The Graduate Institute and LEIDAR launch a new executive certificate programme.

The Executive Certificate in International Crisis Management, jointly organised by the Graduate Institute and LEIDAR, a global communications firm, is targeted to professionals in public institutions and private active in communication, government relations, advocacy, operations or human resources. It lasts five months, with the first session going from November 2012 to March 2013 consisting of three modules of three to five days each. The programme will address the main dimensions of management of an international crisis: stakeholder mapping, crises dynamics, risk assessment, anticipation tools and crisis navigation.

Cédric Dupont, Director Executive Education at the Graduate Institute said: “We believe that this new programme is the perfect complement to our existing Executive Education programmes because it focuses on situations of urgency that are very demanding on all actors on the international scene and require highly competent professionals. The originality of this programme is in its 360° approach to addressing international crises, from risk prevention to crisis management”.

Rolf Olsen, CEO of LEIDAR and co-Director of the Executive Certificate in International Crisis Management added: “For decades, Geneva has been the centre of international crisis prevention and management. Crises are increasingly complex and require trained professionals in order to manage them. In today’s inter-connected world, crises can take an international dimension in seconds, both for public institutions and private companies, therefore being able to detect the early warnings and having the right procedures in place is critical.” He added: “For any organisation, the question is not if a crisis will occur but when and where. How well prepared you are will determine the impact”.

Registration is now open. Detailed information on the Executive Certificate in International Crisis Management is available on the Executive Education website.

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