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Work Plan Summary


Activity 1:  Diversity within the Community and Technical Colleges System – Recovering and Eliminating Systemic Racism and Implicit Bias The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) new vision statement, “Leading with racial equity, our colleges maximize student potential and transform lives within a culture of belonging that advances racial, social, and economic justice in the service to our diverse communities.” Working w/the CoE Advisory Board our career pathway program will lead with racial equity and recruit diverse individuals to help change our current culture: Complete and publish a Board Statement about the importance of diversity and support for [...]

Work Plan Summary2020-07-30T20:34:19+00:00

Strategic Planning Summary


Our Center had its Strategic Planning Session this year in a span of four meetings with its Advisory Board members, Senior Fellows, and staff members. We would like to thank Mark Todd who facilitated our sessions and helped format the structure of the meetings, which provided a wonderful and interesting topics for discussions. At the Center, our goal is “to provide effective leadership and coordination that rapidly responds to the interests of educational institutions and workforce training needs of the HSEM (all-hazard) business and industry sectors across the state.” We want Washington State to be on the cutting-edge of our [...]

Strategic Planning Summary2020-07-30T19:58:28+00:00

Wizard of Oz: Leadership with Sincerity


 By Linda Crerar John Lewis, the U.S. Congressman from Atlanta, Georgia, sadly died on July 17, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Lewis was a civil rights activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the1960s for equality, justice, and peace. Throughout his life, Lewis maintained a strong loyalty to his principles of non-violence and adhered to the belief in the power of love, decency, tolerance, inclusion, and integration. He challenged us all to be the best we can and to do what is right. His leadership will be seriously missed but never forgotten. We all [...]

Wizard of Oz: Leadership with Sincerity2020-07-31T19:14:58+00:00

Congratulations Graduates of 2020


Congratulations Graduates of 2020 By Kellie Hale Being in a graduating class for 2020 has been a tumultuous time. None of us expected the current events to such a huge impact on our daily routines or scheduled plans (e.g. graduation ceremonies). I am a part of the graduating class of 2020 at Excelsior College where I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business. I had originally planned to attend the commencement ceremony in Albany, New York to celebrate with my fellow students. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 still not under control, the College had to forgo the face-to-face graduation ceremony for a [...]

Congratulations Graduates of 20202020-06-30T20:00:10+00:00

Mental Wellness and Resiliency


Mental Wellness and Resiliency: Adjusting to Life and Addressing Challenges During Uncertain Times By Ryann Leonard, PhD Feeling fatigued? More impatient than normal? Are you finding it hard to balance working from or just being at home? You are not alone. These are all signs that your mental wellness is being challenged by uncertainty and stress. Currently, COVID-19 has influenced the wellness of most of us across the globe whether that be emotionally, physically, or mentally. We are living in rapidly changing times where we are constantly bombarded with media and messaging about what we should do, or should know, [...]

Mental Wellness and Resiliency2020-07-24T05:45:47+00:00

Confluence News Magazine: June (2020)


Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs.

Confluence News Magazine: June (2020)2020-07-27T00:41:37+00:00

Confluence News Magazine – May (2020)


Confluence serves as an intersection where we share events, interests, and important information about our Center and the state’s all-hazard emergency management pathway programs.

Confluence News Magazine – May (2020)2020-07-27T00:37:42+00:00

Leaders Helping Veterans to Successful Civilian Employment Transitions


Leaders Helping Veterans to Successful Civilian Employment Transitions: An Interview with Center’s Advisory Board Member, Steve Vincent, PMP By Linda Crerar There is an increased demand in all sectors of the community for professionals, who understand the complex nature of Public Safety, Security and Emergency Management.

Leaders Helping Veterans to Successful Civilian Employment Transitions2020-07-22T22:15:59+00:00

Safe Start Washington


Safe Start Washington Governor Jay Inslee, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, has established a data-driven approach to reopen Washington and modify physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19. This approach reduces the risk of COVID-19 to Washington’s most vulnerable populations and preserves capacity in our health care system, while safely opening up businesses and resuming gatherings, travel, shopping, and recreation. The plan involves assessing COVID-19 activity in the state along with health care system readiness, testing capacity and availability, case and contact investigations, and ability to protect high-risk populations. Governor Inslee announced in [...]

Safe Start Washington2020-06-30T20:03:16+00:00
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