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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.

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How to Prepare When You Are Not Expecting

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How to Prepare When You Are Not Expecting

Join me June 10, 2021 at 9am EST!

What does a Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) entail? Join me as I talk with Business Continuity expert Jacopo Capparelli, as he provides insight on what a BCMS program entails. Jacopo will provide some insights on how the ‘Analysis’ phase of the BCMS is often mismanaged and how it can be improved using technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI). We’ll also touch on the key Contingency Resources that all professionals, programs, and plans should address during adverse situations. Jacopo talks about the BCMS program with clear and concise language and shouldn’t be missed by anyone wanting to know more about the BCMS.

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The BCI, Continuous Professional Development, and Mentoring

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The BCI, Continuous Professional Development, and Mentoring

Join me June 17/21 at 9am EST!

As Business Continuity Professionals, it’s important we keep ourselves up to date on the latest methodologies, incident learnings, and happenings in our industry. I speak with noted industry expert Russ Parramore, FBCI about the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Continuous Professional Development (CPG) program. We learn about what CPD is, it’s function, and the benefits it offers today’s professions. Russ will also talk about mentoring and how mentoring helps build a mentee’s abilities, confidence, skills, knowledge, and focus. We’ll also talk about the ongoing working relationship between a mentor and mentee; when it’s working and when it’s not. An informative episode to help you build you BCM career.

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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.

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Building Stronger Organizational Resilience

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Building Stronger Organizational Resilience

Join me April 29/21 at 9am EST!

In today’s environment organizations must become resilience, or they risk be passed over by potential partners, customers, and clients. Join me as I talk with a respected leader in the field of Organizational Resilience, Rick Cudworth. Rick will talk to us about Organizational Resilience, including how to establish a ‘Resilience Mindset’ and the knowledge of mindfulness, to help corporate leaders and their organizations, before and during, adverse situations. We’ll learn about the Resilience Lifecycle (Design, Change, Adversity), as well as outlining the 3 key pillars of Organizational Resilience. Rick will also give us some tips on how organization’s can help foster individual resilience, which aids in the development of organizational resilience. There’s allot of great information for those interested in resilience, so don’t miss it!

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Business Continuity: Cultural Change and Awareness

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Business Continuity: Cultural Change and Awareness

Join me April 8/21, 9am EST.  Each organization has its own culture and how it perceives Business Continuity, sometimes in a positive light and others no so. BCM industry expert Dwayne Grizzle will talk about his presentation from the BCI World Virtual 2020 conference entitled ‘Cultural Change and Awareness’. We’ll learn about the definition of Culture and how through change triggers and awareness measures, organizations can change their organization’s thinking, participation, and culture surrounding Business Continuity Management.

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Crisis Management with Stuart Hotchkiss

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Crisis Management with Stuart Hotchkiss

Join me March 18/21 at 9am EST!

Crisis Management isn’t always what you think it is and not everything that happens to your organization is a crisis. Join me, as I speak with recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity expert and author, Stuart Hotchkiss. We’ll talk about what defines a crisis, the Crisis Management Team (CMT), and who should be part of the team and their roles and responsibilities. Stuart will also describe the Crisis Management policy and what it must – and must not – contain, along with a discussion on checklists, CMT testing, and the situation report. Stuart shakes off some of the preconceived notions of Crisis Management, so don’t miss this episode. ENJOY!

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GLOOM to BLOOM

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GLOOM to BLOOM

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‘Gloom to Bloom’: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value’ is the latest book by Andrea Bonime-Blanc (Routledge, 2020). I chat with noted global risk, ethics and governance strategist, and author, Andrea Bonime-Blanc about some of the key megatrends that are affecting today’s business world, including the trend to increase the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the considerations related to it. We’ll also talk about how categorizing risks using ESG&T considerations (environment, societal, governance, technology) can assist organizations in creating opportunities from risk to create a stronger sense of resilience – and value. Finally, Andrea will discuss the role of leadership and how they can transform risk ESG&T risk into resilience and value for clients, customers, partners, suppliers, and employees.

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: Cyber Security: A Threat to Your Nation’s Influence & Leadership

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: Cyber Security: A Threat to Your Nation’s Influence & Leadership

Join me April 1/21 at 9am EST!

Cyber Security is one of the biggest threats to nations, organizations, and individuals and ensuring we are well-protected is key to our future. In this episode I speak with ling-time recognized Cyber Security expert, Ray Boisvert. Ray will talk to us about the fast-pace changes in technology that are driving the needs to increase out data security practices and how criminal elements are keeping pace with these changes. We’ll also talk about why we need to move away from a Compliance-focused security program to put greater focus on basic risk management practices. Ray will also give some pointers on how we can enable our organizations to become more resilient to deal with the ever-increasing threat of Ransomware and other cyber crimes. We’ll even touch on Artificial/Augmented Intelligence (AI). Don’t miss this very important episode if you’re concerned about Cyber Security.

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