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The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Course

We are living through a global crisis, now learn how the system works

Responding to the need for increased interoperability and effectiveness globally, CBI brings the NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response (CMDR) course online in partnership with the NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response Center of Excellence (COE) in Bulgaria. The CMDR courses aim at building basic knowledge and awareness on NATO Crisis Response fundamentals, the NATO Crisis Response System (“NCRS”), and its complementary elements. The courses will incorporate subject matter experts and be in coordination with NATO content, requirements, and Centre of Excellence (COE) support.

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Crisis Management
in a Global Context

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response (CMDR) Course prepares professionals for crisis and disaster scenarios by aligning with NATO core concepts to offer a unique learning opportunity based on the alliance’s own training program. Those enrolled will benefit from learning about NATO’s norms, standards, and practices in dealing with both events and peer institutions. This is an invaluable experience for those who are interested in developing knowledge and skills, both hard and soft, for careers in today’s global emergency management environment.

Educational Partnership

Capacity Building International has partnered with the University of California in Irvine and their professional development division in order to deliver online training and certification programs in the United States. Given the movement of much of higher education online, CBI is now working with various entities to expand into the US market with the assistant of our new partner, UCI. CBI is currently teaching the NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response professional development course online at the University of California.

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The CMDR program prepares professionals for various scenarios by aligning with NATO core concepts to offer a unique learning opportunity based on the alliance’s own training program.

— RESILIENCE AND NATO ARTICLE 3

Evaluate international emergency management

Evaluate emergency management (EM) in an international context, notably its conceptualizations, processes, issues, and norms, and how these are manifested in NATO.

30+

NATO Allies and learn how to negotiate response

60+

Years of Instructor International Experience

Identify concepts to collaboration

Identify the concepts and approaches to collaboration, both within and between the diverse teams and institutions in the international EM context.

40

Hours of Content to include videos

6

Weeks plus Tabletop Exercise

Further professional development

Further your professional development and career opportunities through a certification of knowledge covering the only NATO concepts in EM offered in the United States.

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Only One NATO CMDR Certification for Civilians in the US

4

CEU’s for Continuing Professional Development

Evaluate

Evaluate EM in an international context and how these are manifested in NATO

Understand

Understand the complexities and processes behind an international organization

Identify

Identify the concepts and approaches to collaboration in the international EM context.

Perspective

Learn to evaluate the changing global security environment through the lens of EM

Specialized

Earn the only professional development certification in the US, and a NATO Certification.

Challenge

Your views and assumptions about the international community response to crisis

Our Work

Meet The Team

Course Delivery Team
Kyle king, dr. Manlio silvestri,
dr. erik benson

With a collective 60+ years of international experience in international organizations to include NATO, United Nations (UN), and the Organization for Security Cooperation Europe (OSCE), and representing three (3) countries, we provide you with the insights to understand international crisis management and disaster response from a NATO perspective. Your instructors are complimented by lectures by NATO instructors from the NATO CMDR Center of Excellence located in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Educational Partnership

Capacity Building International has partnered with the University of California in Irvine and their professional development division in order to deliver online training and certification programs in the United States. Given the movement of much of higher education online, CBI is now working with various entities to expand into the US market with the assistant of our new partner, UCI. CBI is currently teaching the NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response professional development course online at the University of California.

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Fully Online and
Cohort Based Learning

The CMDR program will greatly enhance one’s understanding of and ability to respond to crises and disasters in today’s globalized world. The course is delivered 100% online in asynchronous format. Students are organized in a cohort and there are weekly events to share knowledge, perspectives, and engage with a diverse group of industry professionals. Join today and don't miss the next cohort! 

Course Fee: $850
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Suresh Menon - INDIA

The NATO CMDR course was valuable with the instructors doing a fine job with the students. Very interesting and captivating content which makes it wanting more. All assignments and their observations and comments by the instructors were top-notch.

Stuart Fore - United States

This is an international course which brings together people from around the world to discuss topics in disaster response and crisis management. The instructors interact with the students almost daily to build a better understanding of the topics and exchange ideas and develop a better understanding of how crisis management is conducted in different countries.

Linh Anh Cook - UNITED STATES

I strongly recommend this program--it teaches students a wide range of hard and soft skills that are applicable in a wide range of career goals: emergency management, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development, good governance, public policy and research, and many specialties within the military industrial complex.

Kaan Lu - TURKEY

I have taken NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response (CMDR) course coordinated by UCI, NATO Centre of Excellence (COE) and Capacity Building International in summer 2020. The course was very interesting, challenging and rewarding overall. Topics were well organized with contemporary subjects and up-to-date materials.

Our Partners

University of California LogoLogo from the Institute of Security Governance in the United StatesLink to the NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response Center of ExcellenceLogo from the American College of Thessaloniki in GreeceThe International Emergency Management SocietyThe International Association of Emergency Managers

Our Talented Crew

Kyle King

Founder

Erik Benson

PhD

Manlio Silvestri

PhD
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