PM and Inconnect issue a Student Wildcard for each master class, giving the student the opportunity to participate (free of charge) in the master class and thus gain access to the most recent insights in the areas of risk, crisis and change.
We select a student who is involved in research or work experience relating to crisis communication or management. Together with the other participants, the student will attend the 4 day programme relating to the latest scientific and practical insights into the omains of risk, crisis and change.
Not only will the student receive instruction from international guest lecturers from the academic world, he/she will also be given food for thought concerning methods, cases and research by crisis consultants who operate on a global scale.
Update: Melanie De Vocht is awarded the Student Wildcard for the Belgian Risk and Crisis Management Master Class Fall 2013 edition. Contact us to apply for a next edition wildcard.
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As a PhD student in risk communication, Melanie (UGent) investigates, within the European project Veg-i-Trade, different communication strategies to communicate the emerging food safety risks in the most effective way.
For her master thesis in Communication Sciences (VUB, 2012) Eline explored the role of social media in crisis communication at Belgian music festivals
For her master thesis in Multilingual Communication (Lessius Antwerpen, 2012) Caroline explored to which degree the High Reliability Theory (Weick and Sutcliffe) is currently applied in the risk communication of Flemish hospitals.
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It was fascinating to see how both the practical insights and the theoretical insights merged in this masterclass. As an academic with a predominantly theoretical background, this experience offered me practical insights.
Even the less obvious insights about leadership styles and collaboration with emergency services were discussed. Likewise, the diversity and practical experiences shared by participants were a major added value.
The things that made this master class really interesting for me are the individual knowledge and experiences of all the participants. Sharing this with each other was a major learning opportunity for me and is certainly an added value of the master class.