More than 70 educational workshops, plenary and concurrent sessions, featuring leading Canadian and international speakers in all areas of disaster management who will provide innovative solutions on how to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery, including tips on how businesses, communities and government can adapt to global and local threats, and catastrophic events, as well as sustain operations and communities at home and abroad during critical times, in spite of reduced budgets.
The Search for Resiliency: Sessions will explore the difficulties of creating a resilient culture, whether for protecting a business, empowering a community or fortifying a system. WCDM experts and delegates will debate the effectiveness of resiliency programs and assess the implementation success of recent cases.
Real Life – Real Lessons: Recognizing the value of case studies and pilot programs to crisis professionals, WCDM workshops will demonstrate how to learn from other’s mistakes and successes to create new solutions. Topics to be covered include the use of social media before and during a crisis, building a culture of recoverability, “bottom-up” disaster response, and corporate social responsibility during a crisis.
Dealing with Future Threats: Experts will share new ways of thinking about how to deal with the complex threats of today, and prepare to face additional challenges in the future.
Growth for the Professional: Targeted sessions will provide delegates with valuable advice on how to do their jobs better in spite of a changing world that involves complex systems, new technologies, more issues and less money.