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Crisis Leadership Team
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Managing a crisis requires a coordinated effort involving members of a team already identified who have received training and well-versed in the contents of this Guide. The Crisis Leadership Team (CLT) is the group created for this purpose by authority of the President.
The Crisis Leadership Team is a focused responsibility group for the crisis management process. The core Crisis Management Team includes members of senior management and representatives from several areas of the University who are in the best position to respond to the emergency. Specifically, the core team consists of:
The Core Crisis Leadership Team meets regularly during the year and when a crisis occurs. Additional individuals may be invited to Crisis Leadership Team meetings during a crisis as support members. The core members remain constant, while support members are event-dependent. Some examples of support members include (but are not limited to):
Others, as defined by nature of the crisis.
The Crisis Leadership Team has jurisdiction for handling any of the following incidents:
The Crisis Leadership Team structure deviates from the normal lines of authority, and the team is empowered to act decisively on behalf of the institution. These procedures apply to all personnel, buildings, and grounds owned and operated by the University.
The President has the executive authority to execute all portions of this plan. The Provost chairs the team with authority to give direction to the team and make final decisions. Collegiality, collaboration, and consensus are important elements of positive group interaction and communication, but these elements must be balanced with the need to be timely and decisive.
Some campus groups have authority to manage a crisis as it happens until the Crisis Leadership Team takes over. The groups with authority to handle crises initially during an emergency are:
The main functions of the Crisis Leadership Team are:
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