A NEW diploma is being launched to train professionals in emergency management and emergency reputation management.
The diploma has been designed by FIOR, a security, fire safety and incident response consultancy headed up by a former police and fire chiefs.
It is designed to train managers to lead in critical and highly pressured situations in the vein of the Clutha helicopter crash, the Ebola outbreak or the fire at the Glasgow School of Art.
The diploma in Integrated Emergency Management has been recognised by Stirling University and provides 22 weeks of tuition from industry leaders which supports industry trade-craft with academic theory.
Joe Holden, co-founder of FIOR and retired Chief Superintendent for the Head of Operational Policing with Central Scotland Police said: “This experience means we are able to provide companies and organisations with realistic and tested tools, training and guidance to help their people to control the inevitable crises that will occur and prevent a potential disaster in regards to people safety, reputation and business continuity.”
“There are differences between being a manager and a leader. How an individual responds with the ‘golden hour’ at the start of a critical incident can make the difference between preventing a crisis becoming a disaster.”
FIOR successfully piloted the diploma last year with eight students from across the public and private sectors.
The diploma will include a residential three-day residential scenario training exercise and can also contribute to an MSc in Professional Learning and Leadership.