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Employees can sign up now for Spring 2020 table-top training exercises

Published: December 1, 2019 Author: Staff reports

The Office of Emergency Programs announced brown bag lunch training sessions for Business Continuity Planners. All brown bag sessions are noon to 1 p.m. Please RSVP to wyatt@ohio.edu if you would like to attend. Space is limited.


Jan. 16, 2020 Baker Center Room 233

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 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.

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.


Feb. 6, 2020 Baker Center Room 229

The first 72 hours ... are you crisis ready?

Following a disaster of significant proportion, we need to be prepared to be “on our own” for at least the first 72 hours. What kinds of preparation should be in place both at home and at work?  Communications may be down, electricity may be off, commerce may not be functional (ATM’s/credit cards/debit cards may not work), schools are closed, roads may be closed. Society as we know it, may come to a stand-still. Are you ready for this type of disruption? Can your business operations respond nimbly? What can you do now in order to prepare? Bev Wyatt, business continuity coordinator, will present this session.


March 25, 2020 Baker Center Room 229

“Batten down the hatches … spring storm season is approaching”

This interactive presentation by Jana Houser, associate professor of meteorology, will cover issues such as things to look for if severe weather threatens, safety and precautionary measures, and facts vs. myths. Also learn about storm chasing!


April 14, 2020 Baker Center Room 235

Single point of failure mitigation through staff contingency planning

This workshop will guide participants through identifying single points of human resource related failure and simple, effective ways to mitigate this risk. The session will focus on using a worksheet to help identify these risks, identify actionable plans and how to ensure sustainability of those plans.  Participants will also be able to incorporate plans into ongoing performance goals for staff. Presented by Nick Wortman, Ohio University director of human resources.


Active Threat Training (formerly known as ALICE) 2020

This training is designed to encourage and promote discussion about active threat situations and will help participants learn how to be more prepared should an incident occur. Test your readiness, learn about options and gain confidence in your abilities to react by attending one of the following sessions. Email wyatt@ohio.edu to register. Space is limited. 

Spring Semester Schedule 

Feb. 6, 2020 – Baker Room 230, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

March 25, 2020 – Baker Room 230, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

April 14, 2020 – Baker Room 230, 2:30 to 4 p.m.