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Preparing for the Unexpected

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Preparing for the Unexpected is about how people, organizations and communities plan, prepare, test, communicate and respond to sudden unplanned events such as natural and manmade disasters and crises. The show is for everyone who wants an understanding of how plans are created for individuals, organizations and communities and for anyone who wants to know what they can do in their own lives to help protect themselves from unexpected events. There is a myth that disasters happen to others but in reality, they happen to everyone. It's just a matter of when and how well-prepared you are. The greater the level of awareness, communication and knowledge, the quicker one bounces back from adversity. The overall aim of Preparing for the Unexpected is to reduce the suffering, effects and impacts caused as a result of disasters and unexpected life events by increasing knowledge and awareness of Business Contingency and Disaster Planning and related activities.

Preparing for the Unexpected is about how people, organizations and communities plan, prepare, test, communicate and respond to sudden unplanned events such as natural and manmade disasters and crises. The show is for everyone who wants an understanding of how plans are created for individuals, organizations and communities and for anyone who wants to know what they can do in their own lives to help protect themselves from unexpected events. There is a myth that disasters happen to others but in reality, they happen to everyone. It's just a matter of when and how well-prepared you are. The greater the level of awareness, communication and knowledge, the quicker one bounces back from adversity. The overall aim of Preparing for the Unexpected is to reduce the suffering, effects and impacts caused as a result of disasters and unexpected life events by increasing knowledge and awareness of Business Contingency and Disaster Planning and related activities.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Preparing for the Unexpected is about how people, organizations and communities plan, prepare, test, communicate and respond to sudden unplanned events such as natural and manmade disasters and crises. The show is for everyone who wants an understanding of how plans are created for individuals, organizations and communities and for anyone who wants to know what they can do in their own lives to help protect themselves from unexpected events. There is a myth that disasters happen to others but in reality, they happen to everyone. It's just a matter of when and how well-prepared you are. The greater the level of awareness, communication and knowledge, the quicker one bounces back from adversity. The overall aim of Preparing for the Unexpected is to reduce the suffering, effects and impacts caused as a result of disasters and unexpected life events by increasing knowledge and awareness of Business Contingency and Disaster Planning and related activities.

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English


Episodes

Bus. Continuity Mgmt.: A Guide to Org. Resilience and ISO 22301

5/19/2022
Sometimes the size and scale of Business Continuity Management (BCM) can be intimidating - to people in our own industry and to those trying to understand the industry. I speak with noted expert and author of 'Business Continuity Management: A Practical Guide to Organizational Resilience and ISO 22301', James Crask, For this episode we talk about: 1. Defining resilience, 2, What can be learned from international standards (the benefits and the pitfalls), 3. Lessons for the BCM and resilience...

Duration:00:50:11

Here Comes Climate Change for Business Continuity Professionals

5/12/2022
Climate Change is one of - if not the most - important issue facing individuals, communities, organizations, and the world today. It's become a key component that many Business Continuity (BC) professionals must address; from the Risk Analysis (RA) to the Business Impact Analysis (BIA), to preparedness and response plans. I talk with noted industry expert Margaret Millett about what BC professionals can do to address Climate Change concerns in their organizations. We talk about: 1....

Duration:00:51:37

Psychology and Crisis Management with Gavin Freeman

5/5/2022
Being a leader is hard. It's even harder during a crisis. I speak with psychologist and author, Gavin Freeman about leadership psychology as it pertains to crisis management. It's quite insightful and at times, surprising. We touch on: 1. The Ardent – Dreamworld Incident (Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Outcome?), 2. The mind of the CEO – Upper Echelon of the CEO, 3. Regulatory Theory, 4. Promotional vs Preventative to Performance vs Preventative, 5. Behavioral Agency Theory, 6. Reputation...

Duration:00:51:15

Ransomware, War, Supply Chain, COVID, and Design a Cyber Exercise

4/28/2022
It’s my regular chat with noted industry expert Regina Phelps. For this episode we talk about: 1. A quick COVID pandemic update (Vaccines and vaccine expectations, world statuses - China, US, Canada… - boosters, the mess some are findings themselves in, 2. Shanghai, China and the coming impacts on the supply chain, 3. The Ukraine War and its continued impacts, 4. Ransomware and Cyber Threats (What happens in a ransomware attack? 5. Designing a ransomware / cyber exercise (What a cyber...

Duration:00:51:27

BCMS: Setting up Everything, is Everything (w/ Jacopo Capparelli)

4/21/2022
rganizing our Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) is key to long-term viability. in other words, setting up everything is everything. I talk with BCMS expert Jacopo Caparelli, as we talk about how organizations can set-up their Business Continuity programs as valued management system. We talk about: a) defining the BCMS and its various stages/components, b) the key components we really need to focus on, c) How, why, and what we need to do to set up 'everything', d) 4 Guiding...

Duration:00:50:22

Supply Chain Mgmt & BC: Lessons Learned from Philippine MSMEs

4/14/2022
The COVID pandemic impacted everyone around the globe. No country or business has escaped its wrath. I speak with University Extension Specialist of the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI), Joanna Rose Laddaran, who discusses 'Inclusivity in Business Continuity and Supply Chain Resilience: Lessons from Philippine MSMEs'. Joanna talk about: 1. Inclusivity in business 2. The definition of MSME (Micro, Small, Medium businesses) 3. Define the ECQ program...

Duration:00:50:54

Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

4/7/2022
The last few years have taught us allot about organizational risk, business continuity, and lessons learned. I speak with noted expert Andrew Witts, about the lessons learned during 2020/2021...and perhaps into 2022. In this episode we talk about: a) Why do we need to rethink the way we do business continuity? b) Some of the lessons learned from 2020 (e.g., Loss of Resources, Locations, Staff, Vendor, Applications, c) Compound Threats and what this means, d) The supply chain, e) Cyber...

Duration:00:50:14

War, Supply Chains, Cyber Threats, COVID Update - w Regina Phelps

3/31/2022
It's our monthly discussion with renown expert Regina Phelps, and we talk about a wide variety of topics this month. For the March 2022 episode we discuss: 1. Crisis Leadership and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (a masterclass in crisis leadership) 2. The ongoing war in Ukraine and the collateral damage (Supply chain effects. Global Food supply, Trade, Energy: petroleum), 3. Economic impacts ( Stock market, Inflation, Energy costs...), 4. What companies should be doing regarding the...

Duration:00:54:03

My Experiments with BCM (Business Continuity Mgmt) w/ Daman Sood

3/24/2022
We do something a little different for this episode. Globally recognized Business Continuity Management and Resilience expert and author of 'My Experiments with BCM', Daman Dev Sood, will read a few chapters from his new book, and then we'll talk about the chapter content after each reading. We touch on chapters titled: a) And a Million Dollar Question, Answering While I Close this Book (What do Business Continuity Mangers Do?), b) Communication and Commitment (Continued Commitment) c) I am...

Duration:00:53:05

The Effects of Climate Change on Organizational Resilience

3/17/2022
Climate Change is one of the hottest topics in news headlines and in the business world. I talk to climate change evangelist Pinaki Bhaduri about the effects of climate change on organizational resilience. We touch on: a) how businesses can reposition themselves b) Changing BCM and Resilience strategies c) the impacts on supply chains and risk management d) Environmental, Sustainability, Governance (ESG) e) mitigation activities f) the Board room, and much more. Pinaki shares many thoughts...

Duration:00:48:11

Managing External Risks w/ Tony Thornton

3/10/2022
Risks! Everyday we face risks and need to be able to manage them. Organizations need to be able to manage their internal risks and their external risks. I speak with noted risk expert Tony Thornton about how organizations can do just that; manage their risks. We touch on: a) Challenges with our current 'business jargon' b) IPEC risks (What are they, and what can be done about them?) c) How to manage IPEC risks using the acronym 'ABCDE' d) Discuss the differences between 'likelihood' and...

Duration:00:53:48

Business Continuity & Operational Resilience: Are They the Same?

3/3/2022
Business Continuity & Operational Resilience: Is it the Same? Many people in the industry are pondering that question. I'm joined by two founders of the Resilience Think Tank, Ashley Goosman and Andreas Bryant, who will try to help answer this question. We touch on: a) Defining Operational Resilience b) Is this is simply a rebranding exercise c) Compliance and Regulatory factors, d) Existing frameworks that help with Operational Resilience, e) Dashboards and displaying value, and f) Provide...

Duration:00:53:08

War, Omicron, and What the Future Holds w/ Regina Phelps

2/24/2022
It's my regular talk with industry expert and a former nurse, Regina Phelps. For this episode we talk about some new topics, though of course, we still touch on global pandemic topics. a) The possibility of war what that means for the rest of the world? (supply chain effects, increase in cyber attacks, and more...), b) What's the status of Omicron and COVID around the world, and where we might be going, c) The 'trucker' protests at the Canadian border and in the capital city of Ottawa, d)...

Duration:00:54:20

Women in Resilience with Rina Singh and Margaret Millett

2/17/2022
very special episode today; an episode I dedicate to my mum and aunt's Kendall and Brenda. I talk with two inspiring woman involved with the Business Continuity Institute's Women in Resilience committee; chair and co-chair respectively, Rina Singh (Host of ResiliencePod) and Margaret Millett. In this episode we talk about a) Why the Women in Resilience initiative is important to me, b) The women that have inspired me c) Challenges faced by women in the resilience industry d) The need for the...

Duration:00:53:38

Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity & Inclusion Right

2/10/2022
Diversity & Inclusion is good for you, for your community, and good for you organization. It’s the smart thing to do. Ignoring D&I can create many issues and challenges for organizational leaders. Join me as I talk with speaker, author, and award winning Diversity & Inclusion expert, Michael Bach, about his book “Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right”. Michael and I talk about: a) Define some key terms associated with D&I, including a term you may not be familiar with –...

Duration:00:53:52

Opportunities in the BCM Industry to be and Stay Relevant!

2/3/2022
What opportunities are there in the Resilience / Business Continuity Management (BCM) industry that enable professionals to be - and stay - relevant? The answer to that that question and many more, are discussed as I talk with the CEO of Crisis Ally, Alexandra Hoffmann. In this episode, Alexandra talks about: a) the role of Diversity and Inclusion, b) soft (Human) skills c) linking activity to the organization's purpose (and the overall culture), d) the differences between resilience and...

Duration:00:53:57

Omicron, COVID, Vaccines, Long COVID and What the Future Holds

1/27/2022
Get some clarity on what's happening with COVID, Vaccines, Boosters, the impacts the pandemic is having on the young, and the Omicron variant (as of recording on Dec 8/21). It's my regular talk with industry expert and a former nurse, Regina Phelps. For this episode we talk about: a) Where we are in Canada, USA, and the World, b) The BA.2 Omicron variant ('stealth omicron'), c) Kids and animals catching COVID, d) The possible origin of Omicron, e) Taxing the un-vaxed, f) What the future...

Duration:00:54:30

Cyber, Compliance, and Supply Chains w/ Al Berman (DRI President)

1/20/2022
I talk with the Disaster Recovery Institute Foundation President and Chairman of the Board for the Disaster Recovery Institute International, Al Berman. Al shares his thoughts on: a) Cyber Security. b) Compliance and Regulatory issues, c) Supply Chain issues and causes, and d) the changing face of working from home...post-COVID. Al shares his many years of experience and you don't want to miss his insights.

Duration:00:50:21

DISASTEROLOGY with Dr. Samantha Montano

1/13/2022
With temperatures rising and the risk of disasters growing, our world is increasingly vulnerable. Most people see disasters as freak, natural events that are unpredictable and unpreventable. But that simply isn’t the case – disasters are avoidable, but when they do strike, there are strategic ways to manage the fallout. (From book cover) I talk to author and disaster researcher, Dr. Samantha Montano, who'll will talk about her first book - Disasterology - as she explains why we aren’t doing...

Duration:00:47:11

Bus. Continuity: Articulating Value (Lisa Jones, Milena Maneva)

1/6/2022
If you are a Business Continuity or Resilience professional and you wonder what your future role will look like, or if you struggle to articulate your value to senior management and the business overall, this...is for you. (From the Resilience Think Tank article Articulating Value as a Business Continuity Professional, Jones & Maneva, September 2021). I talk with 2 of the founders of the Resilience Think Tank, Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva, about their published article with the BCI. We have...

Duration:00:49:12