Join us for a webinar on August 25th, 2010 at 1:00 pm EDT
To join the meeting: http://norwich.na5.acrobat.com/r44501939/
Call in Number: 1-866-844-6898 | Conference code: 50261753
Sponsored by the Norwich University Master of Science in Business Continuity Management Program (http://businesscontinuity.norwich.edu) and the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (http://www.theicor.org).
Continuity of Operations Planning
Events such as Hurricane Katrina have demonstrated the importance of continuity of operations planning (COOP) for public agencies. Not only can critical services be disrupted by disasters, but response agencies must ensure their own operations if they are to serve the public need during an emergency.
Recognizing the importance of COOP, President Bush enacted National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 51 that requires continuity programs to “be incorporated into daily operations of all executive departments and agencies.”
We will examine the fundamental elements of continuity of operations planning, as well as how it differs from private sector business continuity. Public sector officials will learn about COOP programs, and private sector business continuity planners will learn how governmental agencies maintain their services during a disaster.
Lynnda Nelson is the President of the Board of The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR – www.theicor.org) a non-profit international professional development and credentialing organization. Lynnda is also owner and Director of Business Continuity Services, Inc., BCS (www.BusinessContinuitySvcs.com) a consulting company providing business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, and emergency management consulting, and an instructor in the Norwich University Master of Science in Business Continuity Management program.
Andrew Amalfitano is owner and principal consultant of AmalfiCORE, LLC (www.amalficore.com), a business solutions firm providing organizational learning, continuity of operations, and emergency planning to the public sector and disaster preparedness planning to medium size businesses.