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Hosted by Irene Conforti, EM Student works to bring interviews of industry and academic leaders by discussing trends, topics, and issues that affect emergency managers, first responders, military, higher education, public safety, communications, disaster volunteer organizations, public health, humanitarian groups, NGOs, professionals, students, and researchers. Please continue to listen and interact with EM Weekly, without which EM Student would not exist.

All EM Student content is free with the simple mission of strengthening the EM Community so we may better serve. Please contact Irene Conforti by e-mailing to ask questions, provide suggestions for future topics, offer insight, or to be interviewed on the podcast.
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This week we talk about the responsibilities of being prepared and why it is important. It is important to take personal responsibility on preparedness due to the fact that we ask the public to do the same.EM WeeklyWebsite - - - - - ShowsEM Student Web - - - - - Business Continuity ShowTwitter - - - - you would like to become a sponsor or advertiser Call Sitch Radio (714) 643-2500 X 1
This week we discuss the phases of emergency management and how emergency managers use them.
This week we talk about the four phases of Emergency Management as they relate to the foundation of Emergency Management. The four phases are Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery we take a brief look at each one.
This week Professor Dan explores the foundations of emergency management and what it takes for a person to start off in this exciting career.
Introducing Dan Scott

Introducing Dan Scott


This week we are welcoming Professor Dan Scott as the new host of EM Student. We are excited to have Dan as part of the EM Weekly Family.
This week we are talking to Eric McNaulty from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard. We have had Eric on to speak about the NPLI; however today we are talking about the new book that has just been releases called You’re it. Guest BioEric is an active writer, speaker, and educator on leadership and, in particular, leading through crisis, change, and turbulence. He holds an appointment as associate director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), a joint program of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and as Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Eric teaches in numerous executive education and graduate level courses at Harvard as well as at M.I.T and the University of California, San Diego. He speaks to executive audiences around the world about the challenges of leading in fast-moving, unpredictable circumstances.Eric is co-author of the book, You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most (PublicAffairs, June 2019) and author of Three Critical Shifts in Thinking for the Evolving Leader (O’Reilly. 2015) and Your Critical First 10 Days as a Leader (Safari, 2015). He is also the co-author, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus and Dr. Barry Dorn, of the second edition of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (Jossey-Bass, 2011). Eric is a co-author of a chapter on meta-leadership in the McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (2012) and many articles on leadership, decision-making, and negotiation.Eric’s columns on leadership and management appear regularly at strategy+business, where he is a contributing editor. He seeks to stimulate honest conversations and return humanity to organizations. He has particular expertise in leading as a subject matter expert, whether a physician, engineer, or preparedness and response executive.Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (with honors) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Lesley University.Related Shows LinkedIn:
This week we talk to Jody Carter about emergency management in the hospital setting. As you look for opportunities in emergency managment don't just stop at the local, county, and state. Hospital EMs are a growing segment of EM including HICS as a stand-alone system within a system.
Irene Conforti interviews Melissa Hancock, who shares the history of electromagnetic pulse hazards as a threat to our energy grid from the age of civil defense to present. Melissa Hancock is part of the The Foundation for Resilient Societies. The foundations is a non-profit organization engaged in scientific research and education with the goal of protecting technologically-advanced societies from infrequently occurring natural and man-made disasters. Links LinkedIn: https://www.resilientsocieties.orgEmail: mhancock742@comcast.netEM Weekly Information EM Weekly EM Weekly on Situation RadioAdvertisersTitan HST Weekly Webinar Series 2019
Irene Conforti Interviews Jacob Green, Author of See Change Clearly: Leveraging Adversity to Sharpen Your Vision and Build Resilient Teams.Links LinkedIn: Jacob@jacobgreen.comAdvertisersTitan HST Student -
Irene discusses local governmental affairs with President of Simon and Company, Jen Covino. Guest Bio Jen Covino is the President of Simon and Company, Inc. In that role, Jen provides strategic guidance to local elected officials and public administrators as they develop and implement federal affairs agendas. She serves as a liaison to the Administration and Congress on behalf of the municipal interests she represents. Jen oversees legislative advocacy, regulatory analysis, the federal grant application process, and coalition-building efforts. She first joined the firm as an Associate in 2011 and then served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Vice President. Leading a woman-owned lobbying firm, Jen is strongly committed to advancing opportunities for women and other underrepresented groups in the field of public policy. Jen started her career at TranSComm overseeing transportation planning, grant administration, and public engagement. Jen graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2011 and the George Washington University Trachtenberg School with a Master of Public Administration in 2013 as a member of Pi Alpha Alpha.Links LinkedIn: Website: EM Weekly on Situation Radio HST
This week we are relaunching the EM Student Show with the new host Irene Conforti. Irene is not only an emergency management practitioner she is a student in a Master’s Program. Irene and Todd discuss the relaunch and the new direction of the show. Links LinkedIn: Weekly Information EM Weekly EM Weekly on Situation Radio
Goodbye For Now

Goodbye For Now


This week we have to say goodbye for now. We have a lot of projects in the works and we will include elements of EM Student in EM Weekly. LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ AdvertisersTitan HST Blue Cell
This week we are looking at how to make a decision. This is a process that has been studied by some of the best organizational management minds in the world. I took a page out of Peter Drucker’s work and added a little of John Boyd to the mix to bring you a look into how an Emergency Manager should make a decision.LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ AdvertisersTitan HST Blue Cell
This week we are talking to Chris Eagles from the Forest Fire Management Victoria. He is part of the crew of Australian and New Zealand firefighters that are here helping out with the out of control fires in the American West. LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ AdvertisersTitan HST Blue Cell
This week we talk about goal setting and why it is important. We discuss how to learn from a failure and how to keep pushing forward to you end goal.Relates Shows LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ AdvertisersTitan HST Blue Cell
This week I have a special guest the CEO of Titan HST a tech company that focuses on public safety communication. I got to sit down with Vic at their offices in Newport Beach overlooking the ocean. It was a great view and an even better interview.LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ AdvertisersTitan HST Blue Cell
This week we discuss the role of the emergency manager in response to a terrorist attack. We delve into the history of terrorism in the United States and western civilization. We explore the impact of events such as 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, ELF and ALF have on emergency management. LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ AdvertisersTitan HST Blue Cell
This week I gave a speech on managing volunteer programs. Volunteers in Disaster Service are a huge part of our national response. And you need to plan for having them. As the old saying if you build it they will come. Well in the world of disasters, if you have one they will come.LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ AdvertisersTitan HST Blue Cell
This week we go back to the foundations. EM Student is going into the weeds. We are discussing the major events that will make us work. This week it is an overview and in the coming weeks, we will break down each issue.LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ HST Blue Cell
This week we talk to Charles Palocy the IAEM Student Region President about an issue that is brewing at the International Association of Emergency Managers. Is the student region going away and what are the futures of the college and university chapters? LinksLinkedIn: https:‏ Contact Information Nick Crossley, CEM, CPMUSA Council Andrew McGuire, EMT-PConnecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Nancy J. HarrisNew Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and Virgin John R. Conklin, CEM, MEP, P/PEMDelaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington Chauncia Willis, MPA, MEP, CEMAlabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Judson M. Freed, MA, CEMIllinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Jamie Galloway, CEM, TEMArkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Dan Robeson, Jr., CEMIowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Captain Pat Mialy, CEMColorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Carolyn J. Harshman, MPA, CEMArizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Trust, and Territories, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Chandra Fox, CEMAlaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washingtoniaem.R10@iaem.comEM Weekly InformationEM Weekly www.emweekly.comForums: AdvertisersTitan HST Blue Cell
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