Applying the Principles of Highly Reslient Organizations and Sensemaking to Assessing Internal and External Factors in Emergency Planning: A Case Study for the Next Hurricane Sandy

A case study using Hurricane Sandy to provide a realistic examination of planning assessment techniques for on-the-ground managers. It introduces “sensemaking” and Highly Resilient Organization concepts for use with a much more complex and disruptive world and provides a wider analytical scope of awareness when planning. Increasing assessment skills is a cost effective investment. More

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About Michael G. Lehan

Michael Lehan, Ed.D. is a Director of Berkshire Management Group, LLC, an independent consulting firm, and an adjunct faculty member at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Dr. Lehan participates in the Academy's graduate programs for facilities and emergency managers, In that capacity he enjoys the process of sharing insights and experiences with talented students from whom he learns as much, if not more, than he teaches. Dr. Lehan is the Principal Investigator for STEM Solar Explorations, a US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences STEM project. The project focuses on teaching science using grid-tied solar arrays and renewable energy to engage and excite students. Dr. Lehan has worked in both the public sector - federal, state and local - and the private sector throughout his career.

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