SOURCE: 3n (National Notification Network)

August 22, 2006 12:00 ET

3n and Continuity Insights Magazine Address Growing Pandemic Threat With Four-Part Avian Flu Preparedness Webinar Series

Communication Expert Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. Will Guide Organizations in Formulating Critical Communication Strategy to Minimize Impact of a Pandemic

GLENDALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 -- 3n (National Notification Network), a leading mass notification system provider, today announced the "3n Avian Flu Preparedness Knowledge Series," a four-part Webinar series dedicated to addressing critical communication issues in pandemic preparedness planning to minimize the impact of avian flu on organizations. This series is sponsored by Continuity Insights, an executive-level business continuity publication.

The Webinar sessions provide stand-alone, yet complementary, content on pandemic communication. Sessions include:

--  Myths, Mistakes, and False Assumptions in Pandemic Communications -
    August 24, 2006
--  Devising Your Pandemic Communication Plan - September 26, 2006
--  Developing Your Pandemic Communication Messaging Strategy - October
    25, 2006
--  Communication Technologies: Applications and Innovations for Pandemic
    Communication - November 28, 2006
All sessions will take place at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET.

Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D., a recognized organizational behavior and communication expert and co-author of "Crisis Communication Planning: Sustaining Effective Corporate Communication During Disasters, Emergencies, and Critical Events," will lead these informative sessions. According to Dr. Chandler, "It is critical for organizations to determine pandemic communication priorities now -- including how to anticipate, respond to, and effectively communicate before, during, and after a health crisis -- to ensure survival of the organization. Communication must be attended to at a fundamental, enterprise-wide, strategic level."

Attendees of these online events will learn common crisis communications mistakes organizations make and how to avoid them during a pandemic; how to organize, build and maintain a comprehensive pandemic communication plan that parallels the World Health Organization's four phases of a pandemic; the importance of message maps for effective crisis communications; and how to use innovative communication technologies to tackle common pandemic-related challenges, such as workforce reduction and communications between individuals physically separated by sickness, quarantine or distance.

"An organization's ability to respond effectively to interruptions large and small is critical to minimizing the financial and human impact of a crisis and ensuring continuity of operations," said Cinta Putra, CEO of 3n. "3n and Continuity Insights are committed to helping the business continuity and disaster recovery community acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to survive a crisis of any magnitude, such as an avian flu outbreak."

To find out more or to register for this event, please visit

About the Speaker, Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D.

Dr. Chandler is a recognized expert on organizational behavior and communication. He has written more than 75 papers and published articles and authored three books. Dr. Chandler is the Blanche E. Seaver Professor and Chair of the Communication Division in the Center for Communication and Business at Pepperdine University. He is also a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the International Communication Association, the American Forensic Association, and the National Communication Association.

About 3n® (National Notification Network)

3n (National Notification Network) is a privately-held company based in the Los Angeles area in Glendale, California. Recognized as an effective tool for both emergency situations and daily business activities, 3n's innovative and powerful automated notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use notification system on the market today. For more information about 3n, log on to or call toll-free (888) 366-4911.

About Continuity Insights Magazine

Continuity Insights magazine is continuity from management's perspective. It speaks directly to the strategic view, embracing the issues and concerns of senior-level managers. With its results-oriented approach, Continuity Insights is a discussion of the "why's" of business continuity and offers a comprehensive review of the vast continuity landscape. For more information about Continuity Insights, please visit

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