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Post Conference Courses

These courses require separate registration and fees.

Post Conference Course 1

Successfully Conduct your FIRST BCP/DRP Drill!

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1495 per person

Presenter: Steve Goldman

Your first BCP (or DRP) tabletop or drill can make or break your BCP/DRP efforts, including your career. A good job is not sufficient; your first drill needs to be outstanding! This course will teach you how. During this hands-on class, you will learn the elements of how to organize, set up, conduct, and evaluate a successful first BCP/DRP drill. Topics include:

  • The company politics of your first Drill

  • Goldman’s “First Drill” Planning Checklist

  • Using incomplete department plans to your advantage

  • Painlessly involve IT, PR, and management

  • 100+ Ideas for scenarios

  • Develop a timeline for your company!

  • Documents you will need

  • Expected problems and their solutions

  • Critique the Drill and still keep your job

  • Using the leverage from this Drill to move onward and upward!

Goldman will conduct the class with his lively style, real-life examples, interactive discussions, and hands-on application. Attendees receive e-files of the forms and templates presented in class. You will also realistically practice what you learned as you participate in an in-class tabletop drill!

Dr. Steve Goldman is an internationally recognized expert and leading consultant in BCP/DRP exercises. A former global BCP manager for a Fortune 500 company, he has developed, conducted, and evaluated hundreds of successful drills and exercises ranging from one-hour tabletops to massive multi-organization three-day full-scale exercises.

Post Conference Course 2

Essential Knowledge for Critical Environments (TIFM 1000)

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$1495 per person

Presenter: Jim Nelson

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Learn how to manage and operate a critical environment to avoid unplanned outages caused by equipment failure and human error. The course begins with discussions on the starting logic for building a critical environment, Uptime tiering, and how to measure and report capacity planning.

It also reviews important procedures, how to maintain critical infrastructure, and explores the individual components of a critical environment.

It concludes with a study of the aesthetics of the critical environment such as cleanliness, access controls, lighting, etc.

The Critical Environments Technician Associate (CETa) certification exam is offered at the conclusion of the course.

Contact Education@theicor.org for questions and if you’d like to receive your course materials by mail prior to class. Link for more information: http://www.theicor.org/courseinfo/CSILTIFM1000.html

Jim Nelson is the president of Business Continuity Services, Inc. (BCS) and also the founder. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR).

Post Conference Course 3

Certified Business Resilience Auditor

Wednesday, September 10, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1695 per person

Presenter: Rick Wellman

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

The CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) Seminar teaches students how to conduct a business continuity program audit. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth audit methodology to help you determine the effectiveness, adequacy, and quality of an organization’s business continuity program and is designed for anyone who wants to:

  • Learn audit concepts, principles, and a step-by stepmethodology

  • Conduct a BC program assessment within their own organization

  • Provide BC program audit consulting services

CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) is BRCCI’s business resilience auditor designation. A CBRA provides independent and objective assurance and consulting expertise to organizations throughout the initiation, analysis, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance process of the business continuity and resilience program.

Take the optional CBRA certification exam and become a CBRA. Learn more about becoming a CBRA at BRCCI website, www.sentryx.com or call 1-800-869-8460.

Rick Wellman, a senior business continuity and resilience trainer and consultant for Sentryx, is a highly skilled subject matter expert.

Earn up to 16 CEAPs by attending a Pre-Conference Course.