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Business Risk Management: Navigating Uncertainty for Success

November 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Topic: Disaster Mitigation

With the rising threat of cyber attacks, workplace violence, competition, and new regulatory and compliance requirements, business risk management has never been more important than it is today and must be an integral part of your corporate strategic planning process that contributes to the overall resilience, sustainability, and success of your business in today’s dynamic and uncertain business environment. Come join us for a 1.5 hour working lunch, business discussion and idea sharing session, on how you can identify the threats to your business, generate effective mitigation strategies, and take the necessary steps to train your workforce and build a more resilient and cohesive working environment.

Topics Covered:

  • Risk Identification and Assessment
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Crisis Management and Business Continuity
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Insurance and Risk Financing
  • Data and Technology Risks
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Continuous Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Learning from Past Incidents

Conclusion: This course is designed to introduce attendees to a broader understanding of effective risk management practices and help them apply these learned principles to their respective professional environments.

This class will be offered in a hybrid format. For those that attend in-person they will receive an autographed copy of Robert Darling’s Book “24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9/11/01: The White House” and a coupon for a free business continuity plan for their business. You will receive an email after registration to see if you are planning to attend in person or virtually. Please reply to this email so that we can ensure we save a seat for you in our conference room or you receive the Zoom link.


Speaker(s): In October 2007, Lieutenant Colonel “Bob” Darling retired from the United States Marine Corps with just over twenty years of active-duty service. He flew attack helicopters in Desert Shield and Desert Storm in support of Operation Restore Hope. In June 1998, he was selected to fly as a presidential pilot with Marine Helicopter Squadron One and in October 2000, was handpicked to work for the White House Military Office, Airlift Operations Department. It was in that capacity that Lt. Col. Darling supported the President, Vice President and National Security Advisor in the President’s Emergency Operations Center (PEOC) during the attacks on September 11, 2001. As an international public speaker on crisis leadership and decision making, Bob has addressed numerous academic, government, and military organizations to include Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and as a guest lecturer on the subject of Crisis Leadership and Counterterrorism at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Co-Sponsor(s): Bob is the author of 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, 9/11/01: The White House and is a contributing author to The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis, and Security in Business. Bob is a graduate of the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), where he holds the Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) designation, and is the President and CEO of Flash Emergency Management, LLC, a crisis leadership training and technology company located in Stafford, Virginia.

If you need further assistance or have a question, please contact us at (540) 654-1383

Fee: No Cost


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University of Mary Washington SBDC


November 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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