2016/03 White Paper On BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING by Stephen Brown
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
FMCC member Stephen Brown, has completed the newest FMCC white paper “BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING: The Often Under Prioritized Responsibility”
“…. most organizations have not prioritized Business Continuity planning and this often is reflected in the FM operations. Whether or not the enterprise has embraced the planning and preparations to respond to disruptive and catastrophic events, I submit that the professional FM will take steps to incorporate these ideals.
On the other hand, if there is a dedicated Business Continuity resource in your organization, reach out and ensure to partner with them. Some businesses delegate this responsibility to the Insurance Department or a Risk Department. Find out and then make yourself an active supporter and resource to that office.
Being a part of the Business Continuity program is a strategic support and will be viewed by management in a very positive and professional way. Your efforts could actually save the business and in so doing can save your job!”
After more than 20 years managing the built environment for both private and public sector organizations, Brown founded FM-adviso, ltd. to support organizations with specialist and credentials training in addition to consulting on FM strategies, operational efficiencies, outsourcing, policies and procedures, contract management, environmental matters, and emergency response / business continuity. FM-adviso supports a global client base and facilitates training programs in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean basin.
Brown earned an MBA after undergraduate work that combined studies in Architectural Technology and Business Management. Qualified as a trainer for IFMA and DRII credentials programs, he has been widely published and has been an instructor for other environmental, emergency response and disaster preparedness training programs.
Active in IFMA program development activities, Brown serves on the International Credentials Commission and with the FM Consultant’s Council. He has earned IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager, Facility Management Professional, and Sustainable Facilities Professional credentials. He also holds Certified Plant Engineer, Master Business Continuity Professional, Certified Business Continuity Professional, Registered Environmental Manager, and Certified Environmental & Safety Compliance Officer credentials.
te, public, and academic settings in the US, Europe, Caribbean and Middle East, he has a diverse background of successes to draw from.
In parallel, Brown has devoted efforts toward Disaster Planning, Emergency Response, and Business Continuity activities as well as keen attention to environmental matters, energy conservation, and to maximize efficiency in all aspects of the delivery of Facility Management services.