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Apply Pandemic Lessons to Evolve and Improve your Business Continuity Plan
by Rasheeda Childress, Associate Editor at Associations Now
It has been nearly a year since associations began implementing continuity plans due to COVID-19 closures. Now, those plans must adapt to face new challenges, such as weather crises—like those in Texas—when workforces are more remote. Bob Mellinger, CEO of Attainium Corp, shares insights on how to look forward after looking back.
Podcast: Business Continuity in Times of Crisis
Not that long ago, none of us would have guessed we’d have to manage a pandemic. One thing we can learn from this is that being prepared for any surprise is imperative. Bob Mellinger of Attainium Corp, @Attainium, shares insights on how to plan for the unexpected.
Webinar: Crisis Management for Your Meetings and Events
Recently, Bob Mellinger, @Attainium, joined Joanna Pineda, @MatrixGroup, for a webinar - Crisis Management for Your Meetings and Events - where we shared a solid framework for managing crises & making tough decisions about your upcoming meetings.
In Case of Emergency
By Rachel Carter
A crisis management plan doesn’t prepare for every possible emergency; it prepares people to respond in a way that will help protect the life, safety, and security of event attendees.
Attainium Launches Event-Aware
Revolutionary Crisis Management Planning for Meetings/Events
Event-Aware is a mobile application from Attainium Corp that simplifies building and deploying crisis management plans for meetings and events by putting the information literally at your fingertips. The service is the first of its kind, combining hands-on guidance with an easy-to-use consumer-style app that makes meeting and event crisis response plans actionable and visible.
Keeping a Meeting Safe Means Thinking of Everything
By John Buchanan
Check out this excellent article in Association Conventions & Facilities, with insight from Attainium's Bob Mellinger, about the importance of being prepared for catastrophic events at association conventions and trade shows.
Don't Just Make a Plan -- Use It!
You probably have an event contingency plan for every conference or large event that you do. The question is, after the plan is complete, what do you do with it? If you're not focusing on training and awareness before the event, you could be in trouble if you actually have to use the plan.
Preparing to Face Today's Risks & Hazards: Is Your Organization Ready?
Knowing What to do Before, During and After a Disaster is the Key to Continuity of Operations. Organizations today need a comprehensive, integrated plan in place to protect people, property, technology, and, to the greatest degree possible, their reputation and financial viability in the face of a myriad of risks. Your disaster response and business continuity plans should cover as much as feasible and make business recovery possible. Overriding all, however, is personal safety and the need to preserve life. These are always the top priorities.
A Planned Approach to Event Communications
Given the natural disasters and terrorist activity of the past several years, any organization that runs events should be prepared for anything that could happen. Check out this article, published in ENGAGE Magazine from MPI Potomac, written by Bob Mellinger of Attainium Corp.
PCMA POWER Chapter --- The Disaster Experience QuickFire with Bob Mellinger
On October 13th, 25 PCMA professionals gathered for lunch at The Kimpton Schofield Hotel in downtown Cleveland to participate in a Disaster Experience QuickFire conducted by Bob Mellinger, President of Attainium.
Business Continuity Planning: Takeaways from the TRENDS workshop
Bob Mellinger conducted a Business Continuity Planning workshop and a Disaster Experience mock disaster exercise for TRENDS first finance workshop. In this article, Ed Dalere provides some takeaways from this session.