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  • 1.  Happy New Year, and What's In Your Crisis Management Toolkit?

    Posted 01-05-2022 05:32 PM

    Happy New Year!  The ASHA Committee on Leadership Cultivation (CLC) hopes that your new year is off to a good start.  These days, we seem to live and work in constantly and often rapidly changing situations in our personal and work lives.  We're called upon to manage new challenges and changes on a frequent basis, and we may wonder about and seek information and strategies for responding effectively.  Last year, the CLC brainstormed some tips for leading successfully in crisis or rapidly evolving scenarios.  Below is some advice for those who find themselves in these kinds of situations.  What additional advice can you share?  What sources of expert kowledge and advice have you found to be helpful?   
    • Act quickly, using the available information as best possible
    • Listen to others
    • Be flexible about what needs to be done
    • Remain calm, encouraging
    • Communicate clearly to others
    • Leadership involves making a plan, organizing, and carrying out what needs to be done
    • Recognize need to pivot quickly and with agility
    • Recognize important, essential things that have to be done
    We're looking forward to reading what others have to say about successfully managing in times of crisis and rapid change.
    Alison Lemke
    Chair, Committee on Leadership Cultivation (CLC)

    Alison Lemke, M.A., M.P.A., CCC-SLP, CBIS
    Director of Clinical SLP Education
    Associate Clinical Professor
    University of Colorado-Boulder
    2501 Kittredge Loop Drive/409UCB
    Boulder, CO 80309

  • 2.  RE: Happy New Year, and What's In Your Crisis Management Toolkit?

    Posted 01-06-2022 03:23 PM

    I would also add to use your resources.  The wheel does not always have to be re-invented!  Additionally, take time for self care (whatever that means to you).  The more people demand of us the more important that this becomes.


    Truman State University

    Melissa S.  Passe

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Dir of Clinical Education

    Communication Disorders

    HS 2236

    100 E. Normal Avenue

    Kirksville, MO 63501

    Phone: (660) 785-7425




  • 3.  RE: Happy New Year, and What's In Your Crisis Management Toolkit?

    Posted 01-07-2022 03:09 PM
    Going into these situations, it is vital to go in with an open mind and view all the options without bias. Having an open mind helps to logically view all options and determine what is best in a given situation.

    Melissa Jakubowitz, M.A., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
    Board Certified Specialist-Child Language (BCS-CL)
    eLiveNow (www.elivenow.com)

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