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7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
The Carillon Building
227 W Trade St
You probably already have a crisis communications plan. But, do you have plan for How to communicate during a crisis? What happens if your crisis means you have to evacuate? Without your laptops, cell phones, or the crisis communications plan, how do you continue your plan?
Join us July 12 for breakfast and “Business Continuity and Communications: Will Your Plan Work in an Active Shooter Scenario?” This table-top exercise for communications professionals will help you understand the scope of the problems you may face, benchmark with other organizations and experts, and learn ways you can enhance your programs to operate effectively.
Our speaker is Vanessa S. Vaughn, president and CEO of Asfalis, an enterprise resilience consulting firm specializing in strategies that enhance security and awareness in crisis and emergency situations. She is a certified business continuity professional and was the first woman in Georgia to graduate with a B.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. She is also an instructor at Queens University in the McColl School of Business Executive Leadership Institute, where she teaches disaster recovery and business continuity management. She was a finalist for the 2017 Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The Carillon Building
227 W Trade Street
Enter from main doors from Trade Street. Proceed through lobby to security desk and let them know you are there for the IABC Event at Nexsen Pruet. You may be asked to sign in; you will be escorted to elevator bank and they will grant you access to floor 15. Upon exiting the elevator, look for the set of double doors leading to our main conference room.
You may pay to park in the nearby garage, nearby street lots or on the street.
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sykes Building, Room 320
In the rapidly changing world, leaders need to respond quickly—sometimes under less than ideal conditions. Communication is often cited as the critical missing link that leads to poor decision-making, misaligned actions, and failed change efforts. In this interactive session, we will explore ways to build your influence as a communicator by developing skills to be a trusted advisor.
Our speaker will be John Bennett, Ph.D., the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Chair of Leadership, associate professor, and director of graduate programs for the McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte. Dr. Bennett also is a consultant and executive coach helping individuals, team, and organizations prepare for, excel through, and improve from change. He has numerous articles and three books published. His most recent book is Coaching for Change (2014, Routledge). For fun he travels, keeps bees (yes!), and cooks.
To get there, turn off Wellesley into the Queens driveway immediately west of the Levine Center for athletics (the opposite side of the building from the big lion guarding the lawn). Once through the first stop sign at the entrance of the student parking deck, follow the driveway to the entrance to the next deck. The code to raise the security barrier is 5797#.
ROOM LOCATION INFORMATION
Sykes Bldg., Room 320
Once you have parked, exit the parking deck on the lawn side of the building. Walk down the stairs to your right, then turn left, following the path to the parking lot. Cross the parking lot. Just past the Lion’s Den grill, jog left between the buildings and turn right into the academic quad. The round structure that dominates the quad is the Sykes rotunda.
Enter the Sykes rotunda. You will find the elevator on your right and stairs on your left. Head for the third floor. Follow the room numbers around the hall until you come to Room 320.