April 2019

COTA Tour Photos


August 2018

Laura Toplis, Preparedness Presentation

Laura Toplis, Business Continuity Coordinator for the New Zealand Ambulance Service, provided a presentation focused on FEMA's Hurrican Harvey forum in Texas and how to ensure your business has developed long term recovery initiatives.  In addition, Laura has designed a Business Continuity Plan Template to assist in plan development found online here:  BCP Builder - Online Template.

June 2018

Fundamentals of a Business Impact Analysis

Michelle Neisen, Business Continuity Coordinator for Texas Health and Human Services and Capital of Texas Chapter President, shared extensive knowledge and experience regarding the Fundamentals of a Business Impact Analysis.  The presentation is provided for use and reference.

March 2018

Records Management Disaster Recovery Presentation

Sheila Anderson, Records Management Specialist with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation shared extensive knowledge and experience.  The presentation above has good information for use and reference.

July 2017

DIR Webinar Presentation; Disaster Recovery and Recovery for Records 

As part of a webinar series with DIR, this webinar was presented by Kimberly DeCola with City of Austin Convention Center.  The webinar session took an in-depth look at Disaster Recovery Planning into areas including; risk assessments, prevention, mitigation strategies, recovery procedures and testing. Documents in the link above include the presentation and several documents with helpful links and information.

June 2017

Patrice Hicks, ACP COT Chapter Board of Director, shared her experience with UT Systems a seminar exercise conducted with staff all across Texas.  She explained where there were areas for improvement and things that went well.  Her presentation is here:
UT Systems Seminar Presentation

May 2017

Partnering with DIR, ACP President, Michelle Neisen, CBCP, MCP, MEP, kicked off the webinar series with a presentation which provided an overview of processes and considerations for identification and prioritization of an organization's Mission Essential Functions (MEFs).  The presentation "Mission Essential Functions: Identification and Prioritization" can be found here:  MEF Identification and Prioritization