Spring World 2015

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Volume 27, Issue 4

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Pre Conference Classes

phelps.jpgPRC-1: Everything You Need To Know to Design The Successful Exercise
Sat., Sept. 13, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$895 per person
Presenter: Regina Phelps

Learn from the exercise master – Regina Phelps conducts 50+ exercises a year!  Do you have a plan but have not yet tested it?  You might discover that your document is less than sufficient.  There are really only two ways to find that out.  One is to have an actual disaster; the other is to do an exercise.  The latter is usually a better learning experience and certainly a lot less stressful!   The workshop details everything you need to do to design a successful exercise from the ground up.  You will walk out of this workshop with your next exercise planned and under your arm!
•    Five types of exercises
•    Exercise Design Team
•    The development of the Exercise Plan
•    Selecting & Training a Simulation Team
•    Rules of exercise facilitation
•    Participate in an advanced tabletop exercise
•    Develop the outline for your own tabletop exercise
Receive feedback on your exercise design.

Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting and training firm.

pruitt-hera.jpgPRC-2: Current State Assessment
Sat., Sept. 13, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$795 per person
Presenters: Barry Pruitt & Michael Herrera, CBCP
    
The Current State Assessment serves as an objective means of measuring the effectiveness and maturity level of the BCP program over time.  Benefits that the CSA provides include:

•    Know the level of organization maturity
•    Identify the target level of BCP Maturity and meet corporate requirements
•    Map program gaps and exposures
•    Roadmap evolutions over time to reach your target maturity

Gain confidence in the CSA process for interviews, reviews, to determine preparedness levels, identify gaps, and document an appropriate action plan/roadmap to achieve the level of sophistication and maturity required by the organization.  The CSA questionnaire scores crisis management, business resumption, DR and enterprise capabilities based on: governance, project management, policies and standards, impact analysis, risk & threat assessment, change management, escalation & notification, data backup & offsite storage, recovery strategies, event management, recovery plans, and planned growth.
The CSA output score places business resumption, disaster recovery and the enterprise elements in one of six maturity levels and leads to an Action Plan/Roadmap outlining the tasks to raise the sophistication/maturity of each program element. It also assists in calculating a predicted maturity level score .

Leave this class with an Action Plan/Roadmap Template.  Each attendee will receive a CD of class materials plus the CSA tool to evaluate their BCP program!

Barry Pruitt has 22 years experience managing major projects, teaches at USC School of Business, and has experienced a major business interruption.

Michael Herrera, CBCP, is the president/CEO of MHA Consulting Inc., has more than 16 years BCP consulting and training experience.


till.jpgPRC-3: Been There, Done That: An Insiders Guide to BC Programs    
Sat., Sept. 13, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$695 per person
Presenter: Randall Till, CBCP

Learn the critical components of establishing a strong business continuity program. You’ll benefit from the “lessons learned” from working within companies to overcome roadblocks, politics and organizational limitations. This class will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback from someone who has been on the inside track tackling the issues and practices that currently impact organizations of all sizes. Enjoy the challenging, interactive learning environment and take away a comprehensive review of leading business continuity practices and concepts guiding the industry today.

This session provides you with the tools you need to gain a deeper understanding of the critical issues facing business continuity managers.  But, just as important, “Been there. Done that.” gives you the practical examples and experiences that you can learn from and apply within your organization.  You’ll be better prepared to work within your organization, answer key questions from colleagues and managers, and provide the insights to your team that will enable you to become a more valuable asset to your business continuity team and to your organization.
 
Randall Till, CBCP, is a vice president at MasterCard Worldwide.  He has more than 20 years’ experience as a business continuity planner .

harris-cow.jpgPRC-4: The Command Center    
Sat., Sept. 13, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$695 per person
Presenters: Norm Harris, CBCP & Tracy Cowan, CBCP
                            
If a disaster occurred and your organization/company was forced to implement their DR/BC Plan could you do it and would it be effective? It is critical to keep control of the situation during this pressure-packed time. If you are to maintain control you need to assure that all teams involved are receiving accurate information about the situation and are given proper instructions to follow.
They must communicate with each other. This is where having a well-organized and effective command center, your nerve center, comes in.  Without it you are just “flying by the seat of your pants”, passing out information and giving instructions in haphazard ways.

This detailed training class/workshop is a hands-on consultative approach that leads the participants through the command center process. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and receive cutting edge material focused on recovery efforts.

Building an effective command center can be challenging enough but doing it efficiently and economically is even a bigger challenge.  You can’t afford to miss this “all new class.” Sign up early as setting is limited.

Norm Harris, CBCP, Certified Recovery Planner, chairman, president and CEO of Norman L. Harris & Assc., is recognized as a leader in information technology management and disaster recovery.

Tracy Lee Cowan, CBCP, CRP is business continuity/disaster recovery consultant for ICSI Consulting Services, Inc.



wellman.jpgPRC-7: Business Continuity, Risk and Business Resilience
Sat., Sept. 13, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$695 per person
Presenter: Rick Wellman

Organizations in today’s business world are facing increasingly difficult and changing conditions that threaten their profitability and existence.  The financial success of business depends upon its ability to be resilient so as to take the fullest advantage of its constantly changing business environment and surroundings, full of anticipated as well as unexpected events and risks, bringing opportunities to increase shareholder values and gain competitive advantage.

The objective of this workshop is to provide students with fundamental concepts, principles, and methods to help establish a business resilience program, and to teach students the three essential resilience objectives and the key components necessary to build an effective business continuity and resilience program.

Upon completion of this workshop, students will be able to: Establish effective business resilience processes within their organization; Describe the business resilience model and framework; Assess, evaluate, and manage business continuity and resilience risks by developing and implementing an integrated enterprise risk management process and culture; Develop effective change response plans, and integrate business continuity and risk strategies to improve shareholder value; Understand the role and responsibilities of the C-level Business Resilience Officer; and much more.

Rick Wellman, a senior business continuity and resilience trainer and consultant for Sentryx, is a highly skilled subject matter expert with more than 25 years of training and consulting experience.