Central Arizona Chapter

Meetings 2022

These programs are for YOU!!!


All meetings, unless noted, are on the first Thursday of the months as scheduled from 9:00am-11:00am, except July and December.

Meeting schedule for 2022 is February, April, June, August, October and December, unless notified otherwise.


Thursday, December 1, 2022

AZ ACP Member Appreciation Luncheon


11:00 am Check-in

11:30 am Buffet Luncheon (guest $25 pp)

Please let us know of any food allergy when sending in your RSVP.

11:45 am - Chapter Business - MVP Award, 2023 Board Introduction

12:00-1:30 pm Richard Long, MHA Consulting

Richard Long 


Richard Long is one of MHA’s practice team leaders for Technology and Disaster Recovery related engagements. He has been responsible for the successful execution of MHA business continuity and disaster recovery engagements in industries such as Energy & Utilities, Government Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Risk Management, Travel & Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Education. Prior to joining MHA, Richard held Senior IT Director positions at PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) and Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) and has been a senior leader across all disciplines of IT. He has successfully led international and domestic disaster recovery, technology assessment, crisis management and risk mitigation engagements.

 Desert Willow Conference Center 

4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Ste 100  

Phoenix, AZ  85040

Main (602) 431-0001

Fax (602) 431-5937


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Deep Dive: Governance...The Next Chapter

This session covers the topic of governance in a way that can be easily applied to ACP chapter management. Governance is mostly about understanding organizational rules and requirements and acting in accordance with those rules at the appropriate time. Feedback from ACP chapter leaders identified governance training as a priority. All chapter leaders are encouraged to attend or review the recording of this session. After this session attendees will have reviewed:

· The key governance documents of associations and how they are used in decision making

· The primary duties of boards and why these types of rules are needed

· Annual planning cycles and how the board can address

· How to engage new volunteers in the governance process

· Questions and discussions of how to handle governance challenges

This session will be presented by Jim Booth, MSM, CAE. Jim is the former interim executive director of ACP and has served associations and nonprofits for 40 years. He is a Certified Association Executive and a strategic planning facilitator.

December 6th at 1pm EDT
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As organizational needs for dynamic resilience plans and tools increase to meet the ever-evolving risk landscape, the ripple of change is moving quickly from a trickle to a roar. 

Accelerated by the pandemic and its persistent effects, the convergence of the disciplines and the broader business is clearly here to stay.  

Nearly 4 years later: 

  • What does that shift look like in organizations? 
  • How are the world’s leading organizations integrating risk and resilience into mainstream business? 
  • Can Risk or Compliance effectively own Resilience? 
  • What does it mean when Business Continuity and Resilience are different teams? 

Join James Green, Paula Fontana and Marcus Vaughan in the anniversary episode of the Big Resilience Reset as they round out the year with a discussion that’s playing on everyone’s mind: Is the mainstream ready for Risk and Resilience? 



Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 @ 1:00pm CT / 2:00pm ET / 7:00pm GMT 

Wednesday, Dec 7 2022 @ 5:00am AEST / 6:00am AEDT / 8:00am NZDT 


45 minutes + 15 minutes Q&A 



December 15th Webinar
2022-2023 Winter Season Outlook with Early Alert's Chief Meteorologist

 Early Alert is a team of Emergency Managers, Meteorologist, Military Veterans and retired Fire Rescue and Law Enforcement, all boots on the ground supporting the private and public sectors who provide Actionable weather and all hazard threat intelligence alerting, driven by a “team” of subject matter experts (SME’s) and the Early Alert Global Watch Office, 24/7/365.

Early Alert’s meteorologist is a professional with more than 40 years of comprehensive experience in meteorology and oceanography, physical and life sciences, weather management and operations, emergency management, research, education and technical training. He retired from the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command in 2010 as a naval officer following a distinguished 30-year military career. During his tenure he served in a variety of positions of increased responsibility and complexity throughout the world both ashore and afloat.

December 15th at 1pm EDT

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The Top Five Threats to Prepare for in 2023

Wed, Dec 7, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MST

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Organizations have endured an increasing number of threats this year, from labor and supply chain shortages to workplace violence and the impacts of the Russia/Ukraine war. Now, businesses must prepare for a new year of unpredictability and change. AlertMedia interviewed safety leaders, security experts, intelligence analysts, and meteorologists to learn which organizational risks should be top of mind as you prepare for 2023.

In this webinar, AlertMedia’s VP of Global Intelligence, Sara Pratley, and Senior Meteorologist, Jason Moreland, will break down the top five trends the experts believe organizations should prioritize in 2023. You will walk away with crucial information, best practices, and actionable advice on how to protect your people and business from an array of potential threats in the coming year and beyond.

  • Lessons learned from this year’s challenges and events
  • Which threats are most likely to impact organizations in 2023
  • Tips for evaluating and updating your preparedness plans
  • Best practices for communicating with your people through all stages of an emergency

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Registration is now open

for DRJ Spring 2023, running March 12-15 in Orlando!


Join us as we cover "Solutions for a Resilient Tomorrow" live this
Spring at our new host hotel, the Orlando World Center Marriott.







This could be you leading the discussion at the 2023 Continuity Insights Management Conference. Please consider joining the faculty at this industry leading event and share your work with the hundreds of business resilience professionals in attendance. Check out the recent 2022 conference program.

April 24-26, 2023, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 


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