Webinar: Novel Coronavirus: Crisis Management & Infectious Disease & Pandemic Planning

The current novel coronavirus (2019nCov) outbreak has been spreading across the globe infecting thousands of people in dozens of countries. This has created anxiety around the globe, affected company supply chains and caused The World Health Organization to enact  the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) designation for only the sixth time since 2005. What should your company be doing now to prepare?

This webinar looks at this emerging crisis from two vantage points: Crisis Management & Infectious Disease & Pandemic Planning. Does your organization have the right processes in place to get the situational awareness you need to make decisions? Is there a clear process and team in place assess the information and to make a decision to activate your crisis management team?

Do you have a pandemic plan and if so, when was it last revised? If not, you need one. Stop and take a moment to rethink this plan and how it can be more helpful in more disease situations, not just the “once-in-a-blue-moon” event such as a global pandemic. What if you had a cases of measles in your call center? That would be a true crisis and it is only happening to you.

There is a more useful way to view this important document – as an “all-purpose” disease plan rather than just a global pandemic guide. Consider making an infectious disease and pandemic guide.

Covid-19 (PDF)

BRMA January 2017 Meeting

What is the ROI of Business Continuity? Reframe the conversation to talk about value.

You often hear phrases like “return on investment” (ROI) or “value proposition” when groups or organizations attempt to demonstrate the value of a particular activity. “Is it good for us?” “Is it worth the investment?” and “Should we continue to fund the endeavor?” are all valid and important questions.

This talk peels back the question of ROI and attempts to answer the value proposition question of business continuity. The goal is to broaden the conversation. Instead of talking about how much money business continuity efforts will save the company, we will focus on why the Bad Thing happened. By clearly understanding the whys of business continuity, you can make your organization more resilient and truly demonstrate value. Download the slides to enter into this important conversation.

What is the ROI of Business Continuity (PDF)

ACP Mid Florida Meeting (post DRJ),  March 2015,  Orlando, Florida

Our Past and Future; Looking Back and Gazing Forward   ACP_Mid Florida Meeting (PDF)

DRJ en Español,  October 2014 Panama City, Panama

DRJ_Espanol_Crisis Leadership Workshop (PDF)

DRJ_Espanol_Silly Little Question (PDF)

Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) – FallWorld,  September 2014 San Diego, California

Shake It Up_DRJ Presentation (PDF)

Practical Guide to Standards_DRJ Presentation (PDF)

The Top Three Things_DRJ (PDF)

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2014, National Harbor MD June 2014

Connecting the Four Silos_Regina Phelps (PDF)

Incorporate ICS Into Your Plan_Regina Phelps (PDF)

Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) – SpringWorld,  March 2014 Orlando, Florida

Revitalize Reinvigorate Your Program and Career (PDF)

Social Media (PDF)

Practical Guide to Standards (PDF)

International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) November 2013 – Orlando, Florida

From Response to Recovery_IAAPA_ (PDF)

Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) – FallWorld,  September 2013 San Diego, CA

Leadership At Times Of Crisis (PDF)

Develop A Great Incident Mgmt Team (PDF)

WCDM June 2013 Toronto, Ontario Canada

Leadership at Times of Crisis (PDF)

What Should We Be Planning For (PDF)

DRJ Spring World March 27, 2012 – Orlando, Florida

A Crisis in Leadership: What You Need to Know BEFORE a Disaster Hits Your Company (PDF)

Global Conference Disaster Management November 10, 2011 – San Francisco, CA

Social Media – What is Your Strategy? (PDF)

IAEM Conference November 1, 2010 – San Antonio, TX

Reputation Management During A Crisis: The Role of Public-Private Partnership (PDF)

DRJ Fallworld Sept. 2010 – San Diego

From Response to Recovery: Everything you need to know to design a great exercise (PDF)

DRJ Spring World March 22, 2010 – Orlando, Florida

Lessons Learned From the Pandemic (PDF)

Business Recovery Managers Association January 28, 2010 – San Francisco

What has business continuity learned from the H1N1 pandemic? (PDF)

Kentuckiana Contingency Planners (KCP) Oct. 8, 2009 – Louisville, Kentucky

Pandemic Update Slides (PDF)
Pandemic Exercise (PDF)

San Francisco Foundation: Pandemic Planning for the Not-for-Profit Community August 13, 2009 – San Francisco, CA

Pandemic Planning With Limited Time (PDF)
SFF Not For Profit Worksheet Pandemic Update – Aug. 12, 2009 (PDF)
SMDPH – Community Based Orgs – Template (PDF)

ACP Meeting, August 11, 2009 San Francisco, CA

ACP Pandemic Update August 2009 (PDF)
WHO Outbreak Communication Guidelines (PDF)

San Mateo Emergency Preparedness Forum July 30, 2009, San Mateo, CA

Pandemic Flu – VISA 2009 (PDF)
Pandemic Update – VISA 2009 (PDF)

World Conference on Disaster Management, June 2009, Toronto

H1N1 Update (PDF)

Transportation Sector Pandemic Workshop, June 11, New Jersey

Participant Handout (PDF)
Pandemic Overview Slides (PDF)
Transportation Briefing (PDF)

The Disaster Resource GUIDE and the Varolii Corporation

Workplace Violence Prevention – Strategies to Effectively Plan, Prevent, Communicate, Respond, and Recover Webinar (PDF)

DRJ, San Diego, September 15, 2008

A Storm is Brewing – Climate Change and Business Continuity Planning (PDF)

Pandemic Planning, Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco, August 2008

Pandemic Update – SF Ready (PDF)

Partners in Pandemic Preparedness Planning Workshop, San Francisco, June 2008

Pandemic Update – Roche Workshop (PDF)

DRJ Webinar, Pandemic Planning, February 2008

Community Mitigation Guidelines (PDF)
Guidance on Antiviral Drug Use (PDF)
OSHA Proposed Guidance Stockpiling Respirators (PDF)
Overview of Proposed Federal Guidance on Antiviral Drug (PDF)
Pandemic Comms Impact Study-December 2007 (PDF)
Proposed Considerations for Antiviral Drug Stockpiling by Employers (PDF)
Proposed Guidance on Antiviral Drug Use Strategies (PDF)

DRJ Fall World, San Diego, September 2007

Pandemic Planning – Department Store Style (PDF)
Pandemic Planning – Department Store Style! Jim Hedrick – Macy’s Inc. (PDF)

World Conference on Disaster Management, Toronto CA, July 2007

Corporate Pandemic Planning (PDF)
How To Implement A Pandemic Plan (PDF)

SF Ready 2007

The Importance of Pandemic Planning (PDF)
Survival of Influenza Virus on Banknotes I (PDF)
Survival of Influenza Virus on Banknotes II (PDF)

DRJ Fall World San Diego, September 2006

Pandemic Influenza – What are you doing to get ready? (PDF)

BARC First, July 2006

How to Implement a Pandemic Plan (PDF)

World Conference on Disaster Mgmt Toronto, Canada June 2006

How to Develop a Pandemic Plan (PDF)

DRJ Spring World Orlando March 2006

The Greatest Threat of our Lifetime? The Next Pandemic (PDF)
Business Planning for a Pandemic (PDF)
Pandemic Websites (PDF)

Iowa Contingency Planners

New: Business Pandemic Planning (PDF)
The Atlantic, 10 years Later (PDF)
It’s a Flat World, After All (PDF)
Economist Survey (PDF)
DesMoines Register (PDF)
Iowa Planners (PDF)

Disaster Resource Guide

All Hazards Vs Homeland Security Planning (PDF)

DRJ San Diego 2005 Fall World

Its Hard to Plan If You Don’t Know What You Are Facing – Conducting a Risk Assessment (PDF)
Hazard Assessment (PDF)

Safety and Health Summit, Omaha Nebraska May 2005

What’s in the Air? (PDF)

DRJ – Orlando 2005

Pandemic Planning Handouts (PDF)

15th WCDM

Protecting Your Greatest Asset (PDF)