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 Crisis Management Planning Resources 


From natural disasters to terrorist threats, emergencies occur every day. Planning ahead can minimize the risks to your students and your institution.

Determine your Readiness Level

  • Is your institution prepared for a disaster? Find out using the Red Cross’ free Ready Rating program.

Develop a Response Plan

Communicate the Plan

The Role of the CEO

  • “The real role of the CEO, beyond making sure those in authority have what they need to make quick and meaningful decisions and being a primary voice in calming key stakeholders, will be to make sure everyone knows of and continues on the right road toward your carefully planned recovery,” says Aileen Pincus of The Pincus Group, Inc. Tips for the CEO with regard to crisis communication exist on The Pincus Group’s website.

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Institutional Plans

System-Wide Plans



 Add to the List

Would you like your college’s plan to be included on this list? E-mail Tabitha Whissemore

 In the News

Lessons Learned, Inside Higher Ed, September 4, 2012 (New Orleans universities in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac)

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