If like me you managed to miss most of Business Continuity Awareness Week (18-24 March) then you can still re-live some of the highlights on youtube. (Hint: maybe later).
There were actually some quite good things going on, which I would have been interested to participate in. However the problem, this year more than most, is with the end of March being just before year-end. It’s way too busy to take an hour or two out of the schedule.
I’ve volunteered for WaterAid in the past, and they are always afflicted by the UN appointed World Water Day falling on 22 March, just a week after Comic Relief. It’s always a bit harder work squeezing a pound out of people who have fairly reliably been charitied-out the week before. Still, a charity clash in the UK is hardly likely to draw attention on the global scale. Sometimes you have to live with bad timing.
The Business Continuity Institute runs its own event, so why it persists in choosing March remains a mystery. If I were to pick a better time, then I’d think about October, just before most companies set their budgets for the next year.