Pru shares lessons learned from leading disaster responses in Washington and leading an actual disaster with the determined, wounded, and traumatized community of Kenyans and Americans in Nairobi after the bombing – to achieve amazing results.
She encourages participants to share wisdom from crises they have experienced, natural or man-made. Her focus comes back to planning and building community beforehand.
The first time Pru ever told the story of the Nairobi community’s experience was to survivors of the Murrah Building bombing in 1983 in Oklahoma City. She describes what happened in her book, “Terrorism, Betrayal and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings.”
Sample Crisis Management Speech Titles
- Practicing Leadership during Crises and Challenging Times
- Using Leadership to Manage Hard Times
- Leading during Uncertain Times
- Leading Teams in Crises
- Managing Events before They Manage You
Who Will Benefit
This topic resonates among community, business and government leaders, as well as on-the-ground mental health practitioners. Why? Because they learn and share strategies that have worked to help communities find resilience and a new normal after a catastrophe.
What audience members come away with
- Goal #1. Learn the importance of building teams and communities where you work and live.
- Goal #2. Understand what resilience looks like and ways to practice it during hard times.
- Goal #3. Appreciate what community leaders and mental health practitioners can do to help.