Taming the pythons and cobrasContinuitySA is hosting a talk for Business Continuity Awareness week, on Tuesday 18th March 2014 in Johannesburg on taming the pythons and the cobras – a case study-based approach to avoiding a corporate crisis, and getting out of one as quickly as possible if a crisis strikes.

Our guest speaker Alan Argyle will give a 90 minute multimedia session we’ll explore the most common sources of corporate crises and why they are more likely to be slow-creep issues like pythons; the real costs of getting it wrong and why best practice crisis communications is often counter-intuitive for corporate leadership; balancing legal and public relations counsel; and stress-tested, practical guidelines for building, sustaining and defending your most valuable strategic asset – your reputation – when the media, activists, customers, the regulators and your own employees are banging at your door.

Should you wish to register for this event click here.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://www.continuitysa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Alan-Argyle.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Alan Arguile is a former senior journalist, communications manager for BMW South Africa, and managing director at a New York-listed advisory firm. During his 30 years in the communications industry he has provided strategic communication services to half the JSE Top 40 companies and more than 18 national government departments, with a specialist focus on reputation management. Alan has provided hands-on counsel for 120 real-life reputational crises – ranging from South Africa’s worst engineering disaster and global product quality issues, to corporate governance scandals and the world’s longest-running consumer boycott. Together with global advisory and business continuity firms he has facilitated the reputation management elements on dozens of enterprise-wide crisis simulations. Alan has authored the crisis management guidelines for several national government institutions, Blue Chip-listed corporates and leading higher education institutions in South Africa, and for the past eight years has delivered an annual reputation management session as part of the executive development programme at the Wits Business School. His distinctive case study and storytelling approach to crisis communication learning and development sessions have seen Alan deliver more than 700 reputation management-related presentations across the continent. [/author_info] [/author]

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