The IU Ready tool will guide you, step by step, to create a continuity plan. Your plan will identify:
- Critical Functions performed by your department, and the factors needed for their continuance.
- Information and Strategies that will help during and after the disaster-event.
- Action Items that can be done, starting now, to lessen the impact of these events and make us ready to cope.
This tool is designed for departmental continuity planning. Department is loosely defined as any sub-unit of the campus,medical center, or other large university unit. It might be an entire school, college or division, or a small specialized unit. Thetool is appropriate for all types of departments - instructional, research, patient care, as well as administrative and othersupport units.
This tool is easy-to-use and requires no advance training. However, we strongly recommend that you begin your project bycontacting IU Emergency Management and Continuity staff, who will provide guidance and context.