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Confluence Media: The Exchange and Flow of Information and Ideas

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.

Our new news magazine “Confluence” serves as an intersection where we come together to share Center events and activities each month and important information about our all hazard emergency management career pathways. Our video and pod casts will bring together our pathway programs, their faculty, students and employers, and our communities across the state to discuss a variety of issues, interests, trends and discussions about our career pathways.

The King County TV’s “Disaster Zone” interview Careers in Emergency Management provided information on the establishment of the original Associates and Certificate HSEM degrees, curriculum framework, faculty and internships and work experience opportunities. Confluence staff will continue a segment which will be taped in the coming months and will bring graduates from the statewide HSEM Program to share how their work experience opportunities and internships were important for employment and tips they would provide to someone who has an Emergency Management Degree and is looking for employment.

Center Advisory Board Members, Senior Fellows and staff will participate in “Youtube” interviews. Confluence will bring together our six Career Pathway employers, students, faculty, employers and community members to discuss a variety of issues and interests. Confluence will serve as an intersection where we can come together to share events, interests and important information about our career pathways so “stay tuned”.


CONFLUENCE NEWS AND UPDATES

Confluence News Magazine – Memorial Day Edition, 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.
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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.
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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 ri
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Mental Wellness and Resiliency: Adjusting to Life and Addressing Challenges During Uncertain Times

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 you
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On Keeping A Grip

On Keeping A Grip May 22, 2020 By Jim Mullen This topic is challenging for an untrained layman (like me). Still, expressing oneself is said to be therapeutic. Here goes: In 2005, as the survivors of hurricanes Katrina and Rita found refuge in other states, Washington State began to se
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Washington 2-1-1: Helps Connect You to Community Resources Statewide

2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, childcare, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you in finding t
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Interview with Ryann Leonard, Criminal Justice Faculty at Big Bend Community College and Highline College

Interview with Ryann Leonard, Criminal Justice Faculty at Big Bend Community College and Highline College How has operations changed? Ryann Leonard: For me, very little has changed. I have been teaching fully online for several quarters. The difference for me is I have set up more che
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Interview with Darren Linker, Director of the Occupational Health & Safety Degree Program at Pierce College and Edmonds Community College

Interview with Darren Linker, Director of the Occupational Health & Safety Degree Program at Pierce College and Edmonds Community College How are your students coping with the change? How are you coping? Darren Linker: The biggest impact for me is the adjustment to working from h
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When Disruption Becomes the New Normal: Resilience and Connection within the Education Community

  When Disruption Becomes the New Normal: Resilience and Connection within the Education Community By Kellie Hale Community colleges and universities across the state of Washington have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, instructors were ordered to move the
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Marty Grisham: Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters and the Importance of Volunteers

Marty Grisham: Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters and the Importance of Volunteers By Kellie Hale Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month in the United States? It is a month where the importance of volunteering is recognized and honored. To celebrate vo
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Peter Rekers Interview: Public Information in the COVID-19 Era

Peter Rekers Interview: Public Information in the COVID-19 Era By Alexander Lee-Rekers   Interviewer: To begin with, can you briefly outline your areas of expertise? Peter Rekers: I am an Australian-based crisis and disaster consultant with extensive real-world experience. My fir
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Meet the Center’s New Blogger Peter Rekers!

With over 30 years emergency experience, Peter Rekers is professionally recognized as being one of the most veteran and polished crisis management specialists in Australia. His experience encompasses developing crisis management communications systems and risk management systems for p
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Confluence News Magazine – April, 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.
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Confluence News Magazine – March, 2020

Our Center and staff, Kellie Hale, Jasmine May and Bryan Johnson, along with our Advisory Board Members, Senior Fellows and Center Associates all hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy during this challenging time.
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HSEM COE Staff

Confluence News Magazine – February, 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. Click here for the February, 2020 edition of Confluence.
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Confluence News Magazine – January, 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. Click here for the January, 2020 edition of Confluence.
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19 Reasons Why We’re Proud of 2019

We are a team of dedicated Board Members, staff, volunteers and Senior Fellows who support our community and technical colleges (SBCTC), and business and industry partners to train and educate a skilled workforce that helps maintain our safety and security...
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Confluence News Magazine – November, 2019

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. Click here for the November, 2019 edition of Confluence.
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Confluence News Magazine – Summer, 2019

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. The summer edition is in memory of Jamye Wisecup.
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Confluence News Magazine – June, 2019

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. Read more in the June Edition of Confluence News Magazine.
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