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Monitoring Social Media for Situational Awareness

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Monitoring Social Media for Situational Awareness

Social Media can help us in many ways but it can also cause us harm if we don’t pay close attention to what information is being presented by the various social media platforms. This week, we talk with Lt. Glen Mills who is a specialist in monitoring social media for situational awareness and is a Lieutenant with the Burlington, Massachusetts police department. Drawing upon extensive experience and using some real-life examples, Lt. Mills gives us tips and insights into how we can better prepare ourselves for the deluge of information conveyed through various social media sites and identifying what information is real and what may not. These tips will help all organizations, communities and individuals better prepare for – and respond to – potential situations that can cause us harm and prevent us from being taken in by those who would do us harm.

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Seasonal Celebration Safety Tips

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Seasonal Celebration Safety Tips

December and part of January hold many significant celebration periods and times for individuals to take some sort of holiday. Regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs, these two months have multiple celebrations around the globe – and sometimes people aren’t prepared for the possibility of there being a disaster or crisis situation. This show will focus on some key areas for people to consider during these celebration periods. We’ll look at safety tips for such things as: food safety, driving safety, winter concerns, heat exhaustion concerns and even concerns related to celebration decorations. Tune in to make sure your celebrations are safe and you’re prepared for anything unexpected

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Crisis Management Leaders: From Thought to Consquence

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Crisis Management Leaders: From Thought to Consquence

What makes a good crisis leader? How is it that they prepare and respond to situations differently? How do successful crisis leaders think and feel? It’s not easy being an organization’s Crisis Management Team Leader while probably having responsibility for Business As Usual tasks. It’s this buy schedule and the management of it, that sets the good crisis leader apart from those not so easily prepared for the task. Successful crisis leaders think, prepare and act differently from other crisis leaders. Their inner being leaves them better able to prepare for – and respond to, crises and disasters where their leadership abilities become front and centre during stressful periods. From ‘Thought to Consequence’ looks at the ways in which successful crisis leaders think about BC and DR and how they respond to serious incidents, which ultimately strengthens and organization’s ability to prepare and respond to disasters.

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Evolving Global Threats and Corporate Resilience

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Evolving Global Threats and Corporate Resilience

Continuing with our series of speakers from the Continuity & Resilience Today conference in Toronto (May 2018), we speak with Paul Doucet who is the Regional Security Manager, Security Solutions, for the Asia Pacific region for Joint Venture International SOS and Control Risks. Paul with discuss the current global terrorism threats and the plans and communications required when escalating situations occur. He will also provide some best practices based on experience that organizations and business travelers can leverage to help mitigate issues when finding themselves in threatening situations.

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An Overview of the Inaugural Continuity & Resilience Today (CRT) Conference (Toronto, May 2018)

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An Overview of the Inaugural Continuity & Resilience Today (CRT) Conference (Toronto, May 2018)

The Continuity & Resilience Today (CRT) conference was held May 29-31, 2018 in Toronto at the Sheraton Downton Hotel. It was the inaugural CRT conference that was originally part of the old World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM). This show provides a quick overview and summary of some of the sessions held over the 3 days and some of the key points that were discussed and presented to attendees by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.

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BIA: Has the Traditional BIA Runs Its Course?

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BIA: Has the Traditional BIA Runs Its Course?

For decades BCM / DR professionals have performed the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) the same way with the same results; often not quite the results expected. John Jackson, an early visionary in BCM / DR, talks about how the traditional BIA may need to change; change how we ask questions, who we ask information from and what results it needs to deliver if its to be effective for organizations. We’ll learn how to increase the value of BCM and DR by simply refocusing our efforts when executing a BIA to provide information that can benefit an organization when developing its BCM strategies and increasing the ability to respond to negative events. John provides allot of great tips and information to increase the value of new and experiences BCM professionals and increase the effectiveness of BCM programs. Hear some first hand examples of how the traditional BIA can be reimagined and executed from an industry pioneer. It’s sure to be a great educational experience for all.Preparing4Unexpected-AFullick.jpg

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