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.

2017-2021: The Road Ahead – Emergency Management, Once Removed, February, 2017

A new Administration through budget and policy initiatives will soon impact emergency management and homeland security priorities. We must consider what we can support, and how best to oppose and amend what we regard as unwise or unjust.
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Government Groups

Intersection of Title IX and the Clery Act

The purpose of this chart is to clarify the reporting requirements of Title IX and the Clery Act in cases of sexual violence and to resolve any concerns about apparent conflicts between the two laws. To date, the Department of Education has not identified...
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Annual Security Report Checklist – Clery Center for Security on Campus

While the Annual Security Report Checklist contains discussions of general legal principles and specific laws, it is neither intended to be given as legal advice nor as practice of law and should not be relied upon by readers as such.
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Cascadia Exercise Retrospective – Washington State Emergency Management Association (WSEMA)

Cascadia was exercised at various levels of government, jurisdiction and tribal nation this past June. The Exercise unveiled gaping holes in our response capabilities and plans. Some we had already known about, secretly hoping we would never experience a true event...
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Emergency Drill

The Difference Between “Good” and “Great” – Emergency Management, Once Removed, January, 2017

The answer to the reporter’s very legitimate question is the difference between having good leadership and great leadership in government. The governors and mayors I served were all “good” leaders (and good persons) who cared about doing their jobs effectively for their constituents.
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Oklahoma Tornado

National Higher Education Emergency Management Needs Assessment Report

In 2015, the National Center for Campus Public Safety, in partnership with the Disaster Resilient Universities Network and the International Association of Emergency Managers-Universities and Colleges Caucus, sponsored a nationwide study to identify...
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So, About Earthquakes – Emergency Management, Once Removed, December, 2016

You may have noticed the Lifelock identity theft TV commercials. In one, a uniformed man is stationed in a bank, when armed men order everyone to the floor. Alarmed customers implore him to “do something!” His response is “oh, I’m not a guard, I’m a monitor...
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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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firefighters

Firewise Communities Online Courses

Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire.
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Women in Leadership Forum – Waves of Possibilities

Thanks to everyone that attended the 2016 Women in Leadership Forum. Kellie Hale, the Program Manager for the Center of Excellence, and the inspiration and organizer of the Women in Leadership Forums welcomed over 40 women to the 2nd Women in Leadership Forum.
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On Hearing without Listening – Emergency Management, Once Removed, October, 2016

Elected officials in our state have ignored repeated warnings, suppressed ambitious but necessary proposals, and essentially wagered the long range future of our state in the hope that minimalist support for emergency management will be “just enough” attention to the threat...
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Then and Now – Emergency Management, Once Removed, September, 2016

The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is this month. The terrorist attack on the Pentagon, and the Twin Towers was shocking, and the anthrax attacks thoroughly spooked the national media and Congress. Concern over natural hazard risks receded, super-ceded by...
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flooding

Flood Information Resource Guide

Everyone is carefully watching the events taking place due to severe flooding in Louisiana. In response, the Floods Information Guide has been updated.
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“What If” – Some Thoughts for Late Summer Emergency Management, Once Removed,August, 2016

Both major political parties have settled upon their respective presidential tickets. It seems reasonable to gauge the impact that a victory for either major party candidate might have on homeland security and emergency management disciplines.
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IEDC Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery Webinar Series

The free IEDC Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery webinar series is a yearly series that provides practical information on key topics for economic development organizations and chambers of commerce. Each seminar hosts economic recovery...
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Efficiency vs. Effectiveness – Emergency Management, Once Removed, July, 2016

Director Linda Crerar of the Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) program has been after me to discuss what policy issues should be part of the Bachelor’s in Arts and Sciences (BAS) degree that will soon be offered. I have decided to take the plunge...
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The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting

This handbook was developed by the U.S. Department of Education to present step-by-step procedures, examples, and references for higher education institutions to follow in meeting the campus safety and security requirements of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
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Cascadia Rising – Large Scale Earthquake and Tsunami Exercise Recap and Video

9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face.
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Emergency Drill

Resources from the National Disaster Distress Helpline

Collection of some resources from the national Disaster Distress Helpline + additional behavioral health resources to support immediate and long-term recovery following the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL on 6/12/16.
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Call 211

Answer the Call – 211 for Help with Problems

Problems are a part of life and some are harder to deal with than others. When you can't do it alone and need help you can call 211 and receive assistance. Watch this video to learn more.
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