Bob Nakao, Executive Publisher of Continuity Insights, has announced that this year’s Continuity Insights Management Conference will have three featured keynotes sharing their experience and expertise on a range of topics that impact the resiliency and integrity of organizations large and small.
Dr. Andrew Pena, SPHR, MBA, Assistant Vice-President for Human Resources, New Mexico State University, will kick-off the conference with “Institutional Knowledge! When Good Employees Leave, What Do We Really Lose and How Do We Retain It?” Every day when a good employee leaves they take with them a very valuable asset – their institutional knowledge or memory. As a result, a substantial amount of work, business, and operational knowledge will be difficult to replace or duplicate if internal systems to retain or document this type of knowledge are non-existent. Dr. Pena will share his experience and insights on this increasingly crucial topic.
For many years “active shooter” has been a familiar term in law enforcement language, but sadly it has also become too common a phrase among the public and within the corporate environment. Steve Crimando, Principal with Behavioral Science Applications, and an internationally-recognized educator in violence prevention, will lead “BREAKING NEWS: Lone Gunman Opens Fire at a Denver Business Conference (a dramatization),”an engaging, interactive, and educational exercise that will break down the significant difference between awareness and readiness, going beyond the basic step of providing information to increase awareness does not ensure preparedness or proper response
Leadership is the most influential and critical element of successfully managing a contingency or crisis. Despite this seemingly obvious fact – many executives and managers remain ill-prepared to function as good leaders during these urgent situations. Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, Lipscomb University, will call our attention to those who choose to do the right things even at the most difficult times with his presentation “When Doing the Right Thing is the Right Thing to Do: Models of Good Contingency Management Leadership.” He’ll review the marks and traits of positive leadership which apply at the executive level down through localized managers. Several mini-case studies will be reviewed that illustrate positive leadership by a focus on doing the right thing despite the challenges of the situation or crisis to be managed.
Registration is now open for this year’s conference to be held April 24-26, 2017 at the Marriott Denver City Center, in Denver, Colorado.