Learning from others is an important way to help our own organizations plan for unexpected events. Join me Apr 16/20, as I talk to returning guest Julia Halsne, who will talk about how EBMUD dealt with the California Wildfires in 2019. Enjoy!
Join us December 19/19 as we have a great chat with BCM/DR/Resiliency and overall industry expert, Ann Pickren.
Join us August 22/19, as we talk to author Chris Clearfield about his co-authored book ‘Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It’
As part of a well-functioning BCM/DR program, we should be learning from our mistakes and ensuring we can adapt and learn from the events of the past. For most, the assumption is we will learn from only our mistakes and not the mistakes of others or the past. We speak with business expert and author John Vespasian who will provide us insights on business continuity and how history can teach us about planning and lessons learned to improve our BCM/DR thinking and efforts. We’ll talk about that by not validating conditions caused problems for Berblinger; how some groups were able to survive the Black Death; how Ancient Greece was able to survive using good planning over the mighty Persian Empire and even how risk assessments ensured the survival of an Antarctic expedition. It’s quite an enlightening and eye-opening episode chock full of interesting perspectives.
Continuing with our speaker series from the Continuity & Resilience Today conference in Toronto (May 2018), we speak with Emergency Management subject matter expert and registered nurse, Dee Grimm who will talk about the Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey (August 2017). Harvey presented unique challenges as it created unprecedented numbers of evacuees and those left homeless. Even today there are over 30,000 displaced persons in shelters and hotels throughout the state. Additionally, the medical challenges of closed or evacuating healthcare facilities, the loss of community health support systems and home health services for these displaced individuals all had to be planned for. Dee with talk about how the State managed the sheltering and medical responses and about the “boots on the ground”. Valuable lessons learned will be discussed and Dee will provide insight into best practices for providing mass care sheltering and medical support during catastrophic events.
For our Oct 11/18 show we’ll talk to award winning entrepreneur Marie-Helene Primeau who’ll talk to use about getting the best out of BCP plans by using them for smaller incidents.