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Crisis Leadership

1 Full Day  |  .6 CPUs

Emotional Intelligence for Managers in Action Crisis leadership is a skill and a process that can be learned. This course highlights the most effective leadership styles and behaviors in determining a leader's impact on group performance in crisis contexts.

Crisis creates time-pressured changes from standard operating procedures that have significant consequences on people and performance. Organizational survival during crises often depends on the emergence and preparedness of a leader equipped with knowledge of, and experience in, crisis leadership.

This Crisis Leadership course prepares you to successfully handle the challenges of leading under time constraints, with limited information, in emotionally charged contexts. Using experiential learning, we employ a combination of learning skill-building activities that create awareness of your abilities to lead during crises, knowing what personal and external resources are available to you, and doing the necessary steps to mitigate consequences.

Learn leadership in practical ways, creating a personal case study to determine potential sources of crises, and construct a leadership plan.

Learning Outcomes

~ Equip leaders with skills to lead before, during, and after crisis

~ Develop skills needed to integrate culture and leadership skills for crises management

~ Evaluate potential outcomes of individual behaviors in response to crisis, followers� need for specific leadership behaviors

~ Demonstrate knowledge of how leaders utilize crises to grow the organization

~ Identify how leaders are perceived during crises

~ Help followers, stakeholders, and others make sense of the crisis


~ Leadership skills for crises management

~ Crisis leader efficacy

~ Stakeholder and follower responses to crises

~ Crisis resolution visioning


Any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization either at your location or in our classroom. Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee

Program fee varies based on the size of your group and includes tuition, instructional materials and lunch. Please contact us for more information.


Bryan J. Deptula, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Bryan J. Deptula is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management at Nova Southeastern University. He holds a Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University, a M.B.A. from Suffolk University, a BA in Economics from University of Delaware, attended INSEAD University in France for Corporate Education (CEDEP), and served as a member on the Executive Panel for Alumni Council at Suffolk University.

Bryan specializes in the study organizational behavior, development of effective leaders and followers, mentoring and developmental relationships, and human resources.

He is published in the Leadership Quarterly and is an active member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association; and has presented research at the Western Academy of Management.

Before joining the faculty, Bryan was an executive and trainer with over 14 years industry experience. As a Director at First Choice LLC, his leadership role involved developing and delivering continuing education on management skills and leadership, training, and employee development programs; writing sales manual for national sales meetings and personally training over 2000 individuals at weeklong and weekend conferences and forums.

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5161
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25161
Fax: 954.262.3188

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