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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Let's Discuss: Business Continuity and Power / Internet Issues While Staff Are Working Remotely

Thursday, April 22, 2021
4:00 PM Eastern | 3:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Pacific

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Events have not stopped due to COVID. Natural disasters abound: winter storms with snow and ice; hurricane season is quickly approaching in the northern hemisphere; wildfires continue to rage.

Are you concerned about all the work-from-home staff as it relates to continued operations? What happens if a wide geographic area experiences a power and/or internet outage? Do your Business Continuity plans include strategies for continued operations? Can you shift work to another region? Is there a plan to bring staff back to a facility?

Join ACP for another invigorating discussion on these questions and more!

About the Presenter:

Michael Harding High ResolutionMichael Harding
AFBCI, CBCP
Program Lead, Holman Enterprises

Michael Harding is currently the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program Lead at Holman Enterprises and has worked in the financial and insurance industries. Michael is a trusted advisor and practitioner providing global business continuity and disaster recovery planning, incident response, and crisis management. A published author in a scholarly journal and guest speaker at various conferences in educating others in the craft of business resiliency.

Michael holds the Associate Fellow (AFBCI) from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and the Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) from DRI. An active member of the ACP Liberty Valley Chapter and has served multiple terms as Director of Education and Seminars. Michael was honorably discharged from the US Marine Corps and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Wilmington University.

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Business Continuity's Role in Operational Resilience

Thursday, May 13, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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What sets resilient organizations apart from vulnerable organizations is that they understand how their business works, how it breaks, and how to put it back together again. As operational resilience becomes a more popular topic, business continuity practitioners are asking what they can do to bring this culture into their organization.

In this webinar, Fusion Risk Management will discuss:
· What operational resilience is
· How business continuity management will see a shift in the upcoming years
· Her experience with helping organizations embrace resilience
· Tips on how to incorporate resilience in your organization

 

About the Presenter:

Kim Hirsch 1Kim Hirsch
Manager - Advisory Services at Fusion Risk Management
MBCP, MBCI, BCI USA Chapter Board Member Chair, InfraGard National, Business Continuity Cross-Sector Council

Kimberly D. Hirsch manages The Advisory Team at Fusion Risk Management. Kim oversees the group that provides subject matter expertise in order to help customers plan, implement and exercise enterprise business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management and operational risk programs and associated components. These include program management and governance, business impact analysis, planning, exercise, crisis communications, vendor management, program improvement and analysis, among others. Kim has more than 18 years of experience in being a business continuity and crisis management practitioner at Fortune 100 companies.

Most recently, she was the Crisis Response Manager at Ameriprise Financial, leading enterprise efforts to effectively respond to crisis events and developed a global program governance structure. Her teams’ efforts around an event that closed a customer contact center for a week earned a Chairman’s Award for Excellence, the company’s highest honor. Prior to this, as the Senior Business Partner for Global Continuity and Resilience at Target Corporation, Kim was responsible for all aspects of program management, governance and incident management for the Fortune 50 retailer’s enterprise continuity program. Other positions include developing and then managing a business continuity and disaster recovery program from scratch for a manufacturing and distribution company in Minneapolis.

Prior to specializing in business continuity, Kim gained extensive experience as a vendor manager and worked in global procurement at American Express, giving her a unique insight into vendor issues related to continuity. Kim graduated from Hamline University with a degree in management and political science. She is professionally certified as a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), a Business Continuity Management Systems Auditor and ISO22301 Lead Auditor. Kim has spoken at numerous industry events, including Continuity Insights, DRJ and Secure360 and contributed to a number of industry publications, including the Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Response. Most recently, Kim was elected to the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) USA Board of Directors.

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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

Are you an ACP member? Visit the webinar archives to watch past webinars anytime it fits your schedule.

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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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