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Upcoming events

    • 15 Jun 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Defeating the Four Horsemen of the Mandated Return to Office: Resistance, Attrition, Quiet Quitting and Loss of DEI

    In this engaging, interactive, and entertaining presentation, you will dramatically improve your ability to defeat the four biggest problems associated with the mandated return to office: employee resistance, attrition, quiet quitting, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    After announcing a return to the office, many leaders feel surprised at the extent of the first horseman: resistance. Such resistance may involve public criticism and complaints, as well as refusals to come in at all or for the mandated hours. Mid-level managers often refuse to hold their staff accountable and enforce a mandated return to office. The second horseman faced by leaders is attrition. That includes a small number of people quitting on the spot, but many starting to look actively for a new job once they find out about the return to office. The third horseman is quiet quitting, meaning staff disengaging and doing the minimum necessary to not get in trouble. Finally, the fourth horseman is a serious blow to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Underrepresented groups – blacks, LGBTQ, parents, women, people with disabilities – tend to have a much stronger preference for remote work. They quit in much higher numbers than white males over mandated returns to office.

    In my consulting for 21 companies in returning to the office, I developed a number of best practices to address each of these four horsemen effectively, as well as clear metrics to measure the success of your return to office. This training offers case studies and best practices based on my experience, and by adopting the methods from this training, your team will excel at measuring and minimizing resistance, attrition, and quiet quitting, while protecting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Dr. Gleb Tsipursky helps leaders use hybrid work to improve retention and productivity while cutting costs. He serves as the CEO of the boutique future-of-work consultancy Disaster Avoidance ExpertsHe is the best-selling author of 7 books, including the global best-sellers Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters  and The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships. His newest book is Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams: A Manual on Benchmarking to Best Practices for Competitive Advantage . His cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 650 articles and 550 interviews in Harvard Business ReviewForbesInc. MagazineUSA Today, CBS NewsFox News TimeBusiness InsiderFortuneand elsewhereHis writing was translated into Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, Polish, Spanish, French, and other languages. His expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting coaching, and speaking and training for Fortune 500 companies from Aflac to Xerox, and over 15 years in academia as a behavioral scientist at UNC-Chapel Hill and Ohio State. A proud Ukrainian American, Dr. Gleb lives in Columbus, Ohio.


    • 16 Jun 2023
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Children's Hospital Campus - Wheeling Pavillion, 1575 Wheeling St., Aurora, CO 80045


      How we Evacuated Two Hospitals Amidst Colorado’s Marshall Fire: Managing the Chaos, Being Okay with Being Uncomfortable, and Critical Relationships

    June 16, 2023  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Members, Guests and Visitors are welcome to attend.

    Summary: On December 30th 2021, in the midst of pandemic-related facility capacity issues, an unprecedented urban conflagration in the suburbs of Denver resulted in mass evacuations, destruction of 1000+ homes and businesses, and the emergent evacuation of a Level 3 Trauma Center and a Level 2 Trauma Center. This presentation begins with leading attendees through two distinct hospital evacuations and the just-in-time integration of a Hospital Resource Officer (HRO), which played a critical role throughout the evolution of the incident. We will discuss lessons learned and best practices related to hospital evacuation as well as the importance of challenging assumptions. We will describe the evolution of the HRO role, its core concepts, and operational objectives, and how it can be utilized during a variety of incidents.  For more information on how to join this discussion register here:  CLICK HERE

    • 18 Jul 2023
    • 1:00 PM

    Business continuity professionals are often asked what the return on investment – or ROI – of business continuity really is. Is it worth the investment, both time and money? Learn about testing strategies that will help gain organizational buy-in and build your second half-of-the-year budget, or next year's budget.

    If you have no business continuity plan in place when a disruptive incident occurs, but your biggest competitor responds to the incident effectively using their own business continuity plan, how will that impact your bottom line and customer base?

    Tim Mathews has led ETS through its resilience journey culminating in certification to the ISO 22301:2019 business continuity standard and conformity to the Department of Homeland Security’s Private Sector Preparedness Program-PS-Prep. In 2015, under his leadership, ETS was honored with the prestigious North American and Global “Continuity and Resilience Team of the Year” awards by the Business Continuity Institute for its resilience during Super Storm Sandy. He holds a Doctor of Science in civil security leadership, management and policy from NJCU, an MBA from Rider University, undergraduate degrees in banking/commerce and computer science, and the ISMA/Georgetown security leadership program. He has taught business strategy and policy and enterprise resilience in the undergraduate and master of homeland security programs at Rider University.

    July 18th, 1pm EDT


    • 27 Jul 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    The Benefits of Chaos Testing

    By applying a chaos testing framework, organizations can ensure they are better prepared to handle disruption at an unprecedented scale. Chaos testing is designed to stress test technology, people, and processes in a non-standard approach that requires organizations to face a myriad of unplanned events which stretch continuity plans and strategies to a new level of resiliency. This session will cover the key phases of chaos testing to improve information technology and business continuity resiliency across your organization.

    Michael Herrera is the founder and CEO of MHA Consulting, a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services, and is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a cloud-based toolset designed to build, develop, implement and maintain enterprise business continuity management programs.  Michael is a well-known and sought-after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner meetings and conferences.   


    • 17 Aug 2023
    • 1:00 PM

    The Resilience Wave

    What it Means for Business Continuity

    Ashley Goosman, MBCP, MBCI, MBCP, MBCI, ARMP has nearly 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. She founded Disaster Empire blog & podcast to educate and engage fellow practitioners. In 2021, she co-founded the Resilience Think Tank, which provides independent guidance and research to the risk and resilience industry. She managed various high-profile crisis incidents ranging from pandemics, natural disasters, a white power incident, network, and power outages, along with terrorist incidents. Additionally, she started her career as a member of the America Red Cross’ September 11 Recovery Program in NYC, served as the Director of Emergency Services for the MA Dept. of Mental Health during the Hurricane Katrina-Mass Operation Helping Hand mission, was an adjunct Sr. Instructure-Disaster & Terrorism for healthcare administrators, and serves as a risk manager for a Fortune 100 company.

    August 17th, 2023

    1:00pm EDT


    • 20 Oct 2023
    • Tampa International Airport

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11 May 2023 Resilience and Wine: A Case Study
9 May 2023 Greater Houston: 2023 Hurricane Season Outlook & The Climate Has Changed: Are You Prepared for the New Reality
9 May 2023 DC Chapter: "Occupancy Reduction Strategies" with Calvin Edghill, Jr. FEMA-Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
4 May 2023 ACP Northeast Regional Conference
27 Apr 2023 Responding and Recovering from an Active Violence Incident
21 Apr 2023 Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter: April 21st Chapter Meeting
19 Apr 2023 Garden State Chapter: A Conversation on Information Security
12 Apr 2023 Ask the Expert: Margaret Millett
11 Apr 2023 Greater Houston Chapter: Educators Making a Difference- Higher Learning for Business Continuity and Emergency Management Professionals
30 Mar 2023 Evolutionary Framework to Empower Global Business Resilience
29 Mar 2023 Greater Tampa Bay: March Presentation: Building an Antifragile Team
15 Mar 2023 Garden State: A Conversation with Vikas Bangia, Bessemer Trust
15 Mar 2023 Post- DRJ Event: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Continuity
9 Mar 2023 Fusion Risk Management Webinar: How to Establish a Proactive Approach to Continuity
8 Mar 2023 iluminr Webinar: Wargaming to Gameday - Deliberate Practice as the Ultimate Resilience Builder
23 Feb 2023 Liberty Valley: Disaster Preparedness
16 Feb 2023 Michigan Chapter: Quarterly Membership Meeting
16 Feb 2023 Hampton Roads Chapter at the Homeland Security Symposium and Expo
15 Feb 2023 Garden State Chapter: Role of CERT in Business Continuity & Emergency Management
15 Feb 2023 Understanding Business Continuity on a Systemic level – what is ISO 22301?
9 Feb 2023 Business Continuity Professionals Support FEMA's Whole Community Response
7 Feb 2023 Greater Houston Chapter: Paying It Forward…Or Backward? The give and take of successful mentorship
26 Jan 2023 Greater Boston Chapter: Keynote Speaker Peter Gaynor
20 Jan 2023 Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter: Association of Continuity Professionals January Meeting: January 20, 2023
18 Jan 2023 Garden State Chapter: "Paradigm Wellness" presented by Elsa Arenda
18 Jan 2023 Deep Dive: Governance... The Next Chapter
15 Dec 2022 Early Alert 2022-2023 Winter Outlook
13 Dec 2022 Los Angeles Chapter: Waffle House Index
6 Dec 2022 WEBINAR: The Big Resilience Reset: The Risk in Resilience
17 Nov 2022 Michigan Chapter: The Quarterly Membership Meeting
16 Nov 2022 Garden State Chapter Webinar: Health Care Response to Internal & External Disasters
9 Nov 2022 WEBINAR: Where is the Next Generation of Resilience Professionals?
7 Nov 2022 Hundredx Fundraiser Begins!
28 Oct 2022 GTBACP 2022 Resilience Conference
13 Oct 2022 Evolution in Resilience Mgt.: Review of Key Trends
14 Sep 2022 Central Arizona Chapter Post-DRJ Conference Event

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