ETL course focuses on a range of competencies required of emergency team leaders. Rather than a technical training, this course focuses, primarily, on strategic, operations management, and relational elements of leadership. It also includes some elements of Red Cross/Red Crescent specific systems and procedures required of team leaders.
In order to ensure a fast and effective response to disasters with a multifaceted and flexible approach to emergencies and a good working relationship between the different disaster response tools, the Federation wishes to strengthen the team leader skills among its experienced disaster managers as well as increase the number of trained team leaders. Research has shown that one of the most crucial elements of an effective emergency response is exceptional leadership.