Change management is the process of helping people within an organization adapt to changes. In this course, you will learn about how to provide leadership through the changes that may occur during an emergency. You will also learn about creating a more flexible organizational culture and workplace structure to allow your agency to more effectively face the challenges of emergency response.

This course is part of the Emergency Preparedness Leadership Series. It is meant to stand alone, but you may also take it together with courses on Decision Making and Risk Communication to receive a certificate in Emergency Preparedness Leadership.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why change management is important in emergency preparedness
  • List barriers to change and how they can be overcome
  • Describe strategies for successfully preparing for and managing change

    Intended Audience

    State, local, and tribal public health professionals working in emergency preparedness or emergency management


    Luann D'Ambrosio, MEd, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice


    This course will take one hour to complete.


    This course consists of instructional videos, a quiz, and discussion questions.


    This training is being delivered in a 508-compliant interface. During development of this training, we attempted to make the content accessible to individuals using screen readers. If you encounter trouble accessing the instructional materials by screen reader, or need any other accommodations in order to access the instructional materials, please contact NWCPHP, and we will do our best to make sure the content is accessible to you.


    This series is based on a previous training developed in partnership with the University of Oklahoma's Southwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) and offered in spring 2015. Ann Chou, PhD, MPH, and Aaron Wendeloe, PhD, developed key content for that training.

    Public Health Learning Navigator Certified Quality

    September 30, 2016
    Emergency Preparedness & Disasters
    Leadership & Management
    Self-Paced Course
    1 hour
    Emergency Preparedness Leadership
    Competency Domains: 
    Financial Planning and Management Skills
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills