Leading in an Emergency

Pandemic Response Educational Programming Open to Nonprofits
FREE!  Register here.
Program participation is free, however, in-person workshops are limited to 25 participants per training session. Participants may choose to attend some or all of the series of live webinars and one in-person workshop. Deadline to register is two days prior to webinar and May 13 for the in-person workshops.

Mindful Leadership During Times of Crisis Webinar Series presented by Krista Scammahorn

All live webinars will be held 10am-11:30am Central Time on the dates listed. Webinars will be recorded and registered participants will have on-demand access to the recording after initial airing. Participants may choose to attend some or all of the series. Registration deadline is two days prior to live webinar.

Jan 20,2022 – What is Mindful Leadership & Why is Mind Management Needed? – Register by Jan 18
Feb 17 ,2022 – Focus & Attention Control – Register by Feb 15
Mar 17, 2022 – Leading Through Change & Uncertainty – Register by Mar 15
Apr 21, 2022 – Contingency Plans & Crisis Communication – Register by Apr 19
May, 19, 2022 – Reducing Stress & Burnout with Mental Toughness, Grit & Resilience – Register by May 17
Jun 16, 2022 – Strategies & Tactics to Rewire Your Brain – Register by Jun 14


Emergency Preparedness In-Person Workshops presented by Rebecca Elder

All in-person workshops will be held 9am-3pm Central Time on the dates and locations listed. There will be a maximum of 25 people per workshop.  Lunch is on your own.  All registered participants will receive a small emergency cache for their institution. Each in-person workshops will cover the same material. Registration deadline is May 13.

May 23, 2022 – Museum of the Red River, Idabel – Register by May 13
May 24, 2022 – Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton – Register by May 13
May 25, 2022 – Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Enid – Register by May 13
May 26, 2022 – Bartlesville Public Library, Bartlesville – Register by May 13


Emergency Preparedness Live, Three-Part Webinar presented by Rebecca Elder

Webinars will be held 10am-11am Central Time on the dates listed. Webinars will NOT be recorded or available after airing. This three-part webinar series will be the same information that is presented at the in-person workshops. Registration deadline is June 12.

Series dates are June 14, June 21, and June 28, 2022 - Register for the series by Jun 12


About Leading in an Emergency

Leading in an Emergency is a series of interactive educational opportunities built to strengthen leadership skills of individuals who work within nonprofit organizations in the state, in turn creating stronger organizations and communities. Programming begins January 20, 2022 and includes both in-person workshops and live webinars. Leading in an Emergency is provided at no cost to participants, however, pre-registration is required and spots are limited.

“Our intention is to assist nonprofits and our communities to be best prepared for unexpected challenges or crises,” said Melody Kellogg, Director of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. “The diverse programming will cover a range of detailed topics pertaining to emergency preparedness, mindful leadership and key mental health issues that will be beneficial to many individuals and organizations.”

Programming includes a six-part, live webinar series presented by Krista Scammahorn and Meridian Technology Center, “Mindful Leadership During Times of Crisis.” Scammahorn is an author, trainer, speaker and consultant of business training with more than 20 years of experience. The series will cover topics including “What is Mindful Leadership and Why is Mind Management Needed?,” “Focus and Attention Control,” and “Reducing Stress and Burnout with Mental Toughness, Grit and Resilience” and will take place once a month from January to June.

“Emergency Preparedness” in-person workshops will be presented by Rebecca Elder and will provide tailored content for nonprofits such as libraries, museums and archives with information focused on preparing for and responding to emergencies that might impact their unique records and artifacts. Elder has more than 15 years of experience as a cultural heritage preservation consultant and also serves as an adjunct instructor at Kent State University and The University of Texas at Austin. Workshops will take place at four locations across Oklahoma May 23-26. Participants may choose to attend one in-person workshop, with a maximum of 25 participants per workshop. This content will also be available as a three-part live webinar June 14, 21 and 28.

Leading in an Emergency project activities are made possible with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Museums Association, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Meridian Technology Center. The opinions and content of activities and materials do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries or IMLS, and no official endorsement should be inferred. 


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