Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership – Information & Resources

Here is a collection of videos from the past Women in Leadership forums presented and organized by the Center of Excellence in Homeland Security-Emergency Management.


Read about the latest news in women’s leadership. Discover career information, conference dates, webinars, and important information about planning, preparing, and training.

Walls or Bridges? – Emergency Management Once Removed

News about the COVID-19’s rising infection and mortality count is available 24/7. Overwhelming video evidence of police violence and all-too-frequent indifference of the justice system to police misconduct is both inescapable and nauseating.
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Leaders Helping Veterans to Successful Civilian Employment Transitions: An Interview with Center’s Advisory Board Member, Steve Vincent, PMP

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. Combined with an aging workforce at or near retirement, the demand has dramatically increased the need to prepare stud
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Congratulations Graduates of 2020

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 Bach
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Paranoia Strikes Deep – Emergency Management Once Removed

The attention to a response to a major crisis can obscure a potentially more dangerous underlying threat. The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a national public health issue, which must be resolved before the national economy can be resuscitated and “normal” life...
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Reconciliation versus Resistance: Which will Win?

After this year’s national election, a sizable portion of our population will feel devastated and perhaps even betrayed. When Kennedy defeated Nixon in 1960 (my earliest clear recollection) and in the years since, if your candidate lost there was always the realization...
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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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The Wisdom of Yogi – Emergency Management Once Removed

What will “recovery” from the coronavirus pandemic look like? Do we know? While it is unfair to expect those responding to the current crisis to think much farther ahead than their next reporting cycle, preparations for long-term recovery will be even more important to the...
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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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Internship Opportunity with Shoreline IMT (Incident Management Team)

Intern Duties Description: Planning Section Liaison *Note: Room and board will be covered for interns and volunteers. When: Rolling internships, starting May 18th – through the summer. Internships will last for 6 weeks and require working from 7:30am – 17:00 or until the w
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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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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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Imposter Syndrome: My Own Battle

I had the pleasure of attending the Empower: Women in Leadership Conference on March 9, which was hosted by the Centers of Excellence for Construction and Marine Manufacturing. It was my first time attending the conference that was geared towards women...
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