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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Encore BIA: Has the Traditional BIA Runs Its Course?

10/8/2020
For decades BCM / DR professionals have performed the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) the same way with the same results; often not quite the results expected. John Jackson, an early visionary in BCM / DR, talks about how the traditional BIA may need to change; change how we ask questions, who we ask information from and what results it needs to deliver if its to be effective for organizations. We'll learn how to increase the value of BCM and DR by simply refocusing our efforts when executing...

Duration:00:55:46

Business Continuity and Organizational Resiliency in Latin America

10/1/2020
We hear allot about Business Continuity Management and Organizational Resilience but usually the examples are from Europe and/or North America. We'll talk with Organizational Resilience and Business Continuity expert Timothe Graziani, who is headquartered in the Dominican Republic, and chat about BCM in the Latin America (LATAM) region. We'll chat about some of the different challenges LATAM countries face with BCM and what's driving the push to move BCM and Org Resilience to the forefront....

Duration:00:55:54

September 2020 Covid-19 Update w/ Regina Phelps

9/24/2020
I continue my monthly chat with Regina Phelps on the latest happenings related to Covid-19 pandemic. We'll talk about the upcoming flu/cold season and what that might mean for us. Regina will also talk to us about Crisis Management Teams and ways to manage team burnout to enable organizations to deal with other current situations; wildfires, hurricanes, storms, and cyber attacks. Regina will also talk about Incident Action Plan (IAP) and how we can use these plans to better position...

BC Management Assessment Report: What's Your Role During the COVID-19 Response?

9/17/2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic has strongly defined the importance of a Business Continuity Management (BCM) program and the role of the BCM professional. Join me as I talk with Cheyene Marling from BC Management, as we talk about the findings in the latest BCM Management Assessment Report 'What's Your Role During the COVID-19 Response?' We'll discuss some of the key findings from respondents and the reasons for them. Some of the findings are quite surprising but they are sure to help define the...

In Defense of Adversity w/ Steve Gavatorta

9/10/2020
Facing Adversity is something most of us are familiar with; some of us are successful at dealing with adversity, while others are not as successful. The current global Covid-19 Pandemic is certainly a key adverse situation that all organizations and people are having to deal with. I speak with the author of ‘In Defense of Adversity: Turning Your Toughest Challenges into Your Greatest Success’, Steve Gavatorta. We’ll talk about Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, and how we can...

Duration:00:56:04

Adaptive Business Continuity - Part 4

9/3/2020
Once again we talk with Prof. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour, the creative forces behind the Adaptive Business Continuity movement. We’ll talk about the latest news with AdaptiveBC and continue with some eye-opening discussions on topics related to Business Continuity. We’ll also talk to David and Mark about the possible future of Business Continuity in the world of Covid-19 and how we can present value to Executives and Decision-Makers who may be thinking differently as a result of the...

Duration:00:57:03

Privacty and Business Continuity

8/27/2020
Covid-19 is changing the way to do business and with so many people working from home, it's causing many organization's to reconsider it's Privacy processes and how Privacy touches on Business Continuity programs. We speak with Privacy industry expert Constantine Karbaliotis, who will discuss the Principles of Privacy, and what some of the common failures of Business Continuity when it comes to Privacy. We'll also talk about how the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and how it can help...

Duration:00:54:57

Covid-19 Update w/ Regina Phelps

8/20/2020
I continue my monthly chats with Regina Phelps on the latest happenings related to Covid-19. We'll talk about the latest Covid-19 status, vaccine research, therapeutics, the upcoming school year, and some of the issue related to managing another crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Encore Change Your World: The Science of Resilience

8/13/2020
The billion dollar self-improvement industry always puts the responsibility for change on your shoulders. But this approach rarely delivers lasting results in our health, well-being and resilience. We talk with renown resilience expert, Professor Michael Ungar. Michael will talk to us about resources that can make us resilience and by extension, help our organizations and communities become resilient. Michael will share real-world personal stories and share with us the main principles that...

Duration:00:55:33

Organizational and Personal Well-Being During Crisis

8/6/2020
Regardless of the times we find ourselves in, Organizational Leaders and individuals must take into account personal well-being, to ensure successful operations and the success of its employees. We speak with internationally recognized organizational psychology wellness expert, author, and Professor at the University of Guelph, Dr. Jamie Gruman. We'll discuss Dr. Gruman's thoughts on how we - and our organizations - can address well-being concerns and we'll get some tips on what we can do...

Duration:00:55:53

Vendor Management

7/30/2020
Sometimes we can experience major challenges even when a crisis or disaster isn't of our own creation; we're impacted because of someone else's negligence. We'll speak with noted expert Vicky McKim about how we can build a strong Vendor Management procedures to ensure we address any risks associated with selecting and working with vendors. Vicky will discuss Risk Management, Supplier Chain Management, Risk Controls, and what subjects we need to consider with interacting with our vendors -...

Duration:00:55:16

Covid-19 Update (Part 5)

7/23/2020
As the numbers for Covid-19 continue to increase, it's clear the pandemic will be with us for some time yet. Join us as we continue our monthly chat with industry expert and author, Regina Phelps, as we talk about the current status of Covid-19 vaccine research and testing, therapeutics, and how we can enjoy some 'safe' summer time. An informative episode you won't want to miss.

Duration:00:55:13

Covid-19 and Business Continuity Management

7/16/2020
The global Business Continuity Management (BCM) landscape is changing; from supply chain management to disaster response to the effects and impacts of the Covid-19 global pandemic. We talk to internationally recognized BCM industry leader and expert, Patrick (Pat) Corcoran from IBM. Pat will talk to us about the changing BCM landscape and what BCM planning aspects - and program components - organizations will need to revisit and refocus, as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic. From the...

Duration:00:55:34

COVID-19: Global Perspective from The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) - Part 2

7/9/2020
Part 2 - The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) published a newsletter containing some interesting perspectives on Covid-19 from it's various global chapters and/or representatives. Join me, as I review and talk about some of the perspectives and thoughts submitted by representatives from South Africa, South Korea, China, Canada, and other locations.

Duration:00:56:17

Resilient with Dr. Rick Hanson

7/2/2020
Resilience is important for organization's yet many forget that being resilient is also something we should strive for on an individual level. Join me as I talk with New York Times Bestselling Author, Rick Hanson, Ph.D. about his book 'Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness'. We'll learn what we can do right now to help our own mental well-being to become resilient. The Covid-19 Pandemic has/is impacting everyone but that doesn't mean we're all able to...

Duration:00:55:48

COVID-19: A 2nd Wave, Vaccines, Therapeutics and What the Future Holds

6/25/2020
Covid-19 is going to be with us for some time yet, especially with the numbers we're seeing around the globe. We continue our monthly chat with Regina Phelps about Covid-19 and what's happening now and what we can expect in the future. Regina will also talk to us about the latest news with regards to vaccines and therapeutics. It's another informative episode you won't want to miss.

Duration:00:56:18

COVID-19: Global Perspective from The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) - Part 1

6/18/2020
Recently, The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) published a newsletter containing some interesting perspectives on Covid-19 from it's various global chapters and/or representatives. Join me, as I review and talk about some of the perspectives and thoughts submitted by representatives from South Africa, South Korea, China, Canada, and other locations.

Duration:00:55:33

Encore The Art of Crisis Leadership

6/11/2020
Say the wrong word or forget to say anything during a time of a crisis can destroy your reputation and that of your organization. It can take many years to get that reputation back on track and that cost of not managing a crisis effectively can have a great impact on your customers, your organization’s finances and even your career. We speak with global crisis leadership expert and author of The Art of Crisis Leadership, Rob Weinhold. Rob will help us understand how we can recognize a crisis...

Duration:00:54:59

You're IT! Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most

6/4/2020
Leadership; its something we all want when times are tough. Few realize it's something that everyone can aspire to. We speak with researchers, leadership experts, and authors Leonard J. Marcus and Eric J. McNulty about their book 'You're IT! Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matter Most'. We'll learn how we to find the leader within others and ourselves and what it takes to be a good solid leader - and how leadership isn't just associated with a job title. If you want to be a stronger...

Duration:00:53:55

COVID-19: Pandemic 'Waves' and Your Work Re-Entry Plan

5/28/2020
This is the 2nd episode in an ongoing monthly discussion about Covid-19 with internationally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. In this episode we'll talk to Regina about the 3 kinds of possible pandemic wave scenarios and continue out talk about what organization's need to consider as part of their Workplace Re-Entry Plan. It's information every organization needs to know, so don't miss this very informative episode.

Duration:00:54:00