Crisis Management Planning Resources
From natural disasters to terrorist threats, emergencies occur every day. Planning ahead can minimize the risks to your students and your institution.
Determine your Readiness Level
- Is your institution prepared for a disaster? Find out using the Red Cross’ free Ready Rating program.
Develop a Response Plan
Communicate the Plan
The Role of the CEO
- “The real role of the CEO, beyond making sure those in authority have what they need to make quick and meaningful decisions and being a primary voice in calming key stakeholders, will be to make sure everyone knows of and continues on the right road toward your carefully planned recovery,” says Aileen Pincus of The Pincus Group, Inc. Tips for the CEO with regard to crisis communication exist on The Pincus Group’s website.
- “Guns On College Campuses Divides Americans' Opinion In New Poll,” Huffington Post (January 9, 2013)
- “1 in 4 Campuses Not Prepared to Respond to Active Shooters,” Campus Safety Magazine (January 2, 2013)
- “College Presidents Plead for Gun Control,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 28, 2012)
- “Campus Security Plans Fall Through the Cracks,” Chicago Tribune (March 19, 2012)
- “Emergency Preparedness: How to Be Ready When It’s Unexpected,” Dixie Sun (April 7, 2012)