Benchmarking Disaster Preparedness – How Do You Know If You’re Ready?
On October 30, 2017 Firestorm CEO and President, Jim Satterfield, will be traveling to Lipscomb University in Tennessee to present a workshop.
A disaster is an unexpected event that disrupts normal operational processes and has the potential to create significant financial, security, safety and reputational harm. Depending on the nature and severity of a crisis, the safety and well being of people may be vulnerable and could likely present complex threats and risks. This half-day seminar addresses steps to verify that your disaster preparedness program meets current best practices and due diligence standards.
Preparedness is a continuous improvement process. The central task is to ensure that you have adequate preparedness plans, crisis management plans, recovery plans and experienced personnel in order to mitigate the impacts and resume normal operations within your mission critical timeframes.
The impact of a natural disaster, criminal or terrorist violence, brand and reputational crises or cyber-breaches can be devastating to a business, school or agency and its people. Disaster damage to supply chains, business processes, production and distribution, customer behavior, provision services, facilities, structures and infrastructure can disrupt routine operations for weeks, months or even years.
Please join crisis management and crisis communication expert and Firestorm President Jim Satterfield as he explores a high-level, decoupled benchmark process that you can use to provide a strong foundation for developing, assessing and revising your disaster preparedness plans. Engage in the decision-making process required during a crisis and practice both tactical and strategic measures before an actual disaster forces response.
During the interactive session, learn procedures and processes related to:
- Safeguarding human resources
- Ensuring business continuity (continuity of operations)
- Protecting physical resources
- Crisis management and response plans must be adequate and sufficient.
- Practiced processes should enable the effectively crisis management
- Available tools, procedures, and resources to necessary for consequence management
8 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Seminar Presentation
10 a.m. – Networking Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. – Exercise Engagement
11:45 a.m. – Seminar End
Monday, October 30
8 to 11:45 a. m.
SPARK Cool Springs location
Speaker: Jim Satterfield, president and CEO of Firestorm
About the speaker:
James Satterfield is a nationally recognized expert, keynote speaker and author on crisis management, threat assessment, disaster preparedness and business continuity planning. As President, CEO and COO of various public and private companies in business continuity, communications, crisis management, environmental, insurance, reinsurance, risk management and technology, Satterfield has extensive expertise in the identification and quantification of risk. He has led in the development of national standards for risk management, environmental risk and environmental due diligence, and has spoken to hundreds of groups on risk management, crisis management, governance, disaster planning and preparedness. Satterfield’s analysis and experience in working with thousands of businesses has led to the creation of the Firestorm PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® method, the foundation of all Firestorm programs, services and initiatives. During his programs, Satterfield emphasizes promoting and enforcing a culture of preparedness to protect an organization’s assets, brand/reputation, revenues and enterprise value. Under his leadership, the Firestorm team provided the crisis and media management support at Virginia Tech in response to the shootings, as well as hundreds of other client crisis engagements. Satterfield has also co-authored Disaster Ready People For A Disaster Ready America, a book that guides individuals in developing their own preparedness plans at home.