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Virginia SBDC

Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Thu 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
2 sessions ending Thu, Oct 8
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

COVID-19 caught us off-guard!  Next time, be better prepared by understanding where your business or organization is most vulnerable.  This two part workshop will  be interactive with each business using tools to progress through a series of exercises. At the end of the workshop, an attendee will better understand the risks their business faces from natural hazards including pandemics and have a plan to prepare for and mitigate the associated impacts.

Day 1: September 17 Assessing Your Risks The risk assessment workshop will include: Defining risk, vulnerability, resilience, and other terminology Identifying your business assets and dependencies  Reviewing hazard impacts - both direct and indirect  Considering climate change impacts Accessing the impacts to your business

Day 2: October 8 Mitigating Your Risks The mitigation workshop will include : Defining mitigation, adaptation, and other terminology  Mitigating social impacts, types of mitigation  Mitigating economic impacts, types of mitigation  Identifying mitigation strategies and resources Monitoring and evaluating your mitigation strategies

The workshops are free, but each business will have the opportunity to select a one hour review and feedback with facilitators for a fee.


Fee: No Cost

U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and America's SBDC

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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