2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSEM 365 Systems Thinking and Individual Leadership (5 credits)



Prerequisite Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management program.

Course Description
This course distinguishes traditional forms of analysis from the dynamics of systems thinking processes in a context of emergency and risk management.

Student Outcomes
1.0 Describe the evolution of systems thinking and the value of understanding oneself and others as components of effective leadership.
1.1 Apply systems theory and logic models to define integrated outcomes, risk, and performance measures in multi-organizational settings

2.0 Discuss and describe the importance of creating a shared vision across internal and external and partnerships.

3.0 Research and analyze the evolution of existing homeland security/emergency management systems, safety systems, structures, and functionalities, including local, state, federal, volunteer, and private organizations.

4.0 Apply effective interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and decision-making skills commensurate with a defined level of responsibility.
4.1 Explain how the framework of systems thinking impacts the critical decision making process.
4.2 Demonstrate how actions affect the whole environment (organizational or environmental) and analyze impacts and outcomes marked by complexity and great numbers of interactions.

5.0 Demonstrate ways to manage a scalable workforce that include both paid staff and volunteer staff to accomplish preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery tasks.



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