Best Practices for Business Resilience in COVID-19: A Guide for Economic Developers and Emergency Managers
September 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
You need a plan. In the words of Mike Tyson, An American boxer heavyweight champion, “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” According to the United States Conference of Mayors, local municipalities are experiencing losses from essential revenue sources, over 50% of municipalities are anticipating cuts to public services such as policing, and over 25% of governments expect to furlough or lay off employees, increasing the nation’s unemployment rate. Response and recovery phases of the pandemic will continue to grow in complexity with additional factors facing our communities. From racial inequality, civil unrest, health disparities, school reopening’s, cyber security issues, and business closures civic leaders need a proven approach to navigate the implications of COVID-19 on your business community long-term.
People and businesses are looking to government to provide economic relief to whether the storm of the pandemic and the economic downturn facing our communities. Outside of grants and loans, how is your organization helping businesses to respond and recover from disruption?
This free webinar will:
- Identify five issues organizations repeat in every crisis and why
- Describe the competencies needed to lead in crisis
- Explain why crisis leadership competencies can only come from training, simulations and experience from crisis situations
Hosting this seminar is Vanessa Vaughn Mathews, Chief Resilience Officer of Asfalis Advisors. Asfalis helps business leaders to prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptions and specializes in crisis management, continuity of operations and resilience. Vanessa’s breadth of experience in emergency management, crisis preparedness and risk management equip Asfalis to support their customers, to include government, property managers, universities, international and intermodal logistics firms, retailers, the healthcare industry and athletic associations. Prior to Asfalis, Vanessa worked with a Tier 1 intelligence agency and a Fortune 50 company, which equip her to be on the front lines of the industry to restore business and community resiliency.