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    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Centennial Lakes Office Park, 7650 Edinborough Way Suite 330 (Training Room) Edina, MN 55435



    Telework has been practiced throughout the United States and the world based upon the “ad Hoc” approach. It has enjoyed the unique support of the government. This model focuses on training volunteer employees to prove the concept within an organization.  The method generally results in random individuals working random schedules from random locations throughout the organization.  Typically there is not a long term plan, a set of numeric goals or even a comprehensive analysis of the employer’s workforce or facility reduction potential.  For years, the telework community has been talking about Telework’s role in addressing continuity issues but whenever it snows in Washington, many of the 800 numbers go offline.

    In contrast, the Strategic Telework approach was designed to address all of the shortcomings of the ad hoc program as originally conceived in the 1970’s.  The Workforce Virtualization Program comprehensively evaluates all occupations; its Success Predictor profiles the opportunities and the concerns about a full deployment program.  Most notably it incorporates:

    • Virtual Continuity and Disaster Recovery Team

    • Facility Right-Sizing Program
    • Accountability and Managerial Oversight Program


    This session will consist of a Q & A style comparison of the existing and virtual approach to continuity.

    • Profiling various approaches to Continuity
    • Reviewing current costs of existing Continuity Programs
    • Testing regime and Response/Recovery expectations
    • Identifying the “triggers” and access to hazards (regional risks)
    • Understanding where the ‘industry’ is relative to a Virtual Continuity Program
    • Describing a Virtual Continuity Structure and Process

    About the Presenter:


    John Sanger Bio

    An architect by training, a planner by vocation, and a community entrepreneur by default, John has adopted a Smart Region vision based upon a year-long Community Dialogue Process that asked individuals from across the state, “What does your community need to do to thrive in the Information Age?”  Their answer became the foundation for his work plan over the last 25 years. Results of his research and development now define his SmartRegions.US concept.

    It is increasingly clear that anything physically accessible will be available electronically. Thus, organizations of all types will live and die by how they integrate a virtual work model. John’s book, “Slaying the Status Quo” defines a vision and implementation process for this to happen using a mutually supportive, integrated effort that effectively unifies the community, public and private sectors across a region.

    Because the future of productivity depends on the many applications of telecommuting to sustain an ever-growing global society, John challenges policy makers who dismiss the impacts of  e-Shopping (Amazon), e-Meetings (optimally used in news broadcasts) e-Learning now forecast to dominate half of the higher ed marketplace “in just a few years” . He believes that the comprehensive deployment of virtual applications enables a freedom of residential choice beginning with employers implementing virtual work systems. By reducing facility costs and increasing continuity effectiveness, they satisfy needs of their workforce while also concurrently reducing congestion, addressing climate change all at a net reduction in costs.

    John’s plan sets realizable expectations that help to revitalize a dying rural America by broadening the scope of today’s smart cities methods into a more integrated form of smart region. His community typology defines six types of community; three urban and three rural, each of which play vital roles in supporting improved economics and cultural diversity created by a defining broader multi-state regional plan.

Past events

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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