Using Project Management in Disaster Management

April 15, 2021
Hosted by Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

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Project Management is a skill set that is used in many situations, even when we don't think it's needed. Dr. Desiree Beekharry talk to us about how Project Management is used during times of Natural Disasters and how it's various aspects are used to help with Disaster Management practices overall. We'll discuss the similarities and differences between traditional Project Management approaches and Natural Disaster Management concepts, while identifying the challenges and complexities with both. Dr. Beekharry will also provide insight on how Disaster Management and Project Management professionals need to be Agile in their approach to responding to disasters and outlines some of the challenges that can be encountered. Having promoted the benefits of Project Management skills for years in our Disaster/Business Continuity industry, I found Dr. Beekharry's talk to be very educational. Don't miss it!

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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