|Sunday Workshops: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.|
|Sunday Workshops: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.|
Sunday Workshop Session 1
Birds of a Feather - BC Management Roundtable Discussions
Robbie Atabaigi, KPMG
Facilitated discussions on business continuity trends and key topics of interest coordinated within industry roundtables. Participate in dynamic dialogue with fellow conference participants having similar backgrounds and expertise.
Experienced BC professionals will lead these structured, yet flexible BC roundtable discussion. You will gain solutions, while having the opportunity to build relationships and solve problems among BC planners in similar situations.
This session will enable you to explore solutions, address concerns, ask questions, and dialogue about BC planning strategies and practices being used at other organizations.
Moderator: Robbie Atabaigi, MBCI, MBCP, CISA , ITIL Foundation - KPMG LLP
Industry Roundtable Facilitators:
Sunday Workshop Session 2
Incident Management Planning and Social Media
Ken Schroeder, Southeast Corp
Deidrich Towne Hewlett Packard
David Ziev, Bus. Cont. Prof.
Back by popular demand, PPBI has updated this highly interactive workshop. Learn how social media can have a dramatic impact on incident management. Discover the Incident Command System (ICS) and the PPBI Incident Management Plan Maturity Model which was developed from recognized standards and industry best practices.
One of those best practices is the handling of communications including social media outlets. If you have not embraced these phenomena, or need some help in building your response plans that include social media, PPBI will share the good, the bad and the ugly of managing this new media. Attendees will go away with an appreciation for recognition of the problem, a considered response, and what effect social media can have on the effectiveness of your plans.
Exposure to the practical experience of the facilitators in addition to recognized industry standards in measuring the maturity of your plans benefits both the public and private sectors. You will use the ICS checklist to assess your capability to assemble, coordinate, collect and channel the resources required for critical incident management. The tools are free, the simulation authentic and the class is practical, immediately useful and fun!
Ken Schroeder, MBCI, CBCP is vice president for business continuity at Southeast Corporate.
Deidrich E. Towne, Jr. MBCP is senior technical consultant for Hewlett Packard.
David Ziev, MBCP, MBCI is the principal of Business Continuity Professionals.
Sunday Workshop Session 3
Crisis Decision-Making: Are You Ready To Make The Call?
Kristin Stevens NYU, Langone
Any emergency requires rapid decision-making but being able to make these decisions requires understanding of one’s own priorities, capabilities, and resources.
Using background information provided, participants will work together in teams to make decisions about evacuation of a hospital during various types of emergencies.
This experience and the follow-up discussion will enable participants to examine their own priorities, capabilities, and resources thereby applying these lessons to their own organizations.
This workshop is drawn from lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and is suitable for healthcare and non-healthcare professionals alike.
Kristin Stevens is the director of emergency management at NYU Langone Medical Center where she oversees emergency preparedness for its three hospitals and the NYU School of Medicine.
She is responsible for overseeing development of plans, training, and exercises as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies. Stevens came to NYULMC from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) where she worked as an emergency manager.
At DOHMH, she coordinated the development of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the ICS Planning Section to support agency emergency response.
She has extensive experience in emergency plan development and implementation, holds training certifications from FEMA, OSHA and the CDC, and is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers and the Association of Contingency Planners.
Stevens sits on multiple citywide emergency planning committees and co-founded the Manhattan Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition. She is an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management program at the University of Chicago.
Sunday Workshop Session 4
Ready, Set, Exercise! How to Conduct a Successful BCP/DRP Exercise
Steve Goldman, Goldman Mgmt. Consult.
Successful crisis management and disaster recovery takes more than a plan: it requires realistic testing and validation.
How do you do that properly? Are your exercises smoke and mirrors or do they provide as-close-to-real situations as possible?
How does your program compare? How can you improve? During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to set up and conduct a successful BCP/DRP exercise.
Students will master the aspects of effective exercise preparation and execution, including:
You will learn how to avoid common pitfalls during the development process and how to anticipate and resolve potential problems.
Exercise conduct, evaluation, and critiquing strategies will be discussed.
With his lively style and real-life examples, Goldman will lead the class through interactive discussions of successful exercise development.
Dr. Steve Goldman is a leading crisis management and BCP consultant and former global BCP manager for a Fortune 500 company.
Over his long career Goldman has developed, conducted, and evaluated drills and exercises ranging from one-hour tabletops to massive three-day exercises involving hundreds of responders from dozens of companies and government agencies.
Sunday Workshop Session 5
BCMS PS-PREP Case Studies
Jim Nelson, BCS, Inc.
This innovative and inaugural panel discussion is designed to expose the delegates and attendees to the full spectrum of “real world” experience on the issues, value, challenges and benefits of considering if accreditation to the PS-Prep and approved standards is a path for your organization.
The panel will include representatives from organizations that have been through the process successfully. They will share their perspectives and lessons learned from the process. They will also answer questions posed prior to and during the session.
The panel will also include lead BCMS auditors that conducted the review and accreditation process for multiple standards. The attendees will be able to understand what the requirements and specific issues that the lead auditor is seeking from the candidate organization. This will provide a perspective of the time and resources involved in the process.
The panel will also include the Registrar organizations that are approved to conduct these types of audits. Industries represented could include telecommunications, energy (gas and oil), associations, legal, testing and certification.
This is a one stop opportunity to speak with a diverse industry group of experienced professionals. The intention is to address scope, requirements, benefits and the lessons learned from a comprehensive panel of seasoned professionals that have successfully completed the road to accreditation. The session should allow attendees to address any misconceptions, rumors and get the facts from the source to make decision on the benefits of this program and how they apply to your organization.
Jim Nelson is a frequent speaker and trainer in and around organizational resilience. This session will address common problems encountered in many companies around the world.
Sunday Workshop Session 6
The Disaster Experience
Bob Mellinger, Attanium
Session Limited to 200 Participants.
Join Attainium for our latest disaster scenario. This disaster experience has been designed to put you in the throes of a real-life disaster situation, as it unfolds. Make the critical decisions that any company will have to make - and deal with the consequences of those decisions! Improve your skills at communicating and making decisions during a crisis and learn from the experiences of the other participants. Somewhere in the world, an unexpected disruption is causing a company stress and confusion and is affecting its ability to provide products and services to its customers. Are the company’s leaders prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover? Disasters of every shape, size, look and feel happen all the time, affecting businesses, jobs, lives and families. How will you perform/respond to an unknown disruption? Do you have the skills to make the best decisions under duress? Are you ready to be put to the test? Participate in this Mock Disaster Exercise and find out just how ready you are for unexpected chaos and mayhem.
Bob Mellinger, CBCV, is the founder and president of Attainium Corp, which he launched to deliver business continuity, emergency preparedness and crisis management services.
For more than 30 years, Mellinger has provided business solutions and strategic guidance to associations and commercial enterprises.
He is a frequent speaker on the topics of business continuity, contingency planning, emergency preparedness and crisis management, delivering sessions ranging from The Basics of Continuity Planning to the Impact of Today’s Threats and Hazards, as well as customized, interactive mock-disaster tabletop exercises known as the Disaster Experience
He has been a guest lecturer at the graduate level on business continuity and emergency preparedness at George Washington University, Florida Atlantic University, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Delaware.
These interactive sessions allow attendees to explore topics in-depth . Choose one session and mark your preference on page 17. Sessions are rated according to experience levels.