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Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

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Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

Join me April 7, 2022, 1pm EST!

The last few years have taught us allot about organizational risk, business continuity, and lessons learned. I speak with noted expert Andrew Witts, about the lessons learned during 2020/2021…and perhaps into 2022.

In this episode we talk about:

a) Why do we need to rethink the way we do business continuity?

b) Some of the lessons learned from 2020 (e.g., Loss of Resources, Locations, Staff, Vendor, Applications,

c) “Compound Threats” and what this means,

d) The supply chain,

e) Cyber impacts caused by the pandemic,

f) Human capital impacts, and

g) How risk can help Business Continuity.

Lots of great topics with allot of great insights. Enjoy!

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Managing External Risks w/ Tony Thornton

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Managing External Risks w/ Tony Thornton

Join me March 10, 2022 at 1pm EST!

Risks! Everyday we face risks and need to be able to manage them. Organizations need to be able to manage their internal risks and their external risks. I speak with noted risk expert Tony Thornton about how organizations can do just that; manage their risks.

We touch on:

a) Challenges with our current ‘business jargon’

b) IPEC risks (What are they, and what can be done about them?)

c) How to manage IPEC risks using the acronym ‘ABCDE’

d) Discuss the differences between ‘likelihood’ and ‘probability’

e) Reporting metrics

Tony is a lively speaker and obviously quite passionate about risk, and you don’t want to miss his talk on IPEC Risks. Enjoy!

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The Effects of Climate Change on Organizational Resilience

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The Effects of Climate Change on Organizational Resilience

Join me March 17, 2022 at 1pm EST!

Climate Change is one of the hottest topics in news headlines and in the business world. I talk to climate change evangelist Pinaki Bhaduri about the effects of climate change on organizational resilience. We touch on:

a) how businesses can reposition themselves

b) Changing BCM and Resilience strategies

c) the impacts on supply chains and risk management

d) Environmental, Sustainability, Governance (ESG)

e) mitigation activities

f) the Board room, and much more.

Pinaki shares many thoughts and ideas for organizational leadership and industry professionals about what they need to consider with regards to climate change. Either organizations will adopt climate change into their plans, or they won’t…and end up failing. A very enlightening talk, so don’t miss it. Enjoy!

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Business Continuity & Operational Resilience: Are They the Same?

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Business Continuity & Operational Resilience: Are They the Same?

Join me on March 3, 2022 at 1pm EST!

Business Continuity & Operational Resilience: Is it the Same? Many people in the industry are pondering that question. I’m joined by two founders of the Resilience Think Tank, Ashley Goosman and Andreas Bryant, who will try to help answer this question. We touch on: a) Defining Operational Resilience b) Is this is simply a rebranding exercise c) Compliance and Regulatory factors, d) Existing frameworks that help with Operational Resilience, e) Dashboards and displaying value, and f) Provide some tips and guidance on what BC/Resilience professionals can do to start themselves, their role, and their organization on a path of resilience. It’s a great chat with some key thinkers in the industry. You don’t want to miss what they have to say.

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Opportunities in the BCM Industry to be Stay Relevant!

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Opportunities in the BCM Industry to be Stay Relevant!

Join me Feb 3/22 at 1pm EST!

What opportunities are there in the Resilience / Business Continuity Management (BCM) industry that enable professionals to be – and stay – relevant? The answer that that question and many more, are discussed as I talk with the CEO of Crisis Ally, Alexandra Hoffman. In this episode, Alexandra talks about:

a) the role of Diversity and Inclusion,

b) soft (Human) skills

c) linking activity to the organization’s purpose (and the overall culture),

d) the differences between resilience and sustainability…or the lack thereof, and so much more. Alexandra’s passion for the Resilience, Business Continuity Management, and Security industry’s is easily apparent, as she shares many great insights into how industry professionals can shine before, during, and after, an adverse event. Don’t miss it!

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Articulating the Value of Business Continuity w/ Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva

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Articulating the Value of Business Continuity w/ Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva

Join Alex Fullick on January 6, 2022!

“If you are a Business Continuity or Resilience professional and you wonder what your future role will look like, or if you struggle to articulate your value to senior management and the business overall, this…is for you.” (From the Resilience Think Tank article “Articulating Value as a Business Continuity Professional”, Jones & Maneva, September 2021). I talk with 2 of the founders of the Resilience Think Tank, Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva, about their published article with the BCI. We have a very informative discussion on how to communicate our value to organizations and where we can help organizations succeed in BCM, Crises, and in Resilience. Some of the topics we touch on include: a) Getting involved with, and how to approach, other organizational disciplines, b) Aligning our BCM program to our organizations, rather than just a standard or guiding principle, c) Tie our actions to risks raised by our organization(s), d) How to break down silos and create a network, and much more. It’s a fun chat with Lisa and Milena you don’t want to miss.

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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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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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