For businesses today, crisis management is just as important as finance management or personnel management. Having a clear and effective program for a crisis event is critical to the profitability and survival of your company. Being able to identify risk, assess the situation, and respond appropriately is important.
What is a corporate crisis? A crisis is any event that threatens a person, group of people, or the company and its bottom line. A crisis can occur any time, day or night, weekday, or weekend. A company that anticipates an emergency, and prepares for such an event, is better able to avoid negative situations altogether, or, if a situation does occur, better manage the crisis.
The Corporate Crisis Management Certified (CCMC) certification has been developed exclusively by the Management and Strategy Institute to ensure you have the skills needed to prepare your organization for a potential crisis. If we’ve learned anything from the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, it’s that no organization is safe from a sudden business disaster. Only companies with a strong crisis management plan in place were able to successfully navigate this difficult time.
Company’s face threats that are both internal and external. Examples of external threats include a sudden collapse of the stock market, loss of a large company contract, or a hack of the company’s data or computer systems. Internal threats include employee violence, threats, and theft. Is your company prepared?
This certification is designed for business managers and professionals. Whether you work in Human Resources, management, risk management, or for your company’s employee assistance program (EAP), people with crisis management skills are in high demand! Make sure you have this valuable skill on your resumé.
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This certification does not have any prerequisites. The training material includes all of the course work required to learn the system. There are books we recommend in the syllabus if you’d like to dig deeper into the subjects, but they are not required for exam preparation.
The study material included with this certification is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of crisis management. Instead, this professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of crisis management the basic skills needed to function in the role of a crisis manager. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of crisis management. For an example, click on this job search link to see how many positions mention the words “crisis management”.
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Yes, MSI offers digital books for those who would like to order additional materials to assist with their studies. These books are not required, but will help you prepare for the certification exam:
This certification exam is timed with a limit of 2 hours. The exam is completed online from home or work. You may take the exam as soon as you are ready, it does not need to be scheduled in advance. All questions are multiple choice.
You will be mailed a professional certificate and two professional transcripts which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive:
You are registering for the Corporate Crisis Management Certified (CCMC)™ certification program through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI). This certification is exclusive to MSI and you will be certified directly by the Institute upon passing, not a 3rd party certifying or accrediting body.
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
– Corporate Crisis Management Certified (CCMC)™