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.
August Meeting *** FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING OF 2021 *** (Note earlier start time)
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Frontiers of Flight Museum (Dallas Love Field) Event Flyer(pun intended)
Address: 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209 Map
Topic: Meeting and museum tour
Presenter: Benj C. Korson, CEM, CO-CEM, FPEM - Senior Emergency Management Coordinator and Acting Manager of the Airport Operations Center
Department of Aviation, City of Dallas
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.
ACP North Texas Members,
July finds our North Texas ACP Chapter at its halfway mark of the 35th anniversary of its founding. To achieve this, it took an ongoing commitment from professionals across the region. From its founding, we have been an all-volunteer program, here to serve our members and industry. Every member has contributed something over the years to our success; be it stepping up to be on the Board; volunteering for committees; mentoring; sharing your experiences with others, or just participating at our meetings. Hundreds of individuals have formed our program, including you.
We continue to grow and develop as a community of practitioners. We are working to expand awareness of the ACP. Be it with the academia program we are working on at the national level, or locally by being a part of the Chamber of commerce and the programs we are offering. North Texas ACP members are both revising and bringing new programs to our members as we continue to drive progress.
The North Texas ACP is the best-kept secret in resiliency resources and information. I want to change that and ask for your help in bringing an expanded awareness of our chapter to those who should be participating and benefiting from our program.
Today I personally ask each of you to make a commitment to help grow our program for the future. Set a date soon (within a week or so) and personally reach out to some industry colleagues you know or work with and share some of the ACP benefits, your experiences, invite them to our July meeting as your guest. Maybe they are new to the industry, have been in it for years, or even retired, we would love to share our story and see how we can engage them in our program. Send them a personal email, post it on Facebook or Linked-in with a link to our page, talk to them in the hall (when we can), or even call them personally to invite them to experience our program.
Where our chapter is at its 50th anniversary, is not really up to the Board, it really is up to each of our members. As one of the largest ACP chapters in the United States, I turn to each and every one of our members and ask you to help bring expanded awareness of our program. Organizational Resilience and its journey forward will only continue to be in demand. My personal ask is for each of you reading this to take this moment and invest back into our industry's future, not with money but with your time and your connections. You never know, some of the contacts you reach out to this week may just one day be ensuring the protection of your retirement investment or responding to an incident that impacts you. Thank you for all you do…and for supporting the North Texas Chapter.
Chet Bojarski, MBCP
North Texas Chapter President
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