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Crisis Management and Business Continuity - Participant Testimonial
Jul 29—Aug 2, 2019
5 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
USD 4000
USD 800 per day

How it works


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Preparing for a crisis is not a luxury; it is a necessity. You know the odds are high that your company will suffer a disaster or crisis at some point. You cannot say you weren't ready; today's extreme public and government scrutiny demand that you should have been prepared. MIT's Crisis Management and Business Continuity course will help prepare you for the inevitable.

This comprehensive course provides up-to-date assessments and knowledge on issues that affect you and your organization — cyber security, supply chain, terrorism, pandemic, DR trends, emergency response, leadership, data breach, communications, news media, social media — from the experts involved with these efforts. We also examine strategies for job and career improvement. You will have the opportunity to interact with our lecturers and with your peers from industry, academia, and government.

By the end of the course, you will have the tools, knowledge, and understanding to benchmark, assess, and improve your business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management program. This includes the course manual (print and/or e-files), templates, and current articles. You will gain valuable contacts, have plenty of networking opportunities, and acquire insights for immediate implementation.


  • Presentations by and discussions with industry and government leaders/subject matter experts
  • Current status of issues that affect you and your organization
  • Interactions with peers from academia, industry, and government
  • Lessons learned from multiple case studies
  • Benchmark your BCP/DRP/CM program
  • Course manual – printed and/or e-files
  • Various templates for your immediate use
  • Current articles by industry authors
  • The book The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected by MIT Professor and course lecturer Dr. Yossi Sheffi
  • Complimentary after-class networking activities
  • MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion
  • MIT Crisis Management Coffee Mug!

Who should attend

This course is for the Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Management, and Crisis Management practitioner or responder as well as for the executive who oversees these disciplines. Other staff who would benefit from this course include corporate executives, directors, and staff from IT/MIS, Environment Health & Safety, Risk Management, Public Relations, Human Resources, and Security. This course is also suited for federal, state, and local government officials and Emergency Managers.

Both novices and experienced personnel will benefit greatly from this course. If you cannot go, tell your director/executive so he/she can attend to better understand your complex profession.


Prof. Larson is Mitsui Professor in the Engineering Systems Division. He is author, co-author, or editor of six books and author of over 85 articles, primarily in the fields of urban service systems (especially emergency response systems), queueing, logistics, disaster management, disease dynamic...
Dr. Goldman is an internationally recognized expert in Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis Communications. A Fortune 500 Company's former Global Business Continuity Program Manager, Dr. Goldman has over 30 years hands-on experience in all aspects of these discipl...
DiBerardinis is Director, MIT Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Since 1986, he also has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard University School of Public Health, where he currently teaches in several graduate courses and continuing education programs. He is Adjunct Professor at the Univers...

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Jul 29—Aug 2, 2019
5 days
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
USD 4000
USD 800 per day

How it works

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