In recent years, a greater no. of universities have created emergency management units and acquired dedicated staff to manage them. This example of Rutgers' experience after Hurricane Sandy is instructive: Hurricane Sandy exposes flaws in Rutgers' emergency response, report says.
In the teeth of the fiercest hurricane to hit New Jersey in generations, Rutgers University secured its campuses, safely evacuated thousands of students, managed large shelters without incident and maintained crucial data on its vast computer networks.
My superstar student Reva shared an amazing resource with the class during her Mini-Discussion this week: the Audience Analysis Worksheet. Feel free to use the worksheet authored by Lenny Laskowski for your next presentation!
Analysis - Who are they? How many will be there?
Understanding - What is their knowledge of the subject?
Demographics - What is their age, sex, educational background?
The folks at the CDC Foundation has prepared a really excellent interactive graphic. See this Business Continuity infographic.
Since the Diva wanted to print it off and use it as a poster, the staff at the foundation were gracious enough to break it up into 3 pdf files so that it would print off. If you want a copy of the 3 files to print, contact the Diva directly.
Thoughts and prayers with the victims, families, and responders of the Oklahoma tornados. Text 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.
From Dr. Weiss’ weekly e-mail to members…
This week’s focus point: The Boston tragedy demonstrated more than anything the basic goodness in people. Strangers helped others without hesitation. The requests of the authorities were accepted without whining or demands for exceptions. The capacity that we all possess to support, assist, and help others is extraordinary. Sometimes it takes trauma to highlight it, but the potential is there every day. It may be appropriate this week to think about donating time or money to a charity, coaching someone who needs help, or even giving someone a break trying to turn across traffic. We shouldn’t need catastrophe to bring out our true character.
Some great words to consider.
To my readers – sorry for my absence these last few weeks – I’ve been (and continue to be) on a disaster deployment. More to come!
BCLC's Richard Crespin writes about challenges in post-disaster corporate giving and local organizational efforts. Read the original article here.
In eighth grade I had to pick an independent study project. It was the '80s, the dawn of the Reagan Revolution, and it was cool to emulate Family Ties' Alex P. Keaton (ok, maybe not cool, but cool enough for me), so I picked investing.