ALEXANDRIA, Va. (8/8/14)--A free webinar featuring business continuity planning and disaster recovery practices will be hosted by the National Credit Union Administration Aug. 20.
Several NCUA staff members will outline strategies to prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Officials from credit unions that made it through Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina will also share their experiences.
"Recent natural disasters have illustrated the importance of effective contingency planning to ensure that all credit unions are able to fulfill their missions and obligations to their members during natural disasters or other disruptions in their operations," the NCUA said in a release announcing the webinar.
Presenters will discuss how to communicate with members, regulators and vendors, as well as establishing backup and recovery sites in separate locations while planning for a natural disaster. They will also outline ways to restore information technology services and how to return to normal operations after such a disaster.
The speakers will be Dominic Carullo, economic development specialist, NCUA's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives; Jerald Garner, national field supervisor, the Office of National Examinations and Supervision; and Jason Radde and Ben Cates, both emergency management specialists with the Office of Continuity and Security Management.
The event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (ET) Aug. 20. It will be archived and closed-captioned on the NCUA's videos and webcasts page approximately three weeks following the event.
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