Thursday, May 19, 2011

National BDPA Webinar: 'Organizational Risk Management' - June 1, 2011 @ 7:00 PM EST

2Q11 National Program Meeting

Disaster and Your Organizational Readiness
Organizational Risk Management

President/CEO of Hunt-King & Associates, Inc. and Firestorm Principal

The 9/11 Commission concluded that the United States was not prepared for disasters.  America’s experiences in Katrina and other natural disasters like the flooding we are now experiencing have reinforced this conclusion, and a renewed sense of urgency exists for creating a national culture of preparedness. Is your organization prepared? 

The statistics for failure in a disaster are staggering. The United States Department of Labor states that 40% of those companies who are in a disaster never re-open, and 25% of those who do, close within two years. FEMA confirms a 40% to 60% failure for businesses after a disaster.  Could your organization survive?

Additionally over the past few years, some of the most wide-ranging and demanding financial management and disclosure regulations in U.S. history have been enacted including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts. Failure to comply with these regulations may have serious consequences for you and your company. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security is implementing a certification program for the private sector that promotes preparedness, including disaster management, emergency management and business continuity programsDoes your organization have policies, procedures, and practices in place to respond successfully?

Dr. King works closely with organizations to get them prepared for the eventual disaster.  She will share her finding and thoughts on what organizations need to be doing to protection the operations.  Join us for this informative presentation.   

Learning Objectives
  1.  You will learn what is required for proper disaster planning
  2. You will learn about Public Law 110-53, Title IX and how to be in compliance 
  3. You will learn how to craft a culture of preparedness in your organization
  4. You will learn how preparedness saves money and time for organizations
About our Presenter
Dr. Linda Hunt-King holds an A.S. Degree in Marketing from The College of William & Mary (Richard Bland College), B.S. in Business/Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S. in Counseling from Cornerstone University, MBA from Hamilton University and PhD in Pastoral Counseling from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. She is also AMA (American Management Association) Certified in Executive Speaking and the founder of a faith-based, not-for-profit organization.   

Prior to joining Firestorm, Dr. Linda Hunt-King was a Senior Underwriting Officer with Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and has more than 25 years of experience in Commercial Insurance and Business Continuity Risk Management.

Presentation Details
  • Who: Dr. Linda King PhD. Principal at Firestorm
  • What: Disaster and Your Organizational Readiness - Organizational Risk Management
  • When: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 7:00 PM EST

  • Who should attend? 
    • Business leaders, audit professionals, business process owners, and risk management professional
    • You need not be an Information Technology professional to get value from this presentation
    • All members are welcome, but space is limited to the first 35
  • Cost: Free to first 35 BDPA members and partners as a membership benefit. 
  • Registration: Registrants must email Clifford Clarke, AVP of Technical, Professional, and Executive Development at with “Disaster Preparedness” in the subject line then and participant link with be mailed to you prior to the event.  A copy of the Firestorm Disaster Ready People for a Disaster Ready America ebook (for home use) and business attendees a No-Fee Business Continuity Self-Assessment would be made available to attendees.  This is typically a $1500 service.
One of the benefits of membership in BDPA is the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge policies and technologies.   It seems as if there are new natural disasters in the news every single week.  Perhaps it is time for BDPA members to take a moment to learn something new about business continuity and disaster preparedness that might add value for you at your workplace or on your resume.   You can't be the cost ... so we recommend that all BDPA members reach out to Clifford Clarke to get more information on this June 1st webinar!

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