Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management

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Volume 8 Issue 4 (December 2000), Pages 185-245

Training Civil Servants for Crisis Management (pages 192-196)

This article describes and reflects upon actual experiences in training leaders in the Swiss government. Five thematic areas that are fundamental to preparing a government for leadership in a crisis are presented. Additionally, planning the training, the use of expertise and factors which facilitate or hinder strategic learning are discussed. The author recommends the development of a model learning strategy for governments, with the assistance of the European Academy for Crisis Management.

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