Russia and Ukraine conflict Responding to civil unrest & incursions is a growing risk globally. Verisk Maplecroft, a global risk and strategic firm out of Bath, England, identified in 2020 that according to their Civil Unrest Index Projections, 75 countries will likely experience an increase in protests by late 2022. The conflict in Ukraine has
Russian and Ukraine escalation Preparing for civil unrest & incursions is a reality for resilience professionals. Community agitation incidents are now the norm, whether from COVID-related protests, civil disobedience, or politically motivated riots. Tensions are escalating on the Russian-Ukrainian border this month. Many expect that an invasion of Russian forces into Ukrainian territory is imminent.
What is business resilience? Lately, the world of business continuity is abuzz with talk of organizational vs. operational resilience. Some are confused, some aspects are befuddling, and all of it speaks to the evolving nature of our world. If you are following my blogs, you know these are topics I’ve touched on for a while.
Resilience program evaluation As practitioners, we ask ourselves the best way to evaluate a resilience program. We’ve discussed how a resilience program is a holistic approach to enable an organization’s elasticity in response to a crisis. I wrapped up the Road to Resilience series with guidance about metrics and measures. Now, let’s dive in and
Everday life of a crisis specialist After surviving a nor’easter with redundant planning, I wanted to share with you some lessons learned. You may remember my blog, Three Personal Preparedness Tips For Crisis Managers, where I stressed the importance of home preparedness. Well, this past weekend, I tested my plans. Storm Kenan brought the first
Part 6 Road to Resilience Series – Metrics & Measurements Full circle on reslience program adminstration In the final part of the Road to Resilience Series – Metrics & Measurements, I will share insights for evaluating resilience programs. So far, we’ve reviewed crafting a vision, strategy, and program requirements. Here, we will close the series
Part 5 Road to Resilience Series – Program Plan Purposeful program planning In this fifth part of the Road to Resilience Series – Program Plan, I focus on governance. It’s the system and mechanisms used to operate a program, including accountability. To determine what your program should look like for your organization, we established that
Part 4 Road to Resilience Series – Program Requirements Understanding regulations to set minimums In this fourth installment of the Road to Resilience Series – Program Requirements, we’ll touch on setting the guardrails for compliance. For many, this is the carrot and stick approach to program governance. If your organization uses a stick type of
Part 3 Road to Resilience Series – Strategy Strategic thinking to reboot a resilience program For the third installment of the Road to Resilience Series – Strategy, I will lead you through the vital steps to creating a roadmap for success. As we move past the pandemic phase of COVID, it’s time to take stock
Part 2 of the Road to Resilience Series Road to resilience series – vision Following up on the first installment of the Road to Resilience series – Vision, this entry will get you started on creating a program. As we move into the New Year, now is the time to reflect, recharge, and set a