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BCMS in the Saudi Arabian Banking Sector (w/ Khaled Altawily)

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BCMS in the Saudi Arabian Banking Sector (w/ Khaled Altawily)

Join me Thursday, February 16/23 at 1pm on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel!

Some might believe that banking and Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) would be the same around the globe. Though parts of that might be true, other aspects, perspectives, and methodologies aren’t always the same. I’m joined by award winning BCM expert Khaled Altawily, who talks about BCM in the banking sector of Saudi Arabia.

During the episode, we talk about:

1. Risk tools in Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS),

2. Risk scales and terminology,

3. Risk and risk Controls,

4. Internal and external partners,

5. The overlap between BCM and various control functions,

6. The maturity of BCMS in the Saudi Arabian banking sector,

7. The challenges with BCM post-COVID19 (Thought on the other side of the world, you’ll find that many of the challenges sound familiar.)…and more.

Khaled does a great job of shining the light on the banking sector in Saudi Arabia, and how it has implemented a successful BCM methodology, especially when he talks about the maturity levels set for the sector. Don’t miss Khaled’s insights. Enjoy!

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Supply Chain Security with Andrew Owlett

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Supply Chain Security with Andrew Owlett

Join me Thursday, March 2/23 at 1pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel!

upply Chain Management (SCM) is a major topic amongst organizations and their leadership, but do they have an understanding of Supply Chain Security (SCS)? I talk with Supply Chain Security expert Andrew Owlett who provides some great insights into SCS.

We talk about:

1. Defining Supply Chain Security vs Supply Chain Management,

2. Why the security of supply chains is important,

3. The security of physical and cyber suppliers and partners,

4. Ownership and the many parties that need to be involved,

5. Creating and validating ‘controls’ (mitigating activities), and the challenges that can be encountered,

6. Assessing vendor capabilities and building good relationships with them…and much more.

Andrew sheds allot of light on an important topic. If you have concerns about your supply chain management and security, you don’t want to miss Andrew’s insights. Enjoy!

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Building Resilient Small Businesses & Livelihoods w/ Renae Hanvin

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Building Resilient Small Businesses & Livelihoods w/ Renae Hanvin

Join me Thursday, January 5/22 at 1pm EST on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Building resilient small businesses is an often overlooked segment of the economy, especially considering small businesses make up to 97% of businesses around the globe. I speak with the founder of Resilient Ready Renae Hanvin who talk about small businesses and resilience.
Renae talks about:
1. Defining small businesses,
2. Defining resiliency vs resilient,
3. Building business networks,
4. Communities and the impacts of small business,
5. Thinking difference vs doing differently,
6. Kangaroo Island and the response
7. Lessons Learned and being implemented by businesses in Lismore, Australia that suffered from another major flood in early 2022,
8. How businesses can work together (and with the community),
9. The telling signs of a good business eco-system…and so much more.
Renae offers some great insights on small business you don’t want to miss.
Enjoy!

Building Emotional Resilience for Crisis Situations w/ Dr. Liz Royle

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Building Emotional Resilience for Crisis Situations w/ Dr. Liz Royle

Join Me Thursday, April 20/23 at 1pm on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel!

Many organizations face challenges when it comes to applying creating emotional resilience for crisis situations. I speak with a founding member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society, internationally published author, Dr. Liz Royle.

Dr. Royle talks to us about:

1. People before ‘the plan’,

2. People and trauma,

3. Fears,

4. The 3 R’s (Resistance, Resilience, Recovery),

5. Crisis Team membership,

6. ‘The Ripple Effect’,

7. Areas of Risk…and lots more.

Dr Royle provides allot of insight into how we can create emotional resilience by creating and utilizing some innovative human recovery processes during crisis situations. Some may believe having a disaster response plan is enough, but there’s a human aspect that doesn’t seem to get enough attention. Dr. Royle sheds light on what’s missing and how we can address it. Enjoy!

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Organizations and Mental Health, Wellbeing, and C-Suite Training

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Organizations and Mental Health, Wellbeing, and C-Suite Training

Join me Nov 17/22 at 1pm EST!

Times have changed, and organizational leadership must deal with new challenges of mental health, employee wellbeing (as well as their own), while acknowledging that executive training to prepare executives to lead during such difficult times, is severely lacking. I talk with noted psychologist Gavin Freeman in a 2 part episode. In the part 1 we talk about mental health and wellbeing, and in part 2 we touch on the lack of preparation and training for corporate leaders during times of crisis.

PART 1: Wellbeing and Mental Health

a. Working at home challenges for organizations,

b. Us vs Them mentality,

c. Employee mental health,

d. How mental health and wellbeing are linked,

e. Introverts and extroverts,

f. Technology implications,

g. Different ways to engage people, and

h. Helping colleagues and friends in need).

PART 2: The Lack of Training of the C-Suite

a. Executives and business as usual,

b. Strategic thinking over crisis management thinking,

c. Crisis defined,

d. Measuring success,

e. Continued exercising,

f. Motivations,

g. Changing how we train people,

h. Procedural & purposeful training, and

i. Deliberate & direct training.

Gavin gives allot of great insights everyone – every leader – needs to be aware of with regards to employee health and wellbeing. He also provides so ideas on how we can change and improve the methods of training for executives, to help them respond better to crises, and what we need to change to accomplish that. Don’t miss Gavin’s insights. Enjoy!

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Change Management for Risk Professionals w/ Dr. James Leflar

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Change Management for Risk Professionals w/ Dr. James Leflar

Join me Dec 8/22 at 1pm EST!

Change Management can be a major factor in determining risk mitigation factors and projects & program management activities. I talk with Business Continuity, Change Management, and Risk Management expert, and “Change Management for Risk Professional” author, Dr. James Leflar.

In our talk we discuss:

1. Why Change Mgmt. should be important to Risk Professionals,

2. Defining a “change agent”,

3. The types of ‘change’ we should be aware of,

4. Change drivers,

5. Define Organization Resilience Management (ORM),

6. Personal change management, and why it’s important,

7. Change Management vs. Project Management,

8. Recommendations for dealing with change denial and resistance,

9. How risk can be a positive and negative, and

10. Communicating change.

James provides lots of insights on Change Management, and how if we don’t get it right, we run a great risk of having our projects / change initiatives failing…badly. Enjoy!

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A Resilient You: Practicing an Effective Continuity Culture at Home & Work

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A Resilient You: Practicing an Effective Continuity Culture at Home & Work

Join me Thursday, Sep 1/22, at 1pm EST!

I talk with award-winning IT, Continuity, Resilience, Risk and Security professional and noted resilience expert, Modebola Olowu. Modebola talks about personal resilience and how we can cultivate a practice the will work effectively at home and in the workplace.

We touch on subjects such as:

1. What is resilience and the difference between the workplace and home,

2. Characteristics of personal resilience?

3. The art of Kintsugi? (This is a great analogy for resilience and I urge everyone to go find your gold!!),

4. Cultivating Resilience,

5. The Me Strategy,

6. The Proactive Strategy,

7. The Community Strategy,

8. Crises and their Opportunities, and

2020-10-29 - YOUTUBE - Banner.jpg9. Way’s to identify opportunities in crisis (e.g., change your perspective, find the ‘loophole’ etc.).

It’s clear that Modebola is quite passionate about personal resilience, and it comes across during our discussion. With allot of resilience talk focusing on technology, processes, and systems, Modebola teaches us how to take a step back and look at ourselves…our gold.

Enjoy!

Embedding Business Continuity / Resilience into your Organization

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Embedding Business Continuity / Resilience into your Organization

Join me August 18/22 at 1pm EST!

Embedding Business Continuity and Resilience into an organization can seem a daunting task. I I talk with BC and Resilience specialist Gary Stevenson about how we can do this and what we should consider.

We discuss:

1. Define the term embedding,

2. The importance of awareness and the different levels of awareness required,

3. Steven’s personal experiences with embedding BC in his organization (the good and the bad),

4. Recommendations for getting an embedding initiative started,

5. How to be flexible with your approach to embedding BC, and

6. The challenges, and how to overcome them.

A great conversation with Gary, who helps us better understand how to embed BC into our organizations for success. Enjoy!

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Knowledge Management in Business Continuity for True Resilience

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Knowledge Management in Business Continuity for True Resilience

Join me August 11, 2022 at 1pm EST!

The use of Knowledge Management (KM) within the Business Continuity industry can help organizations with their goal of becoming more resilience. I talk with Knowledge Management (KM) specialist, Vanessa Thurlwell, who will help us understand what Knowledge Management is and the considerations for implementing a successful KM program.

We talk about:

1. Principles of resilience (A Resilient Organization, Indicators of Resilience),

2. An overview of Knowledge Management (Explicit Knowledge vs Tacit Knowledge, Knowledge Hierarchy, KM Program components (People, Processes, Tech, Structures, Culture),

3. Steps to Implementation,

4. Linking Knowledge Management principles with Business Continuity Management (Identify, Assess, Develop, Track),

5. The importance of organizational learning, and

6. Success factors for true resilience.

Knowledge Management isn’t a well-understood discipline, but Vanessa does a great job of displaying how much it can help our organizations when trying to become more resilient. Don’t miss it!

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Is Bus. Continuity Really Becoming More Strategic? (w/ Luke Bird)

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Is Bus. Continuity Really Becoming More Strategic? (w/ Luke Bird)

Join me June 16, 2022 at 1pm EST! (Business Channel)

Business Continuity – is it strategic? That’s the question award-winning and globally recognized BCM industry professional, Luke Bird, asks in the recently published article “Is Business Continuity Really Becoming More Strategic”? Luke talks about the difference between strategic thinkers, and the traditional approach of being a ‘doer’.

In this episode we talk about:

a) Is Business Continuity becoming more strategic?

b) The difference between strategic and tactical thinking/acting

c) Strategic skills

d) A BCM voice at the boardroom table (Getting a voice heard, and how it usually ends up unfolding)

e) Aligning activities to Leadership (Mission, Vision, Values)

f) The BCI Global Report – The Future of Business Continuity (the report that started Luke’s Strategic’ line of thinking), and

g) What BCM professionals can do to start thinking strategically.

In the final segment, we touch on a subject important to Luke – Mental Health and Wellbeing. Luke inspires us to help bring this topic front and centre in the BCM/Resilience industry, as more and more professionals succumb to burnout and mental health challenges. He asks the question: ‘What do you do when the BCM/DR/Resilience professional can’t go on?”

It’s an enjoyable discussion with a great colleague. Enjoy!

Luke Bird Contact Information: resiliencerewire@gmail.com

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