Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a non-profit professional organization, which provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information, for business continuity professionals, throughout a network of local chapters.

Founded in March of 1986, the North Texas Chapter is one of the oldest continuously meeting chapters, and among the largest by membership, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at predetermined locations, unless the first Tuesday coincides with a holiday. We invite you to attend our next meeting.

Date/Time:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:00 - 2:00 (CST) 

Where:  Quest Diagnostics - Farmer's Branch (Dallas)

               2655 Villa Creek Drive, Farmer's Branch (Dallas), TX 75234

Featured Speakers:  Ross Patterson & Hannah Wells - XM Performance

Topics:  How to Manage and Engage Millennials

Spotlight:  DRII conference recap from chapter attendees

 

Attendees should anticipate a minimum of 1.5 hour meetings, with the expectation that meetings may last for 2 hours. Please join us for our next meeting!

Anyone interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming meeting, please contact our Programs Director.

 

President's Comments

 

Happy New Year everyone,

I hope your holidays were joyful and you’ve rested up for what’s in store for you, in 2018.  I’ve been struggling for weeks on what to write that you’d be interested in reading.  I don’t have practice living out loud as my kids do, with all of their social media outlets.  I did, however, login to LinkedIn for the first time in over 3 years!  I now also have a Twitter account.  All of which I attribute to you, for voting me in as chapter President.

Don’t let my lack of social media skills worry you.  I’ll catch on quick and would like to use both LinkedIn and Twitter for broader business use.  I’ve only heard Twitter is a good tool to use during disasters.  Since you can’t believe everything you hear (and probably shouldn’t) I consider the information simply data points, usable to make better recovery decisions.  I look forward to using Twitter more from a disaster monitoring aspect. 

If you missed the January meeting, you missed my way of introducing your 2018 Chapter Leaders, passing along some bits of information to justify why our companies need continuity (really US!), and finally gathering what you want out of your 2018 ACP membership.  (Particularly the chapter meetings.)  Since less than 1/3 of our registered members attend the monthly meetings, it begs the question “why so few?”  Let me know why you don’t attend, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Until your chapter leadership knows, we can’t adjust for the better.  You may glean some information by reviewing the January 2018 PowerPoint used during the meeting.

January is a good time for us to reflect what went well and what needs improvement from last year’s execution.  Try something new this year.  What’s the one thing that will get you to a chapter meeting?

Like Curly Washburn (Jack Palance) says to Mitch Robins (Billy Crystal) in the movie City Slickers:

Curly:     Do you know what the secret of life is? [holds up one finger] This.

Mitch:   Your finger?

Curly:     One thing.  Just one thing.  You stick to that and the rest don’t mean s***.

Mitch:   But, what is the “one thing?”

Curly:     That’s what you have to find out.

What’s the one thing that will get you to our chapter meetings?  Email me, send me a tweet, call me!  Communication is key.

Y’all be careful out there,

Wendy Nelson, CBCP, PMP

North Texas Chapter President

 

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