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July 1, 2021
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We want to express our gratitude to your commitment to ACP as a member … and more importantly, we want to know more about you, what benefits you enjoy from being an ACP member, and what we need to do better to meet your needs. After all, current members are our greatest form of recruiting – so it’s important that you get the best value out of your membership. 
 
To help us out, please take a few minutes to complete the ACP Member Survey no later than July 16, 2021. You can also copy and paste this link into your internet browser: 
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Returning to the Office and Managing Hybrid and Remote Teams for Business Continuity Professionals

Thursday, July 8, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

Click here to register!
Presented by:
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
CEO, Disaster Avoidance Experts, LLC

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an internationally-renowned thought leader in future-proofing and cognitive bias risk management. He serves as the CEO of the boutique future-proofing consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts, which specializes in helping forward-looking leaders avoid dangerous threats and missed opportunities.
In this engaging, interactive, and entertaining presentation, you as a business continuity professional will dramatically improve your ability to return to in-office work by benchmarking to best practices. Many leaders prefer in-person work, yet research conclusively demonstrates that those employees who can do so have a strong preference to work remotely much of their time, and a large minority all of their time. Moreover, remote workers show substantial productivity gains, cost savings, and risk mitigation.

Mental blind spots called cognitive biases often inhibit leaders in seeing this clear conclusion. The best approach to returning to the office involves a hybrid-first model with some limited full-time remote options. Doing so will enable organizations to excel in retention and recruitment, boost productivity, re-energize company culture, gain substantial cost savings, and manage a wide variety of risks.

This presentation offers case studies and best practices that you need to make the most effective and successful return to the office, to maximize your competitive advantage in the most important resource: your people.
 
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Insights on BCM Competencies in Demand and the Impact on Earning Potential

Thursday, July 22, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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Presented by:
Cheyene Marling
Founder, BC Management, Inc.

Cheyene Marling, Hon. MBCI is a global leader with over 22 years dedicated expertise specializing in the business continuity profession. She founded BC Management, Inc. in 2000, and in July 2019, BC Management became a part of Avalution Consulting LLC, which is now a Castellan Solutions company. Cheyene is responsible for overseeing staffing strategies and data research analytics for our clients globally in addition to providing career assessment and coaching expertise.
Data shows that if you want to get hired, stay hired, and grow professionally you need to understand what skills and competencies employers are seeking, build a powerful personal brand, and be adaptable to change. Over the years, BC Management has conducted industry-wide research to assess what exactly these core competencies are in addition to how these competencies impact your earning potential. In this presentation, Cheyene will highlight the newest data findings from the 19th Edition BCM Compensation Report in addition to recent findings from the BCM Career & Professional Development Study.
 
 
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Save the Date for these Upcoming Webinars!
  • August 12, 2021: Presented by Steve Eberlein
  • August 26, 2021: Presented by ACP Board Member Dr. Bernard A. Jones
Learn More and Register for These Events!
 
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ACP is forming a Santa Barbara, CA Chapter! A group of continuity professionals in the Santa Barbara area are in the process of forming a new ACP chapter.

If you are a professional interested in all that ACP offers – educational opportunities, professional development, networking with others similarly involved in business continuity, resiliency, disaster recover, emergency management, etc. -- please email Tereza Ortega Franco at
 
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What is your team doing for a disaster recovery strategy for applications/services stored in the cloud?  If your work is stored in the cloud by your vendor and they declare a disaster, what do you do?  Is the RTO in the contract and if they do not meet it, are they fined, etc.  How are they held accountable?  Do you perform tests with these vendors or are you at their mercy to complete the test annually and provide a copy to you?

Old Dominion Chapter member Michael Tatum, CBCP of Ferguson Technology Center, has been working in BC/DR for over 25 years. He has been a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) for over 21 years. Michael is interested in answers to these questions for SaaS (software as a service) PaaS (platform) and IaaS Infrastructure.

Click here to contact Michael.
 
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May 2021 marks the third anniversary of the biggest shake up to data protection legislation for a number of decades. Even in draft form, GDPR promised disruption and enforcement in spades and although the final version had some changes, it still maintained its prowess.  However, did the reality deliver on these and has the carrot won against the stick?

Read more.
 
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The move toward software-defined vehicles is enabling a wealth of safety, comfort and convenience innovations – and the innovations do not stop when those vehicles leave a dealership. Through over-the-air (OTA) updates, the software that runs the vehicle can continue to evolve and improve throughout its lifecycle, delighting consumers for years to come.

Read more.

 
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A third of employees picked up bad cyber security behaviors while working from home, according to Tessian’s Back to Work Security Behaviors report.

Despite the remote workers’ bad security practices, 9 out of 10 organizations prefer the hybrid workplace as COVID-19 restrictions eased. Similarly, 89% of employees want to work remotely during the week.


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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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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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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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