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DRIE West – Crisis & Risk Communications Presentation

Please join Benjamin Morgan, Principal, Centre for Crisis & Risk Communications for a discussion around Crisis Communications

Description:

Join Benjamin Morgan, Principal of the Centre for Crisis & Risk Communications for an introduction to insights, theories, and practical tips for communicating during high stress, high concern situations. Learn foundational elements for building a crisis communication plan to help support your organization when faced with an event. The next crisis is coming. Are you ready? The Centre for Crisis & Risk Communications is passionate about preparedness.

Date:  Tuesday, October 29, 2019  

Time:  11:30 to 12:00 Lunch and networking

             12:00 to 13:00 Presentation

Venue:  MNP Offices – #1500, 640 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary         

Call in details:  A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. 

Cost:  There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.  

2019 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

Register: Please RSVP by Friday, October 25. 

RSVP via Link or via driewestorg@gmail.com

Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and you will be sent the call-in details.

Contact:   For further information on this event and registration email: driewestorg@gmail.com.

Presenter Bio:

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Benjamin is one of Canada’s leading practitioners in Crisis & Risk Communications. He is currently a Principal at the Centre for Crisis & Risk Communications.

Benjamin served Calgary, Alberta and area for 16 years as an Advanced Care Paramedic. 

During his service, Benjamin assumed multiple roles including the services Public Education Officer and Operations Superintendent. As the Public Education Officer, he became inspired to change career path by his interactions and relationships with members of the media. Benjamin returned to academic studies and completed his Master’s Degree in Professional Communications with a research focus of the influence of social media on emergency management.

In 2013, he returned to the City of Calgary in the role of Supervisor, Crisis Communications where he quickly found his background and education put to the test as the City and area responded to the costliest natural disaster and largest peace-time evacuation in Canadian history #YYCFlood. As a member of Canada Task Force 2, his crisis communication leadership was again utilized during the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires as he supported the local authority communications.

Benjamin was called as a crisis communications expert by the Province of Ontario during the Elliott Lake disaster Public Inquiry hearing. He was also a key participant in a Department of National Defense research project, Social Media Expert in Emergency Management ‘round Table

He now shares his knowledge and experience as associate faculty, instructing undergraduate and graduate level students at Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB and Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

He is a sought-after trainer and conference speaker.

Thank you to our Host and Annual Sponsors:

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Please join Jayne Galanka, Business Continuity Officer, Alberta Environment and Parks

Note:  Jayne will be providing the same in person session in Edmonton in the fall, date TBD.

Description:

Learn how the affects of a facility fire affected a number of Government of Alberta departmental operations and the valuable lessons learned that you can add to your business continuity planning and response tool kit.

Date:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019  

Time:  11:30 to 12:00 Lunch and networking

             12:00 to 13:00 Presentation

Venue:  MNP Offices – #1500, 640 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary

Call in details: 

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. 

Cost: 

There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.  2019 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

To Register:

Register to attend by Monday, May 13 at driewestorg@gmail.com

Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and you will be sent the call-in details.

Contact:

For further information on this event and registration email: driewestorg@gmail.com.

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 This will be an interactive discussion around the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) where we will share best practices, tips and techniques, and challenges around gathering, documenting and maintaining your BCP. If possible, please bring and/or submit (in advance) a cleansed BCP template we can use during our discussion. Those who provide BCP templates will receive all provided copies. In advance submissions to: driewestorg@gmail.com Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Time: 11:30 Lunch 11:45 to 13:00 Discussion Venue: MNP Offices – #1500, 640 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary Cost: There is no charge to current members of the DRIE WEST Chapter. Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event. 2019 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year. Register: Please RSVP by Monday, April 22. RSVP via Linkor via driewestorg@gmail.com Kindly advise in your RSVP if you will be attending in person, or participating via call in / webcast. Webcast / Call in Details: Members who RSVP advising they are participating via webcast will be emailed call in/webcast instructions. Contact: For further information on this event and registration email: driewestorg@gmail.com Thank you to our Host and Annual Sponsors: image.png

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AGM and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery at The City of Calgary

Please join Tara Tobler, President of the DRIE West Chapter, and the Board of Directors for the DRIE West Annual General Meeting.

As an added bonus Mike Lucia and Patricia Lau will present:

“Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery at The City of Calgary”

Date:  Thursday, November 22, 2018  

Location: MNP boardroom – 15th Floor, 640 5th Avenue SW

Time:   11:30-11:45     Lunch and networking

            11:45-12:15     AGM

            12:15-13:00     Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery at The City of Calgary

                                       presented by Michael Lucia and Patricia Lau

Following the 2013 flood, The City of Calgary developed a novel business continuity program designed to minimize future interruptions to city services. This presentation will review Calgary’s corporate process, and discuss how this process has enhanced the city’s ability to identify, prioritize and implement resiliency for those IT systems required for delivery of critical city services.

Cost: There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter. Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.

Memberships: 2019 DRIE West Memberships will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

RSVP: Required.

  • Please RSVP to confirm your (in-person or Webcast) attendance by Nov. 19, 2018
  • RSVP to: driewestorg@gmail.com
  • Lunch will be provided for DRIE WEST members and guests attending ‘in-person’
  • Webcast link will be provided

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting:  driewestorg@gmail.com.

 Our presenters:

Michael leads a team towards reducing the impact and frequency of disasters in Calgary by ensuring disaster risk reduction principles are integrated into city services, infrastructure, businesses, and land use policies. Michael has been published in the Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning, and authored the corporate business continuity policy for The City of Calgary. During emergency response, Michael serves as a designated Planning Section Chief or EOC Manager in Calgary’s municipal Emergency Operations Centre, where he has historically participated in events such as the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods, the 2014 Downtown Power Outage, and Calgary’s operations related to the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires.

With over 17 years of progressive experience in the IT field, Patricia is the leader of the Availability Management team at The City of Calgary. She is leading The City’s IT Service Resiliency and Disaster Recovery initiative, which has included the development of a categorization framework to prioritize IT systems and has overseen the implementation of technology infrastructure to ensure protection of critical data, and continued service delivery or rapid recovery of critical IT systems and services in the event of unplanned component and facility outages.

 

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DRIE WEST Prepare for Recovery Presentation

Please join Ken Hoffer, Business Continuity Management Officer and Tobi Martin, Psychologist

Emergency/Disaster Management with Alberta Health Services (AHS)

Presentation Description:

The presentation is called “Prepare for Recovery”, and highlights both individual and community resiliency “lessons learned” from the major disaster events over the past several years in Alberta.

Date:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018  

Time:  11:45 to 12:15 Lunch and networking

             12:15 to 13:00 Presentation

Venue:  MNP Offices – #1500, 640 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary

Call in details: 

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person.          

Cost: 

There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.  2018 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

To Register:

Register to attend by Thursday, September 20 at driewestorg@gmail.com

Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and you will be sent the call-in details.

Contact:

For further information on this event and registration email: driewestorg@gmail.com.

Presenter Bio:

Ken Hoffer is part of a team developing a province-wide business continuity program across all of Alberta Health Services.

A graduate of the Canadian Emergency Management College in Ottawa, Ken’s first emergency management experience was the Edmonton tornado in 1987 as a member of the Canadian Forces. After 10 years of service, Ken left the military in 1995 and joined the City of Calgary where he worked in various roles in Community and Neighbourhood Services, and the Office of the Mayor. Later, as a member of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Ken responded to a variety of events including the Slave Lake wildfire. Ken joined AHS Emergency and Disaster Management in 2012, and responded to the Southern Alberta Floods, Fort McMurray wildfire, and most recently, the Waterton wildfire. Ken is also an advisor to the Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery Course at Mount Royal University.

Ken and his long suffering wife, Shannon, utilize a zone defence in raising their three teenagers and amazing Labrador, and also provide live-in support for a woman with developmental disabilities.

Tobi Martin has been working with colleagues to develop a coordinated psychosocial response for emergency and disaster situations within the Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone.

Tobi is a Registered Psychologist who began her career working with adolescents and their families in the non-profit sector.  She joined Alberta Health Services in 2011 where she works with the Mobile Response Team, a multi-disciplinary mental health crisis team.  The team focuses on crisis intervention and assessment while also providing debriefings for individuals or groups impacted by traumatic events. 

Through the Mobile Response Team, Tobi responded in the community and to reception centres during the Southern Alberta Floods.  She also assisted during the Fort McMurray Wildfires by working in Calgary reception centres, and was deployed several times as a Team Lead to assist with the AHS psychosocial response for the community and first responders in Fort McMurray.  Since this time, Tobi has been working on developing the Calgary Zone Psychosocial Response Team for Alberta Health Services. 

 

 

 

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Working Together to Improve Organizational Resilience

The mission of the Collegiate Conferences is to provide education and networking conference opportunities for DRI Certified Professionals and continuity leaders and introduce the profession to interested college seniors, graduate students and university faculty in a day-long regional event format.  The goal of every DRI Collegiate Conference is to provide DRI’s Certified Professionals, as well as other professionals and students in related fields, an opportunity to experience and develop thought leadership in business continuity and resilience today.

Speakers include the DRI International, City of Edmonton, NorQuest College, Campus Alberta Risk Assurance Committee, City of Regina and Telus Communications.

$50 registration fee is a donation to the DRI Foundation

There is no cost for students to attend.
 
Working Together to Improve Organization Resilience
 
8:30 am                       Networking Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am                       Welcome from DRI Canada 
                                                                                                
9:05 am                       Welcome from NorQuest College
                                    
9:10 am                       Predictions and Trends for 2018 
                                    DRI International
                                    Chloe Demrovsky, President
 
9:50 am                       Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning 
                                   City of Edmonton
                                   Patrick (Butch) Brennan, Business Continuity Planning Coordinator
                                   Ken Baker, CORPORATE MANAGER, ERM
 
 
10:30 am                     Networking Break

10:45 am                     IT and Business Continuity Management at NorQuest College
                                  NorQuest College
                                  Claire Mechan, Business Continuity Coordinator
                                  Dave Melanson, Education & Information Technology
 
11:30 am                     Alberta Post-Secondary Business Continuity Management Framework
                                  Jim Ross, Campus Alberta Risk Assurance Committee
                                  Director, Risk and Assurance Services, MacEwan University                
 
12:15 pm                     Lunch

1:00 pm                       TELUS Incident Management for recent events such as the BC/Fort McMurray wildfires and the Ontario/Quebec floods
                                   TELUS Communications Inc.
                                  Ramon Zulueta, Risk Manager, Corporate Business Continuity Office (CBCO)
                                    
1:45 pm                       Networking Break
 
2:00 pm                       Humboldt Saskatchewan EOC

    City of Regina
    Garth Tucker, Manager, Emergency Planning & Business Continuity

 
3:00 pm                       Closing – NorQuest College & DRI Canada
 
 
Location: NorQuest College, 10215 108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L6


Registration ends on May 11, 2018
There are currently 43 spots remaining out of 75

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Presentation Description:

The presentation is called “Prepare for Recovery”, and highlights both individual and community resiliency “lessons learned” from the major disaster events over the past several years in Alberta.

Date:  Monday, May 28, 2018  

Time:  1130 to 1200 Lunch and networking

             1200 to 1300 Presentation

Venue:  MNP Offices – #1500, 640 – 5th Avenue SW, Calgary

 Call in details: 

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. 

Cost:

There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.   Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event.  2018 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

To Register:

Register to attend by Thursday, May 24 at driewestorg@gmail.com

Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and you will be sent the call-in details.

Contact:

For further information on this event and registration email: driewestorg@gmail.com.

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DRIE WEST “The Herd of Cats” Presentation

Come discover the curious and vibrant space between startups, improv, and disasters.
This presentation will unfold the maxims of startup culture, the principles of an improv mindset, and the hard realities of disaster resilience, to reveal the very best approach to navigating the rapidly changing world around us. RallyEngine president Steve Hardy will share key findings uncovered while developing “The Herd of Cats: How Entrepreneurs, Improvisers, and Disaster Managers Approach an Uncertain World” to be released in 2018.

Date:  Thursday, October 26, 2017

 

Time:  1130 to 1200 Lunch and networking

            1200 to 1300 Presentation

 

Venue:

Suncor Energy Centre West Tower 150 – 6th Ave. SW, Room 17K

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. Webinar Lync info: https://meet.suncor.com/bbortnick/NWBWVFSD Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast.

Cost: 

There is no charge to members of the DRIE WEST Chapter.  Non-Members will be charged $25.00 for the event. 2017 DRIE West Memberships and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year.

 

To Register:

Register to attend by October 23 at driewestorg@gmail.com.

 

Presenter Bio:

Steve Hardy is President & VP Marketing at RallyEngine, a Calgary-based resilience-as-a-service platform for alerting groups, rallying teams and enhancing community capacity.

 

Thank you to our Host (Suncor) and Annual Sponsors:                                                          

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