Pre-Conference Course 1

Everything You Need to Know to Design a Successful Exercise

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When:
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:
$1,650 per person

Presenter:
Regina Phelps

Regina Phelps

Learn from the exercise master, Regina Phelps, who conducts over one hundred exercises a year. If you have a documented emergency plan but have not 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 is certainly a lot less stressful. This workshop details everything you need to do to design a successful exercise from the ground up. You will walk out of this workshop with a draft of your next exercise planned and a copy of Regina’s new book.

The workshop will cover:

  • Six types of exercises.
  • The exercise design team.
  • The exercise plan.
  • Creating exercise injects.
  • Developing AV tools.
  • Selecting and training a simulation team.
  • Rules of exercise facilitation.
  • Writing the after-action report.

You will:

  • Participate in an advanced tabletop exercise.
  • Develop the outline for your own tabletop exercise.
  • Receive feedback on your exercise design.
  • Receive a copy of Regina’s new book, “From Response
  • to Recovery – Everything You Need to Know to Create a Great Exercise.”

For more information on this course and outline, please visit www.sentryx.com or call 1-800-869-8460.

 

About Regina Phelps
Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA, president, Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of emergency management, pandemic, and contingency planning. Since 1982, she has provided consultation, training, and speaking services to clients on four continents.

 

Pre-Conference Course 2

Business Impact Assessment: The Foundation of a Highly Effective BC/DR Program

When:
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:
$1,195 per person

Presenter:
Doug Cassell

Doug Cassell BCI Certified Speaker

The business impact assessment (BIA) is an essential component of any solid business continuity or disaster recovery program. It lays the foundation for all of the components that follow in the creation or update of a comprehensive program, and there is no tool that provides a better view of what needs to be included in your strategies and plans, as well as what does not need to be included.

This course will take you through the fundamentals of a solid BIA. It includes “What are the MUST have components,” “The Art of getting accurate, useful information,” and “How to interpret the information you get,” and much more. We will finish with a review of a BIA Report and its key components.

Participants will leave with an understanding of how the BIA is used, essential components, potential traps and how to avoid them, and what to do next to get your BIA, and your BC/DR program up and running fast.

This session is intended for beginners getting ready to create a new program, as well as professionals that are looking to improve their skills and understanding of the BIA and related processes. For more information on this course please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Doug Cassell:
Doug Cassell, MBCI, ITIL is a certified BC/DR professional with more than 20 years of experience in the field. He has worked in both consulting and program management roles in multiple industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, banking/finance and telecommunications among others.

 

Pre-Conference Course 3

ICOR’S BCM 1000 – ISO 22301 Assessor Workshop

When:
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:
$995 per person

Presenter:
Lynnda Nelson

Lynnda Nelson

Attend this one and a half day workshop and learn how to align your BCM program to the requirements of ISO 22301. Gain an understanding of the key practices of a business continuity management system for organizations of all sizes and the essential elements of the following standards: ISO 22301, ISO 22313, ISO 19011, ISO 17022.

Using the ISO 22301 Maturity Model as a tool for measuring alignment to ISO 22301, attendees receive an electronic copy of the self-assessment tool as part of the workshop fee (a $995.00 value) and will use the tool during the case study activities. The workshop also includes a review of the ISO 22301 self-declaration of conformity process.

The workshop reviews the following topics:

  • Part 1: Requirements for a business continuity management system, the role of the auditor and the audit process
  • Part 2: Developing strategies to mitigate risk and continue operations
  • Part 3: BCM program implementation
  • Part 4: Developing a BCM culture
  • Part 5: Program maintenance and improvement

For more information regarding this class contact ICOR at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 1-866-765-8321 or +1630-705-0910

About Lynnda Nelson
Lynnda Nelson is the president of the board of directors of The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience, a non-profit 501c3 education and credentialing organization in the disciplines that support resilience.

 

Pre-Conference Course 4

IT/DRP/Certified Business Resilience IT Professional

When:
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:
$1,695 per person

Presenter:
Rick Wellman

Rick Wellman

Today’s businesses rely heavily on a robust and resilient information technology (IT) and telecommunication infrastructure to deliver essential business services in order to meet company mission, objectives, and key targets. This dependence on information technology stems from several requirements and demands.

This CBRITP course teaches students how to develop, test, and maintain an IT disaster recovery plan for recovering IT and telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the event of a disaster or business disruption.

The workshop provides a comprehensive step-by-step IT disaster recovery plan development methodology, and presents key IT availability planning concepts and principles including continuous and high availability.

Students will learn various recovery techniques, strategies, and practical methods that will help them build a robust and resilient technology support infrastructure and critical process recovery capability to ensure a fast and efficient recovery of business operations and mission-critical IT systems, applications, and data. Students will receive a workbook and take-home disaster recovery plan templates. Students may also take the optional multiple–choice CBRITP (Certified Business Resilience IT Professional) certification exam.

Learn more about this course and certification at www.brcci.org or call 1-800-869-8460.

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

 

Pre-Conference Course 5

Crisis Communications Training and Plan Development – What do you say?

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When:
Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:
$995 per person

Presenter:
Jim Satterfield

Jim Satterfield

Firestorm® is America’s Crisis Coach®. Attendees will develop a custom Crisis Communications Response Guide with home bases and message maps in this session. Effective crisis communications is a crucial element in effective emergency/crisis management and should assume a central role in disaster/crisis preparedness. Proper communications establishes public confidence in the ability of the company to deal with a crisis and to bring about a satisfactory conclusion. Effective crisis communication is also integral to the larger process of information exchange aimed at eliciting trust and promoting understanding of the relevant issues or actions.

The Firestorm Predict. Plan. Perform.® methodology provides structure in dealing with emergency and crisis communications:

  • Predict – Who is the audience and what are their concerns?
  • Plan – Tailor message, messenger, and media format to the stakeholder
  • Perform – Focus on the three key messages

Attendees will:

  • Receive a crisis communications response guide
  • Customize the guide for their company
  • Develop home bases
  • Develop message maps
  • Participate in a crisis communications exercise with role play

Learn more about this course by calling 678-892-4100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Jim Satterfield
Jim Satterfield is the president/COO of Firestorm. Satterfield has experience as president, CEO, and COO of various public and private companies.

 

The following is a Pre-Conference Class offered by BCI.

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BCI Pre-Conference Course

Introduction to Organizational Resilience

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When:
Saturday, September 17, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$695 per person

Presenter:
Malcolm B. Reid

Malcolm B. ReidTed Brown

Business continuity principles and practices are essential to build resilience in organizations. Developing effective resilience capabilities requires a collaborative approach between established management disciplines. Click here for more information.

About Malcolm B. Reid
Malcolm Reid, MSc., MBA, MBCI, CBCP, CPP, CFE, is the Managing Director for Brison, an independent security, risk, and crisis management advisory firm operating in the Americas. Malcolm has 18 years of corporate management and consulting experience in the fields of business continuity, security management, investigations and risk management with multi-national organizations in North America and the Caribbean. He is currently the lead advisor for the enterprise Business Continuity program of a major Multi-Lateral Development Bank based in Washington D.C.

Note: This class may be cancelled if the minimum number of registrants is not met.

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Earn up to 16 CEAPs by attending a pre- or post-conference course! Many courses offer limited space, so sign up early.

These courses require separate registration and fees.

Note - A class may be cancelled if the minimum number of registrants is not met.