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What would you do if faced with a major incident near one of your premises? ​

If you'd joined us on May 27, you could have had assistance to:​

  • Review your organisation’s response considerations and actions against a series of table-top exercise style scenario injects.​
  • Consider the realities of how a major incident could impact your ability to continue business.​
  • Learn about the Emergency Services roles, responsibilities and requirements.​
  • Hear from specialists on ways to further improve your response plans and capabilities.​

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Virtual Discussion:
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!
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!

If you have any questions you'd like to raiseabout this interactive session, please mail me on the address below!

Chris Tunnah
Scottish Continuity
chris.tunnah@scottishcontinuity.com

Missed it - Friday 26th February!
Missed it - Friday 26th February!

Wellbeing and Mental Health for Our Resilience Community

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.

Unfortunately you missed this event, but you can see the results of the attendee survey which we carried out prior to the event by clicking in this link! 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Roger Broomfield
Secretary, Scottish Continuity
secretary@scottishcontinuity.com

Lockdown Cafe
Lockdown Cafe

(Replacing "Breakfast Briefings)

Friday Mornings - 10am to 11am
The Scottish Continuity Group is dedicated to providing learning events to its members. 

During COVID, face-to-face meetings and learning events may be impossible for some months to come, just at the time when sharing good practice and reflecting on new initiatives is more important than ever.  

As a result, we are replacing our regular Breakfast Meetings (Edinburgh & Glasgow) with a “Lockdown Café” running on selected Fridays from 10am to 11am. To ensure we add as much value to these sessions as possible, each session will be facilitated by a Board Member, and will have a guest speaker (or two!) who will present on a topical issue for 10 minutes and take questions. 

Details of the guest speaker(s)/topic together with Zoom dial-in particulars will be sent to Scottish Continuity Members on a regular basis.We also welcome any suggestions from Members as to what you would like to chat about. 

If you are not a Member of Scottish Continuity, you can join for as little as £50 per year.  Details of how to join are HERE.

2021/22 EVENTS
2021/22 EVENTS

Education and Training Work stream for 2021-2022

How does Scottish Continuity intend to meet our objectives this year and encourage new members to join up and get involved?
 

During COVID, face-to-face meetings and learning events may be impossible for some months to come, just at the time when sharing good practice and reflecting on new initiatives is more important than ever.

As a result

  • We have replaced our regular Breakfast Meetings with a “Lockdown Café” on selected Fridays from 10am to 11am.  To ensure we add as much value to these sessions as possible, each session will be facilitated by a Board Member and will have a guest speaker who will present on a topical issue for 10 minutes and take questions.  Details of the guest speaker / topic together with Zoom dial-in particulars will be sent to Scottish Continuity Board Members on a regular basis. We also welcome any suggestions from Members as to what you would like to chat about.
  • 2 x Learning Events – we are reviewing the options of hosting 2 small learning events in the next 12 months and how we can effectively run these virtually, at the moment.
  • Resilient Conference 2021 – Unfortunately it looks like this event will not take place in the usual format.
  • Our usual 2 x social events will be put on hold for now and we will be resumed as soon as possible
  • Please see our February bulletin for information on various virtual events that we WILL be hosting this year! 

Here at Scottish Continuity we wish to be accessible to all our members including students and to connect with the entire business continuity / disaster recovery / resilience planning / incident management community throughout the length and breadth of Scotland.

We would encourage as many organisations and individuals as possible to join the group and benefit from the many years of experience that our membership offers.  Joining Scottish Continuity is a great way for like-minded professionals to share knowledge, particularly in these difficult times. Membership is from as little as £50 per individual member – details about joining can be found at www.scottishcontinuity.com/join_us

Our current members include, but are not exclusive to

  • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery / Incident Management professionals
  • Emergency Services / Crisis Support Organisations
  • Facilities & Infrastructure professionals
  • Healthcare
  • IT Resilience professionals
  • Local Authorities including Resilience Managers and others
  • Local Business Directors / Managers
  • Media
  • Risk Management professionals
  • Scottish & UK Government resilience staff
  • SMEs
  • Students
  • Suppliers to the industry
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Learning & Education Event
Learning & Education Event

SAVE THE DATE!!

In partnership with Continuity 2 – new date to be announced!

Resilient Scotland Conference (RSC) 2020
Resilient Scotland Conference (RSC) 2020

Past event - Tuesday, 4th February 2020

Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

We hope you enjoyed the Scottish Continuity Resilient Scotland Conference!   Speaker presentations – where permitted - have been uploaded onto the Conference Webpage

Thank you to all that attended, sponsored and exhibited!

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Sustaining a Resilient Community

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