A Resilience Curriculum for

Businesses – G3

This is a FREE 6-week curriculum (in English), designed for businesses. Each session will be between 1.5 to 2 hours with online support for a total of 12 hours.

A certificate of participation from the RBI and the Center for Resilient and Sustainable Communities (C-RASC) at George Mason University will be issued upon successful completion of the course, which is presented jointly by Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering and School of Business. Also a Digital Badge will be awarded.

By the end of the course, participants will have learned:

  • How to prepare for the 4 Phases of Resilience (Anticipate, Withstand, Recover, Adapt/Reposition)

  • What resources are available to small and medium businesses to help build resilience in PR, including special assets related to COVID-19

  • The value of a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis

  • How to analyze hazards to businesses in Puerto Rico and their impacts

  • How to protect core business assets such as people, data, operations, etc.

  • How to develop an effective business resilience plan that can adapt to changing business conditions

  • How to exercise the plan and keep it up-to-date

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Modules

1

(May 21)

(May 21)

Spring Forward from COVID-19, Resilience Concepts; Recent Experiences

2

(May 28)

(May 28)

Introduction to Business Resilience Workbook; SWOT and Hazard Analysis

3

(Jun 4)

(Jun 4)

Business Impact Analysis; Protection of People, Data, and Operations

4

(Jun 11)

(Jun 11)

Protection of Inventory, Equipment, and Buildings

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5

(Jun 18)

(Jun 18)

“Adapt & Reposition;” Finalize Resilience Plan

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6

(Jun 25)

(Jun 25)

Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Resilience Plans

Videos

Workbooks

101 Workbook

English Version

Disaster Preparedness

English Version

Manual Práctico

Versión Español

Preparación ante desastres

Versión Español

Experts

FACULTY MEMBERS: All courses will be delivered by Faculty members of George Mason University and a series of expert guests

Dr. Linton Wells II

Jean-Pierre Aufrett

Bob Rogers