- Published on February 25, 2009
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
Sunday Workshop Sessions
Sunday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Sessions are rated: novice for those in the industry less than two years; intermediatefor those in the industry for two to five years; and advanced for those in the industry formore than five years.
Violence a Preventable Disaster - Understanding and Reducing the Risk
|David Smith, Prof. Workplace Interaction, Inc.|
Far too often, there is misunderstanding about what organizations can or should do to reduce and manage the risk of violence in the workplace. The good news is that much can be done to reduce therisk.
Research on workplace violence has shown that warning signs and detectable in appropriate behaviors usually precede acts of violence. This workshop will prepare participants to recognizethe basic danger signals, enabling them to provide intervention or seek assistance before problems escalate. Participants will receive proven methods to combat therising tide of workplace violence and proactive steps that can dramatically reduce the risk of litigation and future legal claims.
David A. Smith, founder of Professional Workplace Interaction, Inc., has extensive experience in executive management, field operations, product launch and financial management at the corporate and small business levels.
Sunday Workshop Session 3
ColourSpectrums Stress Management and Conflict Resolution for Individuals and Teams
|Rob Chubb, Colour Spectrums|
ColourSpectrums is a personality styles and humandynamics model presented to groups in an entertaining and interactive workshop format. Carl Jung’s primary psychological colours are used as a metaphorto represent the four classic areas of personality development: Blue Emotional Development, GreenIntellectual Development, Red Physical Development,Yellow Organizational Development. Participants sort the four colorfully illustrated Attribute Cards to reveal their ColourSpectrums. Every color spectrum is a particular blend ofcolors that is unique to each individual. Participants interact in aguided process of group discussions and activities that celebratediverse personality strengths and challenges. This dynamic presentation provides insights and humor while creating the magical language of ColourSpectrums that naturally enhances self-esteem,team-esteem and communication. This rapid, exciting and life long lasting experience is conducted in a positive atmosphere of respect, fun and entertainment.
Rob Chubb has balanced his professional career and family life with diverse experiences in group homes, residential settings, community-based programs, therapeutic foster care, schools, post-secondary institutions and business settings for more than 25 years.
Sunday Workshop Session 4
How to Build a Remote Work Program for a Business Continuity Plan
|Brandon Dempsey, Suite Commute
Jill Adams Suite, Commute
In June of 2006 the I.R.S.’s headquarters in Washington D.C. was flooded with 24 feet of water. Subsequently 2200 employees were instantly without a place to work. Issues were quickly addressed, and the majority of employees were able to work productively at home or other remote work location.
The I.R.S’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) was put to the test and proved effective. Since then Senate Bill 1000, “The Telework Enhancement Act of 2007” has been introduced to the Senate, which will mandate that all Federal employees are eligible for remote work. Learn why Remote Work is an emerging solution to BC planners everywhere, and what you must do in order to make it successful. Learn how to build a Remote Work.
program that limits corporate liabilities, while increasing employees and the companies ability to respond to an emergency.
Brandon Dempsey’ is vice president of SuiteCommute. He actively develops formal customized Remote Work programs, trains clients, incorporates virtual work options into BCP, and conducts speaking engagements.
Jill Adams has more than 17 years of experience in human resources management, telework, business continuity, and consulting to both the public and private sector, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
Sunday Workshop Session 5
The Intersection of BCM and ERM:Risk Identification, Assessement, and Mitigation
|Matthew Gardner, CBCP, Armodis Consulting|
Identifying potential events that may adversely affect an organization and implementing appropriate strategies to ensure business objectives are met are significant components of any successful BC management and/or enterprise risk management program. At the heartof the professional practices for BC practitioners liesthree subject areas integral to this intersection: riskevaluation and control, business impact analysis, and BC strategies.The practice of enterprise risk management, on the other hand, is centered around a comprehensive, yet simple, process comprised ofthe following five risk management activities; 1. Identify, 2. Assess, 3.Evaluate, 4. Mitigate, and 5. Monitor. Explore best practice techniquesfor identifying potential risk events, assessing the risks in terms ofpotential impact and likelihood, and evaluating opportunities to alter, or mitigate, the risks. In addition, we’ll highlight how BC strategies can be utilized as a means of mitigating potential risks. Learn how enterprise risk management best practices can easily be applied to strengthen a business continuity management program.
Matt Gardner, CBCP, is a leading strategic management consultantand president of Armodis Consulting LLC where he offers clients practical solutions to improve performance and attain desired results.
Sunday Workshop Session 6
Mock Disaster Exercise
|Session Limited to 200 Participants, Sponsored By MailGard|
Test your knowledge and skills as you work together to respond to amulti-alarm fire in your corporate headquarters. Fire, water and smoke damage are the initial issues, but impacts to human life, facilities, financial, and compliance requirements must all be evaluated.
Mail-Gard’s mock disaster exercise will explore the impact of adisaster declaration on areas of a company previously overlookedin most other disaster drills. The effects from a shutdown to your operations center reach longer and deeper into a company’s core than you may realize. The facility-wide outage experienced from afire may be brief, but certain segments of the company are bound tobe inaccessible. How will you deal with accounting, administrative,facilities, operations, and human resource issues that affect acompany unable to communicate with their most important resource…their customers?
As with all prior mock disaster exercises there will be unexpectedsituations and incidents that will challenge participants to collaborateand respond to emerging events.
Mail-Gard is proud to partner with Ed Devlin & Associates to conductthe mock exercise. Mail-Gard is the nation’s leading provider of criticalcommunication recovery services specializing in print and mail solutions,along with e-bill, email and crisis notification services.
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