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 

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Location: Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 281-1943

Date/Time: May 30, 2018 11:30 am - 01:00 pm
Topic: Mitigation Strategies

Synopsis: Steve Elliot of Elliot Consulting will present methods for implementing BIA findings and determining the requirements for mitigation strategies.  This will lead to a moderated discussion of best practices for determining the requirements to be addressed, identifying stakeholders, obtaining executive agreement, and determining cost-benefit vs. risk, and strategies.  Mitigation strategies are the cornerstone of developing meaningful business continuity plans so this meeting will be a valuable learning opportunity.  We will also be happy to field any mitigation strategy questions you may have specific to your organization.  As part of our ongoing program in 2018 to build a business continuity plan, the materials presented will be posted on the website.


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The Emergency Management Leaders Conference is a program presented by both IAEM and NEMA where the most seasoned and experienced professionals from all levels of emergency management can convene for open and honest discussion on POLICY!  EMLC will unite Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector EM leadership to discuss recent events, current issues, best practices, and lessons learned while engaging in forward thinking.   All in attendance will participate in open forum discussions with dialogue captured and distributed in the published EMLC post-con journal. 
You don't have to be a member of IAEM or NEMA to attend.  However, you must be active in the field of Emergency Management in the Federal, State, Local, Tribal, or Private Sector.  Full conference registration is $699 and is ALL INCLUSIVE!  All meals, beverages, and events are included in the cost of registration.  You can review the EMLC conference programs, sessions, speakers, panelists, leadership, and more by visiting www.emlc.us

2018 GTBACP Rewards Program 

1Q2018 winner:  Tim Smalczewski
Congratulations Tim!!!

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