Generally, our chapter meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the United Way of Greater Houston building at 50 Waugh Street, but the actual date, time and location will vary for each event. Please see each event's details for more information.

Business Continuity Management Competencies in Demand to Ensure Career Resiliency

Date: November 9th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST
Location: Web Conference (Connection details will be emailed to registered attendees)

Synopsis: Do you have what it takes for a resilient Business Continuity career ? Come hear talent acquisition pro Cheyene Marling discuss at length.

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ACP members receive amazing discounts for some of the conferences, trainings and other events below:

ATTN: Emergency Managers in local, state or tribal government!

With funding received from FEMA, IAEM is putting together a cohort of individuals interested in pursuing the IAEM Certified Emergency Manager designation. Selected individuals will have their certification and preparatory course fees waived! Please carefully review the qualifications outlined below before submitting your notice of interest.

  1. Open to individuals who have not yet submitted the CEM application, taken the certification exam or submitted the application fee;
  2. Because funding to support these fees is from the U.S. government, interested candidates must be employed full-time as emergency managers in one of the following jurisdictions to apply:
    1. City/county
    2. Other local government entity
    3. state/territory
    4. tribal
  3. Individuals must qualify for the CEM designation (Criteria can be reviewed on the IAEM website).
  4. Candidate must be committed to complete the application by February 28, 2022 and the exam by May 15, 2022.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit the following three documents:

The deadline to submit your application is October 27, 2021 to Kate McClimans (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). All candidates who apply will be notified of the results via email in November.

Best regards.

Sharon Kelly
Membership Manager / Certification Administrator
International Association of Emergency Managers
201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 538-1795 x1 | FAX (703) 241-5603
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Date Speaker/Event
January 12 Disaster Myths
Grayson Cockett, Host,
Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) podcast
February 9 Introducing Adaptive Business Continuity Concepts
Mark Armour
March 9 What Every Continuity Planner Needs to Know About Cybercrime
Scott Augenbaum
April 6 Special Members-Only Event: Is your BIA effective or are you using it ineffectively?
How 2020 Changed My View on “Traditional” Business Continuity
Shane Mathew, MPH, CBCP, Vice President, Professional Services at Virtual Corporation and Host of The Failover Plan Podcast
Thank you to ACP North Texas for organizing and hosting!
May 11 StormGeo 2021 Hurricane Season Outlook
& Severe Weather Preparedness Webinar
Alison Svrcek and Courtland Keith, StormGeo
June 8 Operational Resiliency in 2021: Post-COVID How to Successfully Manage Critical Events
Matthew Bradley, Onsolve
July 13 War stories from the front lines of business continuity
August 10 The Chaos of dealing with Death in Today’s Digital Age!
Jonathan Braddock
October 12 What is AT&T FirstNet
and lessons from the Big Freeze and Hurricane Ida
November 9 Kenyon International - On site visit in Spring, TX
December 14 Member Holiday Event

2020 Chapter Meetings

Date Speaker/Event
January 14 Howard Pierpont,
Resilience Speaker, Author and Consultant
February 11 Delivering Business Continuity Value Beyond Compliance,
Chuck Russell CBCP, Texas Children's Hospital
March 10 Functional Business Impact Analysis,
Michelle Neisen, Academy Sports
April 14 (No Chapter Meeting)
May 12 2020 Hurricane Outlook & Severe Weather Preparedness Webinar,
Alison Svrcek and Courtland Keith, StormGeo
June 9 Building an Engaging BCM Culture,
Tracey Rice, Fusion
July 14 Preparing for Multiple Events,
James Mitchell, Texas Childrens Hospital
August 11 The New Normal,
Eric Chetwynd, Mark Green, Everbridge
September 8 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of COVID
Dr. Kristy Murray, Baylor College of Medicine
October 13 Texas A&M Learnings Post Global Pandemic,
Monica Martinez, Texas A&M
November 10 The Other First Responder,
Kenyon International
December 8 Inaugural Member Appreciation Holiday Virtual Happy Hour


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