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2015 Publications


Social Media's Role in Crisis Management
Athletic Business Magazine

It is difficult these days to find someone not on some form of social media — especially during sports and entertainment events. The 2014 World Cup final holds the record for the most tweets per second with 9,667. The game took more than three hours to complete, accumulating more than 100 million tweets.

Key Elements of a Well-Prepared Disaster Response Plan
Facility Safety Management Magazine

In any type of facility, a well-prepared disaster plan can help handle crises and unforeseen events. Whether fire, man-made or weather-related, disasters can strike at any time, and workers as well as the general public rely on safety professionals to provide security and support in times of crisis

Reinvest in Lifelong Learning
BizTimes Magazine

After working in executive positions for Metavante Corp., Ted Uczen had to learn about a different industry when he became president and CEO of FEI Behavioral Health, a Milwaukee-based social enterprise. Executives should seize opportunities to learn and reinvent themselves, he says.

Deconstructing Disaster
American School & University Magazine

A disaster can strike at any time and when it does, students, staff and the general public rely on school officials to provide safety and support. Implementing a plan focused on the following areas will make your campus more effective in responding to crisis events.

The Human Impact of Cyber Terrorism
Cyber Defense Magazine

The danger of a cyber-attack has grown significantly as the role of technology in the business landscape has expanded. It seems everywhere we turn in the news today, there’s evidence of recent attacks and their fall out. While the focus in these aftermaths may be directed at restoring business operation, the human impact of a cyber-attack can be just as great. Understanding and responding to this human side should be an integral party of a company’s response plan.

How to Keep Fans Safe and Informed at Sporting Events
SportzTurf Magazine

Millions of people attend sporting events each year. The last thought on their mind sis how to react to a crisis or disaster while at the event. Implementing an in-depth disaster plan with inclusion of social media is one of the best ways to ensure the fans are kept safe and informed.

Managing Social Media during a Crisis
Risk Management Magazine

In today’s world of citizen journalists and social media, we can learn of an event in seconds or even watch as it happens live. This shift has had an effect on how we communicate in times of crisis or disaster. As a result, accounting for social media has quickly become one of the most challenging aspects of developing an organization’s crisis plan.

Cramming for a Crisis
American School & University Magazine

The prospect of violence in schools or universities is unthinkable and scary, but implementing an overall crisis plan, including a detailed crisis communications policy, will help during and after the incident.

Developing a Plan and What to do Next
Security100

Developing an effective disaster or crisis response program will benefit any organization, whether it be a hospital, school or a manufacturing warehouse. It may sound like a daunting task, especially if you are starting from scratch, but once the plan is in place you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re working from a written process in case a disaster strikes.

How to Create a Disaster Plan that Accommodates the Latest Headline Crisis
Disaster Recovery Journal Magazine

Ebola, one of the latest crisis making headlines, has become a common household word these past few years. It also sent hospitals, airports, college campuses, and other public places scrambling to put together disaster plans. Today, it’s Ebola, and tomorrow it will be something else. No matter what the headline reads, the planning and preparation to handle a crisis remains the same. An organization must have a well-prepared plan in place before a crisis hits.

The Role of Training in Your Disaster
Occupational Health & Safety Magazine

Disaster. The word conjures concerns about school shootings, hurricanes, earthquakes, and terrorism threats. What many organizations fail to keep in mind, however, is how to fully prepare for all aspects of these or similar disasters. Developing an effective disaster or crisis response program will benefit any organization, whether it be a hospital, school, or a manufacturing warehouse. They all need a plan in the event of a disaster or crisis. It may sound like a daunting task, especially if you are starting from scratch, but once the plan is in place, you'll have peace of mind knowing you’re working from a written process in case a disaster strikes.