Sunday, February 28, 2021

Register for March 2021 Am Red Cross. Disaster Preparedness Summit. How COVID-19 Has Prepared Us for the Next Disaster.


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Disaster Preparedness Summit

How COVID-19 Has Prepared Us for the Next Disaster



There is no doubt that we have all been affected by this global pandemic

and have had to make major adjustments to the way we live our lives. 


Businesses and organizations of all sizes have had to completely change

the way they conduct business – some employees were sent home, some have been overextended to help keep essential businesses up and running, and unfortunately, many businesses have been forced to shut their doors altogether. 

  • What have our experiences during this unprecedented time taught us
  • What lessons have we learned? 
  • How has your organizations business model been altered? 
  • And how can we take what we have learned and apply it to the next major disaster?  

At our 3rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Summit, you will hear from:

·        Red Cross leadership on how the pandemic has forced the organization to change how they deliver the mission 

·        Industry leaders from major national and global companies, who will share how they have adjusted operations 

·        Local leaders of higher education, government, and other industries and the lessons they have learned   

·        Special guests with proven experience in leading through both natural and manmade disasters  

Please review the two available Track Options. You'll be asked to make your selection before completing registration.

Track 1 - Adapting Business During a Crisis

During this track, industry leaders will address how they continued to operate their organizations and businesses in the midst of the pandemic, while keeping their employees safe, informed and aware of the changing landscape that COVID-19 created. There are two sessions, Changing Business Model and Workforce Adaptation. Attendees who choose this track will hear about the steps business leaders took to acclimate their business model and what they learned to apply to their operations for future disasters.

Track 2 - Tactical Crisis Management

COVID-19 has and continues to apply an enormous amount of pressure to our health services like we have never seen before. Many everyday citizens have been left to worry about their own health and how to personally deal with a crisis like this. During this session, you will hear from hospital representatives and local leaders from Offices of Emergency Management on lessons learned from operating during a long-term crisis, and how they will implement what they have learned for future disasters. Attendees will also hear from first responders on their takeaways from the pandemic. There are two sessions, Operations and First Responder Advice for Citizens.

List of Speakers, Sponsors, Guest, and Special Cameos use the following link:

Disaster Preparedness Summit | National Capital Region | Red Cross

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