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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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Putting the Cyber in Organizational Resilience

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Putting the Cyber in Organizational Resilience

Join me March 11/21 at 9am EST!

One of the greatest threats organizations have at the moment is the ever-increasing threat of Cyber attacks. It’s the new ‘new’ battleground. I talk with globally recognized Business Continuity industry expert, James Green, who presented at the BCI Virtual World 2020 Conference in November 2020. James will talk about how Business Continuity professionals and methodologies can work with Information Security / Cyber Security professionals to contribute to the creation of organizational resilience. We’ll also touch on such subjects as who own BCM and Cyber Security, how we can consolidate threat/risk responses, and the factors – both internal and external – that can contribute to creating a sense of resilience. It’s another great chat with James, so don’t miss it!

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Business Continuity Management: In Practice w/ Stuart Hotchkiss

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Business Continuity Management: In Practice w/ Stuart Hotchkiss

Join me Feb 18/21 at 9am EST! Successful business continuity requires the creation of and adherence to a plan, which ensure an organization’s critical functions are maintained or restored in the event of disruption (e.g. fires, natural disasters, etc.). Join me as I talk with recognized industry expert and author Stuart Hotchkiss and his book ‘Business Continuity Management: In Practice”. BCM can be made very over-complicated and Stuart provides a clear and simple approach to understanding what BCM is, and what it isn’t. We’ll touch on such subjects as the BCP, testing, audit, awareness, and the problems associated with the Business Impact Assessment (BIA) and the establishment of recovery time objectives. Some may consider this a controversial episode – I think it’s one not to be missed!

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