MPI-Wisconsin Chapter Education

Bob Mellinger

The Disaster Experience
Presented by Bob Mellinger

CIC Information
      CMP-IS Domain: Risk Management
      Clock Hours: 3 Hours

How would you handle a disaster at an event you planned?  What are your options to minimize the fallout from a real life disaster?  Join us for a hands-on exercise where your choices will directly affect the outcome.  Join us at the Country Springs Hotel to see Bob Mellinger present The Disaster Experience!. 


Thursday, April 17, 2014
Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53072
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— AM —    
9:00-10:30 Board of Directors Meeting  
11:00-11:45 Registration  
11:45-1:00pm Lunch  
— PM —    
1:00-4:00 The Disaster Experience
Presented by Bob Mellinger
4:00-5:00 Reception

Event Pricing

Member: $50 ($60 after 4/11/2014)
Non-Member: $60 ($65 after  4/11/2014)
Student Member:   $30 ($40 after  4/11/2014)

The Disaster Experience

Bob Mellinger
This simulation will put you in the throes of real-life disaster situations – as they unfold. You will make critical decisions and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you’ve finished, you’ll understand the importance of advance disaster and event continuity planning. Chances are that while you read this, an unexpected disaster is causing a meeting management team stress and confusion and is affecting its ability to produce an event. Are the meeting managers prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover? Disasters of every shape, size, look and feel happen all the time, affecting businesses, people's jobs, lives and families. This session has been designed to put you in the throes of a real-life event disaster situation, as it unfolds. You will make the critical decisions any meeting manager may have to make - and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you've finished, you'll understand the importance of planning in advance for a disaster and event continuity planning.

Speaker Bio:

Bob Mellinger, CBCV, is the founder and president of Attainium Corp, which delivers business continuity, emergency preparedness and crisis management services. For over 30 years, Bob has provided business solutions and strategic guidance to associations and commercial enterprises.  Bob is a frequent speaker on the topics of business continuity, contingency planning, emergency preparedness and crisis management, delivering sessions ranging from The Basics of Continuity Planning to the Impact of Today’s Threats and Hazards, as well as customized, interactive mock-disaster tabletop exercises known as the Disaster Experience. He has been a guest lecturer at the graduate level on business continuity and emergency preparedness at George Washington University, Florida Atlantic University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Delaware.  Organizations which have invited Bob to speak include: Association for Contingency Planners, Association of Legal Administrators, Building Owners and Managers Association (along with many local BOMA chapters), Council for Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE), Independent Community Bankers of America, International Facilities Management Association (along with many local IFMA chapters), Meeting Planners International (along with many local chapters) and American Society of Association Executives.  Bob has also delivered sessions at major industry conferences including:  Contingency Planning & Management (CPM), Continuity Insights, DRJ SpringWorld, and NFM&T - National Facility Management Technology.

Location, Map, and Lodging

Country Springs Hotel
2810 Golf Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53072
Property Website

Cut-off Date: April 3, 2014
Room Rates:
Standard Single or Double without water park passes  $99.00|
Standard Single or Double with water park passes  $109.00
Executive Suite without water park passes   $119.00
Executive Suite with water park passes    $129.00
Governors Suite without water park passes   $149.00
Governors Suite with water park passes    $159.00

Community Outreach

Tailwaggers 911 is a program funded through tax deductible donations and fundraising events that find homes for dogs without homes. 

Tailwaggers 911 is always in need of foster homes, volunteers, pet treats, cash donations, blankets, pet crates, paper towels, bath towels...just anything that may be needed to care for the animals. Our entire program is funded through tax deductible donations and fund raising events.

We have been asked by many people how can we help? What do you need? I have put together a list of our needs to make life just a little easier for our rescued dogs.
Pet Meds
Paper Towels
Clorox Bleach
Clorox Wipes
Old Blankets
Old Sheets
Old Towels
Dogs treats
Gift cards from any pet stores
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