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.

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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Maximizing GI Bill Benefits & Transfer of Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits right now are the most generous in the history of the GI Bill. With a maximum of 36 months of benefits that pays tuition, a book stipend and a monthly housing allowance, one would think it is enough to pay for a four-year college degree.
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A Point of Personal Privilege – Emergency Management, Once Removed, January 2018

The treatment of women in government service, and in other professional settings, is receiving long overdue national attention. So, when I reflect about the women I have had the privilege of working with throughout my long career, and how they have shaped my reputation...
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Identifying Apprenticeship Opportunities in Career Fields

The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE HSEM) has been working since the beginning of the year with State Board for Community and Technical College, RAISE Grant Team, Labor and Industries...
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College Without Debt – Tapping Financial Resources

College students in the U.S. are struggling to cover the rising costs of tuition, fees room and board as prices hover at $16,188 for public institutions and more than $40,000 at private schools.
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Washington Career Pathways – VIE 25

VIE 25 is a joint project under direction of the governor’s office between the State Board of Community and Technical colleges and the Garrison Command to support pathways to employment for transitioning service members.
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Working to Support the Military Student in Higher Education

Veteran and active military students can be leaders on campus and in their community if they have the necessary support from their colleges. That support can also be crucial on the pathway to degree attainment for this particular student group.
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National Cybersecurity Student Association Member Portal

Imagine cybersecurity students having passage to a place where all scholarships are listed, where students have access to one calendar with cybersecurity competitions linked, and where there's a plethora of discounted resources, tools, and training?
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On Compromise Versus Being Compromised – Emergency Management, Once Removed, November, 2017

A willingness to compromise is an essential component of our democracy, and such “deals” often facilitate mutual understanding and respect for the other side’s point of view.
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National Incident Management System

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together...
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Security and Preparedness – Active Assailant: A Critical Infrastructural Viewpoint

Beyond providing an essential community service, public utilities and critical infrastructure employees are the first line of defense against threats that could lead to widespread disruption and possibly death.
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Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later – Emergency Management, Once Removed, November, 2017

My late father used to have a saying in my youth, often invoked on my way out the door for a date: “If you want to dance, you have to pay the fiddler!” I knew exactly what he was conveying. That reminder applies as well to national emergency management...
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Veteran and Transitioning Service Member Apprenticeship Resource Guide

A Registered Apprenticeship is a formalized, structured training program. It combines on-the-job training (OJT) and related technical instruction in which you receive practical and technical training. Industry determines the essential skills...
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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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