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BCI WiR Career Panel
resilience

Women in Resilience

Resilient women focus of BCI webinar The Business Continuity Institute‘s (BCI) Women in Resilience (WiR) USA Chapter let me moderate a panel yesterday. The talk focused on Women’s Experience in Business Resilience at All Career Stages. It was enjoyable to hear the opinions of such accomplished women. Although we all came from different backgrounds, we

Risk to the Power Grid 2022
Uncategorized

Summer 2022 Power Outage Risk

Summer 2022 power outage risk increase As we move into Summer 2022, industry experts are telling us to prepare for power outage risk. In the US, we’ve experienced the impact of a statewide outage in Washington state, winter storm Uri in Texas (2021), the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, and the devastating Dixie Fire in California

Resilience Agility
Business Continuity Management

Lessons Learned from the Road

Future BCM and Resilience techniques may change Many of us were road warriors before the pandemic, and I want to share my recent lessons learned from the road. Before COVID-19, I often traveled to conduct crisis exercises and business impact analyses. My work took me outside the country and across the nation. Meeting people on-site

Master Class on BCM Maturity Assessment
Business Continuity Management

Measuring the Maturity of your BCM program – Part II

Guest Contributor Article – Part II It’s my honor to share Part II of Kenton Friesen’s article on Measuring the maturity of your Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program. If you missed Part I, go back and check it out here. Kenton has over twenty years of experience in multiple industries. Throughout his career, he’s specialized

ISO 22361
crisis management

ISO for Crisis Management

What I know so far An ISO for crisis management is in development and in the “enquiry” draft stage. ISO is the leading organization that provides guidelines for business operations across industries as a refresher. According to its website, they are an independent, nongovernmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies. It

Grieving for the victims
resilience

When Resilience Fails

Another mass shooting event this week What do we do when resilience fails? Or maybe, more accurately, it is not nurtured. Like you, I grieve over the multiple shooting events in the US over the past few weeks. On May 24, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United

Emotional Truama
Employee Resilience

Emotional First Aid for Employees

It began with shell shock In this blog, I share emotional first aid for employees and why psychological techniques are translatable to the workplace. But first, let’s talk about shell shock. During World War II, soldiers first coined the phenomenon to describe extreme fatigue, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and impaired sight and hearing they experienced on

Co-workers In Office After the Pandemic
Business Resilience

Workforce Resilience Post-COVID

You are here Let’s take a look at workforce resilience post-COVID. Lately, the service industry is buzzing about considerations for employees’ return to the office. Now that the pandemic is mostly de-escalating globally, leadership signals a return to business. Most organizations remained profitable through the pandemic due to strategic decisions and a dedicated workforce. Yes,

Recovery from War
resilience

Recovering from Civil Unrest & Incursions

Russia and Ukraine aftermath Recovering from civil unrest & incursions is a daunting task. As I’m writing this, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is ongoing. No one knows what direction this event will take, which has stunned the world. It is a lesson for resilience practitioners to create a program framework nimble enough to

Crisis Response Ukraine
resilience

Responding to Civil Unrest & Incursions

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

Disaster Empire
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