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COLLEGE STATION – Forty-six students in the Texas A&M Mays Business School participated in a team-building exercise at Disaster City? on Aug. 3. The students are participating in the Mays Executive MBA (EMBA) program.

The Leadership Challenge teaches leadership and communication skills, crisis management and teamwork. The students worked together to rescue “victims” in the rubble pile of a collapsed building and a train derailment, as well as facing other challenges. They also learned about crisis communications and held several press conferences. The exercise is overseen by experienced TEEX instructors. Fifteen volunteers played the roles of “victims.”

“Disaster City is one of the top experiential learning events for the Executive MBA Program at Mays Business School,” said Julie Orzabal, Director of the Executive MBA Program. “Kicking-off our orientation, Disaster City accelerates the team-building process and prepares the participants to work efficiently together during the program.

“The EMBA and Disaster City faculty work together to build a program that enhances the participants’ ability to plan, organize, lead, follow and communicate with their team in a demanding environment. The top-notch instructors instill valuable lessons and make an impact on both the personal and professional lives of our participants.”

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Learning what the city needs to do and the law enforcement side has been integral in moving forward with EMP’s.

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