Local officials gather for leadership summit

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) – A variety of business, government and nonprofit leaders will gather in the Tri-State on Nov. 3 and 4 to attend the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Meta-Leadership Summit for Preparedness.

Leaders will consider a response to a scenario of multiple bombings at Riverfest.

The summit will bring the area's business, government and nonprofit leaders to the Cintas Center at Xavier University.

Offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation, the free summit is designed to foster cross-sector collaboration among business, government and nonprofit leaders during emergencies.

Attendees will practice skills necessary for effective action during emergencies; learn how to reach decisions in the face of uncertainty and stress; and identify partnerships that can be leveraged before, during and after a crisis.

"In our research of catastrophic events in this country and around the world — both natural disasters and terrorism — we have found that leadership matters. Lives are saved when leaders effectively prepare for and then respond to disasters as they occur," Harvard University presenter Dr. Leonard Marcus said in the news release. "We have also found that in the absence of leadership, the impact of a disaster is compounded."

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