Department continuity plans should be distributed to staff members annually. Encourage calls for plan corrections and updates during this annual review. Sheltering, lock down and evacuation practices should be rehearsed annually.
Table Top Exercise
Table tops exercises are an excellent format for testing the resourcefulness of a departments business continuity plan. By design, a table top is a no fault exercise; it is a casual "walk through" of a fictitious incident followed by a "talk through" of anticipated responses by the key continuity players. Departments may design their own table top exercise or request design and facilitation by Marquette's director of business continuity; firstname.lastname@example.org.