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Monday, October 20, 2008

COOP Training Newsletter



...BREAKING NEWS from Contingency Planning & Management ...

Tornados? Pandemics? Hurricanes?

Which crisis will hit your community, organization or institution while
you are distracted by the current economic climate? 

As your organization's continuity leader - you know that calamity
can and will strike at any time
. It is your job to be ever vigilant and prepared for the inevitable.

CPM has been challenging continuity of operations leaders
with innovative training for over 12 years. 

Discover cost-effective risk management strategies from the nation's leading experts at CPM 2008 EAST!

Register today with promotional code COOP for $400 savings -
that is a Full Conference Pass for just $795


Tips for Getting Management's Approval to Attend CPM

Convince your manager to approve your attendance at CPM 2008 EAST - help him/her understand the value of the conference, how your organization will benefit and why it makes sense to invest money to send you.

Here are a few tips:
  • Select sessions that are relevant to your organization (see below for some highlighted sessions that may be of interest!)
  • Identify a backup person or procedure to cover in your absence.
  • Prepare an estimate of the costs to attend.
  • Put your request in writing, even if in an email.

Need more help? Click here for an "Approval-to-Attend" letter (PDF), which you can tailor to your needs and send to your supervisor. Simply copy and paste it into an email or put in a Word document as a memo.

Need more help convincing your manager that you need to attend?!? Register today with promotional code COOP and save $400!!


Session Highlights - By Popular Demand

Wednesday, November 12
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Plan While You Can...And the Costs of Chaos: What Every Contingency
Planner Can Learn from the Columbia Shuttle Explosion
John Day and Andrea Hollman, United Space Alliance

CPM has invited one of its most celebrated speakers to present a
case study on the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster. Andrea Hollman
and John Day, bring to CPM a combined 50 years of experience in
and project management in the aerospace industry.

Learn how plan integration was the key to managing contingency
response in the 2003 Columbia catastrophe and how to transform the
role of crisis planning in your company's organizational culture.

Thursday, November 14
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

EM32: Miracle at Greensburg
Michael R. Smith, C.C.M., Weather Data and Steve Barkley, Union Pacific

In May of 2007, the town of Greensburg, KS was destroyed by a tornado in the dark of the night. In the hours following the fierce storm, officials prepared for mass casualties, with early estimates in the hundreds. Learn how the science of meteorology and effective evacuation planning saved more than 200 lives that night.

Thursday, November 14
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
BC25: Disaster Simulation Exercise
Chas Walts and Jimmy Stanford, MTSS

Don't be caught unprepared! Find out how you would perform in an actual disaster. This popular workshop at CPM is an attendee favorite and fills up quickly. Will this year's simulation include a hostage situation in the middle of a hurricane? A system-wide cyber attack? Find out - sign up now and be a part of the action!

For complete session description of this and the rest of CPM's sessions visit ww.contingencyplanning.com

Register today with promotional code COOP for $400 savings -
that is a Full Conference Pass for just $795


Exclusive Room Rate for CPM Attendees at
The Hilton at Walt Disney World Resort®

Reserve your room today at CPM's host hotel - The Hilton at Walt Disney World Resortr is a AAA 4 Diamond Resort located in the heart of Disney Downtown. 

The Hilton's newly renovated rooms include transportation to Walt Disney Worldr theme parks, a Hilton Serenity Bed, internet access,  business center, 24-hour health center and much much more...

Reserve your hotel room for just $199 per night (plus tax)* when you mention "CPM 2008 EAST" or simply make your reservation through our exclusive Web page.

* This rate is valid for the nights of November 11 through November 14, 2008 but rooms must be reserved by October 20, 2008.

CPM 2008 EAST Sponsors

Rentsys RecoveryDialogic Communications CorpeBRP
Federal Computer WeekRisk and Insurance Management SocietySecurity ProductsHSToday
Occupational Health & SafetyNetwork Centric SecurityGovernment Health IT Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
ACPThe International Consortium for Organizational ResilienceWall Street Technology Association

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