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.

Recovery Redux Plus a Footnote from June – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July 2018

One might think, for example that Hurricane Maria was all over shortly after it passed through Puerto Rico. The "official" death toll, 64, led the president and others to comment that it could have been a lot worse. It apparently was a lot worse.
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Congratulations to our Staff and HSEM BAS Degree Graduate Shane Moore as an HSEM BAS Graduate and Pierce College 2018 Outstanding Student

Shane has worked with the Center since 2017 as our Employer Engagement/Outreach Specialist and will graduate on June 15, with the first HSEM BAS degree in Washington State.
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Pierce College Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management (BAS-HSEM)

Pierce College is pleased to announce its new Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management degree program beginning winter 2017 (January 2017). This leadership and management degree program is part of a guided career pathway designed...
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To stay or go? Emergency Management, Once Removed, June 2018

Emergency managers are not strangers to the "stay or go" dilemma. In my career, during but also before entering emergency management, I myself sometimes felt like, well, a lot of federal Administration employees may currently feel these days...
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Hey, What About Us? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, May 2018

With the current federal government seemingly in perpetual crisis, how can emergency management compete for attention to its’ needs? Let’s be honest: the current spate of investigations, accusations, counter-accusations, all against the backdrop of midterm...
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Going Back to School After the Military

You’ve spent years serving in the military, defending your values and standing up for your country. After an honorable discharge or a shift away from active duty, you’re looking to transition back into civilian life and move on to the next chapter.
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Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference 2018

The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, organized by the Washington State University takes place from 18th April to the 19th April 2018 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, United States Of America.
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SAVE THE DATE – Global Change Agents: Women in leadership

Join us for our 2nd Annual Global Change Agents luncheon celebrating and recognizing women in global leadership roles who are thriving amongst any potential barriers.
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Observations from the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) 2018 Mid – Year Forum – Emergency Management, Once Removed, April 2018

The current FEMA headquarters team seems intent on making a positive difference. FEMA leadership describes itself as building on what was already in place and adapting to new situations and opportunities.
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Medical Surge and the Role of Urgent Care Centers

In the U.S., approximately 8,100 urgent care centers—medical clinics with expanded hours that are equipped to diagnose and treat a broad spectrum of non-life and limb threatening illnesses and injuries—provide care to 30 to 50 patients each per day on average.
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Opportunity scholarships expanded to include technical and community colleges

A generous state scholarship program that helps pay college tuition at four-year schools will soon expand to help students earn professional technical degrees at community and technical colleges.
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National CyberWatch Center – Weekly Power Lunches

Get in the know with National CyberWatch Center's weekly Power Lunches via Facebook Live! Throughout March, Casey W. O'Brien, Executive Director of National CyberWatch, will showcase various curricular resources available to faculty.
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The Changing Face of Emergency Management Education – Emergency Management, Once Removed, March 2018

Whenever the subject of preparing emergency managers for the future a couple of familiar refrains are sounded. Here are some of examples.
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Federal Agencies Could Improve Dissemination of Resources to Colleges

Emergency managers at 18 colleges across the country told GAO that their efforts to prepare for emergencies involved working with the campus community to develop, communicate, and practice plans, as well as working with state and local partners.
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Seattle makes little progress on buildings that can kill in earthquakes

"You might be on borrowed time,” warns the mayor of a New Zealand city where a 2011 quake destroyed unretrofitted brick buildings and killed 185 people. Retrofitting old buildings may be expensive, she said, but it costs less than the liability for injuries or fatalities.
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Take the Regional Cybersecurity Survey & Self-Assessment

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Center for Regional Disaster Resilience is developing a regional Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for reporting cybersecurity incidents in the Maritime Transportation System.
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Apply to Join FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

Youth can make a difference in their communities. One way is to join the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). The YPC is open to 8th – 11th graders across the Nation.
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New Emergency Rule: Challenge for Some, Good for All

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a comprehensive emergency preparedness rule in 2016 that applies to nearly every healthcare provider in the nation, and outlines steps those providers must take to improve...
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum – April 26, 2018

This year’s Forum will include a broad discussion regarding the eight (8) benefits of incorporating technology into the Supply Chain. The forum will identify best practices and applications needed by the industry and program faculty to address technology and policies.
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Olympia’s Indifference to Earthquake Prep Could Kill Us All

From President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech to reports on the shortcomings of U.S. bridges, this is a week when critical infrastructure is in the news — and when people and organizations argue for more funding for that critical infrastructure.
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