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, unless the first Tuesday coincides with a holiday week.  We invite you to attend our next meeting.


 

November Meeting

Special Instructions:  *** RSVP / Pre-Registration Required *** 

Special Date/Time: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Where: Mary Kay - Richard R Rogers (R3) Manufacturing, Research and Development Center

Address:  2613 Denton Tap Road, Lewisville, TX 75067 Map

Topics: "Supply Chain Crisis Management" Presentation, Site Tour, and Networking Event

Presenter: Cardell Brown, Sr Manager Corporate Environmental Health and Safety 

 


Field Trip to TEEX Disaster City and Agility Recovery - 

October 16, 2019 - Don't miss this trip - transportation provided

Eventbrite Link for trip


All four Texas ACP chapters – North Texas, South Texas, Capital of Texas, and Alamo are sponsoring a combined field trip, all-day October 16, to the premier emergency management training facility in the country known as Disaster City. Located near College Station, Disaster City is a 52-acre training facility used by emergency management teams all across the US. Also located near an Agility Recovery site, formerly Rentsys will be providing lunch to all registered participants. The North Texas chapter ACP  is sponsoring transportation for our members and we will need your registration to determine the best transportation vehicle. (Sorry helicopter is not available)  Agility Recovery will have a specific registration for the lunch portion of the field trip. Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with ACP members across Texas while being amazed by the Disaster City, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Brayton Fire Training Field, and learn what Agility Recovery has to offer. More communications forthcoming.


 

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.

Note: Additional information on regular meeting locations can be found on the Events page.


 

Fellow North Texas ACP Chapter Members.

I’m looking forward to cooler weather, how about you? It would be nice to have a couple of weeks of fall before winter. I thought I would escape the Texas heat attending a risk management conference, FAIRCON 2019, held at the Gaylord National Harbor, Maryland, however, it is just as hot in Maryland as Texas. Well, a little cooler like 91 degrees instead of 100.

We have only 3 more months left in 2019 to achieve the goals set forth in January. We also have an opportunity to see each other at the Federal Reserve, Mary Kay, and Maggiano’s to round out the 2019 chapter meetings. Plus, there is a special field trip to Disaster City on October 16th. All of these events have a special purpose and learning experience just for you. Don’t miss out, stay connected, all the details may be found on our web site, https://chapters.acp-international.com/northtexas for the details.

We have had a very active hurricane season. Today, as I write this missive, there are six named storms whirling at once this week in the Atlantic and Pacific which has hit the record first set in 1992. USA today said the weather channel tweeted “they are forming like roaches” with the reply “It's not something that you see all the time, but not unheard of, either.” All of which simply reinforces the need for our companies and us personally to be prepared. Do something in preparation, anything as something is better than nothing. Remember anyone who tells you they are 100% prepared or we’re prepared enough, hasn’t lived very long.

Which is why it is good to learn some critical thinking skills as well as networking skills. Both of which is very helpful to speedy ‘restoration of service.’ It is amazing, once you’ve gone through ‘a disaster’ how much humbler one gets.

The serenity prayer is very fitting for our career selection as no one can control Mother Nature. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Wishing you a fantastic October!

At your service,

  

Wendy Nelson, CBCP, PMP

North Texas Chapter President


 

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