ACP's webinar series is developed by business continuity professionals specifically for people in the field, guaranteeing that programs are substantive and timely. Below you will find a list of upcoming webinars, a link to indicate your interest in being a webinar presenter, and a link to access recordings of past webinars.

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Communication for Resilience Professionals

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

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One of the obstacles that we face as resilience professionals is securing internal support from senior leadership. As planners, “selling” isn’t always in our wheelhouse, but it’s a skill that we all need to gain backing for our most ambitious resilience projects. If you’re looking to polish your next big pitch, are preparing to speak at a conference, or simply want to become a more impactful and persuasive communicator, this workshop is for you.

Steve Eberlein is a TEDx alum and professional speaker. In the course of delivering more than 200 live and virtual presentations, including to leadership teams of name brand companies, he’s seen everything go wrong, and has learned to do it right. His presentation will cover the following:

• The three things that you need to know about your audience
• How to deliver a noteless presentation
• Effective vs. awful use of PowerPoint
• Choosing the scope of your pitch –what’s too much, what’s too little
• Winning the day with Q&A
• Special tips for virtual presentations


About the Presenter:

Steve Eberlein LI photoSteve Eberlein
Workplace Resilience + Engagement Manager, Ethos Preparedness

Steve Eberlein and his wife Lydia were living in Sri Lanka when a 9.1 subduction zone earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that took 230,000 lives in more than a dozen countries, including 35,000 in Sri Lanka. As aid workers, they were active witnesses to one of the largest multi-national relief efforts in history, starting from its earliest hours.

In 2006, they returned to their native Oregon only to learn that the Pacific Northwest, too, was due for a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami event. By dint of experience, insight and effort, Steve gradually evolved into a career preparedness advocate. His efforts have included a decade of work at the American Red Cross, the delivery of 200+ earthquake preparedness presentations, and a 2018 appearance at TEDx Portland – the largest TEDx event in the United States.

As Ethos’ Corporate Resilience and Engagement Manager, Steve employs his speaking and AV skills to motivate thousands of people to take the preparedness actions that can make our homes, communities, and workplaces more resilient.


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Can Community Resilience to Disaster be Taught?

Thursday, August 26, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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The foundations of resilience research are embedded in psychology; however, the concept has been adopted in many other areas. Moreover, the multifaceted and diverse field of resilience has become more prevalent in disaster response literature but is confusing in the different ways defined and applied. This presentation will clarify the concept of resilience and develop a helpful dialogue about better ways to assist those experiencing disaster. If communities want to survive, recover, and thrive in the aftermath of disaster events, we need to begin with helping individuals and organizations in understanding resilience.


About the Presenter:

Dr Bernard A JonesDr. Bernard A. Jones, CBCP, MBCI, CORP, ITIL v.3
Assistant Professor St. John's University
Chapter President, ACP Garden State Chapter
Board Member, ACP National Board of Directors

Dr. Bernard A. Jones, CBCP, serves as Assistant Professor at St. John’s University. He is a certified business continuity and emergency management professional with more than 20 years of experience implementing enterprise business continuity and emergency management programs. He earned a D. Sc. degree from New Jersey City University. His post-doctoral research focuses on organizational resilience, business continuity metrics, data visualization, racial and ethnic disparities in disaster preparedness and response, and emotional intelligence in emergency management. He is passionate about assisting organizations in quantifying their resilience posture and addressing resilience weaknesses while driving toward enhancing disaster preparedness.

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Interested in Presenting an ACP Webinar?

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, please complete this form and email it to Rebecca Merrill. Our Education Committee will review submittals and connect with you on next steps. 

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Below are just some of the titles from past ACP webinars

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  • ISO 22301:2019 - What is it, Why is it Important, and What Do I Need to Do to Implement It!
    Presenters: Roland Kelly, Senior Account Executive, Fusion Risk Management, Inc.; Timothy Woodcome, BCMS Lead Auditor, NQA; Nanda Kumar Shamanna, BCMS Lead Auditor, DNV GL; Kim Hirsch, Manager, Advisory Services, Fusion Risk Management, Inc.
  • Business Preparedness for Pandemics and Flu Season
    Presenter: Harlan Dolgin, JD, CBCP Bio Defense Network and ACP National Member
  • Case Studies: Community Efforts to Enhance Workplace Preparedness for Bioterrorism
    Presenter: Harlan Dolgin, JD, CBCP, Bio Defense Network and ACP National Member
  • Getting the Most Value From Your Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solution
    Presenters: David Tedford, National Sales Manager, Rentsys Recovery Services and Bill Arnold, CIO, Service Credit Union
  • Blast & Flood Zones, Terrorism and DDoS Attacks: New Elements of a Comprehensive DR Plan
    Presenter: Christian Lappin, Director, Sales Engineering at TierPoint and an active member of the FBI Infragard Task Force and the American Red Cross' Disaster Services team

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