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PrepTalks logo: 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 over the next 20 years. Each PrepTalk includes a video, discussion materials, and resources.

CORONAVIRUS SUMMARY: Many of the PrepTalks have relevance for the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. While these presentations were filmed before the outbreak, the lessons learned and the resources are relevant.

Many thanks to the emergency management community and the public for your service and support during this difficult period.

Triage, Ethics, And Operations: Healthcare Emergency Preparedness and Response - Dr. Sheri Fink

PrepTalk Discussion Materials - Triage, Ethics, And Operations: Healthcare Emergency Preparedness and Response - Dr. Sheri Fink

Coronavirus Related PrepTalks

  1. " The Next Pandemic: Lessons from History" - John M. Barry
  2. " Using Complex Adaptive Systems Thinking to Understand Community Interdependencies" - Dr. Charles "Chick" Macal
  3. "Aligning Public and Private Supply Chains Following Disasters" - Dr. Jarrod Goentzel
  4. "Private Sector Resilience: It is All in the Supply Chain" - Dr. Yossi Sheffi  
  5. "Social Capital in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery" - Dr. Daniel P. Aldrich 
  6. "Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science as Force Multipliers for Emergency Management" - Dr. Sophia B Liu  

All PrepTalk Releases

2020 PrepTalk Releases

2019 PrepTalk Releases

2018 PrepTalk Releases

Inaugural Symposium


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PrepTalks are created through a unique partnership between:

PrepTalks Partner Logo - International Association of Emergency ManagersPrepTalks Partner Logo - National Emergency Management Association DHS Seal with FEMA written in blue PrepTalks Partner Logo - National Homeland Security ConsortiumPrepTalks Partner Logo - Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Post Graduate School




Last Updated: 
06/25/2020 - 15:09