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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

Building Stronger Organizational Resilience

4/29/2021
In today's environment organizations must become resilience, or they risk be passed over by potential partners, customers, and clients. Join me as I talk with a respected leader in the field of Organizational Resilience, Rick Cudworth. Rick will talk to us about Organizational Resilience, including how to establish a 'Resilience Mindset' and the knowledge of mindfulness, to help corporate leaders and their organizations, before and during, adverse situations. We'll learn about the Resilience...

Duration:00:54:35

Regina Phelps - April 2021

4/22/2021
Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, such as variants, vaccines, and vaccinations, and we also talk about a recent Microsoft report (2021 Work Trend Index: Annual Report) titled The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work - Are We Ready? You can get a copy of the report at www.stone-road.com.

Duration:00:55:30

Using Project Management in Disaster Management

4/15/2021
Project Management is a skill set that is used in many situations, even when we don't think it's needed. Dr. Desiree Beekharry talk to us about how Project Management is used during times of Natural Disasters and how it's various aspects are used to help with Disaster Management practices overall. We'll discuss the similarities and differences between traditional Project Management approaches and Natural Disaster Management concepts, while identifying the challenges and complexities with...

Duration:00:54:56

Business Continuity: Cultural Change and Awarenss

4/8/2021
Each organization has its own culture and how it perceives Business Continuity, sometimes in a positive light and others no so. BCM industry expert Dwayne Grizzle will talk about his presentation from the BCI World Virtual 2020 conference entitled 'Cultural Change and Awareness'. We'll learn about the definition of Culture and how through change triggers and awareness measures, organizations can change their organization's thinking, participation, and culture surrounding Business Continuity...

Duration:00:52:46

Cyber Security: A Threat to Your Nation's Influence & Leadership

4/1/2021
Cyber Security is one of the biggest threats to nations, organizations, and individuals and ensuring we are well-protected is key to our future. In this episode I speak with ling-time recognized Cyber Security expert, Ray Boisvert. Ray will talk to us about the fast-pace changes in technology that are driving the needs to increase out data security practices and how criminal elements are keeping pace with these changes. We'll also talk about why we need to move away from a Compliance-focused...

Duration:00:56:26

Regina Phelps: 'Return to the Office' Thinking and a COVID Update

3/25/2021
Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, such as variants, vaccines, and vaccinations. We also have a lengthy discussion about 'Return to the Office' thinking, and how management need to take a close look at how their offices are going to operate in the future. Regina also discusses some fascinating research performed by Professor Raj Choudhury from the Harvard Business School about 'Return to the...

Duration:00:53:40

Crisis Management with Stuart Hotchkiss

3/18/2021
Crisis Management isn't always what you think it is and not everything that happens to your organization is a crisis. Join me, as I speak with recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity expert and author, Stuart Hotchkiss. We'll talk about what defines a crisis, the Crisis Management Team (CMT), and who should be part of the team and their roles and responsibilities. Stuart will also describe the Crisis Management policy and what it must - and must not - contain, along with a...

Duration:00:53:24

Putting the Cyber in Organizational Resilience

3/11/2021
One of the greatest threats organizations have at the moment is the ever-increasing threat of Cyber attacks. It's the new 'new' battleground. I talk with globally recognized Business Continuity industry expert, James Green, who presented at the BCI Virtual World 2020 Conference in November 2020. James will talk about how Business Continuity professionals and methodologies can work with Information Security / Cyber Security professionals to contribute to the creation of organizational...

Duration:00:53:43

GLOOM TO BOOM

3/4/2021
'Gloom to Boom': How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value' is the latest book by Andrea Bonime-Blanc (Routledge, 2020). I chat with noted global risk, ethics and governance strategist, and author, Andrea Bonime-Blanc about some of the key megatrends that are affecting today's business world, including the trend to increase the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the considerations related to it. We'll also talk about how categorizing risks using ESG&T considerations...

Duration:00:56:18

Regina Phelps: February 2021 COVID, Vaccine, and Variant Update

2/25/2021
My regular chat with Regina Phelps about the latest in vaccines, variants, and COVID. We touch on what might be in store for us in the coming months and how the variants could disrupt things going forward. We also touch on some of the considerations organizations must have when considering a 'Return to the Office'. It's not as simple as communications or scheduling people to return. We have to ask the question 'Why do you need to return now?' Educational as always - don't miss it Bloomberg...

Duration:00:55:04

Business Continuity Management: In Practice w/ Stuart Hotchkiss

2/18/2021
Successful business continuity requires the creation of and adherence to a plan, which ensure an organization's critical functions are maintained or restored in the event of disruption (e.g. fires, natural disasters, etc.). Join me as I talk with recognized industry expert and author Stuart Hotchkiss and his book 'Business Continuity Management: In Practice. BCM can be made very over-complicated and Stuart provides a clear and simple approach to understanding what BCM is, and what it isn't....

Duration:00:57:19

Business Continuity: Is Our Profession at a Crossroads?

2/11/2021
The Fall 2020 edition of the Disaster Recovery Journal magazine contained what became a controversial article on Business Continuity Management (BCM) entitled Is Our Profession at a Crossroads? I talk with the author of the article, well-known industry expert James Green. James will talk to us about why he wrote the article and the thinking behind it. We'll also touch on some of the negative responses resulting from the article's publication.

Duration:00:52:50

COVID-19: Business Response, Recovery, and Sustainability

2/4/2021
COVID-19 has forever changed the way we do business, think about business, adapt to business needs, and think about our responses to crisis and disaster situations. I speak to renown industry expert, entrepreneur, trainer, and author, Geary Sikich, as we chat about some of the COVID-19 related thoughts he presented at the Continuity & Resilience Today (CRT) conference in Oct/20. Geary touches on some key themes relating to COVID, from Supply Chain Mgmt. to Risk Management to the growing...

Duration:00:55:48

January 2021 Covid-19 Update w/ Regina Phelps

1/28/2021
It's time once again for our monthly talk with expert Regina Phelps and discuss the latest happenings on the COVID19 pandemic. We talk about: - the current state of COVID affairs in the US and Canada, - the current state of vaccine distribution and the challenges being encountered, - the new variants concerning scientists, - companies assessing their 'return to the office' ideas. 2021 hasn't quite started the way we all hoped.

Duration:00:53:41

Conquering the Top 5 BCM Roadblocks

1/21/2021
There’s no doubt that business continuity has evolved into a critical team that helps organizations become - and stay - resilient. As the risk to reputational damages moves into the forefront for corporations, many BC teams are faced with growing the scope and scale of their programs to meet new demands. Many are struggling with finding the best and fastest path forward, as there are always roadblocks that tend to get in the way. I talk with renown industry expert James Green, who presented...

Duration:00:55:05

Cyber-Attack Response: A Focus on Resilience & Reputation

1/14/2021
Cyber attacks are on the increase. Organizations are more susceptible to attacks, as a result of Covid-19 and people working from home, and good Crisis Management is needed now more than ever to help manage such attacks. Crisis Management expert, Mark Hoffman, joins host Alex Fullick, as they discuss how the Crisis Management Team and the Cyber-Security team can work together to define a solid response, manage communications, and ensure quality decision making when a cyber attack occurs....

Duration:00:56:14

Practical Business Continuity Management: Top Tips for Real-World BCM

1/7/2021
Whether you're a new or an experienced BCM practitioner, and whatever your specific role within your organization, if you have an interest in implementing and maintaining an effective BCM program, this episode is for you. We speak with highly recognized BCM, Risk, and Crisis Mgmt. industry expert and author, Andy Osborne. We'll talk about many of the concepts, tips, and ideas contained in his book Practical Business Continuity Management: Tops Tips for Effective, Real-World Business...

Duration:00:53:24

Encore Organizational and Personal Well-Being During Crisis

12/31/2020
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

Encore Vendor Management

12/24/2020
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

Encore Crisis Management: How to Develop a Powerful Program

12/17/2020
Navigating through a crisis successfully is something all organizations must be able to do, unfortunately that isn't always the case. This is because they haven't developed a strong Crisis Management program. We speak with internationally recognized expert Regina Phelps, to discuss her latest book 'Crisis Management: How to Develop a Powerful Program'. We'll talk about how to build a great teams and how to identify team members to ensure executive support. We'll also talk about roles and...

Duration:00:54:15