September, 2023

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The Mechanics of Effective Crisis Management: Navigating Challenges with Precision

Bernstein Crisis Management

The Mechanics of Effective Crisis Management Navigating Challenges with Precision Effective crisis management operates like a well-oiled machine, allowing you to successfully take on unforeseen challenges. Let’s delve into the mechanics behind this process and how it empowers organizations to navigate complexities with precision. Understanding Crisis Management: A Methodical Approach At its core, crisis management is a methodical approach to preventing, addressing, and mitigating impact fr

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Join Us at NYU For Our Next One-Day Conference Event!

DRI Drive

Register now for DRI’s next one-day conference hosted by collegiate campuses, coming to NYU’s Center for Global Affairs on Oct. 6! The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET with a networking breakfast, followed by expert-led presentations on important issues within the resilience profession, including risk trends and predictions, polycrisis response, cybersecurity, emerging technology, and […] The post Join Us at NYU For Our Next One-Day Conference Event!

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Proposed New Legislation re FEMA

Recovery Diva

From The Hill: Lawmakers unveil bipartisan measure making FEMA its own Cabinet-level agency Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) and Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would make the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) its own Cabinet-level department, elevating its importance as natural disasters regularly thrust it into the national spotlight.

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The real burden of risk

Emergency Planning

A piece of the Sanriku coast at Minamisanriku, NE Japan. In 2011 there was a 20.5-metre tsunami here. Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA In 1966 the eminent Californian risk analyst Chauncey Starr published a seminal paper in Science Magazine in which he stated that "a thing is safe if its risks are judged to be acceptable." In effect, he built his reputation on the premise that the acceptability of risk is arbitrary.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Wildfire Risks and Lack of Readiness to Insure Properties Exists in Washington State

Disaster Zone

The state has not had the catastrophic losses that California and Oregon have experienced.

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Why a Crisis PR Firm is Vital for Brand Resilience

Bernstein Crisis Management

Why a Crisis PR Firm is Vital for Brand Resilience In the dynamic world of business, maintaining a pristine reputation is both an art and a science. While every company endeavors to build a robust brand, unforeseen events can sometimes threaten that image. Enter the crisis PR firm, a guardian of your brand’s reputation. In this piece, we’ll delve into the pivotal role these firms can play firms and illustrate their significance with real-life examples.

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NEW Features for DRI Digital Badge holders

DRI Drive

If you hold a DRI digital badge, then you can now showcase your skills and achievements even more easily within your Credly (formerly Acclaim) earner platform. Here are some of the highlights: – You can now create and customize your own profile page, where you can display your badges, bio, social media links, and more. […] The post NEW Features for DRI Digital Badge holders appeared first on DRI Drive.

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Pure Storage Now a 10X Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Leader for Primary Storage

Pure Storage

Pure Storage Now a 10X Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Leader for Primary Storage by Pure Storage Blog This blog on Pure Storage being named A Leader for Primary Storage was co-authored by Shawn Hansen, Vice President and General Manager of FlashArray, and Prakash Darji, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Experience. Gartner® has once again recognized Pure Storage as A Leader, and we couldn’t be prouder.

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New Report re Ai-Powered Automation Efforts

Recovery Diva

From HSTODAY: PERSPECTIVE: AI-Powered Automation Is Changing Disaster Relief Efforts. AI-powered automation alleviates disaster response teams’ workload by automating tedious aspects of their work and quickly connecting data to drive insights across multiple disparate systems.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Litigating Insurance Claims After a Disaster

Disaster Zone

Understand that insurance companies are "for profit.

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A Case for Greater U.S. Engagement in Central Asia

The Rand Blog

Central Asia's souring relations with Russia and growing skepticism of Chinese influence have created a rare and valuable window of opportunity for the United States to bolster its image through greater long-term investment in the region.

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The Importance of Business Continuity in Modern Enterprises

Bernstein Crisis Management

The Importance of Business Continuity in M odern Enterprises Business Continuity and Crisis Management Go Hand in Hand In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and unexpected global events, ensuring uninterrupted business operations—termed “business continuity”—is paramount. We think you’d agree that a long-term business interruption is a crisis, thus it’s only logical to conclude that business continuity and crisis management go hand in hand.

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Collaborative Partner Organization News: Sept. 5, 2023

DRI Drive

As the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters, DRI relies on a wide network of partner organizations who share that mission and promote greater resiliency. DRI encourages Certified Professionals to actively support these valuable partner organizations. Here’s what’s coming up in your region: Business Resiliency Professionals Association […] The post Collaborative Partner Organization News: Sept. 5, 2023 appeared first

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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CFPS: What It Means, Why It Matters, and What Changes Are Coming Soon

National Fire Protection Association

The Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) is a world-renowned program from NFPA® that recognizes individuals who demonstrate wide-ranging skills and knowledge of fire protection. The program is set to undergo changes soon. This blog reviews what the CFPS credential signifies, its value to the fire protection community, upcoming changes, and why individuals might want to take the exam before the end of the year.

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New FEMA Loan Program

Recovery Diva

From Mother Jones: FEMA aims to help underserved communities prep for climate havoc Though the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is best known for disaster response, it has emerged as perhaps the federal government’s most robust resource for preparing the country for the effects of a warming world. The agency has pumped billions of dollars into climate adaptation projects over the past few years, helping states and cities relocate flood-prone homes and harden infrastructure against w

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Disaster Zone Podcast: Alaska Emergency Management

Disaster Zone

Our Arctic Circle state and climate change tip of the spear.

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Insomnia: The Multibillion-Dollar Problem Sapping World Productivity

The Rand Blog

From the doctor's office to the office at work, good sleep is often overlooked as a key part of well-being. We pay for that. Chronic insomnia reduces the U.S. economy by more than $200 billion every year. Other major economies also forgo tens of billions of dollars in lost productivity.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Crisis Response 101: Mastering the Art of Firefighting in Business

Bernstein Crisis Management

Crisis Response 101: Mastering the Art of Firefighting in Business We’ve all seen those intense firefighting scenes in movies where the hero braves the flames, makes the right decisions, and saves the day. While in an actual fire you’d be turning to real-life firefighters to handle the action (shout out to our readers working in various fire response services around the globe), when your reputation’s in flames crisis response efforts will be in your hands!

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Driving Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Pure Storage

Driving Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging by Pure Storage Blog I am often asked how a company drives Diversity and Inclusion. Is it from the top-down? From the bottom-up? Or somewhere in between? My answer: All of the above. The factors that lead to a homogenous workforce must be acknowledged and addressed for an organization to create a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

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SIA New Member Profile: Burns Engineering

Security Industry Association

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Burns Engineering is a nationally respected provider of specialized engineering services, founded and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. SIA spoke with Danielle Tabachnick, senior security specialist at Burns, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA. Tell us the story of your company.

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Is FL the New Model?

Recovery Diva

From the Wash Post: Why we all need to think like Floridians now. “Florida was developed under the assumption that canals, pumps and clever engineering could turn swamps and sandbars into cities, reversing the state’s geological history. For decades, those tools mostly worked. But recent storms and floods are highlighting Florida’s tenuous status as dry land.

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Pet Disaster Preparedness Is Important

Disaster Zone

Pets have become family members.

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The Strawman Defense Is Torching Taiwan's Military

The Rand Blog

There are many reasons why the political future of Taiwan Strait relations is uncertain, but the military considerations for Taiwan are much more straightforward. Taiwan should invest in capabilities that are highly survivable and potent against a potential attack from mainland China.

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How the Synology Photos app empowers users to safeguard and manage their photos

Synology

Smartphones have revolutionized photography, offering an accessible and convenient option for capturing life’s moments. However, the ease of smartphone photography has presented an ongoing challenge – the effective management of albums and storage. Thus, it is paramount for users to find a reliable solution for consistent organization and maintenance of photo albums.

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Driving Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Pure Storage

Driving Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging by Pure Storage Blog I am often asked how a company drives Diversity and Inclusion. Is it from the top-down? From the bottom-up? Or somewhere in between? My answer: All of the above. The factors that lead to a homogenous workforce must be acknowledged and addressed for an organization to create a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

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Security Industry Association Announces Inaugural 25 on the RISE Honorees

Security Industry Association

This award program, presented by SIA’s RISE community together with Brivo and the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent, recognizes 25 new and emerging security leaders for their impact in advancing the security industry. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the honoree list for the first-ever 25 on the RISE Awards – a program presented by SIA’s RISE community for emerging security leaders together with Brivo and the Foundation for Advancing Security Talen

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Neglected Grasslands Were Major Factor in Maui Fires

Recovery Diva

From the WashPost: Maui’s neglected grasslands caused Lahaina fire to grow with deadly speed. Visual analysis retraces how the grasslands blazed. Landowners and the government have done little to address the well-known problem. “A Washington Post investigation found that the inferno that burned Lahaina town to the ground began on a fallow, unmanaged plot of land on a hill north of downtown, and the geographic spread and density of the nonnative grasses were key elements to creating a fast-

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Disaster Zone Podcast: A New Generation of Emergency Managers Becoming Leaders

Disaster Zone

Make way for new leadership.

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Separate U.S. Alliances in East Asia Are Obsolete

The Rand Blog

Washington manages its alliances with Tokyo and Seoul separately. But growing South Korean and Japanese military capabilities make a conversation about more integration unavoidable.

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Protect your identity ? Thieves will do anything to steal it

Acronis

Learn about Identity protection and how to prevent the stealing of your personal information such as your social security number, address and financial details with an easy to use identity theft protection solution: Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office.

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