Business Continuity: Getting Your Ducks in a Row
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
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Are you interested in learning more about the benefits and basics of continuity planning in higher education? Join us and presenter Krista M. Dillon for Business Continuity: Getting Your Ducks in a Row, brought to you as part of our free webinar series, Campus Public Safety Online. As discussed in our January 17th webinar with presenter Andre Le Duc, only 36% of institutions of higher education surveyed currently have business continuity plans in place. These plans help minimize the negative effects of an emergency incident and expedite the restoration of functions on campus.
Krista serves as the Director of Operations for Safety and Risk Services at the University of Oregon. In this role, she manages the Emergency Management and Fire Prevention programs as well as a number of interdepartmental teams including the Incident Management Team, Campus Vulnerability Assessment Team, Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team, and Communications and Emergency Response Center Advisory Committees. Krista is the current chair of the International Association of Emergency Manager’s Universities and Colleges Caucus.
In this webinar, Krista will focus on the definition, benefits, and basics of continuity planning in higher education. The session also incorporates several examples of how the University of Oregon implemented various continuity plans for planned and unplanned disruptions including a fire in a research facility, a graduate student work stoppage, and large special events like the US Olympic Track and Field Trials. Krista will discuss the on-the-fly business continuity planning that took place following the active shooter incident at Umpqua Community College. Participants will take away lessons learned from the application of business continuity plans for a variety of incidents.
Krista recommended the following resources during her presentation:
- Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS): IBHS developed a free business continuity tool designed to help businesses focus on planning for any type of interruption so they can quickly re-open and resume operations following a disaster.
- Disaster Resilient Universities® (DRU) Network: The DRU listserv provides a resource for increased communication, coordination, and collaboration among universities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, operate during, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other crises.