• WTF?! Where to Focus: Your Business Continuity Planning

    12:00-1:00pm Eastern

    $80.00 – CSAE Members

    $120.00 – Non-Members

    Join us and bring your question to our panel of experts to plan for people, process, and technology in challenging times. Learn about business continuity planning including tools and templates to create a plan for your organization’s enduring success. From operational tactics that will allow you to maintain a safe workplace to leveraging technology to work in virtual environments whether temporarily or over the longer-term, explore the many ways you can support your team and sustain your organization through difficult circumstances.

    This session will be moderated by Meredith Low, MBA, CAE, C. Dir.  Meredith is a strategy and governance consultant who has worked primarily with associations and other not-for-profit organizations for almost a decade. Her experience also includes strategy consulting to both startup and Fortune 500 companies, and in-house strategic planning and strategy development at one of Canada’s largest banks. Meredith can be found at meredithlow.com and on twitter @LowMeredith.

    Panel participants include professionals from the association sector, cyber-security space as well as HR and employment law.  Send your questions in advance to the panel using the form below.

    Questions for the Panel

    To be the most efficient during the webinar, we are asking attendees to submit their questions in advance.


    Dom Chorafakis, P.Eng, CISSP

    Dominic Chorafakis is a professional engineer and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 25 years of experience developing secure, mission- critical networking and telecommunications systems. Since founding the Canadian cybersecurity firm Akouto in 2011, Dominic has been working with businesses and associations to ensure they have the necessary systems and processes in place to protect against cybercrime and online risks, and are able to defend critical systems and operations from disruption due to potential threats or emergencies.

    Christine Nielsen, CAE

    Christine Nielsen became chief executive officer of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science in 2010. Prior, she was director of certification for seven years, with a brief stint as deputy registrar for the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario.   Trained as a medical laboratory technologist, Christine then completed a degree in health admin, a certificate of mastery in prior learning assessment from DePaul University in Chicago, and has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 2008. She is currently completing an MBA from Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. 

    Jordan Rodney – Employment Law and HR Expert

    Jordan Rodney is the president of MaxPeople and the founder for Rodney Employment Law.  As a lawyer and a results-driven human resource professional, Jordan has substantial experience in employee and labour relations, negotiation, facilitation and change management. Jordan is focused on ensuring that organizations are equipped to handle workplace issues using innovative and cost-effective solutions. He enjoys coaching people to achieve their maximum potential while assisting organizations to achieve their objectives.

    Chen Sasson – HR Professional

    Chen Sasson is an HR manager with MaxPeople, a consulting firm specializing in HR services, training and employment law. Chen has been with the firm since 2013, working closely with a wide range of clients to develop their human capital strategy and establish an HR infrastructure within their organizations. Chen’s goal-oriented approach to her work, along with her excellent communication and interpersonal skills, allows for the best possible outcome when providing support to her clients. Her passion for HR drives her eagerness to learn and grow every day.