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Disasters: A Sociological Approach (and using Covid-19 as an example)

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Disasters: A Sociological Approach (and using Covid-19 as an example)

Join me May 7/20 – Disasters are disaster because they impact society; the way we mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from negative situations, including the Covid-19 pandemic. We speak with globally recognized sociologist, researcher and author, Professor Kathleen Tierney, as we discuss her book “Disasters: A Sociological Approach” with a slant to the Covid-19 pandemic. Prof, Tierney will talk to us about the social aspects of risks, preparedness and recovery. We’ll also chat about how Covid-19 is challenging different societies with their response, as there is no ‘blanket’ approach to the pandemic. Prof. Tierney will also talk to us about how our responses, including those related to Covid-19, differ from the perceptions that many falsely believe. Disasters impact society and Prof. Tierney opens our eyes about how we need to look beyond our usual disaster fears and address disasters using a sociological approach.

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Resilience: It’s NOT About Bouncing Back

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Resilience: It’s NOT About Bouncing Back

When a disaster or crisis strikes, the wish of many organizations is to bounce back from the situation. However, Resilience is not about bouncing back, it’s so much more.
We talk with best selling authors Jennifer Eggers & Cynthia Barlow and their international best-selling book “Resilience – It’s Not About Bouncing Back”.
Cynthia and Jennifer will talk to us about where our resilience comes from and how we can make ourselves and organizations, resilient.
Jennifer and Cynthia will also give us insight on where resilience comes from; it’s not what you might think.
A truly enlightening episode on Resiliency not to be missed.

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The Business Analyst and How They Help BCM and DR

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The Business Analyst and How They Help BCM and DR

No Business Continuity Management (BCM) professional can know everything about business operations, as there’s just so much to know. However, a BCM professional can learn allot about an organizations operations by speaking with a Business Analyst (BA), whether they be Business or Technical in focus. We speak with experienced BA expert Bill Baxter who will speak to us about the roll of the BA and what we can learn from them to help us understand business – and technical – operations. When building our continuity plans we need the input of skilled and knowledgeable resources to make our plans strong, viable and usable, and the Business Analyst is one of the key roles to help get the right plans in place.

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