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    Developing disaster management capability: an assessment centre approach

    Paton, D. and Jackson, Duncan (2002) Developing disaster management capability: an assessment centre approach. Disaster Prevention and Management 11 (2), pp. 115-122. ISSN 0965-3562.

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    Fundamental to disaster readiness planning is developing training strategies to compensate for the limited opportunities available for acquiring actual disaster response experience. With regard to communication, decision making and integrated emergency management response, the need to develop mental models capable of reconciling knowledge of multiple goals with the collective expertise of those responding represents a significant challenge for training. This paper explores the utility of the assessment centre as a developmental resource capable of achieving this goal. In addition to providing multiple, expertly evaluated simulations to facilitate the development and practice of specific skills, the ability of assessment centre methodology to promote tacit knowledge and self‐efficacy renders it an appropriate vehicle for developing the mental models that underpin the core disaster management competencies of situational awareness and naturalistic and team decision making.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Disaster management, Training, Assessment, Decision making
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Duncan Jackson
    Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 16:11
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 11:35


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