Breakout Track 6

Breakout Track 6


Breakout Track 6 – Session 1

Work-At-Home … The New Recovery Panacea?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:45 – 11:45

Barney 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? During this session we will look at the positioning and viability of the work-at-home recovery strategy, the strengths and weaknesses of this strategy, and what it takes to make it a viable strategy that you can depend upon for your organization. Bring your thoughts, questions and issues to this interactive session and walk away with a plan for your program.

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


Breakout Track 6 – Session 2

Don’t Create a Tempest in a Teapot – BIAs vs. Risk Assessments and How They Should Work Together

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:45 – 11:45

Patrick Potter, RSA

Patrick Potter

Often times, organizations confuse the business impact analysis (BIA) with the process to perform risk assessments, and the results often misdirect their efforts to plan and prioritize, not only for business resiliency but other areas as well. In this session you will learn about the BIA and risk assessment processes and how to properly perform them. You will also learn how they differ, and how to use them together to enable your organization to better focus on what is most important, and properly treat the risks that may impact your highest operating priorities.

About Patrick Potter
Patrick Potter is currently a GRC Strategist and subject matter expert for RSA, where he oversees the direction of the Archer Business Resiliency solution.


Breakout Track 6 – Session 3

Current Concepts and Considerations for Pandemic Influenza Planning

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:45 – 11:45

Graham Briggs, Pinal County Public Health Services District
Keith Frederick, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Graham Briggs Keith Frederick BCI Certified

How well is your organization prepared to respond to a pandemic event? Businesses, technologies, and travel have changed the playing field and now multiple response measures are required to help protect employees and their families while ensuring continuity of operations. Advancing business preparedness is a key element in response and containment activities. In this session, we will discuss key concepts, considerations, and best practices for seasonal and pandemic flu planning.

About Graham Briggs
Graham Briggs is the manager of infectious diseases and epidemiology section for the Pinal County Public Health Services District.

About Keith Frederick
Keith Frederick, CHEP, CBCP, AFBCI is the head of the organizational resilience program for the Duke Clinical Research Institute.


Breakout Track 6 – Session 4

Strategies to Improve Continuity Through the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:45 – 11:45

Meg Nash, Loudoun Medical Reserve Corps

Meg Nash

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded the requirements for emergency preparedness to include 17 healthcare provider and facility types. The new rule puts a great deal of financial and personnel strain on many healthcare facilities across the country and non-compliance could result in losing Medicare and Medicaid funding. During this session, get clarification about the rule, learn strategies to meet the requirements and improve continuity through a collaborative approach while conserving limited financial and planning resources.

About Meg Nash
Meg Nash serves on the advisory board and the command staff for the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps in Loudoun County, Virginia.


Breakout Track 6 – Session 5

Your Unknown Threats:
Vendor Continuity in an Outsourced World

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:45 – 11:45

Philip Bigge, Ripcord Solutions

Philip Bigge

In our complex business environment of today, organizations are more and more integrated with third party partners, vendors and suppliers for the success of their day-to-day operations. Third parties provide critical business functions and processes that contribute to the bottom line and, sometimes, improve services and products as well. Being dependent on other organizations at this level is a risky endeavor indeed. What happens when this third party experiences a crisis or disruption and can no longer support you with vital services, parts or supplies in a timely manner? Come and find out what Vendor Continuity is, why it might be important to you and how to develop a simple program that will have great results.

About Philip Bigge
Philip Bigge, vice president of consulting services at Ripcord Solutions.




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