PRAO4016 Strategic Issues and Crisis Management (3 units)
- Year 4 standing; PRAO2005 Introduction to Public Relations and Advertising (for non-PRA students)
This course investigates the concepts of issues and crisis management, the relationship between public relations and the handling of issues and crises, and the theories and techniques of planning for crisis communication for an organization. Crisis management is a multifaceted discipline that involves components from issues management, strategic crisis communication, to reputation management. This course aims to equip students with the necessary skills and abilities to identify and prepare for issues and crises, to diagnose the nature of an issue and crisis, to communicate strategically, and to recover and learn from crises. The emphasis of this course, thus is on both the preventive and reactive phases of crisis management.
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