The Anatomy of a Crisis with Dr. Jeff McCausland
Build the courage to be a confident leader during the most difficult of circumstances.
Have you considered the three stages of a crisis?
All leaders face crises – whether it be for themselves or their organizations. Being able to properly plan for and handle expected and unexpected crises is critical to the success of any leader and organization.
In this course Dr. Jeff McCausland will examine the nature of crises and what leaders should do to prepare or “inoculate” their organization. Plus, he will share how you can quickly organize your thinking and the direction of your organization when a crisis strikes.
Finally, he will discuss how to create a “learning organization” that allows leaders to consider what lessons the crisis has provided that the team must incorporate for the future.
This course includes:
- A video presentation
- Audio recording
- Workbook with course overview, note-taking guide, questions for reflection and additional resources
- Interview with former Principal, Lily Din Woo who led an elementary school during the 9/11 tragedy (video, audio and transcript of interview included)
- 10 question to quiz to test your knowledge (optional)
*Quiz is graded. Learners have two tries and must receive 80% to pass. Once you pass you will receive a certificate of completion via email. This certificate can be used for continued education credits or reimbursement should your employer or organization award agree to do so.
Dr. Jeff McCausland is the Founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership & Strategy, LLC. Since 2000, both domestic and internationally, Dr. McCausland has conducted numerous executive leadership development workshops and consulted for leaders in public education, US government institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds both a Masters and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Dr. McCausland is a Visiting Professor of International Security at Dickinson College, serves as a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. He is also an adjunct fellow at both CSIS and the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC.
Dr. McCausland is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army and former Dean of Academics at the U.S. Army War College. He was a Visiting Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Graduate School of International Affairs.
During his military career Dr. McCausland served in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and Europe during the Kosovo crisis and Operations Desert Shield and Storm.
Dr. McCausland has both published and lectured broadly on military affairs, European security issues, the Gulf War, and leadership throughout the United States and over thirty countries. He has been a national security consultant for CBS television and radio since 2003. Consequently, he has been a frequent commentator on the ongoing conflicts in both countries as well as other stories focused on national security. Dr. McCausland has also appeared and been interviewed by news stations and publications such as: MSNBC, CSPAN, CNN, the CBS Evening News, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe.
2010-2015: Distinguished Visiting Professor of Research and Minerva Chairholder, U.S. Army War College
2002-2004: Class of 1961 Chair of Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD