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.

Opportunities for Veterans in Cyber Security

Using the post 9/11 GI Bill, you can get up to 36 months of financial support for education and training for graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, correspondence training, licensing and national testing programs...
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Thoughts on Harvey, Irma, Maria and, yes, Cascadia – Emergency Management, Once Removed, October, 2017

Disasters bring consequences, both immediate and long term. Yet they also provide opportunities to address obvious hazards, so that they do not repeat themselves time and again. And such events can provide reminders to policy and decision makers...
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Teaching children how to prepare for emergencies with Ready Kids

Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time and often without any warning. Children make up about 25 percent of our population so disaster planning, response and recovery efforts must take into account their unique needs.
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National Library of Medicine (NLM)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) can help. The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has resources to help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Our information guides on disaster topics.
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Hazard Mitigation Starter Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Water and wastewater utilities are vulnerable to a variety of hazards including natural disasters such as earthquakes, flooding, tornados, and wildfires. For utilities, the impacts from these hazard events include damaged equipment, loss of power, disruptions to service...
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Go Stay Kit

Besides high winds, flooding, and rain, Harvey has now caused the evacuation of over 30,000 area residents to emergency shelters. When an emergency responder knocks on your door and says, "You've got 2 minutes to get out! What'll you take?"
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Things To Come? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, September, 2017

The Governor of Louisiana recently declared coastal land loss as an emergency, calling for the federal government to assist in restoration efforts. The update suggested his intent in declaring an emergency was in part to “pressure” the President and Congress...
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The Passing of Terry Egan – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2017

The passing of Terry Egan on July 3, 2017 merits special attention. Too often great emergency managers at all levels are relatively unnoticed in life, their contributions to the safety of the public seemingly taken for granted.
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Government Ain’t Easy – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2017

Most public sector employees are accustomed to hearing that government workers have it easy, compared to their counterparts in the private sector. For example, even casual conversations with parents of your children’s soccer teammates can provide a glimpse into the perceptions held...
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Washington State Animal Response Team

WASART (Washington State Animal Response Team) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer organization that helps companion animals and livestock out of immediate crisis and dangerous situations.
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New Water Utility Response On-The-Go App!

The Water Utility Response On-The-Go App consolidates and makes accessible from the field, information and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency.
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About Brock Long: An Unsolicited Endorsement – Emergency Management, Once Removed, June, 2017

About Brock Long: An Unsolicited Endorsement Brock Long, the new FEMA Administrator, has a tremendous reservoir of experience in areas like school safety, as a state director of emergency management and a successful stint in the private sector as an executive with Hagerty & Assoc
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Developing an Effective OSHA/ WISHA Compliance Program

Developing an Effective OSHA/ WISHA Compliance Program presentation.
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Natural Hazards Mitigation Association Disaster Risk Documentation

News from the Natural Hazards Mitigation Association: NHMA has released its update of the venerable Patchwork Quilt white paper which went though some 50 or so editions over the past 20+ years.
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Maybe We Should Take Our Issues To Jared? – Emergency Management, Once Removed, May, 2017

It’s sometimes difficult to see too far into the future, particularly when we seem locked perpetually into an uncertain present. While we await the direction the Trump Administration will take in homeland security and emergency management...
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Notes from NEMA Mid-Year – Emergency Management, Once Removed, April, 2017

The National Emergency Management Association held its midyear forum in Alexandria, Virginia March 20-24. As a past president, I serve on standing committees to which past presidents are assigned as liaisons.
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum – April 26, 2017

This year’s Forum will help lead the discussion on addressing food safety in the global trade and supply chain industry. Food manufacturers are now looking to achieve seamless traceability of products to its local growers and individual farms.
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Re-packaging Preparedness Messaging – Emergency Management, Once Removed, March, 2017

Three days’ preparedness was, and still is, considered reasonable for most disasters we may endure, be it flood, fire, storm or even minor earthquakes. Even in a just - in - time society, it remains a manageable goal for most people.
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Emergency Preparedness Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Tool

Kaiser Permanente has developed a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis tool which is available for download as a planning resource. Individuals or organizations using this tool are solely responsible for any hazard assessment and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
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Developing a Clery Compliance Committee

Historically, the burden of complying with the Clery Act has been largely relegated to the campus police or public safety department because schools have narrowly viewed this Federal law to be limited to disclos­ing crime statistics.
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