The leadership exercise activity is based on the physical characteristics and resources of a real facility located in New York City. The exercise focuses on an operational and planning scenario and includes the development of an Exercise Report also known as an After-Action Report (AAR). Links and materials, including the required report template, are provided in the attachments below.
Note: Since the AAR are completed utilizing a template, compliance with the most recent approved APA format is only required for in-text citations and references.
The AAR is created by incorporating targeted leadership knowledge development, self-assessment assignments, and homeland security or public safety leadership analysis with your observations from the leadership exercise. The AAR represents a personal understanding and plan of public safety leadership based on the course research, lecture content, conferences, reports, the leadership exercise, and your leadership performance. The completed AAR correlates with professional homeland security and public safety leadership best practices, resulting in a tangible product that can become a base for future leadership development.
The AAR will be developed using the provided template and structured to cover all of the following topics:
To complete this assignment, perform the following tasks:
Requirements: 4 pages
Use the template for report
Assumptions: From the perspective of the Executive Director, assess key or major assumptions about the organization, its business model, and emergency planning, e.g., pre-disaster preparations. Do not simply repeat facts provided in the exercise. Rather, assumptions should reflect conditions such as preparation, training, and mitigations or conditions that affect evacuation, response, or recovery.