Outsmart Disaster Resiliency Campaign Relaunches
July 2, 2020
The Outsmart Disaster campaign, of which CSAC is an Advisory Council member, was originally launched in 2018, with the goal of building resiliency in the workplace, at home, and in the community as a response to the high probability of a major earthquake affecting the San Francisco Bay Area. The relaunch reflects an expanded disaster response focus and features regional training programs that will begin in Napa and Sonoma Counties later this month. County representatives are encouraged to share these resources with local business communities.
Led by the Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency and their campaign partner, The California Academy for Economic Development,Outsmart Disaster has evolved to serve the entire state of California with a campaign is designed to build business resiliency for a wide range of disasters- not just earthquakes. As we’ve learned from the current landscape through COVID-19, resiliency efforts, now more than ever, are extremely important to helping businesses respond effectively in the face of these disasters.
New relaunch updates include:
- Refreshed website and digital content specifically designed for local governments to better reflect a sharp focus on serving the business community.
- Revamping the Resilient Business Challenge experience, a self-guided online tool for business resiliency curated by state and local economic development experts.
- A series of in-depth Resiliency Training Programs that will be focused on specific regions throughout California.
The first series of Resiliency Training Programs will launch on July 16, 2020 and are offered exclusively to Napa and Sonoma County businesses. The program features easy-to-understand curriculum developed by state and local economic experts within the field. It breaks down the process of building a more resilient business into five detailed parts and hosts weekly live virtual classrooms to guide business owners through the process. Each session of the training program covers a different topic, such as Identifying Impacts of Disruption or Strengthening Facilities. The webinars include assessments, planning materials, and processes to help business become more resilient.
To learn more about the Resiliency Training Program for businesses in Napa and Sonoma Counties, please click here. Stay tuned for more training opportunities in other California Counties later this year.