Don't let your organization get left in the dark when the unexpected happens. Designed for non-specialists, this course takes a systematic approach to emergency management, especially as it relates to business continuity planning. Concepts include hazard and risk assessment, impact analysis, mitigation, emergency preparedness and response, and psychosocial impact of crisis. Examine a range of tools for planning and training and consider the ethical issues, opportunities and challenges overlaying emergency management. Learners will work in small groups matched with a representative from a Canadian public-sector, private-sector or non-profit organization, and the group will use course concepts to develop and present business continuity recommendations to the organization.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
To withdraw from any course in the program, notification must be provided to the course instructor and to administration (1-250-721-8558 or firstname.lastname@example.org). A course refund, minus a $75 administration fee, will only be provided within 6 calendar days after the course start date. Students who withdraw after that date may be eligible to receive a W transcript status. Students who do not notify the course instructor and administrative staff of their decision not to complete the course will receive a failing grade (F).
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.