American Red Cross Director Corey Eide to teach two new DRLS courses in Spring 2017

December 28, 2016

Corey_Eide-smThe DRLA is pleased to announce the addition of two new 1-credit courses to the Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes. The courses will be taught in a weekend format (Friday Afternoon/Saturday & Sunday Morning) by adjunct professor Corey Eide. Professor Eide is the Director of Recovery Services for the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington D.C. Eide comes to the DRLA after teaching numerous 1-credit courses for Tulane's Payson Graduate Program in Global Development.

Emerging Trends in Disaster Response and Recovery (March 3-5)

Rapid change is taking place within disaster response and recovery both domestically and internationally. This evolution requires not only monitoring of these changes but also appropriate and timely adaptation. Real time access to geospatial information, faster needs assessment, emergency cash transfers, and new players in humanitarian response have the potential to greatly expedite and improve the assistance provided to survivors. This course will primarily review these trends from an applied perspective while considering potential policy touch points that may result from these trends.

Learning Objectives

Students will have an opportunity to achieve:

  1. An overview of the current systems used for disaster response and recovery and the inherent tension of centralized processes
  2. An introduction to new programming, technology, collaboration mechanisms and information sharing processes
  3. An overview of new organizations that are carving space out for themselves in a competitive environment

Facilitating Change in Non-Profit Organizations (April 7-9)

Today’s non-profit organizations face substantial challenges as societal norms and expectations evolve. Those non-profits in the space of disaster response and recovery face urgent needs with limited funding, at times less than automated processes and numerous stakeholders that demand to be heard. Non-profits must utilize business principles, drive to lean processes and speak with the voice of the client. The need has never been greater for humanitarian organizations and this class will provide students insights into the challenges non-profits face today, case studies of change and strategies to champion change.

Learning Objectives

Students will have an opportunity to achieve:

  1. An introduction to the challenges and opportunities today’s non-profit organizations face in the humanitarian sectors
  2. A basic understanding of strategies and tools to anticipate and understand shifting expectations of stakeholders
  3. An understanding of the importance of storytelling and how to use the voice of all stakeholders to champion change

Course registration will be available on Gibson Online in the coming weeks.