Exercise. It always seems to be at, or near, the top of the list when it comes to personal New Year’s resolutions. But, as so many emergency/continuity planners will tell you, it’s also essential to organizations seeking to improve their overall preparedness “health” (so to speak). Thankfully, this can be accomplished with little sweat and no tears by conducting regularly scheduled activities, such as:
- Seminars: Informal discussions designed to orient participants to new or updated plans, policies, or procedures.
- Workshops: Similar to seminars, but intended to build specific products, such as a draft plan or develop a training and exercise schedule.
- Tabletop Exercises: Discussion-based, low-stress exercises where a facilitator guides team members through discussions about their roles and responses to one or more scenarios.
- Functional Exercises: Operations-based exercises that allow personnel to validate plans and organizational readiness by performing their duties in a simulated operational environment.
- Full-scale Exercises: Operations-based, high-stress exercises that involve real-time operations movement of personnel and resources to validate plans, policies, and procedures.
Let BOLDplanning be your “personal trainer” (of sorts) in 2021. Our highly skilled and experienced team can help you achieve an objective assessment of your preparedness capabilities, strengths, and needed improvements. Their number one goal is to get, and more importantly, keep your organization in tip-top shape through preparedness exercise programs that align with FEMA’s Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) methodology.
It’s never too late to improve the preparedness health of your organization. And, BOLDplanning has the team, experience, and qualifications to help you reach your goals as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Email info@BOLDplanning.com or call 615.469.5558 to learn more now.