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    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • 1:30 PM
    • MS Teams Webinar

    Webinar Only

    Please register for BCPA Monthly Meeting by October 14, 2021 1:30 PM CT.  Registered members and guests will receive an email before the start of the meeting containing information about joining the webinar.

    Presentation Title: 

    Leadership Fireside Chat

    Presentation Description

    Validating, Developing, and Monitoring Preparedness Programs

    “You are not a real CEO until your business goes through a crisis.” Crisis situations

    help you to see who you are as a leader and how you show-up. While Vanessa has the

    technical knowledge and experience to effectively prepare, manage and monitor a crisis,

    she also has experience facing crisis situations in her company and “taking her own

    medicine.” To effectively lead through crisis, Vanessa provides in depth concepts and

    strategies to validate, develop, and monitor:

    • Crisis Management programs
    • Business Continuity programs
    • Training and Exercise programs

    Vanessa will give you the tools and insights to exhibit the strength and resiliency needed to strengthen your capacity and capabilities.

    Intro to Asfalis Advisors with Vanessa Mathews

    Speaker BIO:

    Vanessa is a catalyst for change in the world of business and entrepreneurship. She has a passion for women and the black community in highlighting the systemic challenges minority professionals face in the public and private sectors. Her desire is to create forward moving change and decrease the wealth inequality gap in these communities, by sharing her knowledge and expertise through her energetic and encouraging approach.

    Vanessa Vaughn Mathews has been on the front lines of the crisis management and business resilience profession throughout her career. She is the 1st female in the state of Georgia to graduate with a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, she has worked with a Tier 1 intelligence agency, Fortune 500 companies, and has received local, national, and international recognition for her work to restore business and community resilience.

    As the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, the co-owner and host of the Business Resilience DECODED podcast, and an adjunct professor at Savannah State University, she is not only unmatched in experience and knowledge but has a unique ability to translate complex topics with personal anecdotes.

    Vanessa will ignite the audience with her ability to engage and spark lively discussions and interactions. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences and professional events as well as civic and private sector initiatives. The power she brings from the stage is nothing less than explosive.

    Key Accolades and Accomplishments:

    • Small Business Enterprise of the Year (Mecklenburg County and City of Charlotte, 2021)
    • 50 Most Influential Women Honoree (The Mecklenburg Times, 2020)
    • Homecoming - Outstanding Young Alumni Award (University of South Carolina, 2020)
    • Best Female Owned & Operated Influential Businesswoman (Acquisition International Global, 2018)
    • Toastmaster of the Year (Friendship Toastmasters, 2015)


Past events

Thursday, September 09, 2021 BCPA September Networking Event – TOPGOLF
Thursday, August 12, 2021 No Member Meeting - BCPA Board Meeting
Thursday, July 08, 2021 Continuity Life After COVID – A Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, June 10, 2021 You’re It! How to Lead When it Matters Most
Thursday, May 13, 2021 Advancing Business Impact Analysis
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Applying Telework for Fiscal and Operational Performance
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Certified Cyber Resilience Professional (CCRP) Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 11, 2021 BCPA Town Hall Event
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Community & Workplace Violence - Lt. Brian Tholen
Thursday, December 10, 2020 BCPA Member Meeting / Dr Mike Osterholm
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Pandemics - hosted by Teri Behling
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Cyber Resilience - Pandemic Planning and Crisis Response
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Fighting Cyber Attacks Requires More than Security – It Requires Cyber Resiliency
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Leading your organization through a complex novel crisis: Lessons from the frontlines of COVID-19
Thursday, September 10, 2020 Keith Cantando (Cisco)
Thursday, August 13, 2020 BCPA Board Meeting - No BCPA Member Meeting
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Enabling Productive Work From Home
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Looking Backward to Run Forward
Thursday, May 14, 2020 Returning to Work - Large Group Discussion
Thursday, April 09, 2020 Crisis & Continuity Leadership in the Time of Coronavirus
Thursday, March 12, 2020 BCP Round Table discussion
Thursday, February 13, 2020 PANDEMIC Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, January 09, 2020 5G Network: Definition and Implications
Thursday, December 12, 2019 BCPA 25th Anniversary CELEBRATION! A Walk Through the BCDR world from the 80s to Present
Thursday, November 14, 2019 2020 IT Trends Conference - BCPA November event
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Cyber Breach and Incident Response
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Strategic Telework and Continuity of Operations
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Responding to the Unthinkable: Leadership Lessons Learned During and After the Recovery of a School Explosion
Thursday, June 13, 2019 BCPA Summer Networking Event - Minnesota Twins Game!
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Implementing a New Business Continuity Management Tool
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Tell me about your Business Impact Analysis (BIA)!
Thursday, February 14, 2019 A Day in the Life of an Incident Responder
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Disaster Preparedness and Experience Panel
Thursday, December 13, 2018 BCPA Holiday Networking Event- Smaaash at MOA
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Chaos Engineering - From Recovery to Resiliency
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Two Presentations! 1) Building an Enterprise Command Center and 2) Delivering Organizational Resilience through Critical Event Management
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Crisis Management - Thought Process
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Tour of OneNeck IT Solutions
Thursday, June 14, 2018 BCPA Summer Networking Event - Betty Danger's
Thursday, May 10, 2018 How can businesses and public entities work together to improve preparedness and response initiatives?
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Crisis Communication
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Let's Discuss Exercises Together!
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net
Thursday, January 11, 2018 State of Information Security in the Upper Midwest
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Holiday Luncheon / Networking Event
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Vendor Resiliency Panel
Thursday, October 12, 2017 DR in the Cloud
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Conference - INTERFACE Twin Cities 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Business Impact Risk Management: How to Drive Action and Build Complete Impact Profiles by Incorporating Diverse Risk Assessments
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Board Meeting - No Monthly Membership Meeting
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Shots Fired: Leading in an Active Shooter Incident
Thursday, June 08, 2017 BCPA Summer Networking Event - Lady of the Lake Cruise
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Implementing a Unified Framework for Integrating Enerprise Risk Management in BC/DR Programs
Thursday, April 13, 2017 DR and Big Data
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Counterterrorism
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Tour of DataBank’s East Twin Cities Data Center (MSP 2) – Eagan, MN
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Crisis Proofing Your Organization
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Dec 2016 Networking Event
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Risky Relationships: Commitments and Expectations
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Why digital marketing matters to associations
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Could a volcano in Manila determine what Minnesotans get for Christmas?
Thursday, July 14, 2016 July 14th BCPA Meeting - What Have We Learned from Shootings?
Thursday, June 09, 2016 BCPA June 9th Networking Event
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Poise Under Pressure: Communication Tools for Crisis Situations
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Business Resiliency
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Risks in the 21st Century
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Business Resilience Program Management Strategy
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Jan 2016 - Asymmetric Terrorist Attacks
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Dec 2015 Networking Event
Thursday, November 12, 2015 511 Building Telecom Hotel Tour
Thursday, October 08, 2015 October Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Minimizing the Impact of a Disruption
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Innovation and the Art of the BIA
Thursday, June 11, 2015 BCPA June 11th Networking Event
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 BCPA May Monthly Meeting: WEBINAR
Monday, May 11, 2015 Secure360 2015
Thursday, April 09, 2015 April Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2015 March Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 12, 2015 February Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 08, 2015 January Monthly Meeting
Thursday, December 11, 2014 BCPA-MN 20th Anniversary Luncheon
Thursday, November 13, 2014 November Monthly Meeting
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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