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Meeting fees are used to pay for numerous chapter expenses, which include meals at the monthly meeting, as well as newsletter and website services, to mention a few. In order to meet the financial obligations of the chapter, meeting fees are nonrefundable and ineligible for reapplication to a future meeting. GTBACP Rewards winners will have one year to use their meeting credit before it expires. Visitors are welcome to attend up to three chapter meetings but will be required to become a paid GTBACP Chapter member to continue attending chapter functions.

 

Monthly Meetings

Our meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (locations vary). The current slate of programs is listed on the homepage.

Anyone interested in hosting an event or speaking at an upcoming event, please contact the Director of Programs, Linda Crow via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2018 Schedule

 

 

May 30                  

Topic:             Mitigation Strategies

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

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

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. 

 

June 27

Topic:                  Incident/Crisis Management Best Practices               

Presenter:           Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa, Office of Emergency Management

Location:             City of Tampa EOC, 711 E. Henderson Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Synopsis:             

Chauncia will present incident and crisis management best practices in the following areas:

  • Incident vs. Crisis – knowing the difference
  • Immediate vs. Evolving – different approaches
  • Crisis Communication

 

Jul 25

Topic:                   Emergency Communications – Emergency Notification Systems                                

Presenter:            TBD

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

Synopsis:

Two facets of emergency communications will be presented.  The first presentation will be best practices for using social media for crisis communications.  The second presentation will cover the use of emergency notification systems to enable crisis communication within your organization.

 

Aug 29

Topic:                   IT Recovery                                             

Presenter:            Dennis Reid

Location:             Tech Data Corp, 16202 Bay Vista Dr, Clearwater, FL 33760                       

Synopsis:

This will be an interactive presentation on how the BC Program Manager can work with IT to ensure the appropriate level of technology resiliency exists for the organization.  In layman’s terms, we will cover the various aspects of modern corporate technology and where the “gotchas” are.  Tips will be presented to assist the BC Program Manager to better understand “IT speak”.

We will also review the technical recovery (DR) plans for our fictitious company.

 

Sept 26

Topic:                   Business Recovery                  

Presenter:            TBD 

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

Synopsis:

This will be a “user experience” presentation by a few of our member organizations on how they perform business unit recovery.  A moderated discussion on best practices will follow.

 

Oct 31

Topic:                   Exercising, Maintenance, Training                      

Presenter:            TBD

Location:              Tech Data Corp, 16202 Bay Vista Dr, Clearwater, FL 33760

Synopsis:            

We will have a moderated discussion that will focus on best practices for exercising and maintaining a BC plan and how to perform effective BC program training.

        

Nov 14 -  Holiday Party

Topic:            Elections and Holiday Celebration

Location:       Brio Tuscan Grille, 2223 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607