“Crisis Manager,” the free international email newsletter about crisis management, has a complementary website, Crisis Manager University.
The goal of the site is the same as that of the newsletter–it brings crisis management education to those who don’t work in this field, or even necessarily in PR. “People are crisis managers, whether they want to be or not,” said newsletter publisher Jonathan Bernstein, president of crisis management consultancy Bernstein Communications.
Crisis Manager University has been set up as a Yahoo Group and gives members the ability to post messages at the site or via email, participate in chats, upload and download files, take polls, display a calendar of events and list useful links. New members are being encouraged to take the site’s first poll, indicating their interest in various crisis management topics.
A Yahoo ID is required, but is free, easy to create and can be set up to preserve a user’s anonymity if so desired. For more information mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan is one of the foremost experts on what to do to keep your crisis from spinning out of control. He shared dozens of excellent tips during a teleseminar last year called “How to Keep the Media Wolves at Bay–The Do’s and Don’ts of Crisis Communications.”