Leadership During Crisis Podcast Series
"Leadership During Crisis" is a collaboration between GSPIA's Center for Disaster Management and the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum. In exploring stories from leaders who have led through crisis, we consider the behaviors and attributes that are necessary to guide others under stress, ambiguity, or even danger to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Over the course of the academic year, we'll speak with leaders across local, national, and global events, and—at the end of our five-part series—we’ll look back to observe what is common among leaders who are effective during crisis.
This podcast is supported by students across GSPIA programs. Are you a current GSPIA student interested in this project? Please contact Lucy Gillespie at email@example.com.
2017-2018 LDC Podcast Project Team
Robert Michael Bryant
Episode 1 (December 2017) - Community Leadership During the 2017 California Wildfires
In Episode 1, we focus on the fundamental role that individuals and communities play in their own response to crisis and disaster. We tell the stories of three leaders who each took action outside their normal roles to help their community understand and respond to the October wildfires in northern California. How did these leaders make sense of what was happening and what was needed? Why and how did they decide to act? Our episode begins at the State of California’s Emergency Operations Center in Sacramento, where we learn more about the nature of these dangerous fires from the head of California’s Office of Emergency Services and FEMA’s Region 9 Administrator.
Part I: Understanding the October Wildfire Threat – (3:28-7:34)
Mark Ghilarducci, Director of CAL OES & Robert Fenton, FEMA Region 9 Administrator
Part II: Advocating for Community Needs – (7:35-22:51)
Jennifer Gray Thompson, Aide to Sonoma Valley District 1 Supervisor
Part III: Adapting Community Networks – (22:52-36:26)
Maureen Cottingham, Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers
Part IV: Turning to Community Recovery – (36:27-47:08)
Corey Beck, President, Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Part V: Observations of Effective Community Leaders in Crisis (47:09-49:18)
Post-Script on Effective Leadership in Crisis (49:19-53:48)
Mark Ghilarducci and Robert Fenton
Episode 1 Team: Lindsey Anderson, Alia Dwirahmani, Leah Kaufman
Episode 2 (January 2018) - Local Leadership and the Pittsburgh Water Problem - Forthcoming
Episode 2 Team: Lucy Gillespie, Aishwarya Kumar
Episode 3 (February 2018) - Operational Leadership during the U.S. Response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake - Forthcoming
Episode 3 Team: Ivoree Svoboda, Chelsea Buchhalter, Alyson Harding, Terry-Ann Wellington
Episode 4 (March 2018) - Law Enforcement and the 2015 Charleston Church Shooting - Forthcoming
Episode 4 Team: Alyssa Jones, Robert Michael Bryant
Episode 5 (April 2018) - Federal Leadership during the 2017 Hurricane Season - Forthcoming