Business Continuity + Emergency Planning Workshop

Are you Ready?  How to Disaster-Proof Your Business

In today’s changing world, managing risk is key competency for the business and especially the tourism industry. From natural disasters to terrorism, hoteliers, operators, and destinations must all understand their role, and the role of local government to both prepare for and respond to emergency situations. What is an emergency action plan? How do we mitigate risk in a small community? Where do we start? Be prepared, not scared and learn how to disaster-proof your business. This eye-opening session is a must for tourism operators large and small.

Take Aways:

  • It happened to them! Tales from the front line
  • What is emergency readiness and why it matters to the tourism industry
  • Who is responsible? Our legal and moral obligations as tourism professionals
  • Hazard identification and expected actions
  • Being prepared at home and at work
  • Key components of an Emergency Action Plan
  • Learn how to build your critical incident protocols
  • Where to go for help? (Additional resources)

Facilitator Bio’s:

Lisa Benini, MBCP, AFBCI, CRM
Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer

Lisa Benini has been a practitioner in Business Continuity Management, Risk Management and Emergency Management since 1991. She has a certification as a Master Business Continuity Practitioner from DRI International.  She has provided internal and external consulting expertise to a wide range of public and private organizations, and has her own consulting company since 2000.  Lisa is truly driven to make a difference in helping companies prepared for any disruptive events.  Lisa is also very passionate about teaching the best practices in business continuity and has been a certified instructor for DRI Canada since 2002.  She is actively involved with the community with respect to preparedness and provides workshops to special interest groups and associations as well as public speaking at conferences across Canada.

Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, CMP CMM
Chief Strategist, Twist Consulting

Jenn is a seasoned hospitality and tourism professional, Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, is a sought after speaker and facilitator. Her skill set is a rare balance of executive level experience in hotels and destination marketing combined with an intimate knowledge of the tourism industry.  A sessional instructor at Vancouver Island University, Jenn speaks regularly to groups throughout the Pacific North West about the importance of emergency preparedness and is keen to help the tourism industry be ready when disaster strikes.


The session is designed for up to 30 participants, so please RSVP at your earliest convenience if you are wanting to attend using the link:

Location: Middle Beach Lodge (Conference Room)
Date: May 15
Time: 9am-1pm
Lunch, coffee, and snacks provided
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District of Tofino Contact

Keith Orchiston
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator