Developing a high-performance BCM program starts with you. As the leader, you’re responsible for the fate and direction of your program. The program’s success depends on your ability to guide your team’s current and future efforts. One of the most important things you must do is develop an understanding of your personal strengths and weaknesses, and then either improve your weak areas or delegate those tasks to other people.
There are many skills required to manage a BCM program. You must possess the relevant technical knowledge; be able to communicate at all levels of the organization; build relationships with stakeholders; sell your budget needs and risk concerns; eliminate roadblocks; manage people of various skillsets; and lead during a crisis.
In this session, you’ll conduct an inventory of your personal and professional skillsets, gaining an understanding of how your abilities relate to the key requirements needed in a BCM leader. You’ll build a plan of action to address each strength and weakness over the next 6-12 months. Developing these insights is the first step toward building an exceptional you and a quality BCM program.
A privately held company located in Phoenix, Arizona, MHA is a proven leader in Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, IT best practices, and data center moves. Since 1999, we have helped protect trillions of dollars in global-market assets across an expansive range of companies and industries in the United States and abroad. MHA provides Business Continuity Management services that offer solutions that assist organizations with the analysis, development, implementation, and ongoing performance of plans that ensure the availability of critical business processes and Information Technology systems. We assist our clients in maintaining continuous operation of their critical business processes and IT resources – as well as meeting compliance requirements, reducing risk, and instilling investor confidence – all through effective and efficient continuity planning and execution.
Michael Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MHA. In his role, Michael provides global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within MHA. Under his leadership, MHA has become a leading provider of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to organizations on a global level. He is also the founder of BCMMETRICS, a leading cloud-based tool designed to assess business continuity compliance and residual risk. Michael is a well-known and sought-after speaker on Business Continuity issues at local and national contingency planner chapter meetings and conferences. Prior to founding MHA, he was a Regional VP for Bank of America, where he was responsible for Business Continuity across the southwest region.