PDPW Crisis Management
Join the PDPW Crisis Management Workshop to properly prepare, practice and position your dairy for success when in crisis. The training, led by Judy Rupnow, Senior Counselor with MorganMyers, begins on Tue., Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the offices of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, 8418 Excelsior Dr., Madison, WI 53717.
Date / Time
Dec. 11, 2018; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$125.00/PDPW Member; $250/Non-Member
Attend the PDPW Crisis Management Workshop to properly prepare, practice and position your dairy for success when in crisis. The training, led by Judy Rupnow, Senior Counselor with MorganMyers, begins on Tue., Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, 8418 Excelsior Dr., Madison, WI 53717.
The workshop will provide you a deep-dive into risk management for your dairy business. You'll walk through and create your crisis-response materials, individual fact sheets specific to your dairy, and an emergency-response plan to protect you, your family and team members in time of crisis.
Additional Dairy's Visible Voice leadership and communication training sessions and respective training dates are available for online registration.
Future Dairy's Visible Voice Trainings:
- Jan. 10: Effective Leadership
- Feb. 7: Social Media Strategy
For additional information please call PDPW at 800-947-7379 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #CrisisManagement2018 on Facebook
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Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
8418 Excelsior Dr.,
Madison, WI 53717
I would recommend the training for every dairy
For about 2 years, we had been working on creating a Crisis Response Plan for staff to address any critical incident that could occur at one of the Pagel businesses. We had a couple of crises during those two years that reminded us that we were not immune to tragedies and wanted to be prepared.
When PDPW offered the Crisis Management training that focused on specific issues that could be experienced by dairies, John T encouraged our team to pursue it, and even offered the Ponderosa Facility to host it. Several of the staff attended the training that January day in 2018, and many questions were raised that provoked serious discussion of many, “What if’s?” We left that day with tools to put into place in the event of a critical incident.
On February 22nd, 2018, our “what if” took place and, we lost both John T, and his son-in-law, Steve, another key member of the Ponderosa family. As the reality of the news began to sink in, we knew we needed to activate the crisis response plan we fortunately had created.
I called PDPW, who provided our training just 2 months earlier, and they dropped everything to be available to us. PDPW provided staff support over the phone for hours, helping us to identify and carry out the most important steps of our crisis plan, along with information on maintaining the ongoing business needs of the operations in the days to follow.
Having PDPW walk with us through the steps helped us to remember many details that were critical during this time, for the staff as well as the operation. Our team is very grateful for the training that PDPW provided.
- Mona P, Dairy Farmer, Kewaunee, Wisconsin
You would be crazy not to go!
As a partner on our family dairy farm, I was glad I attended the Crisis Management Workshop. I learned from expert instructors and put together resources and plans to handle the first days, whatever the crisis may be. The most successful operations always prepare for the worst, and that's what makes them successful.
- Brad B, Dairy Farmer, Greenwood, Wisconsin
Finally checked off the list
I attended this session a couple of years ago. After too much time on my desk, I finally finished my crisis plan outline. It was very helpful to think and plan during a calm time. Ironically about six months after drafting the plan, we had a fire. I opened our crisis plan on my phone to ensure I was executing it as planned. The training was very helpful and finally got me to check the crisis planning off of my to do list.
- Dan S, Dairy Farmer, Freeport, Illinois
This is a great workshop to attend
Being able to be prepared is the number one thing we can do to help overcome an emergency on our farms. I was able through this workshop to develop a game plan that will help my farm to handle different crisis scenarios that we could face in the dairy industry. As well as developing and learning about different resources that can help in the crisis management. I would definitely recommend this to any dairy farmer.
- Evan H, Dairy Farmer, Ladysmith, Wisconsin