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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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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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The Well-Being Revolution: Building a More Resilient Workforce

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The Well-Being Revolution: Building a More Resilient Workforce

Join me October 14, 2021 at 9am EST!

Well-being is in the midst of a revolution and the more organizations understand wellbeing – what it is, what it’s not – better they and their workforces become. I speak with Occupational Health & Safety and Well-being expert Kate Field to talk about well-being and what it really encompasses. As Kate puts it, well-being is not just “yogurt and yoga” and you’ll have to listen to know what that means. Kate will talk to us about how resilience in people and organization’s is created by trust and working together; bridging various groups instead of working in isolation. We’ll even get some pointers on how Business Continuity professionals can help with and contribute to, the wellbeing revolution.

If you want a better workplace, don’t miss my chat with Kate.

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Cyber Resilience and Leveraging AI in Business Continuity

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Cyber Resilience and Leveraging AI in Business Continuity

Join me September 30, 2021 at 9am EST!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a key component in many components of our daily lives and that includes Technology Plans and Business Continuity Management. I talk with longtime security expert Agnidipta (Agni) Sarkar about how AI can help the BC industry in the future and what AI is doing for us now. Agni will also talk to us about Cyber Resilience, and how it differs from Cybersecurity. He will provide an overview of what organization’s need to have in place to address Cyber attacks (e.g. Ransomware) prior to any actual instance occurring.

An informative chat about AI and Cyber Resilience you don’t want to miss!

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Future Proof Business Continuity Audits

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Future Proof Business Continuity Audits

Join me September 2, 2021 at 9am EST!

Audit is not the bad thing many would believe. Audit can actually help us with our Business Continuity Management (BCM) programs to develop stronger response plans and incident investigations. I talk with IT Audit expert Mark Fenech, who will provide insights on how BCM – and an organization in general – can leverage Audit practices and personnel. We’ll chat about recommendations vs observations, where Audit can get involved with incident investigations, and even the differences between auditing documentation and applications. Mark will also help us prepare for an audit by providing some tips on what kinds of documentation and information Audit seeks. Make the Audit department your ally, and listen in to learn how Audit can help bolster your BCM programs.

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January 2021 Covid-19 Update w/ Regina Phelps

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January 2021 Covid-19 Update w/ Regina Phelps

 

It’s time once again for our monthly talk with expert Regina Phelps and discuss the latest happenings on the COVID19 pandemic. We talk about: – the current state of COVID affairs in the US and Canada, – the current state of vaccine distribution and the challenges being encountered, – the new variants concerning scientists, – companies assessing their ‘return to the office’ ideas.

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Adaptive Business Continuity – Part 5

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Adaptive Business Continuity – Part 5

Join me June 3/21 at 9am EST!

Join me as I speak to Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour about the the latest happenings with the AdaptiveBC movement, as well as how the Business Continuity industry is changing. We’ll touch on such things as Risk Management, the need to stop focusing on known scenarios and their impacts, and the problems with ‘plans’. David and Mark will also talk about how industry professionals are beginning to take notice of the AdaptiveBC and embrace new ways of performing BC activities and why. We’ll also talk about some of the ‘soft’ skills that BC professionals will need to address moving forward. As always, it’s an exciting chat that makes you really think about where our profession stands and where it might need to go moving forward.

Don’t miss it!

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