December 3, 2020
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By renewing your national and chapter ACP membership you’ll retain access to key ACP member benefits. Below are some of our member benefits:
  • INDUSTRY PRESENCE: ACP is dedicated to being a national voice for the profession and provides representation at major industry events.  ACP is nimble, shifting focus to pertinent topics, issues, threats and provides relevant and reliable information to members to help them pivot, quickly.
  • NETWORKING: ACP Members network their preferred way, with opportunities to meet at local chapter events, virtually at a chapter or national level, at industry events, via topic "round-table " discussions, and via social media.  Local chapter affiliation adds further value to network with those local to you.  Networking locally and nationally provides greater opportunities to further your professional development.  
Members who renew membership for 2021 by December 31, 2020 will be entered into the final drawing to win a $100 gift card.  Log in and renew your membership today!   

Experiencing difficulty submitting your renewal? ACP staff is happy to assist with renewals and answer any questions. Please contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone (800) 445-4227. 
 
 
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Building an Effective Multi-generational Workplace

Thursday, December 3, 2020
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central |  11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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Presented by:
Jeff Butler
Founder, JButler International 
Modern day workplace has four generations working under one roof. Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, Millennials and soon Generation Z all work together to accomplish common organizational goals. In this program about managing four different generations in the workplace, best-selling author Jeff Butler, backed by a decade of psychological research, shares insights about motivations, differences, and communication styles of these four generations. You will learn how organizations across various industries are thriving with a multigenerational workforce. And how yours can too. Through this program you’ll find specific actionable strategies to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage.
 
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Let's Discuss:
The ROI / Value add of BCM to organizations -
Part 2!


Thursday, December 10, 2020
4:00 PM Eastern | 3:00 PM Central 
1:00 PM Mountain | 12:00 PM Pacific

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We will continue the dialogue on how we can measure and/or quantify the ROI / Value add of our BCM programs to the appropriate stakeholders within our organization. It should be a very interesting conversation and we look forward to hearing from everyone on this very important topic!

Facilitated by:
Michael Harding, AFBCI, CBCP
Program Lead, Holman Enterprises
Safety and Security for the 
Work-From-Home Workforce


Thursday, December 17, 2020
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central
11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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As the nature of workplace has changed, the nature of workplace violence is also changing. Just because an employee has changed their work location does not mean there is no longer a risk of workplace violence or other safety concerns. Safety and security cannot begin and end at the walls of the employer’s facilities or the perimeter of their parking lots. The employee working from home may still incur a risk of violence but not enjoy the physical security apparatus or violence prevention programs and practices in place in the traditional workplace, thereby creating a perfect storm of risk. Both employers and employees who are concerned with the possibility of violence encountered on the job would greatly benefit by a discussion of the contemporary workplace violence landscape.

Presented by:
Steve Crimando, MA, CHPP, CTM
Managing Director, Behavioral Science Applications LLC
Visit ACP's website for more details and to register for all upcoming webinars!
 
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Reduce Your Risk by Practicing “Cyber Distancing”
For many of us stuck working from home for most of the year, the lines between work and home activities have blurred. You might not even realize when you’re using your work computer to buy something online or using your personal tablet to respond to work emails at night on the couch. This behavior isn’t new, and has been observed by the security community for years. At this point however, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing millions of Americans to work from home, the threat level this behavior brings has become unprecedented.


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Threat actors could target DNA researchers with malware in an effort to modify synthetic DNA orders and create pathogens or toxins, researchers warn. In a newly published article in Nature, a group of academic researchers from Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev detail a cyberattack that exploits gaps within the security of the DNA procurement process for malicious purposes.

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We know you've had a busy year and you can't always join ACP's live webinars. Did you know that you can watch past webinars when it's convenient for your schedule?

Just login to ACP's website and then check out the Webinar Archive! It's one of the many benefits exclusive to members like you. Below are just some of the 2020 webinars:
  • NEW! Preparing For and Responding To Severe Weather
  • NEW! Being A Leader In The Organization's Resilience In The Light Of Covid 19
  • ISO 22301:2019 - What is it, why is it important and what do I need to do to implement it!
  • Planning for Pandemic Pandemonium: Business Continuity in the Post-COVID era
  • Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Adaptation and Planning for Business Continuity Professionals
  • The Need to focus on Emotional Intelligence within Emergency Management Leadership, During COVID-19 and Beyond!
  • Returning to the Workplace in Uncertain Times
  • Re-boarding Your People to Your Real Workplace
  • Preparing For A New Era Of Civil Unrest Safety, Security & Business Continuity
While you're there, you can also check out the COVID Town Hall Forum series that was recorded this past May, June, and July or the new discussions facilitated by Liberty Valley Chapter member Michael Harding!
Visit ACP's Webinar Archive!
 
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ACP National is pleased to offer to post ACP Chapter webinar recordings on the ACP National website!

To add your chapter webinar recordings to ACP's National website, please
complete this form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Like all ACP National webinar recordings, these ACP Chapter recordings will be available to current ACP members.
 
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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.
We are currently looking for 2021 webinars.

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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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Know someone who would be interested in this timely resource specifically for continuity professionals?  Pass along this e-news and encourage them to join ACP.

The ACP Get Connected! initiative asks every ACP member to personally reach out to one colleague, friend or acquaintance for membership this year in order to build a stronger, better ACP.
 
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