- Published on February 27, 2009
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Workshop Session 1
Incident Command System: Best Practices in Emergency Management
|Regina Phelps, EMS Solutions
Lessly Field, Pacific Gas and Electric.
How does a company go about implementing a significant change to its emergency management structure? This workshop will give a solid review of the Incident Command System (ICS) and then dig into how you can implement it in your organization. The session will conclude with anorientation exercise to give you a chance to “test-drive” the Incident Action Planning process in real time. Attend this hands-on workshop to learn how to implement ICS in your company and walk out with can-do tools under your arm!
This workshop will include:
• ICS 101 – what is ICS and why you should use it!
• The eight hallmarks of ICS
• Incident Assessment
• Incident Action Planning
• Orientation exercise highlighting the Incident Action Planning process
Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA is an internationally recognized expert inthe field of emergency management and contingency planning. With more than28 years of experience, she has provided consultation, training, and speakingservices to clients in four continents.
Lessly Field is the director of business continuity management and emergency planning at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. She has provided field-level emergency response, run large-scale regulatory projects, implemented various governance improvements, and managed capital spending policy and programs.
H1N1 Lessons Learned and Pandemic Exercise
|Harlan Dolgin, Dolgin Consulting
Brandon Dempsey, Suite Commute
The second wave of the H1N1 has come and gone. We’ve all survived a tremendous scare, but we need to stay ever vigilant, as there are still pandemic threats and significant risks to plan for. What did we learn during the most recent outbreak? What worked, and more importantly, what didn’t work within companies and within communities will be addressed in this lively session. And then…
You’re in management at XYZ Company. You know a pandemic is coming, and suddenly, it’s here! The news flashes across the screen. The World Health Organization has just raised the alert level to a Level 6. Now you sit at the planning table with your peers and have to make decisions.
This workshop will challenge participants with scenarios and injects that develop along a timeline of a pandemic outbreak. Groups will deal in-depth with company-related issues suchas work from home, HR issues, legal issues, social distancing, and other pandemic-related topics. Participants will learn from experts and fellow participants on next steps they should take, no matter how developed their plan. For communities, the session will identify working partners that wantto prepare and strategies for gathering those partners together.
Harlan Dolgin, Jr., CBCP, is president of Dolgin Consulting, LLC. He is anationally recognized pandemic preparedness expert and sought after speaker onbusiness continuity management with 11 years combined experience in businesscontinuity management and pandemic planning.
Brandon Dempsey is president, SuiteCommute. He is a human resources, remote work, and business continuity professional. He is one of the nation’s leadingpresenters on telecommuting and remote work dedicating over 250 hours eachyear to educating audiences in both public and private seminars.
Workshop Session 3
Comprehensive Healthcare in BC Planning
|Stuart Weiss, CBCP, MedPrep Consulting
Angela Devlen, Wakefield Brunswick
Back by popular demand, participate in an interactive discussion and workshop on healthcare business continuity management. This session will provide youwith an understanding of the role of business continuity in healthcare, how to build a business case and theme thodology and tools to accomplish this work.
As a result of your participation you will learn:
• The five dimensions of a hospital BCP
• Case studies of actual events affecting healthcare including findings from the H1N1 pandemic
• How to align business continuity to healthcare executive priorities
• Unique components of BC in hospitals
• Examples of tools used in successful programs
This workshop will focus on tried and true best practices. Walk away with tools and documents you can use in your facility. Come prepared to immerse yourself in this topic.
Dr. Stuart Weiss, FACEP, CBCP, CEO of MedPrep Consulting Group LLC,has provided BC and disaster preparedness guidance and assistance formore than 15 years.
Angela Devlen is managing partner with Wakefield Brunswick and afounding board member of the Business Continuity Planning Workgroup forHealthcare Organizations.
Workshop Session 4
Incident Management Plan Maturity
|Peter Laz, MBCP
Deidrich Towne, CBCP, Forsythe Solutions
David Ziev, MBCP, Business Continuity Professionals
Learn to use the BCP Audit checklist and theIncident Management Plan Maturity Model developedby PPBI from recognized standards and industry bestpractices.
PPBI has condensed the one and one-half daycourse into a workshop to share the effectiveness thisprocess can have on your plans.
Exposure to the practical experience of theinstructors in addition to recognized industry standardsin measuring the maturity of your plans benefits boththe public and private sectors.
You will use the checklist to assess your capabilityto assemble, coordinate, collect and channel theresources required for critical incident management.The tools are free, the simulation authentic, and theclass is practical, immediately useful, and fun!
Peter Laz, MBCP, is a senior business continuity consultantwith Forsythe Solutions Group.
Deidrich E. Towne, Jr. CBCP is senior technicalconsultant for Forsythe Solutions Group.
David Ziev, MBCP, MBCI is the principal of BusinessContinuity Professionals.
Workshop Session 5
Developing the Recovery Strategy: The Next Step
|Pelant, MBCP, Barney F. Pelant & Assc.|
Once the business impact analysis (BIA) has been completed, the next logical step in the development of a business continuity program is the formation of the business recovery strategy.
The results of this effort provide us the infrastructure forcarrying out the successful recovery of the organization incase of a disastrous event or business interruption. This infrastructure is also the foundation for the procedures that we develop next, a.k.a. our businessrecovery plan.
This session is a former breakout session that has been expandedby popular request to a workshop.
During the workshop we will examine a proven methodology fortaking the findings of the BIA and developing successful strategies.
Learn important and logical steps to take when structuring the business recovery strategy. You’ll take home answers and solutions that you can implement immediately.
Barney Pelant is owner and director of Barney F. Pelant & Associates. Hisprofessional background includes more than 30 years focusing on businesscontinuity planning, disaster prevention and recovery.
Workshop Session 6
Ready, Set, Exercise! How to Develop and Conducta Successful BCP/DRP Drill
|Dr. Steven Goldman Goldman, Mgmt. Consultants|
A DRJ attendee favorite and long-running workshop! Successful BCP and disaster recovery takes more thana plan: it requires realistic testing and validation. How do you do that properly? Do your drills provide as-closeto-real situations as possible? How does your program compare? How can you improve?
During this hands-on workshop, learn how to set upand conduct a successful BCP/DRP drill. Students will master the aspects of effective exercise preparation and execution.
Learn how to avoid common pitfalls during the development process and how to anticipate and resolve potential problems. With his lively style and real-life examples, Dr. Steve will lead the class through interactive discussions of successful exercise development.
Dr. Steve Goldman is an internationally recognized expert and leading consultant in BCP/DRP exercises. A former global BCP manager fora Fortune 500 company, Dr. Goldman has developed, conducted, and evaluated hundreds of successful drills and exercises ranging from one-hourtabletops to massive multi-organization three-day full-scale exercises.