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Educational Program Opportunities

Teams Educational Sessions

Register to attend one/all of the new lunchtime training exercises designed as table top exercises. Open to offices/departments/units who have begun or are in process of developing a Business Continuity Plan. This is a great opportunity for staff (especially helpful for plan editors and managers) to participate in a group training scenario meant to test and challenge departmental response while in a low stress environment. Group discussion and identification of unit specific action items designed to mitigate potential loss or damages.

Attendance may be limited. To register, email wyatt@ohio.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the event.

Session Topics & Dates  

September 16th via Teams - Is Your Research Protected? 

Ohio University faculty and students participate actively in domestic, international and world renowned research programs.  Disruption of research by any prolonged event would severely impact the University’s academic & research mission, as well as the reputation and fiscal stability of the institution. 

Preparing for a rapid response and prioritization of projects to minimize the negative effects and rapid restoration of research functions is supported via the OHIO Ready Business Continuity Planning process.   

Join Bev Wyatt, Business Continuity Coordinator; and Lee Ann Williams, Associate Director, Clinical Research Operations, CTRU College of Osteopathic Medicine For a discussion on how to identify necessary steps for a clear roadmap for recovery following an emergency situation

October 14th via Teams – Records Retention at Ohio University 

Make no mistake about it, records management is boring, soul-sapping work.  Yet, exercising proper oversight and control of records is essential to the daily business of any institution.  It is therefore dictated by state law, and by edict of the University that it is the responsibility of every unit of Ohio University to have in place a records retention schedule that has been approved by the University Records Manager.  Bill Kimok, Ohio University Archivist, Records Manager, and Interim Director of the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, will discuss the process of creating--and getting approved--records retention schedules.  Mr. Kimok will also briefly describe the educational value, success, and increasing popularity among faculty of a new visible and critical thinking instruction session called “See, Think, Wonder,” in which historical items from the Mahn Center’s collections are the focus of student exploration and discovery.

November 4th via Teams - Batten Down the Hatches...Winter Storms Are Approaching 

This interactive presentation by Jana Houser, Associate Professor of Meteorology at Ohio University will cover weather related topics such as things to watch for if severe weather threatens, storm chasing, safety and precautionary measures, weather alerts and facts vs. myths about weather forecasting.

November 18th via Teams – The Many Hats That We Wear During Emergencies 

Jill Harris, Emergency Programs Manager & Bev Wyatt Business Continuity Coordinator will attempt to have some fun with a presentation that will review the many roles that we all must play during an emergency.  Always wanted to be a nurse’s aide?  There’s a role for you.  Think directing traffic is a cushy job?  Maybe or maybe not!  Do you remember when we used to have telephone operators?  Well....guess what?  Join us for a fun but informative noontime presentation that is designed to remind you of the flexibility needed as an emergency unfolds.