One courses

4 October 2021
31 January 2022
2 May 2022
20 June 2022
5 September 2022
22 Nov 2021 (Wellington)
February 2022 (Auckland) - date TBC
4 April 2022
22 August 2022
21 November 2022

The Response and Recovery Leadership Development Programme Tier One is made up of two parts:

  • Part 1 - a seven-week online interactive course, and
  • Part 2 - a four-day face-to-face blended course.

PART 1

There are seven online modules covering the following topics:
  1. Introduction
  2. A changing world
  3. Managing self
  4. Key partnerships and relationships
  5. Leadership concepts and principles
  6. People in disasters
  7. Governance and political layers

Each online module will involve two to four hours of reading/videos, and a one-hour online tutorial session. Some weeks may require more time than others. This time estimate is for the compulsory course content. Many modules contain additional material clearly marked as optional.

Online tutorial sessions are held once a week. Each session will involve a one-hour discussion with guided questions from the session facilitator. Students are required to attend a minimum of four tutorial sessions.

There is an assessment at the end of this course. You must successfully pass this before you can move on to Part 2.

Part 1 fees:  $995.00 (excl.gst)

PART 2

This course is held over four and a half consecutive days. Each day comprises instructional lessons and a syndicate exercise. It includes interactive learning sessions, hazard-specific response and recovery leadership exercises, and written assignments.

Participants are placed into a cohort of five or six participants for the week, with each group assigned a coach. The coach will provide feedback during the course and their developmental observations contribute to the final course report.

The course aligns with the RRANZ/NEMA Leadership Capability Framework and covers contemporary topics in the Emergency Management sector.

Part 2 fees:  $3,995.00 (excl.gst)

Example of Course Programme

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The RRANZ/NEMA Leadership Capability Framework details the capabilities expected in leaders within Response and Recovery and forms the basis of the programme. Individuals can use the framework to understand their own skill levels and organisations can use it to inform staff development.

The framework is based on international research and has been workshopped with local, regional, and central government agency stakeholders.

Those undertaking the programme need:

  • Current CIMS 4 unit standard or higher qualification (or equivalent). A solid understanding of CIMS. This can be demonstrated by holding CIMS unit standards (level 4 or higher) or equivalent (e.g. ITF Intermediate course).
  • Relevant experience in emergency response or recovery, or other leadership roles.
  • Working knowledge of the respective response or recovery management processes of employing organisation.
  • Employer endorsement.
Part One:

There are THREE parts to the successful completion of the Part One online course:

  1. Review of all material provided in Takatū.
  2. Attendance and participation at a minimum of four online tutorials.
  3. Completion of the final written assessment.

To be considered for participation in the Tier One Part Two course, you need to obtain at least 51% in the final assessment.

Part Two:

There are FOUR pieces of assessment needed to complete the Part two course:

  1. Reflective journal
  2. 360-degree survey
  3. Professional development plan
  4. Assessment workbook

To be considered for participation in the Tier Two (Advanced) course, you need to get at least 6 competent grades in this assessment OR be able to demonstrate to the selection committee that you have done sufficient further professional development in areas graded as “developing".

This programme will be evaluated on a regular basis, encompassing feedback on the programme itself and the changing needs in response and recovery management.

What our participants say ...

We had the opportunity to apply our learning from the course almost as soon as we got home. Our response was so much more effective than it would have without the leadership course under our belts.

My learnings helped me in understanding the structure and communicating with my team in respect of how the functional roles support one another at all layers and levels.

After the course, I was confident that we had sufficient space to be adaptable and change ingrained working practices.

The course reinforced to me the importance of a collaborative approach to an initial impact assessment and setting the mission and objectives. 

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