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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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DRIE WEST Networking and Learning Event

 

Please join Christina Caffrey from the Calgary Emergency Management Agency for a tour of the Emergency Operations Centre and discussion with the CEMA Business Continuity Team

 

Description:

Members will be given a 20-minute tour of the Calgary EOC facility followed by a Q&A discussion with the CEMA Business Continuity Team on actions performed and plans for City citizens, businesses as well as internal organizational partners.

 

Date:  September 22, 2017

Location: City of Calgary Emergency Operations Centre, 673 1 St. NE, Calgary (near the Rotary Park). From Centre St. N, turn east to 7th Ave. NE and turn south to 1st Ave. NE.

 

Time: 8:30 – 8:45 AM Assembly and Check-In at Security Desk | 8:45 – 9:15 AM Tour led by Christina Caffrey, CEMA Executive Advisor | 9:15 – 10 AM Discussion/Q&A with Business Continuity and Refreshments in the media Work Room

 

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.

 

Note:

There will be no live webcast.

 

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting:  Catherine Dilan (403) 268-3689 or driewestorg@gmail.com.


Please RSVP with your question(s) for the Q&A discussion, if you are attending, no later than Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com.  

Presenter Bio:



Christina Caffrey works for The City of Calgary, Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), as the Executive Advisor to Chief Tom Sampson and Deputy Chief Sue Henry. She has been involved in several major events in Alberta including 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires, 2014 Calgary underground fire, 2014 Calgary Snowtember event, 2013 southern Alberta floods and 2011 Slave Lake wildfires. She is also a member of the provincial all hazards disaster response team Canada Task Force 2 as the Type 2 Incident Management Team Liaison Officer.

Christina holds a Master of Arts degree in Disaster and Emergency Management, an undergraduate degree in International Development, designation as an Associate Business Continuity Professional and is an Incident Command System instructor.

 

Thank you to our Host and Annual Sponsors:



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Please join Bruce Tyson from KZenEdge Strategic Program Execution for a discussion on
“Industrial Control System Cyber Security”



Description:
A review of the baseline ICS environment and key business drivers, cyber security threat landscape and a few world case studies, frameworks and key resource/stakeholders for addressing ICS Cyber Security. This presentation also seeks to evaluate the question “Does your current DRP incorporate the threats, priorities, standards and regulations for ICS Cyber scenarios?


Date: June 28, 2017
Location: Dayton Boardroom, 2nd Floor Andrew Davison Bldg., 133 6th Ave. SE (across the Bow)

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A

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.

Webcast Details:
A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and the webcast link will be sent to you.
Call in details: 1 (403) 268-8110 or 1 (855) 799-1108 Conference ID: 86838

Contact:
Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting: Catherine Dilan (403) 268-3689, Heather Galbraith (403) 268-5057 or driewestorg@gmail.com.

Please RSVP no later than Monday June 26 at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com and indicating where you are attending in person or would like to participate via the webcast.

Speaker Bio:

Bruce Tyson, CET-Telecommunications, PMP is the President and CEO of KZenEdge Strategic Program Execution, a management consulting firm delivering solutions and span operations, engineering, maintenance and IT processes. Disaster Recovery, Cyber Security and Industrial Controls have all been components of successful program and project delivery. Bruce has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to

Our Annual Sponsors:

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Please join Barry Huybens from iStrategic Advisors Inc. for a discussion on

“Lessons Learned from Resilient Organizations and Communities”

 

Description:

The International Standards Organization (ISO 223) characterizes resilience as the ability of an organization to absorb and adapt in a changing environment. Too often, we hear about lessons from major events and disasters; however, many of these lessons are not learned. Instead, there are countless after action reviews and lessons learned reports that continue to identify similar opportunities for improvement. This presentation will explore some of the underpinning challenges that organizations and communities must address in order to adapt and become more resilient.

 

Date:  May 25, 2017  

Edmonton Location (Live Presentation):  ATCO Centre – 10035 105 St. NW, Edmonton, AB

Calgary Location (Live Webcast): City of Calgary – Dayton Boardroom, 2nd Floor Andrew Davison Bldg., 133 6 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB

 

Time:   11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch     |     12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Presentation

                12:45 PM – 1 PM: Membership Overview – DRIE West

 

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.

 

Webcast Details:

A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person or in the Calgary location.  Please advise in your RSVP if you would like to participate through the webcast and the webcast details will be sent to you.

Call in details:  1 (403) 268-8110 or 1 (855) 799-1108   Conference ID: 86838

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting:  Catherine Dilan (403) 268-3689, Heather Galbraith (403) 268-or driewestorg@gmail.com.


Please RSVP no later than Tuesday May 23 at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com and indicating where you are attending in person or would like to participate via the webcast.

 

 

Speaker Bio:

 

Barry Huybens, CMC, PMP, MBCP is the Managing Director of iStrategic Advisors Inc. (iStrategic), an independent consulting and advisory firm that specializes in strategic change, multi-stakeholder facilitation and emergency management solutions. A primary focus of iStrategic’s work has been building frameworks, strategies, processes and partnerships for organizational and community resilience. Barry is a Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer and is ISO 223 Lead Auditor trained. Barry is Vice-Chair of DRI Canada Certification Commission and an Instructor for the NAIT Emergency Management Program.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to

Our Annual Sponsors:

Presenter:

Hosting Organizations:

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Please join Arlene Baxendale from Sandhurst Consulting for a discussion on

“A Program for Emergency Social Services in South Central Alberta”

 

Description:

When people are directly/indirectly affected by an emergency and they need extra support, have you ever wondered who does this, who looks after them and how does it all come together?

 

If you have, your questions will be answered on the 23rd of February. You will leave the lunch and learn with a clearer picture of what happens to evacuees and how it all works within the province of Alberta.  South Central ESS has taken a unique and collaborative approach to this issue and hired Sandhurst Consulting to execute their thoughts and ideas.  An on-line course, in-person course and an instructor’s manual to help in the process was developed. Three short videos were also produced to aid in the learning process.

 

Date:  February 23, 2017

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

Time:   11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Registration and Lunch     |     12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Presentation

 

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.

 

Webcast Details:

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.

Call in details:  (403) 268-8110  Conference ID: 86838

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting:  Heather Galbraith (403) 268-5057 or driewestorg@gmail.com.


Please RSVP no later than Monday February 20 at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com and indicating if you are attending in person or would like to participate via the webcast.

 

Speaker Bio:

Arlene has worked in the field of Emergency Management for 30 plus years with a strong focus on Emergency Social Services. She has been involved with teaching Emergency Social Services at the national level in Ottawa as well at the provincial level (NAIT).  She currently works as an Associate Director with Sandhurst Consulting.

Thank you to our annual sponsors:

 

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To all DRIE West members:

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of DRIE West will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  We encourage all DRIE West Members (or those wishing to join DRIE West) to attend the AGM and Lunch & Learn Networking session in Syracuse Boardroom, 2nd floor, Andrew Davison Bldg. (133 6th Avenue SE.) in Calgary;  remote connection and telephone dial-in will be available for those members not able to attend in person.  More details on the AGM agenda and other parts of the program will be sent out closer to the AGM date.

One important part of the AGM will be elections to the Board of Directors.  The position of President will need to be filled and other director positions are open to election as well.  Please review the attached document outlining the roles and responsibilities of the various board positions and contact myself, or any other member of our board, for more information or to have your name put forward for election to the Board.  Contact email addresses of the board members can be found on our DRIE West website:http://driewest.org/contactus.php

We will also have a presentation following the AGM. Join us for a presentation by Chris Arthurs, Director of Resilience and Infrastructure at the City of Calgary. Her presentation will be on Calgary’s inclusion in the 100 Resilient Cities program focusing on what made Calgary one of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) and envisioned opportunities that 100 RC can bring to the City. 100RC is pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation and is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.  

Prior to her current position, Chris was Chief of Staff in the City Manager’s Office, a member of the City’s Administrative Leadership Team where she contributed strategic solution approaches on capital projects and consultations with First Nations, Director of Recovery Operations for the 2013 Flood and various leadership and collaboration roles covering land use planning, development and delivery of emergency management systems and strategic plans and community recovery from disaster events for the past 21 years.

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Environmental Design (Planning) from the University of Calgary. She is a Registered Professional Planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners, and is trained I project management and emergency management.

Please register by Thursday, November 10th by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com. As usual, lunch will be served onsite. Please indicate if you will be joining the meeting by remote connection so that the link and dial-in number and code can be provided to you. 

Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM!

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For this April 28 Lunch n Learn, we are featuring the topic “Use of Social Media for Disaster Response.” Speaker is Constable Mark Smith from the Calgary Police Service

Venue:
The event will be held on Thursday April 28, @ 11:30 am – 1 pm.

Suncor is hosting this event at their office which is located at the Suncor Energy Centre West Tower 150 – 6th Ave. SW, Room SECW-17E.


A live webcast will be available for those who are not able to attend in person. 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 who have paid their annual membership which was due on February 29, 2016.

Non-Members will charges $25.00 for the event. 2016 DRIE West Membership and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year. Please note that credit card payments can now be received by email or at the event.

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, April 21th at 8:00 AM by emailing driewestorg@gmail.com and indicating if you are attending in person or would like to participate via the webcast.

Contact:
Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting: Catherine Dilan at (403) 268-3689 or by email at driewestorg@gmail.com

Topic: Use of Social Media for Disaster Response
Constable Mark Smith of the Calgary Police Service demonstrates the importance of actively engaging communities through social media, pre/during & following a disaster. The presentation focuses on how organizations should be prepared to communicate effectively during a disaster via online channels and will include common errors to avoid. Real life disasters will be reviewed, including the 2013 Calgary Floods where social media played a major role in allowing emergency services to share critical real-time information.

Speaker Bio:

Constable Mark Smith is a current serving police officer in Calgary. He began his policing career in 2004 with the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary in England as a street bobby before transferring to Calgary in 2008. Since 2012, Mark has worked as a digital communications officer for the Calgary Police Service and has experience in utilizing social media during disasters/emergencies. One such disaster includes the 2013 Calgary Flood. Mark also holds two Emergency Management certificates, issued through The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

You can follow Cpl. Mark Smith in Twitter @CstSmith.
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For the March Lunch n Learn, we are featuring the topic “Think Like a Trainer: Developing an emergency and continuity program people will actually use.” Speaker is Tracy Blaine, Supervisor, Emergency Response and Business Continuity for the Generation side of ENMAX.

 

Venue: 

This will be held on March 31, Thursday, @ 11:30 am – 1 pm. Venue is at the Dayton Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Andrew Davison Bldg. at 133 6th Ave. SE. This building is across the Bow Tower and  Budget Car Rental (housed in the old Fire HQ) along 6th Ave.

 

This is a City of Calgary building. Guests are requested to sign-in at the reception counter before proceeding to the 2nd floor.

 

A webcast will be available using a Lync account and audio bridging. The instructions will be sent to the members who wish to take advantage of the webcast. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 AM by emailingdriewestorg@gmail.com and indicate if you will be in attendance at the conference site or by webcast.

 

Cost: 

There is no charge to members of the DRIE West Chapter who have paid their annual membership which was due on February 29, 2016. 

 

Non-Members will charges $25.00 for the event. 2016 DRIE West Membership and renewals will be available at the door at a cost of $50.00 for the year. Please note that credit card payments can now be receive by email or at the event. 

 

Contact:

Further information on this event can be obtained by contacting: Catherine Dillan at (403) 268-3689 or by email at Drieswestorg@gmail.com

 

Presentation description and Tracey Blainer bio:

 

 

Think Like a Trainer: Developing an emergency and continuity program people will actually use.

When developing training, the focus is always on what the end user needs to be able to do. All instruction and activities lead the learner toward completing previously identified tasks. This same approach can be used to develop an emergency and continuity program that focuses on building resources you will use at 3am when the call comes in; not just on documents that look good to regulators. Come ready to participate as we look at how ENMAX prepared the Shepard Energy Centre personnel and the Generation Emergency Management Program for emergency response readiness.

 

Tracy Blaine is the Supervisor, Emergency Response and Business Continuity for the Generation side of ENMAX. She guides the ongoing development of a comprehensive program including procedure and plan development and maintenance, training, and exercising for both plant and office personnel. She is also leading the head office revisions to their ERP and BCPs. Thanks to her first career as a teacher, Tracy brings a passion for a systematic approach to training and a focus on end-user needs to her work. Tracy holds her ABCP credential and is currently working on her CEM and CBCP applications. She is an ICS 200 and 300 level instructor and is Chair of the Professionalization of Emergency Management Committee with IAEM.

 

Tracy serves as a Planning Chief in the Generation Emergency Operations Centre and has assisted with the response to the 2013 Calgary flood, chemical releases, and weather events. She also assisted with the ENMAX Power response to the September 2014 snow storm.

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