The Role of Social Media in Organizational Resilience

October 24, 2019
Hosted by Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

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Episode Description

Social Media has the power to influence are personal and professional lives and not always in a manner in which we expect. It can be full of misinformation that can cause allot of harm and recognizing the good from the bad can be extremely difficult for organizations. This week, we welcome back Lt. Glen Mills from the Burlington, Massachusetts Police Department who is a specialist in monitoring social media; separating the good information from the bad. He will provide us some key insights that our organizations –and even ourselves – should follow to ensure we don’t get stuck in the quagmire and confusion social media can sometimes cause. Glen will provide us with examples and tips to help organizations, communities and individuals better prepare for - and respond to - situations that can cause us harm and prevent us from being taken in by those who would do us harm. When we better understand how to monitor and leverage social media, the more resilient we can become.

Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the Unexpected

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Preparing for the Unexpected is about how people, organizations and communities plan, prepare, test, communicate and respond to sudden unplanned events such as natural and manmade disasters and crises. The show is for everyone who wants an understanding of how plans are created for individuals, organizations and communities and for anyone who wants to know what they can do in their own lives to help protect themselves from unexpected events.

There is a myth that disasters happen to others but in reality, they happen to everyone. It's just a matter of when and how well-prepared you are. The greater the level of awareness, communication and knowledge, the quicker one bounces back from adversity.

The overall aim of Preparing for the Unexpected is to reduce the suffering, effects and impacts caused as a result of disasters and unexpected life events by increasing knowledge and awareness of Business Contingency and Disaster Planning and related activities.

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Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

Alex Fullick is Founder and Managing Director of Stone Road Inc (StoneRoad) and has been working in the Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery industry for 20 years. During this time, Alex has been instrumental in developing, implementing and managing numerous initiatives, including Pandemic Planning, Policy development, large scale simulation tests, Business Continuity Plan development, Business Impact Assessments, maintenance programs and general Program and Project Management.

Alex holds his MBCI certification with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), his CBCP with the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), is certified in ITIL Foundations and has a Certified Business Resiliency Auditor (CBRA) designation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).

He's presented at numerous conferences around the globe on various industry-related subjects including Orlando, Phoenix, Montreal, London (UK), Brisbane and Bucharest. He's authored several books including Heads in the Sand, Business Impact Analysis, Testing Business Continuity Plans and his latest Watch Your Step, which all focus on teaching individuals, organizations and communities about BCM and DR. He has also had articles published in trade publications.

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