PrepTalks: New perspectives for emergency managers

PrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thought leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers.

To assist emergency managers with implementing insights from the PrepTalks, each PrepTalk page includes the video, facilitator slides and a discussion guide to assist with whole community planning.

Featured PrepTalk

In her PrepTalk, Dr. Fink shares two real-world case studies that demonstrate the value of situational awareness, the complexities of prioritizing limited resources, and the importance of ensuring systems can effectively support operational decisions.

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PrepTalks are organized by the following categories:

  • Threats, Hazards, Risks
  • Communications & Situational Awareness
  • Individuals & Civic Engagement
  • Local Government & Community Partners
  • Emergency Management Leadership

Search below for videos and discussion materials.

Dr. Daniel Aldrich highlights how different types of social capital (bonding, bridging, and linking) serve to increase community resilience.

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Amanda Ripley combines the inspiring stories of disaster survivors with research into how the brain works when confronted with unusual events.

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Dr. Dennis Mileti showcases the latest research on public alerts and warnings and provides practical guidance on how to write effective messages.

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