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James McAlister

James is the Director of Crisis Prepared Limited, a multi award winning organisational resilience consultancy and former police officer.

He has over 35 years’ experience in business continuity, civil protection, crisis, major incident & disaster management, emergency planning and counter terrorism.

James is a former Chair of the Business Continuity Institute, Global Membership Council, North West Region Forum and subject matter expert to the UK Association of Chief Police Officers.

He is a qualified higher education teacher, assessor, coach, ISO 22301 lead auditor and frequent speaker at international conferences.

In 2019, James was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the BCI for his services to the industry.

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The Case Against Situational Crisis Communication Theory

Following Charlie's previous bulletin 'Crisis communications, a dark art?' about how you can develop a crisis response strategy from Timothy Coombs' Situational Crisis Communications Theory (SCCT), this week's guest author Jim Preen makes his case against SCCT.

17 January 2020

“It was great to have James McAlister as a trainer because of his knowledge and experience in the field of Crisis Management and BCM, through this he was able to provide practical (real life) examples to back up the theory.”

Leonard Williams
thyssenkrupp Business Services
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