Pandemic planning, a component of a comprehensive crisis management strategy, is becoming increasingly important to an organization’s survival and continued success in our ever complex global economy. Our ability to effectively respond in times of crisis requires an understanding of our critical infrastructure requirements, an appreciation for the human needs of our organization, and a predefined ability to integrate and use public resources (both on a national and international level). Crisis management extends the normal processes of business continuity management. A crisis event can create multiple issues that evolve over time, requiring unique responses, flexibility in strategy, and interdependence between other organizations and public resources on a national and possibly international scale.
The recording of this webinar from February 11, 2020 discusses the distinctive characteristics associated with crisis management planning, with a focus on organizational responses to a pandemic. Specific topics include:
- Overview of crisis management
- Potential impact
- Communication plans
- Infrastructure dependency plans
Presenter Stephany Head, Ph. D., who has worked with the federal government and private industry implementing enterprise risk management programs, and who recently co-authored an RMA Journal article on cybersecurity readiness, provides various scenarios and a crisis management response-planning framework to help institutions get started immediately.
Who will benefit?
Individuals within an organization responsible for understanding, planning, and overseeing the implementation of the institution's pandemic response program should attend. This webinar is appropriate for all size institutions.