August 2020 Webinar: National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE)

Business Acumen


As leaders in the community, we want to be in a position to respond to the new, constantly changing and diversifying challenges to help prepare and protect our communities. Embarking upon this challenge in the current economic climate also means finding new ways to operate and National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE) information will be of great value to PMI members.

NCITE provides a vehicle for all of us to use our professional training and personal experiences to help fight violent groups who have already formed and help prevent individuals from ever joining one in the first place. It’s a complex problem that calls on all of our talents, energies, and resources. NCITE allows for focused collaboration across disciplines, and institutions.

Speakers Bio:


Lindsay Odvody, Director of Operations, received her BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska (licensed to practice law in Nebraska and the District of Columbia). Prior to joining the University of Nebraska Omaha, she was a Director of Human Resources at First National Bank of Omaha, where she worked collaboratively to implement high impact employee-facing programs and corporate change initiatives. In other positions at First National Bank, Odvody was accountable for complex operations programs in both Corporate Compliance and Business Risk. She also worked in Washington, DC in federal government relations, and she served on the staff of two former United States Senators (Secretaries Chuck Hagel and Mike Johanns), acting in roles including Legislative Counsel, Senior Legislative Assistant, and Grants Administrator. Odvody has a passion for arts-related non-profit service in Omaha, and currently chairs the Board for Omaha Academy of Ballet.


Erin Grace, Strategic Communications Manager, is a veteran of the Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska’s largest daily newspaper. She covered a number of issues, winning awards for her work on juvenile justice, mental health, and poverty during her nearly 22 years there. Most recently, she served as a metro columnist. She has responded to breaking news, conducted investigations, and covered disasters, including Nebraska's devastating 2019 floods, earthquake recovery in Haiti, and response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Prior to journalism, she spent three years teaching high school English in south Louisiana through Teach for America. She holds a bachelor's degree from Marquette University in Writing-Intensive English. She is a passionate storyteller who is eager to amplify the important work of NCITE and translate that to a broader audience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Strategic & Business Management - Strategic planning, analysis, alignment  
  2. Leadership - Emotional Intelligence, Influencing
  3. Leadership - Problem Solving, Team Building


Panel Q & A

  1. Introduction of NCITE: History, Organization Structure & Goals
  2. How is NCITE building the team?
    1. What are the Tools/Techniques in high demand to stay relevant and competitive?
    2. How are tools such as Robots, AI & AR utilized in integrating into programs both NCITE and the general marketplace?
    3. How are the tools managed?
    4. What skills are needed to manage these complex tools?
  3. What values do the above tools provide to the project?
  4. What skills have NCITE identified that you feel are in higher demand as problems/challenges are in a rapid firing mode AT THE MOMENT?

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Type of category: Webinars

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: August 19th, 2020

Hour: 19:00 to 20:00

Number of PDUs: 1


Students: Free

Members: Free

Non members: Free


Webinar (Zoom)