Leadership for Crisis: A Health Professions Planning and Response Course


$135 USD per attendee | Deposit of 20% required of $27 USD to sign up | 

A two week course to train leaders for emergencies and how to manage people during a crisis.


A two week course to train leaders for emergencies and how to manage people during a crisis.


Course Professor

  • Professor Mohammed Hassanein

Director of MBBS program and Assessment Centre, Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences, Physician.

  • Professor Samar Ahmed

Professor Samar Ahmed, MSc, MD, JMHPE is the Director at Ain Shams Middle East North Africa FAIMER Regional Institute for Health Professions Education. Chair of the Centre of excellence in Forensic psychiatric research at Ainshams University. Associate professor in the department of forensic medicine and toxicology Ain Shams University. Certified UNESCO Trainer Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Director Quality assurance unit ASU-FOM. Global commercial adviser to Universities and medical schools. Professor Samar Ahmed has tremendous leadership and execution skills that enable her to lead people in integrated projects. She understands what it takes to deliver and supports people perform to their best ability. She has a well-developed capacity to communicate with different cultures and to establish partnerships for education development.


Who Can Benefit from Taking This Course?

  • Officials in departments including but not limited to public works, public health, emergency medicine, transportation, security and education
  • Senior leaders of first-response committees in Universities and healthcare facilities
  • Executives in the corporate and nonprofit sectors with responsibility for disaster planning, management or recovery, or those who oversee large public events


Course Objectives

Natural disasters. Infrastructure failures. Major technology breaches. Terrorist attacks. Public health emergencies.

These are the kinds of extraordinary challenges that leaders like you face every day. Do you feel fully prepared to handle all of them? In our one-week executive education program, Leadership in Crisis: Planning and execution, you’ll learn how to successfully manage, survive and recover from the unexpected.

You’ll also learn how to effectively gather critical information, adapt to unique circumstances and prioritize effectively. You will learn how to build bridges across boundaries, presenting perspectives on planning, training and implementing, so that senior managers like you can have systems in place in advance of a critical event.

The course will provide you with a greater understanding of:

  • The dynamics of emergencies overall and what differentiates crisis situations from routine emergencies
  • The role of a leader in delivering appropriate responses and planning ahead
  • The skills leaders need for working decisively in the highly concentrated time-frame
  • Managing people between motivation and delivery
  • The critical demands of large-scale crises and engaging organizations for a response
  • Alleviating communication tensions


Course Content

Topics covered:

  • Types of emergency
  • Planning and follow up
  • Tools for stakeholder analysis and communication
  • Conducting difficult conversations
  • Managing people and adapting to needs
  • Crisis response

Teaching Hours:

  • 8 teaching hours
  • 4 discussion hours

Teaching & Training Methodology:

The program features intensive, interactive discussions using the ASU MENA FRI case study method, supplemented by lectures, exercises and small-group work.

The case studies give you exposure to real-world issues and help you work through possible approaches and solutions to problems that actual managers have confronted. It is case teaching that reveals the power of a diverse learning group and makes for open and lively classroom discussion.

Morning small-group discussions allow you to work more collaboratively and intensively on the day’s readings, as well as provide an opportunity for “peer consulting” on a particular issue that you’re facing.

Assessment Methodology:

Assessment is done based on trainee interaction in discussion sessions