Public policy papers Dialogue on Crisis: The need for “education” too Ron Kuban, ph.D. President, Turning Point Group Inc.
Practitioners in any profession are typically quick to see the value of training in the practice of their profession. Some also see value in education. But more often than not, their appreciation of education wanes as time passes and their experience increases. The prevailing attitude is often one of “been there, done that, let’s move on”. In fact, employers and practitioners who are swamped with operational demands inadvertently foster much of this attitude. Regrettably, this is an unhealthy situation for the individual, the employer, the profession and its clients!
We who are in the emergency management field should not become smug; we are not an exception to the rule. In fact, given the youthfulness of our profession we need to be particularly careful in nurturing our own growth and that of our profession.
This article was first published as part of a regular column “Dialogue On Crisis” in Canadian Emergency News Volume 24: No. 3.