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Surviving Leadership, or A View from a 5-Generational Team

As we make progress in our careers, and the workforce and world make their own progress around us, there can sometimes be great benefits to taking a pause and reflecting upon our leadership attributes, styles, and approaches – the ways in which we guide our navigation of those dynamic spaces. Working at the MACEM&PS is … Continue reading Surviving Leadership, or A View from a 5-Generational Team

Leading, Serving, and Growing Through Times of Change 

[Editor’s Note: This article is intended for Maryland law enforcement professionals as well as the educators, colleagues, friends, and family members who support them.]  On April 10, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly passed the MD Police Accountability Act of 2021 – wide-ranging legislation intended to address transparency, training, and accountability for the Free State’s many law enforcement agencies. The act does … Continue reading Leading, Serving, and Growing Through Times of Change 

Pandemic Reflections: Improving Communications with Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Individuals

The events of the past year – from the pandemic to civil rights protests to instances of political violence – have, understandably and for a variety of interwoven reasons, caused many in the public safety sector to rethink the way communication gets done. Conveying information to and from the public has always been an important … Continue reading Pandemic Reflections: Improving Communications with Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Individuals

Aware, Arrange, Adapt: Upgrading Your Time Management Skills

Authors: Kathy Francis, MACEM&PS Executive Director and Contributing Writer Dr. Karen Wilson, FCC Computing & Business Technology Department ChairDo you remember the days of striving for “inbox zero?” Those videos about structuring your day that you might’ve watched, or that one book you read on organizing that you might’ve read, before 2020’s slate of crises … Continue reading Aware, Arrange, Adapt: Upgrading Your Time Management Skills

Pandemic Reflections: Simple Steps for Better Senior Preparedness

Author: Kathy Francis, MACEM&PS Executive Director and Contributing WriterAs emergency management professionals, we sometimes (often) take our work home: applying preparedness skills in our home environments, taking a practical approach to life, planning for supplies, and planning to practice the plans. We’ve even been known to “gift” preparedness supplies during holidays. It comes with the … Continue reading Pandemic Reflections: Simple Steps for Better Senior Preparedness

Signs restricting visitor entry to a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Management Redefined

(Feature Photo by Graham Ruttan on Unsplash) By: Andrew Owlett A New Way to Handle Multiple Incidents of Increased Complexity Typically woven into businesses and local, state, and federal government entities are emergency management teams that staff Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). These teams can stand up their EOCs at a moment’s notice and employ a broad … Continue reading Emergency Management Redefined

The Power of Stakeholder Engagement

By: Kathy Francis, Executive Director As the leader of the Frederick Community College (FCC), Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management and Public Safety (MACEM&PS), I launched a new outreach program on Monday, December 2, 2019. I hope that you have observed the MACEM&PS “40 Days of Engagement” initiative and that you are seeing our vast professional … Continue reading The Power of Stakeholder Engagement