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Fall Journal

Volume 27, Issue 4

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Post-Conference Classes

Post-Conference Courses

Extend DRJ’s Fall World 2010 and take a step closer to professional certification. Courses and Qualifying Exams are available before and after the conference.

Build Professional Credentials in the Field of Business Continuity Planning

DRJ’s Fall World 2010 is an excellent opportunity to take one of our courses and begin your progress toward validating your experience, skills and commitment through professional certification. These courses fill quickly. Register Today!


Secrets to Building Successful Private / Public Relationships

Wed., Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$195 per person
Presenters: Deidrich Towne, CBCP, Ken Schroeder

d-towne.jpgken-sch.jpgThis fast-paced, half-day session focuses on the actions that both private businesses and public agencies have taken to build complementary relationships that work in both good times and disaster situations. This session is designed to give both private and public sector representatives the tools they need and action plans to come together, develop the relationship, and build a unified public / private emergency response capability. Attendees will learn about: Who to contact and how to get them involved; Resources available to support a public private program; Successfully implemented programs; Collaborative training and exercises and Building an expanded support network.

Deidrich Towne, CBCP, is a senior technical consultant for Hewlett Packard.

Ken Schroeder is vice president for business continuity at Southeast Corporate.


Successfully Conduct your First BCP/DRP Drill!

Wed., Sept. 22, , 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$995 per person
Presenter: Dr. Steve Goldman

new_folder-079.jpgYour 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; Dr. Steve's "First Drill" Planning Checklist; Using incomplete department plans to your advantage; Painlessly involve IT, PR, and management; 100+ Ideas for scenarios; What's in the drill manual; Expected problems and their solutions; Critique the drill and still keep your job; and Using the leverage from this drill.

Goldman will conduct the class with his lively style, real-life examples, interactive discussions, and hands-on application. Attendees receive a CD of the forms and drill manual template 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.


CBRA Seminar: Certified Business Resilience Auditor

Wed., Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 24, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$2900 per person; $2610 for DRJ conference attendees
Presenter: Rick Wellman

new_folder-095.jpg The CBRA 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-step methodology
• 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.


Certified Crisis Communications Planner - CMC 2050

Wed., Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 24, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$1495 per person
Presenter: John Cullen

photos-104.jpgThe most serious threat facing an organization is the threat to the organization's most important asset – its reputation. To protect the organization from reputational threats requires careful, thoughtful, detailed planning and a methodology for inculcating a culture of organizational crisis preparedness.

In this two-day course, you will learn how to prepare the organization for inevitable threats to reputation, execute the crisis communications plan, and, after a crisis, assess and do what must be done. Attendees will be certified as crisis communications planners.

For more information, contact Lynnda@theicor.org.

John Cullen is an ICOR faculty member and a partner with Foresight PR, a full-service public relations firm.


Comprehensive BIA Process – Methodology

Wed., Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 24, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$1100 per person
Presenter: Denis Goulet, CBCP, MBCI

d-goulet.jpg The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is the foundation on which to build an organization-wide business continuity management program. The instructor will walk participants through all the steps associated to completing a BIA. This course is designed around a tried and true BIA model providing the participants with the methodology, the associated tools and the confidence required to complete a thorough business impact analysis. This course is designed for business continuity professionals with basic knowledge and experience in business continuity/disaster recovery.

This fee includes the course, the course material, soft copy of samples and templates discussed during the course. Also includes a one-year free subscription as an affiliate member of the BCI.

For more information, contact questions@continuitylink.com.

Denis Goulet is a recognized expert in the business continuity management (BCM) field with more than 20 years of experience.


Overview to the Six Core BCM Competencies in BCI's Good Practice Guidelines

(POC-6A) Course with CBCI Exam

Wed., Sept 22, 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
$1495 per person (includes access to e-learning and testing system)

(POC-6B) Course Only
Wed, Sept. 22, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$995 per person (includes access to e-learning and testing system)

(POC-6C) Exam Only
Friday, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
$500 per person (includes access to e-learning and testing system)

Presenter: Marie-Hélène Primeau, MBCI, Premier Continuum

bci.jpgThis standard five day training course has been condensed down into a two day overview format that will serve as an intensive and interactive review of the BCM lifecycle as outlined in the BCI's 6 Core BCM competencies that make up the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG).

All attendees will also receive free access to the BCI's world-class e-learning system in order to allow for pre-conference studies as well as additional preparation prior to sitting for the BCI Certification Examination. The concepts and topic areas of the examination were derived from an analysis study of the BCI's GPG completed by BCI subject Matter Experts (SMEs). 

For more information contact Tammy.lewis@thebci.org or Tel: 703-637-4424

Marie-Hélène Primeau, MBCI, is a certified training provider of the Business Continuity Institute.