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Preparing for the Unexpected is on the move!

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Preparing for the Unexpected is on the move!

WE ARE MOVING!!

Yes, Preparing for the Unexpected is on the move. After a very successful run on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel, we’re off the Business Channel on June 3, 2021.

We secured the busy time slot of 1pm EST/Toronto, with an even larger listening audience. Now have time for a coffee/tea and not rush for those 9am airings.

The move wouldn’t be possible if not for incredible guests and loyal listeners who have stuck with me for just shy of 4 years. Yes, 4 years!

I look forward to seeing what amazing changes and opportunities this provides moving forward.

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Regina Phelps – May 2021 COVID Update and Other Topics

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Regina Phelps – May 2021 COVID Update and Other Topics

Join me 9am EST, May 27/21!

Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, vaccines and vaccine rollout and hesitancy, variants, and what’s happening in other parts of the world.

If you’re a manager or corporate leader, make sure you listen to the third segment. Regina also talks to us about the research being done by Raj Choudhry on ‘Working from Anywhere’, which was published by the Harvard Business Review.

It’s always an enjoyable and informative talk – don’t miss it.

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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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Operational Resilience with Mike Campbell (Fusion Risk Management)

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Operational Resilience with Mike Campbell (Fusion Risk Management)

Join me 9am EST November 11, 2021!

Due to COVID and the impact felt by all industries, Operational Resilience has become a major focal point for organizations. Join me as I talk with Fusion Risk Management CEO, Mike Campbell. Mike clears up the confusion between organizational resilience and operations resilience, and the importance for organization’s for focus on resilience. We’ll also talk about the various components that make up operational resilience and how an organization can begin to tear down the silos, while building up resilience. Mike will also talk about the new paradigm organization’s face with employees working from home, and how the traditional ‘everyone-back-in-the-office’ approach may no longer work going forward. We’ll also discuss how strong operational resilience can help organizations with decision-making, especially during disasters, crises, and incidents, when the demand for information goes up and the time to provide it goes down.

A very enjoyable chat about operational resilience, with lots of insights for leaders. Don’t miss it! Listen to Variety podcasts.

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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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Resilience Through Relationship (w/ Rina Singh)

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Resilience Through Relationship (w/ Rina Singh)

Join me October 7, 2021 at 9am EST!

Resilience isn’t just about technology components are available or ensuring business operations continue, it’s also about personal resilience. I speak with resilience expert and the creator and host of the popular podcast RESILIENCEPOD, Rina Singh. Rina will talk to us about four (4) key tips organizations and individuals can foster to help build a sense of resiliency by developing relationships in our professional and personal lives. These tips will seem simple and logical but without the hard work and continuous effort, resiliency cannot be pursued. Rina will also talk to us about Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Women in Resilience (WiR) initiative, where she is the Vice-Chair.

Don’t miss a truly enlightening and inspiring discussion to help you become more resilient.

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