Keynote Speaking

Empowering Corporate and Community Leaders to ignite enduring cultures of earthquake preparedness in their organizations. Steve is a tenured conference speaker on the topic of cultural preparedness. He has spoken at TEDxPortland, DRI (Disaster Recovery Institute) International, the Western RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Specialist) Conference, the ACP (Association of Continuity Professionals) Annual Conference, the PSU/OHSU Workplace Emergency Preparedness Symposium and many more.

“I thoroughly enjoyed Steve’s presentation at the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) Conference. He is a gifted presenter as well as a passionate speaker on a very important, under-served topic.”

Scott Ream

ACP National Board Chairperson

Igniting Enduring Cultures of Earthquake Preparedness

An organization’s emergency management, business continuity, and facilities teams aim to protect the heart of the enterprise – namely the lives and livelihoods of its people. To meet this aim, all staff – from the CEO to the production floor – must become active members in the company’s preparedness culture. Tipping Point Resilience attendees will learn about:

  • The role of household preparedness in their business continuity structure
  • The limitations of the policy/compliance structure in promoting workplace resilience
  • How workplace culture can thwart or propel household preparedness and organizational resilience
  • Messaging tactics that go beyond “build a kit/make a plan/stay informed”
  • Replicable case studies of how real companies have prepared for really big threats
  • How to turn the tide in your company’s preparedness culture

Program information

Tipping Point Resilience Format: 45 – 90-minute live presentation

The standard 90-minute Tipping Point Resilience presentation covers the following:

  • A personal account of the Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka
  • How we unwittingly propagate a culture of unpreparedness
  • The science and history of your local earthquake zone
  • Human instincts, group behavior, and the danger of “amygdala hijack”
  • “Drop/cover/hold-on” and other shaking scenarios
  • Securing household and office furniture
  • An unforgettable earthquake drill – social chain reactions (pt. 1)
  • Tsunami preparedness and evacuation – social chain reactions (pt. 2)
  • The infrastructural impact of a major seismic event
  • Case studies of how real companies have prepared
  • Understanding how the policy/compliance paradigm fails to prepare workplace
  • Tactics for Igniting a preparedness movement in your organization

TPR Partner Coalition

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“There’s likely not a person in the Pacific Northwest who’s prepared more people for the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake than Steve Eberlein has.”

Tripp Robinson

Intel – Emergency Manager

“As Oregon’s Emergency Manager, I have attended dozens of lectures, presentations, and seminars on the Cascadia threat. Steve Eberlein’s is one of the most innovative, engaging and informative that I’ve seen.”

Andrew Phelps

Director, Oregon Office of Emergency Management

“Steve explains in plain terms what the possibilities are for earthquakes and why we must prepare. His high-energy presentation is not only motivational but helps citizens make a qualified leap forward in disaster literacy skills.”

Vince Davis

CEM Corporate Resilience Manager

“I thoroughly enjoyed Steve’s presentation at the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) Conference. He is a gifted presenter as well as a passionate speaker on a very important, under-served topic.”

Scott Ream

ACP National Board Chairperson

"I highly recommend Steven Eberlein to anyone who wants to have a great presentation on earthquake resiliency in the Pacific Northwest. I worked with him for many years at the Red Cross, and his presentations were superb and engaging! They got people to rise to a level of action that got themselves ready. All of the ideas he presents are superb! He is a talented speaker!”

Professor of Geology, Portland State University

ACP National Board Chairperson

“Our employees left the event extremely impressed by the quality of Steve's presentation, and how he shared his own personal experience with natural disasters. They also expressed how they already had action items to work on to get prepared."

Annette Navarro

Corporate Giving and Volunteering, Daimler Trucks North America

“All I have to say!!! Although I had seen his TEDx Talk and knew what a great speaker he was, Steve’s simply tremendous live and in person. And more importantly, I think he had a serious influence on the attendees of our disaster symposium. His presentation was informative, incredibly engaging and action-oriented -- exactly what our audience needs and loves."

Dr. Jennifer Dimoff

Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Portland State University

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