Continuity Insights has announced that it will host a new webinar series focusing on current topics of critical importance to BC/DR community. The first two events in the webinar lineup will focus on addressing key issues in the realm of crisis management leadership and emerging trends in mass violence.
The webinars will begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT and will allow time for audience participation and Q&A. Registration is free for all attendees. Topics and dates for additional webinars will be announced soon.
In the first webinar, Superhero: Assessment and Development for Crisis Management Leadership, scheduled for May 31, 2018, moderator Robert Chandler, Ph.D., Lipscomb University, will focus on Super Leadership know-how, skills and abilities, appropriate for those who currently lead, plan to lead or who want to be prepared to lead when called upon to do so during critical situations. Are you ready to be a Superhero Leader? Register for this assessment and development webinar and build your leadership skills.
The second webinar, Emerging Trends in Mass Violence: Vehicular Terrorist Attacks, is scheduled for June 20, 2018. Workplace violence expert Steve Crimando of Behavioral Science Applications will lead the discussion on these attacks which have dramatically increased in their frequency over the past three years.
In his presentation, Crimando will help defining and understand the scope of the problem; analyze trends, patterns and case examples; review the vehicular attack “playbook”; discuss attacker motivations and pre-incident behaviors; and unveil strategies for safety and survival. Register for this important event.
Registration is now open for both webinars.
Continuity Insights Webinar Series
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May 31, 2018
2:00 p.m. EDT
Superhero: Assessment and Development for Crisis Management Leadership
Moderator: Robert Chandler, Ph.D., Lipscomb University
This webinar focuses on Super Leadership know-how, skills and abilities, appropriate for those who currently lead, plan to lead or who want to be prepared to lead when called upon to do so during critical situations. Are you ready to be a Superhero Leader? Join us for this assessment and development webinar and build your leadership skills.
Leadership is the most influential and critical element of successfully managing a contingency or crisis. Effective leaders have the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to inspire and impact others. Super Leaders are defined by their abilities and actions, not their titles or positions. A Super Leader understands the core mission and objectives, as well as the situation contingency actions plans and goals of effective crisis management. In addition, a good leader has the skills that enable them to perform at high levels of effectiveness.
June 20, 2018
2:00 p.m. EDT
Emerging Trends in Mass Violence: Vehicular Terrorist Attacks
Steve Crimando, Behavioral Science Applications
From 2014 through April 30, 2018 there were 25 terrorist vehicle ramming attacks worldwide. These attacks have resulted in 214 deaths and 881 injuries, including those killed and injured in the most recent attack in Toronto. Such attacks have dramatically increased in their frequency over the past three years. They have become the tactic of choice for Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs) who have increasingly employed vehicle ramming as a low-cost, low-tech weapon of mass destruction. The ease of execution combined with the difficulty in detecting or deterring such attacks has made this terrorist tactic a particularly challenging problem for the law enforcement and intelligence community.
- Defining and understanding the scope of the problem
- Trends, patterns and case examples
- The vehicular attack “playbook”
- Attacker motivations and pre-incident behaviors
- Strategies for safety and survival