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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.



Post-Conference Course 1

Continuity Awareness & Training: The Right Way

When:
Wed., September 20, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., September 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$1,295 per person

Presenter:
Phil Lambert

Phil Lambert

Having plans on-the-shelf does not save lives or minimize impacts. Successful continuity planning and disaster management boils down to two primary assets: “Simple, Accurate and Viable Plans” and “Knowledgeable, Trained and Ready People.” In this hands-on workshop, we are going to focus on how to engage, equip and empower people to be knowledgeable, trained and ready to change at a moment’s notice. And we will show you how to do this at every level in your organization.

Topics include:

    • Engage, Equip & Empower Strategies

    • How to identify & align with your organization’s culture

    • Strategic & Tactical Awareness & Training

    • How to Develop Great Content

    • Fantastic Facilitation Techniques

    • Exercise Design and Facilitation

    • How to Measure Engagement, Training & Exercises

    • How to achieve buy-in, ownership & participation

Having an effective and powerful awareness and training program will be your key to establishing resiliency in your organization. Engagement is the shoulders that holds an organization up when rapid change is needed.

Workshop participates will receive a three-ring notebook full of usable information, forms, templates, strategies and resources. For more course information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Phil Lambert
Phil Lambert is the chairman and founder of Ripcord Solutions and has more than 22 years of experience with resiliency management positions at two Fortune 500 companies. He is a well-regarded advocate and thought-leader in the BC/DR planning community.

Post-Conference Course 2

Workplace Violence Prevention (WPV) Training and Plan Development – What do you do?

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When:
Wed., September 20, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., September 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$995 per person

Presenter:
Jim Satterfield

Jim Satterfield

Firestorm® is America’s CRISIS COACH®. Learn from the best. Attendees will develop a WPV Behavioral Risk Threat Assessment Program. Every crisis is a human crisis. While Firestorm® uses this phrase to focus the impacts of disasters, crises, and violence on people, it also applies to understanding the likelihood and immediacy of events. Whether violence or cyber-bullying, there are warning signs and indicators. Missing recognition of behaviors of concern or failing to listen to what is being said empowers escalation to violence. Knowing before the gun comes to work is a critical intelligence planning responsibility for every company. The earlier a problem is detected, the less impact it will have.

It should be the aim of every company to create a culture where safety from violence is a common goal of both employees and leadership. To achieve such a culture, warning signs must be recognized and understood; everyone must know how to report behaviors of concern; there must be procedures in place to investigate when there are concerns; and trained school employees must know when to conduct a behavioral risk assessment and have the necessary resources in place to do so.

Attendees of this session will:

    • Receive a one year license for the Firestorm Behavioral Risk and Threat Assessment Program (BERTHA™) at no cost.

    • Learn behavioral risk and threat assessment program components

    • Review case study analysis of violence behaviors

    • Develop a predictive intelligence network

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

Post-Conference Course 3

ICT 2000: Critical Environments Technology Professional (CETP), Offered by ICOR

When:
Wed., September 20, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thurs., September 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri., September 22, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Cost:
$1,495 per person

Presenter:
Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Audience: Technology Recovery Professionals, Technicians, Managers, Business Continuity Professionals, and Technology Support Personnel.

The focus of ICT 2000 is on preserving, protecting, and recovering data, aligning IT resources with business objectives, managing risk, and optimizing efficiency. It provides and in-depth look at IT frameworks, storage management, availability challenges, clustering and machine virtualization, the role of backup components, architecture and media as well as IT risk, ICT continuity, and the more traditional disaster recovery.
The course includes practical activities that focus on problem solving to bridge theory with learning that can be applied immediately on the job.

Certification exam fee included but exam offered online after the course.

For more information regarding this course contact ICOR at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 866-765-8321 or 630-705-0910.

About Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson, president of Business Continuity Services, Inc., and is the founder and currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors for The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR).

Post-Conference Course 4

Developing and Improving Business & Government Continuity Plans (in a condensed time-frame)

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When:
Wed., September 20, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., September 21, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri., September 22, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Cost:
$1295 per person

Presenter:
Lloyd Smith, MBCP

Lloyd Smith

Now that you participated in DRJ, it is time to reap additional benefits and take home, improved capabilities. Learn best practice business, government and community continuity principles and applications from an expert and certified instructor with real world experience in recovering from major disasters. Even when budgets are tough, organizations can’t afford to be without effective continuity plans. This total continuity course is the “silver bullet” designed to help develop better plans quicker and at less cost. Subjects include:

    • Continuity Plan Considerations and Project Management Progressing from Disaster Recovery to Business continuity

    • Emergency Response to Protect Personnel and Assets

    • Quick Risk Assessment and Mitigation

    • Condensed Business/Mission Impact Analyses

    • Determining, Protecting and Recovering Vital Records

    • Developing Recovery Strategies and Procedures

    • Exercising/Testing Plans

    • Keeping Plans Current/Updated

    • Facility Recovery and Critical Infrastructure Protection

    • Enhanced Security for Sabotage/Terrorism Avoidance

    • Personal, Home and Community Recovery Plans

    • Success Factors, Audit Considerations and Future Trends

If you are looking for how to develop a new Business Continuity Plan quickly or improving your existing plan, this is the course for you!

About Lloyd Smith
Lloyd Smith, MBCP, a retired USAF Colonel with 25 years business continuity/disaster recovery experience, has been active in developing, teaching and applying business continuity policies and standards. He is an adjunct professor teaching business and government continuity at the university level.

BCI Post–Conference Course

BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course

When:
Wed., September 20, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., September 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri., September 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat., September 23, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost:
$2,156 per person

Speaker:
Betty A. Kildow

Harvetta Kashka BCI Certified

The Good Practice Guidelines Training Course (Certification) is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG), the independent body of knowledge for good business continuity (BC) practice. The course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by BC professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) program.

This training course is intended to meet the technical and professional needs of BC and resilience professionals working in organizations of any type and size, in any industry or sector worldwide, and is based on the six Professional Practices that make up the BCM Lifecycle.

Benefits of attending:

  • Teaches you not just the ‘what’ to do, but also the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ of good BC practice
  • Equips you with the knowledge and understanding you require to be able to practice BC
  • Written by highly experienced BC professionals
  • Prepares you for the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) Exam
  • Provides practical insights to good BC practice and expertise by learning from some of the best BC professionals in the industry

* CBCI Online Exam to be booked separately via the BCI shop and taken from your home or office at a convenient time to you.

About Betty A. Kildow
Betty Kildow FBCI has been a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute since 2002. Specializing in all aspects of business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, and supply chain risk management for more than twenty years, she brings a wealth of experience to the Academy. A client list that includes organizations in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail luxury goods, high tech, utility, education, and government sectors attests to her extensive experience. She has shared her knowledge and experience in books and articles and as an accomplished continuity management trainer and college instructor.

BCI Post–Conference Course

Learn to Create A Table Top Exercise – An Exercise in
Business Continuity/COOP Preparedness!

When:
Wed., September 20, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$350 per person

Speaker:
Ted Brown

Ted Brown BCI Certified

In this class presented by KETCH-Consulting, you will be given four different table top scenarios, including the injects, and you will learn how to: create a situation, scenario and injects for your audience, your business, your location and your BCP maturity. You’ll identify operations, decisions and policies that impact the ability of a business unit to execute plans. The exercise will end with conclusions and discussions that will change, emphasize, and otherwise affect your business continuity/COOP plan. You will conclude with an “after action” report that will leads to effective modifications and improvements to the plans being exercised.

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV President & CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity industry leader. He is also a member of the Business Continuity Institute USA Board, serving as Education Chair. With 49 years in technology, Brown has contributed 30 years of experience to the business continuity/COOP industry. He has led the development of hundreds of unique BCP/COOP plans and actual recoveries. He also offered a great deal of time and personal assistance during the long effort to reconstruct the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Marilyn. In November of 2007, KETCHConsulting was inducted into the BCP Hall of Fame. In 2002, Ted as an individual was elected to the BCP Hall of Fame along with Rudy Giuliani. The Hall of Fame recognizes leading contributors to Business Continuity.

BCI Post–Conference Course

BCI Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Master Class

When:
Thurs.,September 21, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$695 per person

Speaker:
Ted Brown, MBCI

Ted Brown BCI Certified

This course is designed to provide participants with one day focused entirely on how a BIA is carried out in an organization. It combines a presentation on the theory and current good practice on doing a BIA with a real-life application of this theory. It is delivered by an expert facilitator to share hints, tips and lessons learned on the BIA process. Actual BIA client results will be reviewed. You will have the opportunity to take part in a facilitated practical session to carry out a BIA using a case study with example questionnaires and templates to take away. This course is for those BC professionals who are responsible for carrying out a BIA at a Strategic, Tactical or Operational level within their organizations, and for those who require a better understanding of this essential part of the BCM Lifecycle.

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV President & CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity industry leader. Brown, a graduate of Penn State, was elected to the Penn State Board of Trustees in 2013,  serving on the Outreach and Audit and Risk Committees, and is Founder of the Risk Subcommittee, leading efforts to mitigate risks there. He is also a member of the Business Continuity Institute USA Board, serving as Education Chair. With 49 years in technology, Brown has contributed 30 years of experience to the business continuity/COOP industry.  He has led the development of hundreds of unique BCP/COOP plans and actual recoveries.  He also offered a great deal of time and personal assistance during the long effort to reconstruct the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Marilyn. In November of 2007, KETCHConsulting was inducted into the BCP Hall of Fame. In 2002, Ted as an individual was elected to the BCP Hall of Fame along with Rudy Giuliani.  The Hall of Fame recognizes leading contributors to Business Continuity.

 

BCI Post–Conference Course

Crisis Management w/Penn State Case Study

When:
Fri., September 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$695 per person

Speaker:
Ted Brown, MBCI

Ted Brown BCI Certified

This course is an advanced BCI professional practice course. It provides the continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of an incident response structure and crisis management capability using the Penn State story as a case study. Consequence Management is a critical portion of every crisis event. You see the publicity regarding what went wrong. You rarely get to learn how an organization responded, and the metrics on return on investment for the actions taken. Everyone read about the events as they unfolded at Penn State. This session will take you inside and share what went wrong at Penn State and the positive results of the actions taken.

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV President & CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity industry leader. Brown, a graduate of Penn State, was elected to the Penn State Board of Trustees in 2013,  serving on the Outreach and Audit and Risk Committees, and is Founder of the Risk Subcommittee, leading efforts to mitigate risks there. He is also a member of the Business Continuity Institute USA Board, serving as Education Chair. With 49 years in technology, Brown has contributed 30 years of experience to the business continuity/COOP industry.  He has led the development of hundreds of unique BCP/COOP plans and actual recoveries.  He also offered a great deal of time and personal assistance during the long effort to reconstruct the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Marilyn. In November of 2007, KETCHConsulting was inducted into the BCP Hall of Fame. In 2002, Ted as an individual was elected to the BCP Hall of Fame along with Rudy Giuliani.  The Hall of Fame recognizes leading contributors to Business Continuity.

  

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