MT. PROSPECT, Ill., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago data center service provider CoreLink Data Centers, LLC (http://www.corelink.com) will host a day-long Business Resumption Planners Association (BRPA) advanced training event at its suburban Chicago data center on April 26. Renowned crisis communication expert Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. will provide attendees with critical proactive and reactive information on handling a variety of business emergencies and disasters.
The all-day event begins with a 7:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. Also, 20-minute tours will be given spotlighting the data center's advanced technology and services that are backed with a 100 percent guaranteed uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA) covering all infrastructure elements and service measurements.
Following 8:45 a.m. welcoming statements and opening remarks, Dr. Chandler, Professor of Communication and Director of the University of Central Florida's Nicholson School of Communication, will present the first of two morning sessions of an advanced course developed specifically for, and free to, BRPA members. Any company can join BRPA as a member for $125 or as sponsor for $250 and have access to all 2011 BRPA events.
Two additional afternoon training sessions at 12:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. will follow a Noon lunch, during which tours of CoreLink's Chicago data center will also be presented. The day's activities conclude at 3:30 p.m., after which attendees will have a final opportunity to tour CoreLink's Chicago data center.
To register for the event, go to www.brpa-chicago.org/events.html.
"While business leaders hope that crises never arise, it is absolutely essential to formulate contingency plans that address worst-case scenarios," said Michael Duckett, CoreLink President and COO. "The development of a comprehensive crisis communication plan for any company goes hand-in-hand with reliable data center hosting and managed service solutions. While CoreLink, from its Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle data centers, ensures its clients receive relentless speed, service and network reliability, it's also crucial for companies to be prepared in times of crisis and conflict to minimize business risks and confusion."
"This is especially important for global companies required to communicate across multicultural and multi-language lines," Duckett said. "CoreLink is honored to host this important BRPA educational event at our facility."
As part of the BRPA course, Dr. Chandler will discuss key elements of organizational crisis communication, including crisis leadership, the importance of dedicated teams for crises and disasters, emergency notification communication, and crisis message comprehension and response. His broad expertise, which also includes risk communication, organizational integrity and multicultural and intercultural diversity, also promises to spur discussions on the importance of these topics with regard to crisis response.
The day's training counts for eight points toward BRPA's Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) and six points toward Professional Development Units (PDUs). For information about becoming a BRPA member click http://www.brpa-chicago.org/join.html or contact Christopher Sarcletti at Christopher.Sarcletti@cmegroup.com.
Vendors have the opportunity to sponsor the event's breakfast and lunch, and can bring raffle prizes, brochures and other items for vendor tables. For more information contact Dan Johnson at: dan.Johnson@bankofamerica.com.
CoreLink is located at 800 E. Business Center Drive in Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Contact CoreLink Data Centers for more information about national and Chicago data center services and enterprise hosting or call 866-435-2375.
Established in 1989, the Business Resumption Planners Association (BRPA) is an independent professional association of people employed in all aspects disaster recovery, contingency, and business continuity planning. Located in the greater Chicago area, we are a not-for-profit association dedicated to education and information exchange. Membership is open to all professionals interested in contingency planning, disaster recovery, crisis management and related fields. BRPA meets 6 to 8 times per year at various city and suburban locations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Educational programs include speakers, roundtables and panel discussions. Special events include a holiday luncheon and a golf outing. To learn more about BRPA, visit website http://www.brpa-chicago.org/
CoreLink is a leading data center hosting and managed services provider of critical infrastructure services delivered on a "state of the art," robust and environmentally friendly technology platform. By leveraging data centers in Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Seattle with access to massive and diverse network connectivity, CoreLink delivers small, medium and large enterprise customers and service providers with high quality and uniquely agile, data center services. CoreLink's focus on aligning customer needs with the proper solution, combined with a relentless focus on service, provides the flexibility and peace of mind all businesses require from a data center provider.
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