Global Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Management, Certificate (online)

Offered in collaboration with the Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters (CRSCAD) at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

This non-credit certificate program offers topics in the theory and practice of disaster preparedness, mitigation and post-disaster reconstruction. It also presents a unique opportunity for participants of various accreditations to develop not only an expertise in a variety of components of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, but also the broader skills associated with project and performance management that can be utilized in a wide array of faculties. The aim is to develop a national and international capacity to address the horrendous consequences of the various forms of disaster which millions of people face every year, everywhere.

This program consists of four required and one elective course. You must successfully complete five courses to receive the certificate. Upon successful completion of each course, you will receive the CEUs (Continuing Education Units) indicated for a total of 17.5 or 16 CEUs, depending on which courses you select.


Guest speakers

Michael Britton

Michael Britton, EdD, PhD, is a practicing psychologist and scholar who conducted interview research with retired U.S. military commanders/planners who had dealt with nuclear weapons during the Cold War, exploring their experience of the moral responsibilities involved. He has lectured internationally on the implications of neuroscience for our global future, and provides training for conflict resolution specialists on applications of neuroscience to their work.

Ulrich Spalthoff

Ulrich (Uli) Spalthoff (Dr. rer. nat.) Director of Media Development for Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies. Former Director of Advanced Technologies at Alcatel-Lucent in Germany and France. As Director of Advanced Technologies, his leadership included mentoring startups and consulting high-tech companies in IT, telecommunication and semiconductor industries from countries all over the world.