Rotman School of Management

Crisis Prevention, Management and Communication

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About the course

Lead your organization through a crisis with confidence and learn how to prevent future crises.

Every organization is vulnerable to crises which can be a risk to reputation and market share – both of which take years to build. The more complex your systems are the more likely a crisis will impact your systems and projects in unforeseen ways. Fortunately, you can learn to recognize the unexpected connections present in your projects that may lead to possible crises, uncover specific potential failures, and devise strategies to prevent them.

Lead in turbulent times.

Most teams aren’t equipped to handle the unexpected. With stress and under time pressure, it’s difficult to stay calm, diagnose a problem, and come up with solutions. This five-day intensive program will help you move from crisis management to crisis leadership. You will emerge more effective, thoughtful, and resilient, and with a skill set that can provide you with a strategic advantage over less well-prepared competitors.

Schedule

MONDAY

  • The Origin of Crises
  • Crisis Communication

TUESDAY

  • Decision Biases
  • Wicked Problems
  • Designing Resilient Systems

WEDNESDAY

  • Organizational Boundaries
  • Managing the Unexpected
  • From Crisis Management to Crisis Leadership

THURSDAY

  • Simulation

FRIDAY

  • Crisis Communication

Take your crisis communication skills to the next level.

During a crisis, internal communication plays a key role. However, many people who end up in leadership have never had training for communicating in a crisis situation on the big stage. This program will help you develop an effective crisis communication style, response and presence that inspires trust internally and externally. Inspire trust, rebuild employee confidence and morale, and manage stakeholders, customers and the media during a critical moment.

Our expert faculty will guide you through everything you need to know so you can leave the program confident in your new skills. You will be able to better run meetings, get ahead of risks, and recognize the danger of big failures before they happen.

Who should attend

Executives and senior managers

Trust the experts

Jennifer Riel

Jennifer Riel is an Adjunct Professor, Facutly-at-large and Managing Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute’s Knowledge Infrastructure project, which includes oversight of Rotman I-Think (our elementary and secondary school integrative thinking and design thinking program). In her role, Jenn...

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Geoffrey Leonardelli

Geoffrey Leonardelli is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at Rotman (with a cross-appointment to the Department of Psychology). His research targets how people can harness knowledge about themselves to enhance their leadership, team dynamics and negot...

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Marlys Christianson

Bio Marlys Christianson is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Rotman. She received a PhD in Management & Organizations from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include the coordination of complex and interdependent work, sensemaking in high-risk environments...

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András Tilcsik

András Tilcsik holds the Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, and Society and is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. His research on work and organizations has received awards from the American Sociological Association, and he has been recognized as one of the t...

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Chris Clearfield

Chris Clearfield is co-author of Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It (March 2018). Clearfield began his career as a derivatives trader at Jane Street, a New York-based quantitative trading firm, where he managed the risks that arise when people try to use extremely fast com...

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Tiff Macklem

Tiff Macklem served as Senior Deputy Governor from July 2010 until May 2014. In this capacity, he was the Bank's Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank. Mr. Macklem’s duties included acting for the Governor, overseeing strategic planning and coordinating the Ba...

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