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Crisis Leadership

  • 27 Sep 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • NIPSTA - 2300 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026


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Crisis Leadership

2300 Patriot Blvd,
Glenview, IL 60026

Date and Time:
September 27, 2022
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

9:00am - 9:30 - Registration
:30am – 9:45am – Welcome + BRPA Updates
10:00am -10:45am – “When Global Events Impact Your Local Business”, presented by Jill Ramaker
10:45am -11:00am – Break
11:00am -11:45am – “What kind of leader do you want to be?” presented by Kelly Burns
11:45am -12:30pm – Lunch
12:30pm -1:00pm – Tour of NIPSTA Training Facility and Programming


Kelly Burns – Battalion Chief, Chicago Fire Department

Jill Ramaker, Executive Director, NIPSTA

Jill Ramaker is the Executive Director of the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA), a 21-acre multidisciplinary training facility located in Glenview, IL. Director Ramaker started her career as a fire service paramedic and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Lieutenant and spent many years as both an Emergency Department Nurse and EMS Educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Illinois. Director Ramaker has also earned a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Illinois with an emphasis on sustainable development and policy, along with a Master of Science degree in Threat and Response Management from the University of Chicago. In 2014, Director Ramaker completed the United States Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. She most recently completed a Master of Arts in Legal Studies at the University of Illinois and holds multiple advanced certifications in business continuity and organizational resilience, including Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). 

Registration will close 3 days prior to the event. This event is free of charge for BRPA members and open to non-members for a cost of $50/person.

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