National Preparedness Month (September) is just around the corner, and so is your chance to participate in FREE planning events hosted by Jefferson County, Colorado, and facilitated by Nashville, Tennessee-based, BOLDplanning. 

These events include a seminar entitled, Identifying and Mitigating Points of Failure, plus hands-on Continuity of Operations (COOP) Workshops. All are conveniently scheduled at different times during the week of September 23, 2019, and are available to every sector within Jefferson County and its surrounding areas. Best of all, you don’t have to be a BOLDplanning customer, like Jefferson County, to take part—the events are open to everyone!

Here are the details:

Identifying and Mitigating Points of Failure Seminar, September 23, 2019

This 60-minute seminar is designed to provide participants from all sectors best practices for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery planning, as well as training and exercises. An open discussion (forum) will immediately follow the presentation. Open office time will also be available for those have specific questions or prefer to speak one-on-one.

The seminar will be available two different times, morning and afternoon, on Monday, September 23, 2019. The first will run from 9:30 – 10:30 AM CDT, with conversations continuing through 12:00 Noon. The second will run from 1:30 – 2:30 PM CDT, with conversations continuing through 4:00 PM CDT.

Continuity of Operations (COOP) Workshops, September 24 and 25, 2019

Jefferson County is partnering with BOLDplanning, a company specializing in continuity, emergency and mitigation planning, to allow all Colorado municipalities/counties to join in the County’s upcoming COOP Refresher/Advanced Workshops. The workshops are designed to assist participants with COOP plan development using the platform, as well as demonstrate its ease of use and numerous capabilities. No sales pitch!

BOLDplanning will use this time to introduce, or re-introduce, workshop participants to COOP concepts, as well as explain the importance and value of getting the right information in the plan(s). The company’s experienced and well-credentialed facilitators will also show participants how to simplify the planning process, and offer recommendations for plan improvement. Every workshop participant, regardless of planning experience or familiarity with BOLDplanning and its online software, will benefit from these highly informative and interactive workshops.  

All workshops, which will be conducted September 24 and 25, 2019, will be held in  Jefferson County, located at 800 Jefferson County Parkway, Dakota Building Training Room. Each will run from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon CDT and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM each day. 

If you have not yet received an invitation, or would like additional information, please feel free to contact Karla O’Grady at or 615.243.2415.