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Crisis Leadership and Learning Center


The Crisis Leadership & Learning Center is a John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute groundbreaking initiative that will allow students and others from all over Texas to participate in leadership-oriented, crisis decision-making, computer-assisted simulations – either onsite or online. The CLLC will also be used to teach a wide variety of leadership, ethics, and service-focused topics over the Internet.

The CLLC will feature 4-hour, crisis leadership-oriented, computer-assisted simulations. Participants will learn what it takes to make large-scale, impactful decisions under duress with very little time available. Participants assume roles of national and/or state leaders as they collaborate to solve large-scale crises. In addition to Presidential-level crisis leadership case studies, the JBS crisis center will be multipurpose, offering state, county, and city-level crisis and emergency management scenarios. The JBS center will be able, for example, to partner with banks and financial institutions seeking Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credits by delivering financial training to K-12 schools and districts.

Potential simulations include national crises like the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the September 11 attack, or the 2012 Benghazi incident, and local crises, including severe weather, a natural disaster, or a local terror attack targeting infrastructure.

To read more about the JBS CLLC, please click here.