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May 20, 2021
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We continue the tradition of recognizing chapter members' service to their chapters and fellow members. Meet the individuals voted by their chapters as MVPs. Each newsletter, we'll be featuring two new MVPs.
 
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Orange County Chapter: Rebecca Christy
  1. Knowing that she doesn’t know every great speaker or topic out there, she solicits ideas and topics from chapter and board members. 
  2. She follows up to make sure every meeting has a speaker.   
  3. Even with cancellations, she can put together topics and speakers, seemingly with no notice. 
  4. Part of her success is to understand the talents of board members as speakers, leads continued success at each meeting. 
 
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Orange County ChapterCourtney Eiceman
  1. By generously offering to host the virtual meetings through her company’s ZOOM account. 
  2. She manages virtual meetings rooms, panelists and attendees in an expert fashion.
  3. She provides the ZOOM recording to be edited for benefit of our membership.   
  4. She is forward thinking, offers ideas and solutions, and makes working on the board with her a pleasure!
 
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Presented by:
Regina Phelps
President,
Emergency Management & Safety Solutions

Regina Phelps is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of emergency management, pandemic and contingency planning. Since 1982, she has provided consultation, training and speaking services to clients on five continents. She is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting firm. Ms. Phelps’ areas of expertise include crisis management team development, pandemic planning and the development of exercises for large global companies. 

When can you safely return to the office, go on a business trip and have some sort of “normal” work life is on the minds of every executive and employee alike. What are the threats and risks that must be considered? We are in the middle of a great race between the numerous variants in the world and the
US in particular AND the distribution of vaccines to stop transmission. And simultaneously,
organizations are also beginning to plan a return to the office – whatever that might mean.

This session looks at where we are right now with vaccines and variants and then asks the question are you going back, why, when and how? There is a tremendous move towards “reinvention” of the workplace and remote work in particular and the concept of “work from anywhere” is beginning to take hold.

Join this session for a lively presentation and discussions on these five critical issues facing all organizations today.

 
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Post-Pandemic After Action Reviews

Thursday, June 17, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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Presented by:
John J. Jordan
Managing Director,
Crisis Management Associates, LLC
President, ACP Northeast Florida Chapter

John J. Jordan is the Managing Director of Crisis Management Associates, LLC, a consulting firm which provides emergency management planning, training and exercises for a wide variety of governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and corporate clients. John has almost forty years of operations and planning experience, with over twenty years specializing in the field of emergency management. John has extensive experience in infectious disease planning, having written over forty national, state and local level pandemic plans since 2007 and serving as a pandemic consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Word Food Program. In addition, he has directly supervised disaster response operations during twenty major natural and manmade disasters, both in the United States and internationally, including the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the Republic of Liberia, the response to Hurricane Katrina and the response to the terrorist attacks in September 2001.
This presentation will focus on how to organize, conduct and capture a post-pandemic “After-Action Review.” It is vitally important that companies and organizations identify the challenges they faced, how they coped, what worked, and what did not work during this pandemic event. This information can then be used to make changes in plans, thus ensuring a better response during future events.

Presenter John Jordan has extensive experience conducting After-Action Reviews and preparing After-Action Reports for governmental and non-governmental clients and has trained hundreds of emergency management personnel in the proper methodology for executing Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant After-Action Reviews/Reports. He has served as the Project Manager for many corporate and governmental AARs after a variety of disaster events, including the 2009 Influenza Pandemic.
 
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Workplace Violence: Lessons in Prevention, Management and Continuity From Over 1800 Cases

Thursday, June 24, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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Presented by:
Dr. Larry Barton
Threat Assessment Expert and Professor of Public Safety, University of Central Florida

Dr. Larry Barton is widely considered the world's leading assessor of threats to people and the worksite with over 30 years of supporting employers when an employee, contractor or third party poses a risk through actions, ideation, social networking, or suggestive behaviors. The author of five books, 70 peer reviewed articles in the continuity, medical, behavioral and business press, he is the on-air commentator during cases of workplace violence on CNN and CNBC. For the past 16 years he remains the highest rated speaker at The FBI Academy on the issue of mitigating the potentially violent person, including cases of suicidal ideation and due to intimate partner violence, that could spill into the work site.
The Violent Person at Work is on everyone's mind, from multinational employers to nonprofits. In 2021 alone, a massacre impacting a workplace has occurred on average once a week, the highest levels reported in 19 years. The continuity leader must have a seat at the table, working with HR, Legal and Security when a person may be agitated by a performance review, separation discussion, community relations problem or because of mental illness, for example. Dr. Barton will help unlock the appropriate way continuity leaders can influence awareness, not paranoia, and specific tools and strategies aimed at keeping your workplace safe. This is a rare opportunity to hear from and exchange ideas from the nation's leading thought leader on violence at work.
 
Learn More and Register for These Events!
 
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May 21, 2021
3:30 PM Eastern | 2:30 PM Central | 1:30 PM Mountain | 12:30 PM Pacific

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Join ACP Colorado Rocky Mountain's monthly Chapter Meeting! Fear, uncertainty, doubt, and disruption (FUDD) often link together in a way that inhibits our understanding about what we can control and whether recovery from adversity is even possible. The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) offers an integrated approach for building business resilience along multiple dimensions including cybersecurity, product safety, and disaster planning. This talk will explore the RMF stages and real-world examples of business continuity successes despite FUDD challenges.

About the Speaker:  
Jennifer Kurtz
is cyber program director for Manufacturer’s Edge, Colorado’s NIST manufacturing extension partner. Jennifer was a member of the National Security Council Staff, the Council on International Economic Policy, and the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. She holds an MBA and PMP certification, as well as a BA in international studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

 
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Regardless of where your organization is located, it is vulnerable to natural disasters. Severe weather, wildfires, earthquakes, and other unforeseen events can all have major impacts on the day-to-day operations of your organization. Without proper planning and the right tools, natural disasters can lead to downtime, disrupted shifts, and people put in harm's way. In this eBook, you'll learn how an emergency notification system can keep people safe and informed, during common emergency scenarios like hurricanes and winter weather. 

Download your copy of the eBook today! 

 
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Since Apple first announced the App Tracking Transparency framework (now fully in place with the release of iOS 14.5), there has been speculation that it might be a harbinger of Cupertino’s plans to expand its own targeted advertising program. While that would perhaps be an unwise move for a company facing multiple antitrust investigations around the world, and while Apple is not yet showing signs of scaling up to compete with services run by social media companies (such as Google Ads and Facebook Ads), the company is expanding its advertising business even as it puts unprecedented restrictions on publishers.

Read more.

 
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As the amount of data shared digitally by employees grows, so does the problem of data loss. Employees share vast amounts of data each day, some of it highly sensitive, via an assortment of digital channels, from email to Teams. Each time data is shared digitally, there’s a risk of data loss attached. This could be completely unintentional, for example, an employee sending an email to the wrong person. It could also be reckless, such as an employee intentionally bypassing security protocols when sharing data in order to get the job done. Data loss can also be the result of malicious employee behavior, where the employee has something to gain by intentionally leaking the data, perhaps to a competitor.

Read more.
 
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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s this: Now more than ever, businesses and government agencies alike need better capabilities to manage critical events.
 
This critical event management (CEM) e-book looks at the three parts of CEM, then explores a scenario based on actual events to show how calm can turn into chaos – and how OnSolve can take you from chaos to control.
 
In this e-book, you’ll learn:
  • 3 essential parts of critical event management
  • How to reduce risk and improve operational continuity
  • How to manage end-to-end crisis response
 
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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 Rebecca Merrill. Our Education Committee will review submittals and connect with you on next steps.
We are currently looking for July - December 2021 webinars.

If you are interested in driving quality content to members behind the scenes, we invite you to consider volunteering with the Education Committee. For more information, please contact Robbie LaRocca or Ed Goldberg.
 
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Click on the button below and use the form to submit your articles, events, and news to the bi-weekly newsletter.
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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 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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