1st Asian Executive Development Program
for Emergency Managers



3-14 July 2000, Manila, Philippines


Managing in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment

Emergency managers today, more than ever before, are expected to effectively operate in and respond to constantly changing environments. In a world of scarce resources they are required to achieve maximum results with minimum investment. To play an effective role in their organization the successful manager also needs to be a skilled people person, a keen observer of global trends and a strategic decision-maker.


The Program

The Executive Development Program for Emergency Managers is designed for executive and senior managers in the public and private sectors and NGOs within the Asia Pacific Region. This program focuses on the development of management and leadership skills required to more effectively operate in a rapidly changing environment.

This accredited program, which leads to a Graduate Certificate, is offered jointly by the Asia Pacific Disaster Management Centre (APDMC) Manila and the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) Sydney. It is particularly relevant for professionals with an interest in or responsibility for disaster management and community safety.

Participants who successfully complete the 2 week Residential and Action Leaning Components will be eligible to undertake an applied research paper which will qualify them for the award of "Graduate Certificate in Executive Development". The program comprises three parts:

FIRST – Residential Component SECOND – Action Learning Component THIRD - Distant Learning Component
To be conducted at the AIM Conference Center, Makati City, Philippines over a 2 week period from 3-14 July 2000, and is preceded by a 1 week pre-course reading in the workplace Field work at major natural and man-made disaster sites in the Philippines and visits to organizations working the field of Emergency and Disaster Management. The schedule of this activity is incorporated on the Residential Component Schedule. Participants will complete a work related applied research paper over a 16 week period upon returning to their posts.


Learning Outcomes

Participants will leave the program with:


Key Content Areas

The program will include the following content areas:


The Partner Organizations

The Asia Pacific Disaster Management Centre (APDMC) is a regional, technical resource in disaster and risk management, delivering programs to both public and private sectors in countries of the Asia and Pacific regions. APDMC is a Philippines based, not-for-profit NGO operating since May 1998. It is governed by a multinational Board of Directors.

APDMC responds to the urgent need for strengthening the capability of countries in the region for enhanced risk management, encompassing risk assessment, risk treatment, emergency preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response and recovery to both natural and man-made emergencies and disasters. APDMC’s philosophy is to promote the sharing of international standards and best practices in disaster and risk management through active cooperation with its extensive partnership network.

The Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) is situated on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour, Australia. The AIPM is part of the national Common Police Services and is responsible for conducting leadership development, executive management and specialist training courses for senior police and public safety leaders and managers from throughout Australasia. Many international participants also attend the AIPM programs.

The primary role of the Institute is to provide a range of formal postgraduate courses and professional development programs designed to improve police professionalism and enhance individual and organizational performance. The AIPM also undertakes applied research and provides an extensive range of management consultancies and advisory services to national and international police and public safety agencies.


For more INFORMATION and REGISTRATION, please contact
MR. JOHN BARRETT, CEO, Asia Pacific Disaster Management Centre (APDMC)
PO Box 1005 Makati Central Post Office, 1250 Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: (632) 810 5444; Facsimile: (632) 817 0894; Email: