The National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA) program is designed for emerging leaders and mid-level managers interested in developing the qualities needed to lead emergency management programs and organizations. Taught by experienced FEMA instructors, this program offers students an opportunity to learn with their peers on real-world emergency management questions and projects. The courses are learner-centered, collaborative, and project-oriented. The Advanced Academy also provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their critical thinking ability through a guided Research Project. Students apply the key learning concepts from the Advanced Academy curriculum relative to their own strengths and weaknesses, their organizations, and their own performance environments.

Target Audience: Emergency management professionals from a variety of fields including government, non-profit organization, voluntary organizations, and the private sector are encouraged to apply.

The Advanced Academy consists of four courses, conducted in sequence. The 2017-2018 courses will be held on the campus of John Tyler Community College in Midlothian, VA. Applicants must be able to commit to all four courses as scheduled.

Dec 4 – 8, 2017 Survey of Advanced Concepts in EM Organizations (E0451)
Feb 12-16, 2018 Assessment and Application of Professional Style in EM (E0452)
Apr 23-27, 2018 Advanced Concepts & Issues in the EM Organization (E0453)
Aug 13-17, 2018 Advanced Concepts & Issues in the EM Community & Profession (E0454)

Admission to the Advanced Academy is competitive; the selection committee looks for individuals with three years or more of emergency management experience and a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of emergency management organizations and to the profession.

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 Advanced Academy program is September 8, 2017. To apply, complete the Application for Admission and submit to Donna B. Taylor at