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ICOR 2017 Webinar Series


webinarsICOR is excited to announce a new professional development opportunity with our 2017 Webinar Series. Webinars are offered live and will be available for 30 days to the public. After 30 days they are available On Demand for ICOR members. Not a member? Join ICOR today!

Each webinar is worth 1 continuing education hour. All webinars are scheduled for 12:00-1:00 PM CST / GMT 06:00 unless otherwise noted.


February 22 - Increasing the Resilience of your Organization

Organizational resilience is interpreted differently within different geographical contexts and academic disciplines. However, almost all of the studies speak to common characteristics in one way or another, despite their thematic, geographic and sectoral differences.

This webinar will explore ICOR’s new Organizational Resilience Model and updated Framework. It will provide practical examples of how to increase the resilience of your organization and share valuable resources on how to learn more.

March 22 - Building Resilient Communities

The resilience of an organization is impacted by the communities in which they reside. An understanding of what makes one community more resilient than another is an important aspect for all organizations to consider.

This webinar will discuss the ICOR Resilient Community Framework and provide insight into the latest research in community resilience.

April 19 - The Impact of National Cultures on Organizational Resilience

As the world becomes more global, businesses and emergency response agencies must learn how to cope effectively with the many cultural value systems and mannerisms encountered outside of your nation.

Understanding the values and traits that are characteristic of other cultures is especially important in resilience and disaster response planning.

Attend this webinar and learn about the importance of observing and understanding cultural differences and gain insight on how to work effectively within other cultures as you design and operate resilience and crisis management programs.

May 25 - Organizational Resilience Certification

ICOR’s certification program is like no other. Attend this webinar to learn more about how to grow professionally and become a leader at your organization in increasing its resilience.

June 21 - Implementing ISO 22301

An important component of increasing an organization’s resilience is the implementation and management of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).

This webinar will describe the 8 primary elements of an effective BCMS how they are best implemented.

July 25 - The New Era of Crisis Communications – From Traditional to Social Media and Beyond...

During any crisis, communicating effectively to all key stakeholders is key. While there are many ways to communicate to your target audiences during an emergency, both traditional and social media are the most effective ways of pushing out information quickly to as many people as possible during a crisis.

This session, delivered by a former journalist and now award-winning crisis communications consultant, will look at the evolution of crisis communications and how social media is changing the game. The session will also review traditional tips and tools required to ensure your organization can communicate effectively during a crisis, while avoiding any reputational damage or fall-out that could arise.

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August 30 - Managing Risks to the Critical Environment

It is estimated that by 2020, more than 7 billion people and businesses and close to 35 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. Those who design, build, operate, and manage data centers and other critical environments need to be able to manage risk, incorporate change, and be innovative in order to design strategies fit for a digital world.

Attend this webinar and learn practical approaches to managing risks to the critical environment.

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September 27 - Developing Leaders to Lead Resilient Organizations

Resilience begins with an organization’s leadership setting the priorities, allocating the resources and making the commitments to establish organizational resilience throughout the organization. Managing an incident is a difficult task and leaders must change the way they lead in order to be more aware of potential crises.

This webinar explores leadership qualities that have been shown to support the development of a more resilient organization and discusses those leadership qualities necessary to manage an organization, lead during changing times, and create an environment that is both adaptive and agile.

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October 25 - Preserving, Protecting, and Recovering Data

For an organization to be more resilient it must understand the nature of the information it is storing and the value the information has to the organization in order to make the right choices about where and how to store their data.

Attend this webinar and learn how to address IT risk, understand the elements of ICT continuity, and manage your overall technology recovery.

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November 29 - Understanding and Protecting Against Security Breaches

Understanding the sources of security breaches, how attackers gather information, and the phases of a data breach is the first step to protecting against security breaches.

This webinar provides practical information on how to understand and protect against security breaches.

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December 13 - Building a Resilient Supply Chain

Threats to your supply chain and therefore to your organization abound – their likelihood and consequences heightened by long, global supply chains, ever-shrinking product cycles, and volatile and unpredictable market cycles.

Supply chains are increasingly at risk of disruption. It is important for organizations to implement a process for supply chain continuity, manage supply chain risk, and ensure supply chain security.

Attend this webinar and learn how to build a more resilient supply chain.

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