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March 22-26 is Business Continuity Awareness Week

March 24, 2010 | Business Continuity Committee

The NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is recognizing business continuity awareness week by holding a series of three informal conference calls on topics identified as important.

The first call, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Monday, March 22, will feature speakers from New York City’s Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) team, the City’s own continuity coordinators. The call will address the challenges of initiating a business continuity program and techniques to secure executive support for a project. The COOP speakers will take questions you may have pertaining to the management of your own planning process.

The second call, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 24, will include a presentation from the authors of New York City’s 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan, a document that explores the most significant hazards facing the five boroughs. The call will address the hazards likely you’re likely to face and tips for conducting a successful hazard analysis.   

The third and final call, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Friday, March 26, will feature speakers from OEM’s Training and Exercises Unit. The call will address the importance of testing your continuity plans and will present a range of options for conducting these exercises (from quick and easy solutions to more complicated and comprehensive processes). Training and Exercises will introduce resources available to support you in your efforts.

 For all of the calls, dial 718.218.0200 and enter the access code: 844192. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. You do not have to have dialed in to a previous call to participate in a later one.