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Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity: The Psychology of a Crisis

March 19, 2020
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Dayton, El Paso, Virginia Beach, Las Vegas, Napa and Sonoma, Puerto Rico, Grand Bahama Island, Wilmington, Panama City, Charlottesville, Parkland, Florida:  the sites of horrific traumatic events in the last two years.  We all see the news every day with graphic images of people who are survivors of wild fires, flooding, hurricanes, terrorist attacks or school children dealing with the aftermath of an active shooter situation.  But how often do we take the time to really think about what happens to us as individuals when we experience a traumatic or stressful event?  Behavioral response to stressful incidents or crises and what is actually happening in the brain can be broken down into psychological stages that help to explain why individuals react in certain ways as they experience trauma.  Given that in any firm or business, your most important assets are your people, this presentation will help those involved in crisis management, incident response and crisis communication gain a better understanding of the "human factor" in a crisis.  Using this knowledge will better prepare your firm, lawyers and staff for any situation they might encounter that could affect the firm's reputation.

Kathryn Scourby, CBCP is the Principal of KNS Consulting, LLC.  Kathy works with professional service firms to achieve their goals in the areas of business continuity, disaster preparedness, risk management and compliance.  A Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), she trains management professionals and all levels of staff at private service firms by facilitating table-top exercises and other training in these focus areas.  Kathy's experience includes over five years as the firm's only Business Continuity Manager, as part of her experience in the legal industry.  Kathy served on the International Board of Directors for the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), was a trustee for the Foundation of ALA, and currently serves as chair of ALA's International Relations Committee.  She continues to receive outstanding reviews as a frequent presenter at ALA conferences, local ALA chapters, other professional association meetings as well as Bar Associations and with private service firms.  Kathy presents most frequently on disaster preparedness, business continuity and risk management issues.


A special thanks to our sponsor for this event:

HGA Architects

CLM® Recertification Credit:  2 hours in the subject area of Operations Management.
CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 2 hours in the subject area of Operations Management toward the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application requirements

This session is approved for 2 PDC units for re-certification for the Society for Human Resource Management.

This activity has been approved for 2 recertification credit hours for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

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Meeting Contact:  Cynthia Walrod or Amie Morelli

Because we are ordering food in advance, no-shows will be billed at $18.00.

Golden Gate Chapter Refund Policy:  Refunds are provided at the discretion of the Chapter.  Please contact the [email protected] for further details.


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