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Crisis Management and Business Continuity Course at MIT

July 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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Cheyene Marling EVP Firestorm

Cheyene Marling EVP Firestorm

Firestorm EVP of People Solutions and Program Analytics, Cheyene Marling, is an instructor at this year’s Crisis Management and Business Continuity Course on MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. She will also be speaking on the topic of “BCM Trends: Impact on Your Program & Career.” The program, spanning five days from July 23-27, offers an effective combination of lectures, case studies, and a field trip to a hidden federal response facility. Several interactive class activities provide additional hands–on experience. Students will also practice what is learned: The course concludes with a crisis simulation in which students take active roles in a simulated disaster, including cyber security and workplace violence events coupled with a realistic news media briefing.

The comprehensive program provides up–to–date assessments and knowledge on issues that affect companies and agencies from the experts involved with these efforts. Participants will also have many networking opportunities to interact with the lecturers and with their peers. Both novices and experienced personnel will benefit greatly from this program.

Join Cheyene on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA on July 23 – 27, 2018 and earn 3.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This is the ninth year of the successful program.

For more information, visit the course website.

Download the program flyer.

Firestorm Community: Register now and save 10% on program tuition. Insert BCM10 in the course application’s Reference Code.

Crisis Management Course at MIT

About the Course (via MIT)

Preparing for a crisis is not a luxury; it is a necessity. You know the odds are high that your company will suffer a disaster or crisis at some point. You cannot say you weren’t ready; today’s extreme public and government scrutiny demand that you should have been prepared. MIT’s Crisis Management & Business Continuity course will help prepare you for the inevitable.

This comprehensive course provides up-to-date assessments and knowledge on issues that affect you and your organization — cyber security, supply chain, terrorism, pandemic, DR trends, emergency response, leadership, data breach, communications, news media, social media — from the experts involved with these efforts. We also examine strategies for job and career improvement. You will have the opportunity to interact with our lecturers and with your peers from industry, academia, and government.

By the end of the course, you will have the tools, knowledge, and understanding to benchmark, assess, and improve your business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management program. This includes the course manual (print and/or e-files), templates, and current articles. You will gain valuable contacts, have plenty of networking opportunities, and acquire insights for immediate implementation.

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Massacheusetts Institute of Technology


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients by responding to some of the largest and most complex critical incidents. Our highly-trained team is an industry leader in providing custom safety and security solutions. Firestorm empowers its clients to manage security risks through assessments, audits, program development, training and advisory services using our PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology.