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.

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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Earmarks: Love ‘Them, Hate ‘Them – Emergency Management, Once Removed, February 2018

The President recently raised the prospect of "bringing back earmarks" as a legitimate negotiating tool. Reform-minded persons in both parties view earmarks as "deals" that often undermine the allocation of resources based on merit and importance to the common good.
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Veterans’ Guide to Careers After the Military

After transitioning out of the military, many veterans choose to start on their path to a college degree or continue the post-secondary education they began before enlisting.
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Online College for Military Spouses & Dependents

Due to many factors, including the number of times military families are expected to relocate, many of these students take full advantage of online learning opportunities. With so many service members and their families taking advantage of military education benefits...
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Veteran’s Guide to Online College Success

Two million World War II veterans took advantage of the newly established GI Bill in the aftermath of battle, gaining degrees and moving into meaningful professional roles after service.
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Attending College While in the Military

Today’s military branches know the value of education and as a result have taken steps to assist with getting and paying for a post-secondary education while still serving one’s country.
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Military Online Colleges & Universities

The virtual classroom is a great option for active service members, veterans, and their dependents since online programs can typically accommodate their demanding lifestyles. Many schools now offer military-friendly incentives and services...
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Higher Education Resources for Veterans and their Families

Veterans going to college for the first time face a wide range of challenges. Before classes begin, there’s pressure to find the right school, navigating the new GI Bill, and making sure all necessary materials have been organized and submitted.
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College Benefits for Military Dependents

College Benefits for Military Dependents Transferring GI Bill Benefits to a Spouse or Children A GI Bill transfer is transfer of ownership of GI Bill education benefits from a servicemember to another eligible family member. Read on to learn about qualification requirements and the ac
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