Following membership feedback (thank you - keep it coming!), at noon on Tuesday 21st June we were fortunate to have Dr Aarti Anhal, founder ofbefore nine, host a webinar to help in our personal growth as people, assisting us to be better armed to meet the challenges thrown at us.
Building Your Resilience Exercise Programme with Charlie Maclean-Bristol
Thursday, April 29th
With our friends at PlanB Consulting, we hosted a virtual session to discuss how building a structured exercise programme can be a fantastic way to demonstrate improvement and confidence in your organisation's ability to respond and recover from a disruptive event.
We explored what styles of exercise can be used with different audiences within your organisation, how to structure and build on responder capability, and how to string a series of events into a larger narrative to enhance organisation-wide engagement and buy-in.
Charlie Maclean-Bristol requires very little introduction to resilience professionals in Scotland and beyond, and in this session he explores his lifetime of experience as both a resilience manager and award-winning consultant, including recent developments in international standards that he has been involved in shaping. Charlie also introduced how PlanB Consulting can assist you in delivering a robust, effective exercise programme.
If you missed it, you can see the recording of that session below!
When Downtime Isn't an Option!
It looks like you missed the Automated Recovery interactive session!
We ran this free discussion event in partnership with Cloudsoft on Friday 26th March 2021.
We discussed how focusing on software applications best addresses business priorities and simplifies IT management of complex estates.
Sometimes software application-centric approaches and tools align better to business priorities than infrastructure. This focus also removes technical silos and dependencies on key staff in a crisis, and automating processes can enhance widespread recovery initiatives as well as generating efficiency and agility.
We discussed a full-lifecycle approach to deploying and managing critical workloads using tooling that is aware of their internal structure, providing automated failure recovery tailored to each individual component.
This discussion was led by Alasdair Hodge who shared insights from experience across major enterprises.
You can see the recording of the session below!
FREE Counter Terrorism Training!
During these unprecedented times where many of you are working from home, could you spare 45 minutes to help "protect the national security of the UK?"
Access to Counter Terrorism Policing's FREE counter terrorism training has been made easier for home users.
The award-winning course explains how to spot signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do to help yourself, others and emergency responders if an attack should take place.
Wellbeing and Mental Health for Our Resilience Community (2021)
It has almost been a year since our lives have been turned upside down. All the rules, restrictions, new working arrangements, not being able to meet our friends and family… We all have done our very best to adjust, but it is tough. To say that we all have been taken on a ride in emotional rollercoaster over these last twelve months would be an understatement.
Here at Scottish Continuity, we recognise that with everything going on in our lives, our mental health and wellbeing need additional TLC. While we cannot offer a magic solution for all the struggles in the world, we can offer a little respite from your day and take a collective measure of our groups’ wellbeing temperature. In collaboration with our fantastic friends at Lindsay & Lang, we hosted session on Friday 26th February, aimed at sharing best practice and practical guidance on maintaining our mental health and wellbeing.