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Sunday Workshop Session 4

Work-At-Home ... Work Area Recovery Strategy Workshop

When:
Sunday, September 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: 
Barney F. Pelant, Barney F. Pelant & Associates, LLC

Barney Pelant

Work-at-home is fast becoming a predominate strategy for work area recovery. How did this happen and is it a viable long term recovery strategy? Is it applicable to all areas of your work force or is it a faux panacea for not investing in the real recovery needs of your organization?

We will begin by acquiring background knowledge about our organization to understand our regulatory, legal, business, and operating requirements, risks and issues for employees to work remotely. Using this information we will develop the requisite elements of our Work-at-Home Program, including:

  • A Work Area Selection process to identify those job functions suitable for work-at-home
  • An Employee Assessment process to identify those employees we should permit the opportunity to work-at-home
  • Work-at-Home Policies that are objective and consider the needs of both the employer and employee for the employee to work-at-home
  • The robust technical support that we will need to enable a viable Work-at-Home Program

We will focus on the best means of validating the viability of our program for both normal operations and as a workplace recovery strategy before we implement it. This will include Table Top, Onsite and Off-site exercises.

About Barney Pelant
Mr. Pelant is owner and manager of Barney F. Pelant & Associates, LLC.

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Sunday Workshop Session 5

MOCK Disaster Exercise

 

When:
Sunday, September 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: 
Bob Mellinger, Attainium

Attainium Corp.

This MOCK will focus on how you, acting as the members of the Crisis Management Team, will guide a fictional organization through an ever-evolving crisis situation. The life cycle of this crisis ranges from dealing with life safety & security issues, to communicating to both internal & external audiences, and then on through the challenges of resuming business operations. Your challenge as a team member is to identify and execute your priorities at each point while the scenario is unfolding. Do your priorities change or are the properly identified? Are these priorities truly the basis for your decisions?

Participants will work through the exercise in small groups. Engaging with their tablemates to address the issues and deal with the challenges in near real-time. A debriefing will be conducted once the scenario has concluded. It’s easy to know what you should have done after the crisis ends.

Takeaways include enhancing your crisis management skills, determining upgrades to your inhouse planning and awareness programs, and identifying other methods for conducting tabletop exercises. If you are new to the industry, be prepared to learn. If you are an experienced professional, share - you might just learn something.

By now you are asking, what is the scenario? Disaster, by definition, is “a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life.” In order to learn how to handle one, it must truly be “sudden.” And in this exercise, it will.

Participate in this MOCK Disaster Exercise, which is reminiscent of those extraordinary exercises that have gone before it.

About Bob Mellinger
Bob Mellinger, CBCV, is the founder and president of Attainium Corp., which he launched to deliver business continuity, emergency preparedness and crisis management services.

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General Session 1

Recharge your Brain and your Business

When:
Monday, September 24, 2018
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Speaker: 
Dr. Heidi Hannah

Heidi Hannah

As an experienced speaker, Dr. Heidi Hanna has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women’s Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. She is founder and Chief Energy Officer of Synergy, a consulting company providing brain-based health and performance programs for organizations, and the Executive Director of the American Institute of Stress.

About Heidi Hannah
Dr. Hanna is a Founding Partner of The Academy for Brain Health and Performance, where she serves as the Director of Training and Development.

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General Session 2

Building Global Resilience for Your Organization

 

When:
Monday, September 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Speakers: 
Frank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP
Panelists: 
Christopher Duffy, Strategic BCP 
Mark Eggleston, Health Partners Plans 
Zeeshan Kazmi, Gemological Institute of America

Frank Perlmutter      

This session focuses on the international evolution of business continuity planning, beginning with identifying and mitigating risks unique to global expansion. With a panel of experienced practitioners from multinational corporations, the session will detail important, but sometimes overlooked, considerations for building a successful global business continuity program. Any organization with current or planned locations outside of their headquarters country will benefit from the experiences shared in this interactive panel discussion.

About Frank Perlmutter
Frank Perlmutter, CBCP, MBCI, founder and president of Strategic BCP.

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General Session 2

Building Global Resilience for Your Organization

When:
Monday, September 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Speakers: 
Frank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP
Panelists: 
Christopher Duffy, Strategic BCP 
Mark Eggleston, Health Partners Plans 
Zeeshan Kazmi, Gemological Institute of America

  Christopher Duffy    

This session focuses on the international evolution of business continuity planning, beginning with identifying and mitigating risks unique to global expansion. With a panel of experienced practitioners from multinational corporations, the session will detail important, but sometimes overlooked, considerations for building a successful global business continuity program. Any organization with current or planned locations outside of their headquarters country will benefit from the experiences shared in this interactive panel discussion.

About Christopher Duffy
Christopher Duffy (CISSP) is vice president and chief innovation officer at SBCP.

 

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