Welcome to the Central Arizona Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a professional organization that provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information for business continuity leaders throughout a network of local Chapters.
The Central Arizona Chapter serves the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our chapter meetings are currently virtual and held every other month on the first Thursday, unless otherwise notified, starting February 2021. Meetings are 8:30am for networking and 9:00am - 11:00am for business and presentations. There is no meeting in July and December is a member appreciation event. We invite you to attend our next meeting and look forward to meeting you!
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
October Meeting Notice
Member Appreciation Luncheon
When: October 5th,
Where: Desert Willow Conference Center
Meeting: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am Check-in and Networking
11:15 am Buffet Luncheon - Please let us know of any food allergy when you RSVP
11:30 am - Chapter Meeting and Raffle
11:45 am – Integracept Presentation “IT/DR: Fostering Partnerships that Generate Resilience” Joseph Brewer, Founder/Managing Partner
12:00 pm - Infinite Blue Presentation, Andy Witts, Senior Director
12:15 pm – MHA Presentation “The State of BCM” Michael Herrera, CEO, MHA Consulting
12:30 pm – Mock Disaster Exercise, Michael Herrera, CEO, MHA Consulting
The Member Appreciation Luncheon is sponsored by Infinite Blue.
June 2nd was our meeting with Cheyenne Marling, BC Management. She discussed “BCM Competencies in Demand to Ensure Career Resiliency. Our next meeting is scheduled for August 4, 2022. Debbie Knight and Jana Smith will share Maricopa County’s Community Organizations Active in Disaster (MCCOAD) and discussing the intersection of community preparedness/response and public/private sector involvement. Please refer to our Events Page on our website for registration: www.chapters.acp-international.com/centralarizona. Zoom meetings are slated to start with networking at 8:30 until 11:00 AM.
Our membership stands at 35 members across the Phoenix metropolitan area. We are still looking to increase our membership by 25% by December 31, 2022. Please reach out to your peers and promote membership to ACP as a great networking tool along with continuing education units. Our national membership has increased by approximately 133 since the beginning of the year, a great rebound!#@#_WA_-_CURSOR_-_POINT_#@#The Board of Director of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) selected FirstPoint Management Resources (FPMR) as the new association management provider. The transition concluded May 31, 2022. ACP Board Chairman Michael Gifford is upbeat about the change. This year we are focused on "The Road to Recovery, Viability, and Relevance." As part of the change, surveys were sent out to our active and former members and the outcomes will be used in an upcoming Strategic Planning Workshop, hosted by (FPMR).
The local chapter board sent out a survey at the beginning of the year. The primary reason we belong to ACP is the networking opportunities. We are making plans to have our August meeting in person. Please watch your emails as plans are finalized. The survey results indicated that “Hybrid” meetings made it to the top of the list. The board will look to incorporate the hybrid choice into our meeting setup. Future topics included the changes Covid has made on our BC and DR strategies followed by Cyber among others.Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
Joanne Storbeck, President, Central AZ ACP
For Minutes older than 2021 and Presentations older than 2020, please contact one of the AZ Board members.
PLEASE VISIT WITH THEM WHEN YOU HAVE A BUSINESS REQUIREMENT
A sponsorship with the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) - Central Arizona Chapter offers multiple avenues for your company or organization to access continuity planning professionals, including those in business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management and risk management. Central Arizona's program offers three levels of sponsorship and benefits:
|Send email blast to ACP Central Arizona chapter members introducing sponsor firm. Publication to be approved and sent by Central Arizona to members||ü||ü|
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|Place sponsor logo on ACP Central Arizona Chapter documentation: meeting presentations and newsletters.||ü||ü||ü|
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|Provide area for sponsor to display product/service offering materials at all monthly meetings. To be set up at meetings by sponsors.||ü||ü||ü|
|Schedule one 15-minute time slot during meeting for sponsor to present product/service||ü||ü|
|Sponsor to provide an article on product or BCP/DR related topic for publishing in one newsletter.||ü|