April 9, 2020
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Join ACP for the April Webinar:
ISO 22301:2019
What is it, why is it important
and what do I need to do to implement it!

Join ACP and presenter Roland Kelly on Tuesday, April 28 at 11:30 am EST

A brief introduction to the global standard on resilience, ISO 22301, Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems – Requirements was the world’s first standard for maintaining effective business continuity plans, systems and processes when it was first published in 2012. Now it has been revised to bring it up to date with the latest thinking and best practice.
Click here for more information and to register for the webinar!
 
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The ACP National Board of Directors' Membership Engagement Committee is working on efforts to support more engagement of our members. One way is to periodically introduce both new and tenured ACP members.

Name: Todd D. Ray
Member since: January 2016
Chapter: San Francisco

Why did you join the ACP?

I joined the ACP for the opportunity to broaden my peer network with other Business Continuity professionals and expand my professional development.

Looking back over the years, what has been your best memory of the ACP?
My best memory of the ACP is the interactions and friendships I have made within the National Chapter and across many of the Local Chapters. The tools and guidance provided by ACP members have greatly improved my knowledge of Business Continuity.
 
What advice would you give new members?
My advice to new members is to stay actively involved in the National Chapter and/or your Local Chapter by participating in meetings, joining the Board of Directors and most importantly staying open to new ideas and points of view.
 
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“This is the new normal. Every business has to think about innovative ways to work; when pushed, we can do amazing things!

For example, consider about the innovation of using one ventilator for two people. Be sure to get information from trusted sources. I recommend CDC, WHO, and local health departments.

Be honest with your employees and customers – it will save you heartache in the long run. Try to keep a sense of humor and stay well.”

-Dr. Robbie LaRocca, CPP, MBCI
ACP National Board Member and Education Committee Co-Chair
 
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Disaster Recovery Journal and Continuity Insights Pledge Unity During the COVID-19 Crisis
(ST. LOUIS, MO AND PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 1, 2020) – Bob Arnold, president of the Disaster Recovery Journal and Robert Nakao, publisher of Continuity Insights, have announced a collaboration of resources to ensure that Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery professionals are well-informed as they combat the COVID-19 crisis. The challenges of business continuity professionals during these trying times are clearly two-fold. Like all Americans, first and foremost, is their focus is on the safety and wellbeing of their families and themselves. But as resilience professionals, they also shoulder tremendous responsibility for their colleagues and organizations, as well the continuity of operations throughout their organization’s supply chain.

“This is not a war that can be won alone. Partnering with Continuity Insights to information-share on all content related to COVID-19 is the responsible thing to do,” said Bob Arnold. “This is clearly in the best interests of our business continuity community.”

Both media brands firmly agree on the urgency to leverage their respective strengths and actively contribute in the fight against this novel coronavirus. Business continuity professionals are uniquely positioned and possess distinct skill sets for addressing various disruptions, from modest events to major adversities. The Disaster Recovery Journal and Continuity Insights, in cooperation with all practitioners and the vendor community, will together emerge stronger and more resilient as a result. “We must do everything we can as professionals to deal with this global emergency. More timely, relevant, and most importantly, usable information is critical,” said Robert Nakao. “It’s not up to any one of us, it’s up to all of us.” This collaboration between the two media brands will feature the sharing of COVID-19 editorial content, including but not limited to, links to coronavirus-specific webinars, white papers, and other relevant information. More details will be forthcoming as the relationship continues to develop. The staff of the Disaster Recovery Journal and Continuity Insights extends best wishes for the well-being and health of the entire global business continuity community and their families.

Contact Information
Bob Arnold, Disaster Recovery Journal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 636-282-5800
Robert Nakao, Continuity Insights, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 267-980-6151
 
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Our goal is to drive valuable expertise to our members. And we need you to help!

If you are an expert interested in supporting the profession through educating your peers, we’d love to consider featuring you as an ACP featured presenter.

To be considered,complete this form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our Education Committee will review submittals and connect with you on next steps.


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We've recently experienced a renewed interest in ACP's Industry Sponsorship Program from companies providing products and services to contingency professionals.  These individuals are responsible for a variety of mission critical functions including business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, and risk management.  This is an opportunity for industry organizations to tell your story and educate an expanding marketplace as to the value of your company deliverables.  As an Association Industry Sponsor you can be assured of significant exposure to our members in a variety of mediums including our weekly communication News & Views.

Further information on the program can be found under the "Sponsors" tab of the ACP website.  Why not take the opportunity to have a conversation with ACP staff regarding the program deliverables which best align with your strategic marketing plan.  They can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 1.800.445.4227 FREE.
 
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Our ACP-Get Connected! initiative continues to steadily bring more talented industry professionals into our Association. That's why it is important that every ACP member on reach out to one colleague, friend or acquaintance and bring them in as a new ACP member.

You can help build a stronger, better ACP. Direct prospective members to ACP Get Connected!
 
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