Day One: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
10:00 EST15 min
10:15 EST60 min
- What makes a plan robust and useful?
- Why do some plans sit on the shelf?
- What commonly goes wrong/ missteps to avoid
- Issues arising as a result of Covid
- How to ensure your plan works
- Who should be consulted in preparing your BCP?
- Determinning scope – key objectives and goals
- Designating the BC Team – command and control, task-oriented, sub-teams
- Singling out key business areas and critical functions
- Preparing a Business Impact Analytic Report (BIA)
- Determining minimal acceptable downtime for critical functions
- Creating a plan to maintain operations
- Testing to identify weaknesses – why, how, how often?
11:15 EST45 min
- Why safeguarding the mental health and wellbeing of employees has become an essential part of business continuity planning
- New dimension of worry for employees as a result of covid
- The “always on” culture
- Impact of the sudden change in our routine and habits
- From anxiety and stress to burnout and depression and increases in LTC leaves
- Adopting people centred processes in times of crisis to mitigate risk
- Processes to mitigate risk
- How to integrate health into an organization’s culture
- Accessing mental health services through the workplace
- Self assessment – Is what you are doing effective?
12:00 EST60 min
13:00 EST45 min
- How to run a table talk virtually
- Graphics, images and props
13:45 EST45 min
- Expectation that climate change will have an even larger impact on business than Covid
- Why the COVID-19 crisis portends unforeseen business continuity challenges related to climate change
- Unforeseen consequences of climate change and the rapidly changing risk landscape
- Physical, transitional and liability risk
- Interconnectedness, global and local supply chain issues
- ESG issues including carbon tax, sector stigmatization etc.
- Aligning business continuity and sustainability frameworks
- Including climate risk in risk assessments
14:30 EST15 min
14:45 EST45 min
How to Protect Your Organization From Cyber Security Threats
15:30 EST45 min
In the Eye of the Storm - Responding to Supply Chain Disruption
The impact of Covid on the public and private sector, consumers and investors is unlike anything the supply chain community has ever seen. Leaders need to make rapid decisions and take immediate action to deal with the short term crisis and enable economies to rebound over the long term.
- Impact of Covid on the supply chain
- Risks and challenges
- How to respond
- Long and short term implications
- Supply chain planning, priorities for immediate action, planning for the future
- Key actions to address Covid 19’s impact on logistics
16:15 EST45 min
What You Need to Know About Wildfires
- Devastating impact of wildfires to civilizations and wildlife and in destroying entire ecosystems
- The need for contingency plans and preparedness including handling the aftermath
- Mitigation/ prevention
- Preparation – changing behaviour or processes to reduce impact
- Response – assembling teams or units of emergency service to the area of disaster
- Recovery – restore the area affected by the disaster to its condition prior to the disaster.
- Providing resources to allow communities to build responsibly in natural surroundings
- Wildfire risk factors
- Causes of wildfires
- Burn intensity
End of Day One
Day Two: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
10:00 EST15 min
10:15 EST45 min
11:00 EST45 min
As an employer you are obligated to keep employees safe but we continue to be in an evolving public health context. This session will provide do’s and don’ts for attendees to consider in their own workplaces. Specifically,
- How to keep employees safe as we ramp up post pandemic return to the workplace
- Specific protocols to consider implementing for return to work and maintaining a safe workplace
- Additional strategies if a portion of your workforce is not vaccinated?
- Can you make vaccination mandatory? Options.
- Proof of vaccination protocols and employee privacy considerations?
11:45 EST45 min
Group Incident Management: Assessing a Hypothetical Disaster for Response Planning
12:30 EST60 min
13:30 EST45 min
New Challengers: Cyber Security Threats for Remote Workers – Lessons Learned
14:15 EST45 min
15:00 EST15 min
15:15 EST60 min
Droughts and Flooding: Managing Extremes in Saskatchewan
16:00 EST45 min
End of Day Two