IFMA FMCC Webinar Review: Emergency Planning, Risk Management and Business Continuity, A Program of Up to Date Knowledge for FM Leaders by Stephen Brown

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Stephen Brown

Recorded on
Thu, January 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST

linkedin_small  Stephen Brown, CFM, FMP, SFP, CPE, CBCP, CESCO, REM CEO, FM-adviso, Ltd.

Emergency Planning, Risk Management and Business Continuity, A Program of Up to Date Knowledge for FM Leaders

Presenter Stephen Brown writes: “In the performance of FM consultations and facilitating training programs, I am often reminded how many businesses are unprepared to respond to emergencies. Too often, there are mistaken assumptions.” 
“We’re insured; what else could we need?” 
“It’s someone else’s responsibility.” 
“What are the odds that a catastrophe could affect this business?” 
These comments, and many more are pervasive from the C-Suite down to the Facility Management office. The views exist because statistics show that most businesses probably will not experience a catastrophic disaster. But when an incident occurs, it doesn’t have to be a major incident to have shattering results to the business. Interruption, disruption, loss of customers, and much more can prove even more devastating to the business. There are a significant number of companies that never quite recover. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the differences between Risk Management and Business Continuity – gaining a greater perspective of BC Management.
  2. Overview the diverse risks that can challenge the business enterprise and guiding you toward identifying the risk tolerance for the business.
  3. Appreciate the point where a disruption or inconvenience becomes a challenge to the function and viability of an enterprise.
  4. Learn what options exist for mitigation and what preparations can be incorporated to recover from an incident.
  5. Uncover outside support structures that can help you minimize the risks and impacts if an event occurs. 

    STEPHEN BROWN, CFM, FMP, SFP, CPE, MBCP, CBCP, REM, CESCO, Managing Director, FM-adviso, Inc., brings 25 years of managing the built environment for both private and public sector organizations. Brown founded FM-adviso to provide specialist Facility Management credentials and knowledge training, and to provide specialist consulting on operational and staffing efficiencies, environmental matters, risk and business continuity management, outsourcing, policies and procedures for FM.

Presenter(s) Biography:

Stephen Brown

FM-adviso, Ltd.


After a successful beginning in US facilities management, Stephen Brown assumed a position with an international portfolio. As his career progressed, Brown held senior FM posts in the Caribbean, UK / Europe, and the Middle East. These included multi-site facility portfolios, organizational contracting / procurement, and project management responsibilities.

 After 20 years managing the built environment for both private and public sector organizations, Brown transitioned into consulting on facility strategies, condition assessments, service provision / operational efficiencies, administration, contract management, environmental matters, and emergency response / business continuity. Additionally, he facilitates IFMA and DRII credential training (formally qualified by these global organizations) as well as client-specific facility, health & safety, environmental, and staff development training programs.

 Brown earned an MBA after undergraduate work that combined studies in Architectural and Business Management. He serves on the IFMA International Credentials Commission and has also served as Subject Matter Expert in contributions to the IFMA CFM and FMP credential programs. Brown is adjunct faculty and has been published or cited in multiple FM-related magazines and journals and posts regular articles on FM topics via diverse media channels.

 Confirming his knowledge and experience, Brown has earned IFMA Certified Facility Manager®, Facility Management Professional®, and Sustainable Facilities Professional® credentials. He also holds Certified Plant Engineer, Master Business Continuity Professional, Registered Environmental Manager, and Certified Environmental & Safety Compliance Officer credentials.

 Past clients include Fortune 500 corporations, academic (universities and K-12), government, NGO’s, and volunteer activities. An avid SCUBA diver, he regularly contributes efforts to coral reef recovery and marine environmental awareness.

 FM-adviso is a founding partner in the multi-disciplinary GFMAGlobal Facility Management Alliance. This consortium of FM consultants facilitates broader strategic support for larger clients and projects of greater complexity.                                     

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One response to “IFMA FMCC Webinar Review: Emergency Planning, Risk Management and Business Continuity, A Program of Up to Date Knowledge for FM Leaders by Stephen Brown

  1. David Reynolds says:

    The essentials of organizational readiness to define and mitigate risks, respond to emergencies, and smoothly continue business activities are becoming recognizable and expected by leaders across organizations. Facilities adverse events are particularly demanding and consequential, in part due to the direct effects of natural disasters.
    But the whole lot are approachable with common processes fitted to the situation and adhering well to one another.
    Stephen shows a path and gives encouragement in this vital FM area.

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