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    • 29 Mar 2023
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Go To Webinar

    In today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations face increasing uncertainty, volatility, and complexity levels. The traditional approach to managing teams, which is based on stability and predictability, needs to be revised. The concept of antifragility, introduced by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, provides a new perspective on how organizations can thrive in such an environment. Building an antifragile team is a powerful approach to managing teams in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Antifragile teams are better equipped to handle change, uncertainty, and volatility and are more likely to generate positive outcomes. Building an antifragile team requires a deliberate and systematic approach, but the benefits are well worth the effort.


    Todd DeVoe Titan HST's Director, Emergency Management, is an emergency management educator and the host of The Todd DeVoe Show, Business Continuity Today, and Prepare, Respond, Recover podcasts. Todd is the Editor in Chief of The Emergency Management Network newsletter and a contributing author of the book Campus Crisis Management, a Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners, and many white papers and studies. Todd is a lifelong learner, holds a Master's of Public Administration and a Master's of Emergency Management, and is a graduate of the National Emergency Management Executive Academy’s Cohort VII. He continues to research and write about important emergency management issues, crisis leadership, business continuity, and community resilience. Todd is the President of the International Association of Emergency Managers Region 9 and is very active in shaping public policy for emergency management.


    • 30 Mar 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Evolutionary Framework to empower Global Business Resilience

    As large scale global organizations are required to adapt to different geographical challenges, risks, and threats, it is imperative to have an effective framework to ensure resilience for personnel, property, and data. In order to achieve resilience it is imperative that large scale organizations adapt their structure, properly create and deploy adequate resources, and empower a global level of leadership transparency to enable prevention, proactive detection, rapid response, and definitive recovery. The presentation will highlight lessons learned from global incident management responses, crisis management team deployments, and the most recent global pandemic that has changed the necessity for how business continuity can/should be the core of business resilience efforts for the future.  

    Brandon Thomas, M.A., CBCP, CPP, is President/Founder-Tier Global Solutions-Business Resilience Consulting.

    Thomas is a GWOT veteran, Certified Business Continuity Professional (DRII), and Certified Protection Professional (ASIS). He has provided strategic results for the Department of Defense, federal agencies, and corporate organizations at the executive level within the scope of organizational leadership, facilities operations management, physical security, business continuity/resilience, and crisis management on a global scale.  

    Brandon is a Doctoral candidate of Strategic Leadership at Liberty University School of Business. He holds a Master's degree with a concentration in organizational leadership and national security with transnational research experience in Juarez, Mexico. A bachelor's degree (concentration: political science & criminal justice), and a collegiate certificate (intelligence & national security studies) from the University of Texas at El Paso.


    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    • 27 Apr 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Responding and Recovering from an active violence incident

    The impacts of an active violence incident can have extreme short term and long term impacts on any organization. Jason Russell is a nationally recognized expert on response and recovering from an active violence event. Jason will discuss actions that can be taken both before and after an event to prevent and recover from these tragic incidents.


    • 4 May 2023
    • Wyndham Newport Hotel 240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island
    • 11 May 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    REsilience and Wine: A Case study

    The business continuity and resilience profession continues to demonstrate rapid maturation going into 2023.  Join Brian Zawada, Riskonnect, as he introduces what he sees as key changes in expectations via a case study, specifically how he’s applied leading practice and emerging resilience trends in the wine industry.  If you’re interested in practical trends and advice regarding business continuity resilience, or maybe a peak behind the curtain on how wine is made (and all of the challenges), you’re invited to attend this webinar!

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    • 25 May 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    2023 BCMI Compensation Assessment Results

    For over 20 years BC Management (powered by Witt O’Brien’s) has been collecting compensation data for the Business Continuity profession and Cheyene is excited to share the newest data findings with the Association of Continuity Professionals, even before the report is officially distributed! 

    Organizations worldwide depend on our annual report to pay fair and marketable compensations when looking to hire new professionals as well as retain top talent; however, our annual report extends beyond the traditional compensation assessment.  With decades of data, several trends are highlighted throughout the report.  Additionally, our report should serve as a road map to evaluate your marketability (skills/competencies) in comparison to your peers.  Be sure to listen in to better understand your earning potential and marketability within your peer group.

    Presenter, Cheyene Marling is a global leader with more than 20 years of dedicated expertise specializing in the business continuity profession. She founded   BC Management, Inc. in 2000 and joined Witt O'Brien's in 2022 as a Managing Director, Talent Management and Research Analytics.

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    • 8 Jun 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Early Alert: 2023 Hurricane Forecast

    Bryan Blankenship, Early Alert’s Chief Meteorologist is a professional with more than 40 years of comprehensive experience in meteorology and oceanography, physical and life sciences, weather management and operations, emergency management, research, education and technical training. He retired from the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command in 2010 as a naval officer following a distinguished 30-year military career. During his tenure he served in a variety of positions of increased responsibility and complexity throughout the world both ashore and afloat.


    • 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.


    • 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.   


Past events

15 Mar 2023 Post- DRJ Event: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Continuity
15 Mar 2023 Garden State: A Conversation with Vikas Bangia, Bessemer Trust
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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