Systems Thinking for Emergency Managers

This week we are talking to Dr Derek Cabrera. Derek is an internationally recognized expert in metacognition and that’s basically thinking about thinking and epidemiology, which is the study of knowledge, human and organizational learning and education. He completed his PhD in post-doctoral studies at Cornell University and served in the Faculty of Cornell and a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. And He leads the Cabrera research lab. We discuss systems thinking and how do we apply systems thinking to the world of emergency management

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Power Outage, Is Your Community Ready?

This week we are talking to Michael Cockrell about the power company’s (California) Public Safety Power Shutoff. The issue is that how do we prepare the public for these events? How do who is responsible for the losses associated with the power shutoff? What about the infirm that need power to live? Michael brings his expertise and research to this important topic.

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The Crisis Academy Why you need to pay attention

This week we are talking to Camilla Baker-DeStefano, she is the founder of the Crisis Academy a new online emergency management training platform. Camilla has a great and interesting background and her journey to emergency management is one that you will want to hear.

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You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most

This week we are talking to Eric McNulty from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard. We have had Eric on to talk about the NPLI, however today we are talking about the new book that has just been releases called You’re it.

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Using Technology in Disaster Logistics

This week we talk to Brian Sims of the Disaster Logistics Board. As you may have heard that infantry fights the battles, but logistics wins the wars. That saying is true. We have won wars by disrupting the supply lines. So in the context of Emergency Management, logistics is one of the key elements that we need to address.

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Emergency Management and Our Role in Sustainability

This week we talk to Dr. Robert Schneider about sustainability and emergency management. As we are in the Recovery, and Mitigation phases we need to consider the impacts of building codes, zoning and land use. Sustainability is part of what we as emergency managers do.

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