37 episodes

Are you a seasoned professional in crisis management, public safety, or business continuity looking to navigate the complexities of your field? "Crisis Lab" is your guide and ally in this journey. We understand that the world of emergency response is constantly evolving, and keeping up can be challenging. That's where "Crisis Lab" steps in – to illuminate the path and empower you with knowledge and insights.

Each episode of "Crisis Lab" is a stepping stone towards mastery. We bring to you voices of world-renowned experts who have walked the path and conquered challenges you might be facing right now. They share not just their knowledge, but also their stories of resilience, innovation, and success.

But "Crisis Lab" is more than just a podcast. It's a community where you can connect with peers, share experiences, and grow together. Our conversations delve into crucial topics like the latest in risk management, the impact of technology in crisis scenarios, and strategies for effective emergency response.

By tuning into "Crisis Lab," you’re not just listening to a podcast; you're taking a significant step towards enhancing your professional skills and staying ahead in your career. You're joining a movement of dedicated professionals committed to making a difference in the world through enhanced preparedness and strategic thinking.

Subscribe to "Crisis Lab" on your preferred platform and become a part of this transformative experience. Let’s navigate the challenges of crisis management together and emerge stronger and more resilient.

Crisis Lab Crisis Lab

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Are you a seasoned professional in crisis management, public safety, or business continuity looking to navigate the complexities of your field? "Crisis Lab" is your guide and ally in this journey. We understand that the world of emergency response is constantly evolving, and keeping up can be challenging. That's where "Crisis Lab" steps in – to illuminate the path and empower you with knowledge and insights.

Each episode of "Crisis Lab" is a stepping stone towards mastery. We bring to you voices of world-renowned experts who have walked the path and conquered challenges you might be facing right now. They share not just their knowledge, but also their stories of resilience, innovation, and success.

But "Crisis Lab" is more than just a podcast. It's a community where you can connect with peers, share experiences, and grow together. Our conversations delve into crucial topics like the latest in risk management, the impact of technology in crisis scenarios, and strategies for effective emergency response.

By tuning into "Crisis Lab," you’re not just listening to a podcast; you're taking a significant step towards enhancing your professional skills and staying ahead in your career. You're joining a movement of dedicated professionals committed to making a difference in the world through enhanced preparedness and strategic thinking.

Subscribe to "Crisis Lab" on your preferred platform and become a part of this transformative experience. Let’s navigate the challenges of crisis management together and emerge stronger and more resilient.

    EU vs NATO: Comparing Resilience in Civil Preparedness with Rade Rajkovchevski

    EU vs NATO: Comparing Resilience in Civil Preparedness with Rade Rajkovchevski

    In this episode of the Crisis Lab Podcast, host Kyle King interviews Dr. Rade Rajkovchevski, a seasoned professional in civil protection, humanitarian action, and disaster preparedness and resilience.

    Kyle and Rade discuss how the European Union (EU) and NATO strengthen the resilience of their member countries and communities. They also look at how the EU’s sustainable projects and NATO’s civil protection efforts can work together to build stronger communities.

    Dr. Rade Rajkovchevski, an expert in civil protection and disaster resilience, held a position as a Professor at the Faculty of Security in Skopje, St. Kliment Ohridski University in Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia. His academic journey began in 2006, enriched with experiences in the military, civil protection, and private security sectors. His expertise spans policing, civil protection, humanitarian action, and disaster resilience. Recently, he was appointed as the Head of the Secretariat of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South East Europe (DPPI SEE).

    Tune in to compare perspectives on resilience in civil preparedness.

    Show Highlight

    [04:01] EU's comprehensive approach to resilience

    [06:13] NATO's pragmatic approach to resilience

    [12:40] EU's Resilience Dashboards

    [17:35] NATO's national and collective capacities

    [21:48] Resilience in the context of Ukraine

    [25:53] Future of resilience and potential fatigue

    [30:38] The role of local communities in resilience

    Connect with Dr. Rade Rajkovchevski

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    • 42 min
    Climate-Induced Relocation and Security Issues with Patrick Marchman

    Climate-Induced Relocation and Security Issues with Patrick Marchman

    In this episode of the Crisis Lab Podcast, host Kyle King interviews Patrick Marchman, principal of K.M. Sustainability and an expert in climate adaptation, resilience, and hazard mitigation planning.

    Kyle and Patrick discuss climate migration and managed retreat, from local to global perspectives. They explore the effects of climate-induced relocation and the complexity of responses from different government and community levels. They also highlight how climate change is not only an environmental issue but a humanitarian one as well.

    Patrick Marchman, principal at KM Sustainability, has nearly two decades of expertise in climate adaptation. His background includes public-sector work with FEMA, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army Reserve. Now in the private sector, he assists clients with climate risk assessments and adaptation planning. His work also involves international development and leading projects on climate-induced relocation.

    Tune in as we examine the challenges of climate relocation and security preparedness

    Show Highlights

    [02:10] The complexity and acceleration of climate-induced migration, from local to international movements

    [07:23] How climate change is influencing economic and insurance landscapes globally

    [12:03] The challenges that arise from large-scale human movements caused by 'slow disasters’

    [16:59] Complexities of managed retreats in the face of climate change

    [28:48] How Marshall Islands face climate change challenges

    [31:44] On finance, migrant integration, and global awareness as strategies for cities facing climate-induced relocations

    Connect with Patrick Marchman-Linkedin

    • 36 min
    Consequence Management: Dealing with the Aftermath with Aaron Marks

    Consequence Management: Dealing with the Aftermath with Aaron Marks

    In this episode of the Crisis Lab Podcast, host Kyle King interviews Aaron Marks, founder and principal of One Thirty Nine Consulting and an expert in consequence management, civil-military coordination, and crisis planning in emergency management.

    Kyle and Aaron discuss the concept of 'consequences' in crisis scenarios, exploring their inherent nature, impacts, and role in decision-making. They also delve into factors that determine consequence severity and the importance of prioritization. Finally, they touch on various mitigation strategies for crisis management, aiming to provide practical strategies for managing consequences.

    Aaron Marks is a Civil Expert for NATO's Civil Emergency Planning Committee and has also developed programs for government and private sector clients focused on consequence management and crisis planning following incidents involving weapons of mass destruction or toxic industrial materials. Previously a Paramedic, Aaron specialized in hazardous environment care and tactical medicine, responding to multiple large-scale incidents and disasters. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and a master’s in Public Administration with a focus in Emergency Management.

    Tune in as we delve deep into managing consequences, providing practical strategies and insights for navigating crisis scenarios.

    Show Highlights

    [02:55] Aaron Marks reflects on care vs. consequences in emergency response

    [07:12] Unintended consequences of humanitarian aid and crisis management complexities

    [12:36] How consequence management in crisis response anticipates and mitigates future risks

    [23:10] Balancing hard and soft sciences in evolving consequence management

    [29:33] Why sharing data matters in managing consequences

    [34:04] The unexpected lesson Aaron discovered in decision outcomes and effective management

    Connect with Aaron Marks

    -Linkedin

    -Website

    • 40 min
    Strategic Crisis Leadership with Robert Fagan

    Strategic Crisis Leadership with Robert Fagan

    In this episode of Crisis Lab Podcast, host Kyle King interviews Mr. Robert Fagan, a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army and an expert in public health, emergency preparedness, and disaster response.

    They dissect the intricate differences between leadership and crisis leadership emphasizing the essential knowledge, skills, and attributes needed for effective crisis leadership. They also explore the importance of crisis leadership in the face of disruptions to normal operations, and Mr. Fagan's experiences with crisis leadership in various contexts, from the military field to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

    Mr. Robert Fagan is currently a Senior Emergency Manager and Exercise Planner at Global Eagle Consulting. In addition to his 30 years in combat, he worked on several contingency deployments in various positions during humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Mr. Fagan holds multiple master's degrees, certifications as a Certified Emergency Manager, and has graduated from high-level crisis management programs at Harvard, Yale, and NATO.

    Tune in as we explore leadership in times of crisis.

    Show Highlights

    [02:08] The evolution of leadership to meta-leadership [06:12] How crisis leadership differs from general leadership principles [10:54] The significance of adaptability and inclusivity in leadership, especially in multicultural and disaster response scenarios [16:56] Why humility and continuous learning drive effective leadership and response strategies [21:05] The necessity of individual and community in the face of growing global threats [28:30] Why Rob stresses proactive planning for mitigation, prevention, preparedness, and protection in effective crisis leadership.

    Connect with Robert Fagan -Linkedin

    • 31 min
    Crisis Lab Podcast Trailer

    Crisis Lab Podcast Trailer

    Are you a seasoned professional in crisis management, public safety, or business continuity looking to navigate the complexities of your field? "Crisis Lab" is your guide and ally in this journey.

    We understand that the world of emergency response is constantly evolving, and keeping up can be challenging. That's where "Crisis Lab" steps in – to illuminate the path and empower you with knowledge and insights. Each episode of "Crisis Lab" is a stepping stone towards mastery. We bring to you voices of world-renowned experts who have walked the path and conquered challenges you might be facing right now. They share not just their knowledge, but also their stories of resilience, innovation, and success. But "Crisis Lab" is more than just a podcast. It's a community where you can connect with peers, share experiences, and grow together. Our conversations delve into crucial topics like the latest in risk management, the impact of technology in crisis scenarios, and strategies for effective emergency response.

    By tuning into "Crisis Lab," you’re not just listening to a podcast; you're taking a significant step towards enhancing your professional skills and staying ahead in your career. You're joining a movement of dedicated professionals committed to making a difference in the world through enhanced preparedness and strategic thinking.

    Subscribe to "Crisis Lab" on your preferred platform and become a part of this transformative experience. Let’s navigate the challenges of crisis management together and emerge stronger and more resilient.

    • 54 sec
    Resilience to Resistance: Lessons from Ukraine with Vitālijs Rakstiņš

    Resilience to Resistance: Lessons from Ukraine with Vitālijs Rakstiņš

    In this episode of Crisis Lab Podcast, host Kyle King sits down with Mr. Vitālijs Rakstiņš to explore the complex concept of resilience, with a special emphasis on security and defense, and a particular focus on the Russo-Ukrainian War. The conversation aims to deepen the understanding of resilience and its role in anticipating, preventing, dealing with, and recovering from security threats and challenges.

    Mr. Vitālijs Rakstiņš, a seasoned security expert with an 18-year career in the Latvian government and NATO, is now an academic, author, and educator. He focuses on security, resilience, and media literacy, having authored books like "Diaries of the Information War" and "Resistance Handbook." Additionally, he has developed educational initiatives such as the "Debunk NATO" media literacy game.

    Tune in as Kyle and Vitālijs discuss resilience in the context of the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict, touching on different aspects of resilience, including cyber and societal resilience.

    [02:50] Unpacking the dynamic nature of resilience

    [10:29] International and national efforts for a resilient society

    [23:32] The need for a cultural shift in cooperation among private companies

    [27:16] Mr. Rakstins on the importance of community resilience during crises

    [37:22] On defense nations, civilian support, and nonviolent resistance

    [41:58] Challenges and developments in resistance

    [46:11] Future developments and challenges in the field of resilience

    Connect with Vitālijs Rakstiņš

    -Linkedin

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

M. Austin Cruz ,

Amazing podcast

For any internationally focused emergency management, crisis management, disaster response professionals, check out this incredible new podcast. Hosted by Kyle King of Capacity Building International. Episode two with Josh Bowen opens up with some interesting facts about complexity of managing the Deep Water Horizon / BP Oil Spill and the large-scale increase in Canadian military mobilization for domestic disaster response.

Great incorporation of subject matter experts discussing nuanced problems and bringing an innovative mindset.

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