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COVID, Vaccines, and the Delta Variant – Update w/ Regina Phelps

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COVID, Vaccines, and the Delta Variant – Update w/ Regina Phelps

Join me 1pm EST on Thursday, July 29/21!

If you have doubts or questions about COVID19 and vaccines (the facts and myths), and want to know more about the new the Delta Variant taking hold around the globe, then this is the ‘Preparing for the Unexpected’ episode you must not miss. I speak with internationally recognized expert Regina Phelps (who was also a nurse), who puts everything into perspective. If you have fears of getting a vaccine, Regina breaks it down for you and what it means to get a vaccine…and the facts about not getting a vaccine. Share this with your friends, family, and work colleagues that are hesitant about getting a vaccine or push back believing it’ll do more harm than good – or even that COVID is a hoax. This gives you the information you need to make informative decisions based on fact, rather than political spin. Don’t miss this episode!

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June 2021-Regina Phelps – BCM Future, Value on Investment, COVID

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June 2021-Regina Phelps – BCM Future, Value on Investment, COVID

Join me at June 24/21 at 1pm EST/Toronto!

It’s that time again! It’s my monthly discussion with recognized BCM industry expert Regina Phelps. For this month we mix it up a bit and talk about what the pandemic means to the field of Business Continuity, how to promote what BC professionals do and offer organization’s, and how we can show Value on Investment (VOI). As always, we start off with a quick update on the status of COVID-19 and vaccine’s around the globe. It’s always a great discussion with Regina, so don’t miss it.

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Preparing for the Unexpected is on the move!

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Preparing for the Unexpected is on the move!

WE ARE MOVING!!

Yes, Preparing for the Unexpected is on the move. After a very successful run on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel, we’re off the Business Channel on June 3, 2021.

We secured the busy time slot of 1pm EST/Toronto, with an even larger listening audience. Now have time for a coffee/tea and not rush for those 9am airings.

The move wouldn’t be possible if not for incredible guests and loyal listeners who have stuck with me for just shy of 4 years. Yes, 4 years!

I look forward to seeing what amazing changes and opportunities this provides moving forward.

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Regina Phelps – May 2021 COVID Update and Other Topics

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Regina Phelps – May 2021 COVID Update and Other Topics

Join me 9am EST, May 27/21!

Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, vaccines and vaccine rollout and hesitancy, variants, and what’s happening in other parts of the world.

If you’re a manager or corporate leader, make sure you listen to the third segment. Regina also talks to us about the research being done by Raj Choudhry on ‘Working from Anywhere’, which was published by the Harvard Business Review.

It’s always an enjoyable and informative talk – don’t miss it.

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Regina Phelps – The Latest News on COVID Vaccines, Variants, Statuses, and how Hybrid Work is Here to Stay

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Regina Phelps – The Latest News on COVID Vaccines, Variants, Statuses, and how Hybrid Work is Here to Stay

Join me on April 22/21, 9am EST! I have my re-occurring chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, such as variants, vaccines, and vaccinations.

We also talk about a recent Microsoft report (2021 Work Trend Index: Annual Report) titled “The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?” It’s a listen that all leaders, management, and employees need to understand.

You can get a copy of the report at my website: https://www.stone-road.com.

Enjoy!

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Operational Resilience with Mike Campbell (Fusion Risk Management)

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Operational Resilience with Mike Campbell (Fusion Risk Management)

Join me 9am EST November 11, 2021!

Due to COVID and the impact felt by all industries, Operational Resilience has become a major focal point for organizations. Join me as I talk with Fusion Risk Management CEO, Mike Campbell. Mike clears up the confusion between organizational resilience and operations resilience, and the importance for organization’s for focus on resilience. We’ll also talk about the various components that make up operational resilience and how an organization can begin to tear down the silos, while building up resilience. Mike will also talk about the new paradigm organization’s face with employees working from home, and how the traditional ‘everyone-back-in-the-office’ approach may no longer work going forward. We’ll also discuss how strong operational resilience can help organizations with decision-making, especially during disasters, crises, and incidents, when the demand for information goes up and the time to provide it goes down.

A very enjoyable chat about operational resilience, with lots of insights for leaders. Don’t miss it! Listen to Variety podcasts.

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Regina Phelps: ‘Return to the Office’ Thinking and a COVID Update

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Regina Phelps: ‘Return to the Office’ Thinking and a COVID Update

Join me March 25, 2021 at 9am EST!

Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, such as variants, vaccines, and vaccinations. We also have a lengthy discussion about ‘Return to the Office’ thinking, and how management need to take a close look at how their offices are going to operate in the future. Regina also discusses some fascinating research performed by Professor Raj Choudhury from the Harvard Business School about ‘Return to the office’ considerations.

Some very thoughtful insights no management representative should miss.

Check out the video on my YouTube channel to view the slides. (12) Preparing for the Unexpected – YouTube

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Embedding Business Continuity & Leadership Support in Disasters

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Embedding Business Continuity & Leadership Support in Disasters

Join me November 4, 2021 at 9am EST!

I talk to industry expert Lynn Hobballah about two key Business Continuity topics: Embedding Business Continuity into an Organization, and Leadership Support and Communications During Disruptions.

With Embedding BCM, Lynn provides some tips on how to integrate BC into everyday business thinking and how awareness is a key component to achieving that goal. We also talk about how BC is not a stand-alone process and that there are benefits to making BC part of daily activities.

Second, Lynn talks about the role of Senior Leadership during a crisis and how to prepare them for being active members of the Crisis Management Team (CMT). Lynn provides some insights on what kinds of support they can provide the CMT and how transparency helps increase support for the BCM program. Lynn provides lots of great tips and insights to help embed BC into our organizations and how leadership buy-in and support helps during a crisis/disaster.

Don’t miss it! Tune in to listen to the variety podcasts.

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Regina Phelps: February 2021 COVID, Vaccine, and Variant Update

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Regina Phelps: February 2021 COVID, Vaccine, and Variant Update

Join me Feb 25/21 at 9am EST!

My regular chat with Regina Phelps about the latest in vaccines, variants, and COVID. We touch on what might be in store for us in the coming months and how the variants could disrupt things going forward. We also touch on some of the considerations organizations must have when considering a ‘Return to the Office’. It’s not as simple as communications or scheduling people to return. We have to ask the question ‘Why do you need to return now?’ Educational as always – don’t miss it!

Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/?srnd=coronavirus&sref=kHybx9Dp

Harvard Healthy Buildings https://forhealth.org/

P1 Variant Resurgence of COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, despite high seroprevalence https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00183-5/fulltext

The Amazonian city that hatched the Brazil variant has been crushed by it https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/01/27/coronavirus-brazil-variant-manaus/

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Public Sector Orgs: A BCM Professional’s Biggest Foe?

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Public Sector Orgs: A BCM Professional’s Biggest Foe?

Join me October 28, 2021 at 9am EST!

There are allot of differences between the Public and Private sectors, and the differences between Emergency Management and Business Continuity is but one of them. Not understanding the differences between the two and how their focus is different between the two disciplines is key for all Business Continuity Management (BCM) Professionals. I speak with Emergency Management and BCM expert, Julian Richardson about where the roles, responsibilities, and divisions lie between these two areas. Juliana will also help us understand how both can actually work together – to dovetail – their respective activities to benefit people, organizations, and communities during times of disaster. Juliana will also share some good COVID-related stories from her time working at the Moorfields Eye Hospital. These success stories could be used a model to help other organizations during COVID.

It’s a great chat with Juliana – don’t miss it. Listen to this conversation podcasts.

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