The Center of Excellence for Crisis Management Professionals

Join the Network

A Community Created for Crisis Management Professionals.



Hours of Video Content


Live Events Per Year

Latest Articles

crisis management

7 Deadly Sins of Crisis Management: How to Avoid Learning on the Job

It's not something that any of us want to think about, but it is a reality. Crisis management can be difficult and stressful. It often seems like things are out of our control and the situation is too big for us to handle alone. But there are some steps we can take in...

Lorraine Schneider: Increasing the Visibility of Emergency Management

Lorraine Schneider, CEM, Founder & Executive Director of Emergency Management Growth Initiative, presented “Increasing the Visibility of Emergency Management” at the 6th Annual ICMC Virtual Conference in October 2021. Lorraine has developed and implemented...

Paul Barker: Be resilient…Can you afford not to?

Paul Barker, Founder & Director of Vigilance Consulting, Ltd., presented “Be resilient…Can you afford not to?” at the 6th Annual ICMC Virtual Conference in October 2021. Paul is a certified Operational Resilience Risk and Crisis Management Director with more than...

Upcoming Events and Training

Scenario Planning: Lessons Learned from a Geopolitical and Diplomatic Simulation Exercise

February 16, 2022

Geopolitics is the intersection of geography, history, culture, and politics. Diplomacy is the art of managing relationships within the context of geopolitics. While most organizations do not have requirements to include either of these considerations in their simulation exercises, working with national governments or transnational non-governmental or private sector entities may include engaging objectives that involve geopolitical or diplomatic elements. This session provides insight into some of the lessons-to-be-learned from both discussions and operations-based exercises that included diplomatic and geopolitical considerations in their scenarios. Some went well, some were challenging, and at least one resulted in an international incident. 


Principles of Crisis Management - February 2022

February 24, 2022 - February 25, 2022

Principles of Crisis Management will cover the characteristics of a crisis, and a framework to manage the life cycle of a crisis from horizon scanning for potential issues, through closure and remediating gaps or Lessons “to be” Learned. To learn more about the details of this course please visit the Principles of Crisis Management course description page.


2022 International Crisis Management Conference

June 08, 2022

Day 1 - June 6th 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Meet and Greet Day 2 - June 7th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Speaker Presentations Day 3 - June 8th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: (Training Day) You have your choice of the Principles of Crisis Management or Principles of Effective Cyber Response