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  • State
    California
  • City
    Los Angeles
  • Job Title
    Global Crisis Manager
  • Company
    The Walt Disney Company
  • Associations
    Women in Homeland Security - Southern California (WHS SoCal); International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
  • How Far Are You Willing to Travel?
    • Nationwide
    • Internationally
  • Private Response & Coordination of Public/Private/Nonprofit
    Emergency Management Careers: Public vs. Private
    - Description of the different career paths available in public and private sector emergency management (and the differences to expect)
    - Call for greater private-private and private-public partnerships
  • Community Volunteer Group
    CERTifying Higher Ed
    - How to launch and maintain a robust CERT program at your educational institution to create a preparedness culture among students and staff

    Other panel topic(s):
    - CERT programs as force multipliers in organizations
  • COVID-19
    Storytelling During a Global Pandemic
    - Talk about the importance of impactful storytelling in our messaging to employees, clients and/or the community we serve
    - Describe how to source engaging subjects
    - Share the experiences and lessons I've learned speaking with frontline workers and helpers across the US and internationally as part of my podcast "Covid-19 Heroes"
  • Exercises, Drills & Training
    Emergency Management Trainings & Exercises
    - What makes a good training or exercise?
    - How to build a strong exercise and training program for your organization
    - How to create engaging content and reach varied audiences
  • Incident Command System & Incident Management
    Incident Command System (ICS) Training
    - Certified trainer for ICS 300 & 400

    Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training
    - Certified trainer for all EOC trainings through the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI)
  • Leadership, Communication & Motivational
    On the Rise: Next Generation Emergency Managers
    - Motivational talk to show how emergency managers can quickly acquire skills and expertise irrespective of age or years of work experience
    - Inspire young audiences to be confident, know who and how to ask for help, and seek out valuable experiences to help them grow in their role
  • Other
    Popularizing the Field of Emergency Management
    - Show why it is important for the emergency management profession to be more vocal about what we do (hint: it increases emergency managers' access to resources (e.g., funding and staff), increases diversity in our field, and encourages young people to follow in our footsteps)
    - Describe how we can best reach new audiences, whether it's leadership or the general public
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  • Summary
    Lorraine Schneider is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) who has developed, facilitated and implemented rigorous training and exercise programs serving The Walt Disney Company, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as local jurisdictions and nonprofits.

    In 2020, she launched the Emergency Management Growth Initiative (EMGI) in an effort to make the emergency management profession more visible and accessible. Ms. Schneider served as an inaugural board member of Women in Homeland Security – Southern California and was the producer and host of the COVID-19 Heroes podcast.

    She is currently pursuing an Executive MSc in International Strategy and Diplomacy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has previously received a Certificate degree in Emergency Management & Homeland Security from UCLA Extension, as well as a BA in North American Studies from the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2014, Ms. Schneider left her European roots behind to move to Los Angeles, where she currently resides with her wife.
  • Highlights
    - Emergency Manager with experience working for a Fortune 100 company and the number one public university in the U.S.
    - Founder & Executive Director, Emergency Management Growth Initiative
    - Podcast host, COVID-19 Heroes
    - Deployment to Texas for Hurricane Harvey
  • May Waive Fee
    Yes
  • Session Types
    • Keynote
    • Workshop
    • Breakout Session
    • Panel
    • Trainer
    • Planning/Meeting Facilitation
    • Master of Ceremonies/Moderator
    • Remote/Webinar/Live Video
  • Cancellation Policy
    Flexible: Full refund up to 3 day prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $1250 To $5000
  • Experience
    5 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 3
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
    • German
    
Event TitleEvent DateLocation
Emergency Management & Homeland Security - Presentation led in French for francophone and American Red Cross audienceJanuary 18, 2017Los Angeles, CA
Women Preparing & Responding to Crises - LEVO League EventNovember 16, 2017Los Angeles, CA
CERTifying Higher Ed - National CERT ConferenceAugust 23, 2018Naples, FL
Global Outbreak: Dissecting the Spread of Coronavirus - Pacific Council on International Policy (Moderator)February 06, 2020Phone Conference
EMVision Talk: Popularizing the Field of Emergency Management - Annual IAEM ConferenceNovember 17, 2020Virtual
Advocating for Ourselves: Salary Negotiations & Promotions - Women in Homeland Security SoCal (Moderator)December 04, 2020Virtual
Crisis-Focused Storylines: Truths, Misperceptions, and How to Create Your Own Perfect Storm - Writers Guild FoundationFebruary 11, 2021Virtual
Increasing the Visibility of Emergency Management May 13, 2021Virtual

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Event

Event Name
IAEM Conference 2021
Event Location
Grand Rapids
Event Date
October 17, 2021
Preparation and Content
Lorraine was well-prepared and delivered relevant, engaging content in several sessions a the conference.
Presentation and Delivery
Knowledgeable about EM and able to deliver content in an interesting way.
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Charles  SaboCharles S.

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Charles  Sabo Charles S.
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How To Increase the Visibility of Emergency Management
Event Location
Irvine, CA
Event Date
May 13, 2021
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Lucas Anthony ArmenaLucas A.

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Session or Topic : How To Increase the Visibility of Emergency Management

Lucas Anthony Armena Lucas A.
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How To Increase the Visibility of Emergency Management
Event Location
Irvine, CA
Event Date
May 13, 2021
Preparation and Content
Content, as expected. Highlighted conversations that are needed to move EM profession forward as an independent discipline.
Presentation and Delivery
PERFECT on the PPT! Nothing wordy to distract the viewer. Exactly how I use slides during presentations. Prefer to have audience listen to my verbal message, instead of them solely paying attention or reading ahead, with the text display on a slide.
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Continue along current trajectory.

Pamela Jean SoulePamela S.

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Pamela Jean Soule Pamela S.
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How To Increase the Visibility of Emergency Management
Event Location
Irvine, CA
Event Date
May 13, 2021
Preparation and Content
very well organized. Good information. Well researched
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Nice pace. Clear ideas, engaging.
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Richard  LesniakRichard L.

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Richard  Lesniak Richard L.
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How To Increase the Visibility of Emergency Management
Event Location
Irvine, CA
Event Date
May 13, 2021
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  • French
  • German

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