TEAM: Team Evolution and Management

Requesting This Course:

Course Description:
Crisis intervention and critical incident stress management strategies and interventions can only be effectively delivered through a well-organized and orchestrated crisis response team. Team development and management skills are critical to the effective functioning of a crisis response team. This session will explore: leadership and management strategies; team development activities; team evolution considerations; preventative maintenance; learning from the past; and how to help teams remain healthy.

This course is designed for anyone in a team leadership position or who aspires to contribute to the organization or continued development of a crisis support, CISM, or peer support team. The program is essential to the development and maintenance of these programs.

Program Highlights:

  • Framework for an effective CISM Team
  • Appropriate policies and procedures for CISM Team operation
  • Two management theories and the characteristics of each
  • Steps in team development
  • Key skills for successful leadership
  • Methods to keep teams healthy
  • Minimum standards for training of team members
  • Barriers to team development
  • Group dynamics that effect team operation
  • Difficult team maintenance issues

Continuing Education Information:

Two-Day Course

General Contact Hours: 

13 Contact Hours: 1.3 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 13 PDHs for EAPA- Employee Assistance Professionals Association (Expiration Date – May 31, 2023)
  • 13 CE NAADAC- This course has been approved by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 87914, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), is responsible for all aspects of the programing (Expiration Date- February 28, 2025).

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Virtual Trainings, Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.  

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.