The next
Crisis Management Case Challenge is
February 21, 2019!

When emergency alerts fail to reach the community during a crisis, lives may be lost. Knowing this, public safety officials and policymakers are faced with two challenges: Are previous failures the result of poor policies or inadequate existing processes? What can be done to ensure that these failures are not repeated?

If you are a graduate student interested in tackling this issue, enter our Crisis Management Case Challenge for a chance to win $2,000. Registration closes on February 6th.

The HSA Council (HSAC) is proud to sponsor the Crisis Management Case Challenge program. This competitive event will provide graduate students with a forum to address contemporary crisis management issues.

Teams will prepare a policy brief addressing a crisis management “issue/case”, and finalists will present their recommendations to a panel of subject matter experts. The top three teams will win cash prizes.

Recent catastrophic events, natural and human-caused, continue to test the crisis management capability, doctrine and policies of governments and institutions. The HSAC/Target Crisis Management Case Challenge seeks to foster an exchange of ideas, perspectives, and recommendations to better manage crises.

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"The HSAC Case Challenge is a great way to dive in to an extremely relevant topic for government, to practice policy writing and presentation skills, and to learn from experts in the field. It challenged me to think critically and creatively about how a city could best mitigate a crisis. "

Allison Wilhite, Case Challenge Participant

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