Disaster Resilience for Small Businesses and Organizations

Disaster Resilience for Small Businesses and Organizations is an awareness-level, four-hour course provides participants with a general understanding of the risks associated with natural hazards and disasters, introduce methods of assessing that risk to vulnerable small businesses, and describe the business continuity planning process to help small businesses prepare for, plan for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from any natural hazard or disaster that may occur. Modules will include instruction on:

  • Identifying hazards to business operations through risk assessments
  • Identify financial disaster assistance programs and business interruption insurance programs
  • Describe fundamentals of supply chain management following a disaster
  • Identify processes and resources for preparing a business continuity plan

Key concepts and topics will be reinforced with facilitator-led group discussions that utilize realistic and practical planning methods. These discussions will illustrate the diverse challenges and complexities of disaster resilience for small businesses while building participants’ experience and confidence in anticipating, preparing for, and recovering from a natural disaster.