Tag: Disaster Relief

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
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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

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

Mass Shooting in Upstate New York
risk management

Mass Shooting Risk

Mass shootings are an ongoing threat As a topic, mass shooting risk is one that I would prefer not to cover in a resilience blog. However, this weekend’s events in Buffalo, New York, raise the need for us to focus on this threat. I do not have law enforcement credentials, and I am not a

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

Top five lessons learned for resilience 2022
disaster resilience

Top Five Disasters

Top 5 disasters that influence resilience The top five disasters that influence resilience practice are easy to call out. Crisis events that will impact resilience have widespread economic and sociopolitical overtones. Interconnectedness is the theme that comes to mind as I write this. Each of my picks highlights the global aspect of today’s business environment.

Redundant Storm Planning
resilience

Surviving a Nor’easter with Redundant Planning

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

Diverse Disaster Management Strength
Cultural Disaster Preparedness

Diversity in Disaster Management

Inspired by my colleagues The importance of diversity in disaster management is vital to future emergency response. I recently listened to my colleague Mark Hoffman‘s The Resilient Journey podcast Episode 13 – Racial Inequity in Resilience (Part 1) with Vince Davis. After listening, I revisited former Disaster Empire post blogs, one being Cultural Awareness In

September 11 World Trade Center Tribute
resilience

Twenty Years Post-September 11: A Personal Resilience Journey

A different kind of blog Twenty years post-September 11: a personal resilience journey is a different blog than I usually share. Many will be marking today with anniversary events. Others will memorialize it with a tribute to those fallen or injured in the September 11 Attacks. Today is highly personal, but I am aware that

Epidemic of the Chinese Coronavirus
Coronavirus

Covid-19 Is it the next Pandemic

Signs are the Covid-19 will be around for a while Covid-19, is it the next pandemic? The reported global death toll for the novel coronavirus passed 1,000 people on Monday. Reported totals now exceed the number of SARS cases. Although related to SARS, the coronavirus is new, and health authorities do not fully understand it. So far,

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