March Monthly Meeting – Organizational Resilience: Increasing the Capacity to Adapt, Transform, and Thrive.
How resilient is your organization in withstanding setbacks, business disruptions, or crises? Traditional business continuity and IT disaster recovery plans do not always work at reducing risk or fully protecting organizations against expected and unexpected events. Research reveals that resilient organizations are more successful and ultimately more profitable. Our understanding, behavior, and professional practices around organizational resilience can influence both the personal and organizational capacity to adapt, transform, and thrive in the organizations that we serve. To keep pace and survive in the future, organizational resilience must receive top priority and become part of your organization’s philosophy, culture, and programming efforts.
This presentation is meant to provoke thought, action, and interaction by continuity, recovery, and resiliency leaders and practitioners.
About our speaker:
Keith Frederick is a thought leader and solutions development expert in organizational resilience who currently serves as the Head of Organizational Resilience at the Duke Clinical Research Institute at Duke University.
For 20+ years, he has been actively involved in enterprise operations and risk management, emergency preparedness and response, business continuity, and IT disaster recovery. His prior background in public safety, strategic and operational leadership, and consulting roles lends itself to his unique perspective and deep understanding, knowledge, and appreciation about organizational and workforce resilience issues.
Keith is passionate about his work in both the private and government sectors including his past service as a consultant for FEMA and the Department of Defense. He has worked with many organizations and industries, from technical to financial, academic, health care, insurance, retail, and the U.S. government. In addition, he has served as a response advisor on numerous incidents ranging from local emergencies to large-scale disaster events.
Keith is an Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute and holds various professional certifications including Certified Business Continuity Professional and Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional. His personal mission is to help individuals, teams and organizations effectively absorb, develop situation-specific responses to, and ultimately engage in transformative activities that allow them to reshape and respond to immediate and long-term challenges.