Deeper Dive Sessions

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Offering two opportunities to register for Deeper Dive sessions. Thursday Deeper Dive available for attendees not able to attend the pre-conference Tuesday Deeper Dive. 

Deeper Dive Tuesday Oct. 15, 1 - 4:15 PM
Deeper Dive Thursday Oct. 17, 1:45 - 5 PM

Deeper dives are in-depth, interactive sessions. Come learn, share, network, laugh and get ready to take charge of the rest of your World Workplace conference experience — and your career.

  • The Disaster Experience for Facility Managers (A Tabletop Exercise)

The Disaster Experience for Facility Managers (A Tabletop Exercise)

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2018 1- 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2018 1:45 - 5 p.m.
Room: TBD

Natural DisastersThis simulation will put you in the throes of real-life disaster situations, as they unfold. You will make critical decisions and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you’ve finished, you’ll understand the importance of advance disaster and continuity planning.

Session description

Chances are that while you read this, an unexpected disaster is causing a facility manager stress and confusion. Are the facilities leaders prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover? Disasters of every shape, size, look and feel happen all the time, affecting businesses, people's jobs, lives and families. You'll never be caught unprepared again.

Program outline

  • Introduction
  • Overview of the principles of emergency management
  • Discussion of the disaster scenario and the ground rules
  • Disaster simulation (role-play)
  • Post disaster debriefing and discussion
  • Wrap-up

Attendees at any level will benefit from this session.

Session facilitator

Bob MellingerBob Mellinger, CBCV, is the founder and president of Attainium Corp., which delivers business continuity, emergency preparedness and crisis management services.

Mellinger is a frequent speaker on the topics of business continuity, contingency planning, emergency preparedness and crisis management, delivering sessions ranging from The Basics of Continuity Planning to the Impact of Today’s Threats and Hazards, as well as customized, interactive mock-disaster tabletop exercises known as the Disaster Experience.

Mellinger is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a major in Computer Science, and has a graduate certificate from George Washington University’s Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management.

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