The topic of resilience and related best practices to prevent business operational disruptions are more important than ever and we think small business owners attending will take away a lot of valuable information they can utilize.
Newark, NJ (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
An impressive slate of national and state speakers will headline the first of a series of solution-based Resilience Workshops that link resilience to competitiveness; preparedness to prosperity and motivate companies and communities to think it terms of shared outcomes and collaborative solutions.
The initial workshop, “Putting the How-to in Resilience” will be held on Tuesday Sept. 16 in the Atrium of the Campus Center on the NJ Institute of Technology campus. Highlighting the speakers will be former FEMA Director R. David Paulison, and Retired DuPont Executive Don Wirth Carroll A. Thomas, Associate Administrator, the U.S. Small Business Administration; and Dr. Don Sebastian, president of the NJ Innovation Institute.
Sponsored by the SBA and the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers, Traveler’s Insurance and the New Jersey Innovation Institute in coordination with the U. S. Resilience Project(USRP), the Workshop will focus on:
- Capturing left-of- boom strategies to mitigate the impact of disruptions, irrespective of trigger.
- Sharing best practices and tools to make companies resilient to volatility and uncertainty.
- Leveraging resources through partnership among companies and with the public sector.
According to Don Wirth, former Vice President at DuPont: “Resilience is not just about strengthening our ability to deal with disruption. “It also drives better customer service, operational excellence and productivity.”
"A lot of effort was invested in organizing this high level, knowledge packed all-day seminar," said Brenda Hopper, NJSBDC CEO-State Director. "The topic of resilience and related best practices to prevent business operational disruptions are more important than ever and we think small business owners attending will take away a lot of valuable information they can utilize."
"We're encouraged that various size businesses at different levels of growth will participate in this thought provoking session," said Deborah Smarth, NJSBDC COO-Associate State Director. "Having business leaders at all levels sharing their experiences and operating procedures in relation to market disruptions or natural disasters will provide a good framework for other small businesses to follow.
Other speakers for the Sept. 16 kick-off workshop include notables such as Edward Zazzali, PSEG Regional Manager for Large Customer Support; Bob Klemme, Associate Director, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Verizon Wireless; Scott Humphrey, Director of Service, Travelers Insurance Company and Tracye McDaniels, president and chief operating officer, Choose NJ.
Supporting partners include Choose NJ, Newark Alliance, Newark Regional Business Partnership, NJ Climate Adaption Alliance, NJ Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Princeton Public Affairs Group, Rutgers Climate Institute and US Department of Energy.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The NJSBDC network is also funded by the State of New Jersey and is hosted by Rutgers Business School: Newark and New Brunswick.