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.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Noon - 1:30 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting (details to follow)
Host: Luis Tapia - Fannie Mae
Topic: Trends in Resiliency and Observations from the Financial Services Sector
Presenter: Bob Fucito, VP Enterprise Resiliency and Security - Fannie Mae
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North Texas Chapter Members,
How are y’all hanging in there? This month has been quite the year, hasn’t it? It certainly feels like we packed an entire year into the last 30 days.
With the new normal of social distancing, remote work, and staying home, resiliency professionals find themselves establishing a new routine with both their work and personal lives. Our family includes 3 children (10, 8, and 2 years old), and as many may know, children most often succeed with routines.
Our approach has worked successfully for two weeks and seems to find that elusive work-life balance. Here are some of my family’s recent learnings:
- It is acceptable to occasionally have your dog bark and be heard on the WebEx – it’s going to happen
- It is still important to get your steps in – between walking the dog, taking our toddler around the block, and pacing around the house, I’ve been close to hitting my daily 10k steps goal by getting away from the desk and staying active
- Set yourself up for success with no more school lessons from the sofa, and no more work from the laptop – we have properly set up workspaces for everyone in the family and increased our happiness and productivity as a result
- Communicate often with friends and colleagues – I’ve probably talked more with friends, family, and co-workers in various group chats (it’s important to be social) than ever before
- Get a good night of sleep – with many folks eliminating their daily commute, fight the temptation to stay up way past your bedtime
We would like to hear about some of your success stories. We are interested in sharing success stories and positive accomplishments during this unique and significant business disruption during our next ACP meeting, which will be taking place via WebEx. In addition, we would like to dedicate some time in our next chapter meeting for your COVID-19 questions. We have a lot of knowledge and experience in our chapter membership – let's leverage it. Send me a note and we can add to our meeting agenda.
Remember – if you do have to go out, wash your hands like you just got done slicing jalapenos for a batch of nachos and you need to take your contacts out.
Thank you for all you do to keep your organization resilient!
Luis Tapia, CBCP, CEM
North Texas Chapter President
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