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BCPA Virtual Meeting: February - Regina Phelps

  • Thursday, February 08, 2024
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • MS Teams meeting

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Virtual Meeting: BCPA February General meeting

Are We Headed for a Polycrisis?  Being Ready for What Happens Next

Speaker: Regina Phelps

A what?! A polycrisis occurs when present and future risks interact with each other to form a compounded crisis. Simply said, a polycrisis a cluster of related global risks with such compounding effects, the overall impact exceeds the sum of each part.

Think about it: we have simultaneous and overlapping crises all around the globe. We have been facing infectious diseases, wars with major impacts beyond their borders, supply chain disruptions, gun violence and mass shootings, natural disasters, catastrophic cyberattacks, democratic dysfunction, a healthcare crisis, and much, much more.

How do we as BCM professionals develop programs and processes that can meet the daily onslaught of potential crises? What do we need to have in place today to ensure we are able to meet the moment? How do we continue to provide value to the organization every single day? There are four critical things all programs must have in place to be ready for whatever comes next. Attend this general session presentation to ensure you and your team can meet the moment.

Topics covered:

  • Situational awareness – Essential to be able to meet the moment.
  • Incident assessment – The process, plan and team you need.
  • Crisis teams – Tactical and strategic teams to provide essential direction.
  • Exercises and training to ensure crisis readiness.



1:30p   Welcome and announcements

1:40p   Are We Headed for a Polycrisis?  Being Ready for What Happens Next.

2:30p   Q&A

2:45p   Breakout rooms for networking around BC, DR, CM and general topics

3:30p   Closing

Regina Phelps is President at EMS Solutions Inc. -

Regina Phelps is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of emergency management, pandemic and contingency planning. Since 1982, she has provided consultation, training and speaking services to clients on five continents. She is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting firm. Phelps’ areas of expertise include crisis management team development, pandemic planning and the development of exercises for large global companies. She is the author of one crisis management and three exercise books all available on Amazon. A partial client list includes Whole Foods Market, Levi Strauss & Company, the World Bank, Starbucks, Salesforce, and Synopsys.

Proud member of UMSA (Upper Midwest Security Alliance), a nonprofit alliance of security and risk-related organizations and host of the Secure360 Conference.

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