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.

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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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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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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On Seismic Neglect – Emergency Management, Once Removed, May, 2016

Sunday May 15 the Seattle Times (“Seismic Neglect” seattletimes.com) began a series that critiques the lack of leadership with respect to addressing the seismic risk of Washington State, and in particular that Seattle faces.
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IAEM Scholarship Program

The International Association of Emergency Managers established the IAEM Scholarship Program to nurture, promote and develop disaster preparedness and resistance by furthering education.
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CyberWatch West (CWW)

The CyberWatch West Center is committed to improving the quantity and quality of existing cybersecurity resources and building upon these resources to develop effective training and teaching modules. By concentrating on student development...
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Run, Hide & Fight – Surviving an Active Shooter Event Video

Surviving an active shooter event. English version. Video Copyright © 2012 City of Houston.
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U.S. Customs

Vets 4 HIRE Fellowship Program

The Vets 4 HIRE Fellowship Program to support military service personnel and veterans in making a successful transition from military to civilian employment and to provide a pipeline of skilled veteran talent for positions within King County.
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum was a Success

The Securing the Supply Chain Forum at Highline College was a great success. Dr. Jack Bermingham, President of Highline College, welcomed everyone, while three panels talked about the risk in the supply chain, corruption cybersecurity key industry issues and more.
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