2018 Programs

The theme for 2018 will be best practices for building or refreshing a business continuity plan.    We’ll begin the year by focusing on the steps required to start a business continuity program.  Each subsequent month, we’ll build on what we’ve learned and take the next logical step in moving the plan to implementation.  To reinforce our learning, we will build a BC plan for a fictitious company.  Each month, all meeting materials and the updates to the fictitious company BC plan will be uploaded to the GTBACP website so those who could not attend will be able to stay current on our progress. 
Whether you’re just starting to build your plan or looking to learn best practices, there will be opportunities for everyone as we move through the various phases to build our knowledge base through collaboration and education.
Be sure to visit the Events page for an overview of all 2018 monthly meetings.


Monthly Meeting

Due to a scheduling conflict, there will be no chapter meeting for the month of March.

Post-DRJ ACP Meeting

Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, 100 W. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830

Date/Time: March 28, 2018, 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

This meeting is for ACP Members only is offered at no charge but members must register to attend.  Check the GTBACP Newsletter for registration details.

Speaker #1: Scott Ream, ACP National Chairman

Topic: State of ACP

Speaker #2: Dr. Robert Chandler

Topic: Situational Awareness


Situational awareness or situation awareness (SA) involves the critical sensory perception and analysis of environmental elements with respect to context, the recognition and comprehension of their meaning(s) and implication(s), and the projection of their dynamic status especially after variables or factors have changed. Situational Awareness is the ability to identify, process, and comprehend information about how to best manage or perhaps even survive in an emergency. Stated simply, it’s knowing what is going on around you, understanding what it “means” and having the best opportunity to successfully response. Situational awareness is dynamic and higher order skills set and is hard to enact, maintain and sustain, as well as all too easy to lose.

Situational Awareness also involves selective attention, perception, mapping, processing, analysis, and cognitive elaboration. It is also linked to behavior, physical response and reactive decision making. Knowing “what is going on all the time” is very difficult for any one person, especially during a high stress or survival situation. Therefore, it is important that you know what behavior is effective in maintaining Situational Awareness.

This session will cover a few ways you can better understand SA, its key role in crisis management, as well as improve your SA knowledge, skills and abilities - before you next need it in a critical situation including the factors of predictive monitoring, identifying environmental elements, intuition, managing information overload, mindfulness, temporal-spatial recognition, fatigue endurance, and behavioral monitoring.


Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. is the leading internationally recognized expert on communication topics related to the disaster, crisis, and emergency contexts. His more than 25 years of illuminating relevant scientific research into a wide range of human performance variables including communication processes, messages, comprehension, understanding, warnings, decision-making, teamwork, leadership and other important aspects of human behavior have been applied in a wide range of practical applications and as solutions for overcoming fundamental challenges. He is also a highly praised speaker and presenter, accomplished trainer, and valued consultant. Well regarded for his insights and applications of theory and research findings to address practical applications, he is highly sought after for his knowledge, skills, and expertise by private and public sector organizations, businesses and leading associations as a consultant, trainer, presenter and solution-oriented problem-solver.


GTBACP Rewards Program End of Year Winners:

Program details:
  • For every meeting that a member attended, the member received 1 point.
  • For every guest that a member brought to a meeting, the member received 1 point.
  • For every guest that became a GTBACP member, the current member received 2 points.
  • For every recommendation/suggestion for a speaker that resulted into an actual program, the member received 1 point.

Member w/ Most Points and the winner of a free annual membership (value $150): Lynn Smith

Congratulations Lynn!


End of Year Drawing - $50 gift card: Damon Drake
Congratulations Damon!

For more information on the GTBACP rewards program, please click here.