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    Leader's Intent, LLC
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    All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association; International Association of Emergency Managers; Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association
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  • Animals & Disasters
    Incorporating Animal Rescue into your Disaster Response - Accounting for animals in disaster is required for emergency managers, but few know about the national resources available in the nonprofit sector. As the former National Director of Animal Rescue with American Humane, Randal will explain those resources and describe how animal issues can be integrated into your preparedness and response efforts.
  • Disaster Services Government
    Utilizing All-Hazards Incident Management Teams at the Local Level - All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMTs) may be the best kept secret in large scale disaster or emergency response. These multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline teams can help your jurisdiction respond to the worst of disasters. This session will discuss the benefits an AHIMT can provide, how to develop a team, and incorporating such a team into your emergency operations plan(s).
  • Exercises, Drills & Training
    Free-Play Exercises: Developing Critical Thinkers - All too often we see exercises that are designed to end in a positive outcome. Such exercises never truly test the proper implementation of a plan and a plan's biggest vulnerability, the human element. This session discusses how your jurisdiction and its responders can get more out exercises by creating exercises that are designed to challenge a responders knowledge of plans and doctrine and allows those responders free choice in implementing plans. This kind of exercise develops critical thinking in your responders and allows for a better and more realistic evaluation of plan implementation.
  • Incident Command System & Incident Management
    All-Hazards Incident Management Teams: The New (But Unused) Tool in the Toolbox

    All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMTs) are relatively new to the emergency management field. AHIMTs started popping up around the country about 20 years ago. Indiana began development of teams about a decade ago. Despite their development in many jurisdictions across the U.S., many jurisdictions fail to develop, utilize, or embrace the concept of AHIMTs despite their overwhelming success on numerous incidents. Now as we enter into a post-COVID-19 environment, emergency managers may have the opportunity to reinvigorate the AHIMT movement.

    In this presentation, Dr. Randal A. Collins, CEM, the President of the All-Hazards Incident Management Team Association and leader of the nation’s smallest jurisdiction with a Type 3 AHIMT will discuss what an AHIMT is, why they are so effective, and how his team supported the City of El Segundo during the COVID-19 pandemic. Randy will also discuss emerging programs within the AHIMT and intersecting emergency management community.
  • Innovation, Technology & Sustainability
    The Emergency Manager: A Change Agent

    An Emergency Manager is more than just someone who prepares for disasters and runs an emergency operations center (EOC). An emergency manager is an innovator who seeks to mitigate disasters and develop jurisdictional capabilities that improve the operational readiness of a jurisdiction. An emergency manager's job is never done. There will always be work to do. There are processes to improve and technology to implement. This all requires change management and leadership skills. Discover how to become a change agent that is prepared to lead your jurisdiction to a new preparedness level.
  • Leadership, Communication & Motivational
    Leadership Powers

    Emergency managers will need to call upon unique leadership attributes in order to be effective as an emergency manager. In this presentation, Dr. Collins will utilize the work of social psychologists French and Ravens seminal work in leadership attributes for leaders and apply it with an emergency management perspective. Dr. Collins will add in his own and unique research into the field and add to the attributes that can best be used by emergency managers to enable them to achieve their mission of protecting lives, livelihood, and quality of life for their communities.
  • Phases: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery
    Adaptation: A Proposal to Replace Recovery

    When disaster occurs an emergency manager is called upon to respond to and stabilize the incident and then transition to recovery with the goal of restoring or returning the affected community to the former state or condition. Should that be the goal? Inevitably, the disaster has created a permanent change. It has created a change in the people, the environment, and in the social fabric of the community it has affected. When change has occurred, it is critical that the emergency manager serve as a community change agent and lead its community through change to an end state that enables the community to thrive and flourish. This kind of change is not done through a recovery process, it occurs utilizing an adaptation process.

    In this presentation, Dr. Randal A. Collins, CEM will facilitate a journey through the concept of adaptation and his proposal to replace recovery as one of the four phases of emergency management.
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  • Summary
    Beginning his career in emergency management in 2000, Randal Collins has held positions at the state, county, and municipal levels of government. He has also been the National Director of Animal Rescue for American Humane in the nonprofit sector and an Emergency Management Specialist for Southern California Edison in the private sector. Randal has been the President of the All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association since 2012. He received a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California in 2020 where he wrote "Leadership Selection in Public Safety: An Evaluation Study." In 2016 he received a Master of Leadership also from USC. While attending school, he also played for the Men's Lacrosse Team where he was the oldest player ever to play in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association.
  • Highlights
    Author of Leadership Powers in the Crisis Response Journal, December 2020

    Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California, May 2020.

    Author of Leadership Selection in Public Safety: An Evaluation Study, November 2019.

    Published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes, 2018

    Master of Leadership from the University of Southern California, Executive Master of Leadership Program, 2016.

    Published in Chicken Soup for the Should: The Spirit of America, 2016

    National Director of American Humane Animal Rescue, 2015 - 2017.

    Published "What is an AHIMT and how do you get one?" Fire/Rescue Magazine, May 2013

    President of the All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association, 2012 - Present.
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    • Keynote
    • Workshop
    • Breakout Session
    • Panel
    • Trainer
    • Planning/Meeting Facilitation
    • Remote/Webinar/Live Video
    • Consulting
  • Cancellation Policy
    Flexible: Full refund up to 3 day prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $2500 To $7500
  • Experience
    23 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 1
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Event TitleEvent DateLocation
International Conference on Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and DisastersJanuary 12, 2020Tel Aviv, Israel
All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association Training and Education SymposiumDecember 10, 2019St. Louis, MO
California Emergency Services Association ConferenceOctober 23, 2019Rohnert Park, CA
International Fire Operations ConferenceApril 12, 2018Manama, Bahrain
All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association Training & Education SymposiumDecember 04, 2018Hilton Head, SC
National Homeland Security ConferenceJune 05, 2013Los Angeles, CA
Indiana Emergency Responders ConferenceAugust 26, 2016Indianapolis, IN
South Carolina State Fire Academy Virtual Leadership SeriesMarch 24, 2021Virtual
Team Rubicon ChatApril 24, 2020Virtual
Emergency Management Weekly PodcastApril 30, 2021Virtual

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It is my pleasure to write this review for Dr. Randal Collins. I have known Dr. Collins for two years and during that time I have been impressed time and time again with his superlative leadership skills and trustworthiness. Dr. Collins is confident and adept in the face of any challenge and can be relied upon without question. His ability to assess the needs of a situation, determine an appropriate course of action, and execute in a timely manner make him an invaluable asset to any team and an ideal candidate for any leadership role. I would unhesitatingly recommend Dr. Collins to anyone looking for a seasoned consultant with impeccable drive and motivation. Dr. Collins not only brings the best of himself to any job but also the best out of those who work with him.

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