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DRJ Spring World Pre-/Post-Conference Courses

Posted by: Vicki Thomas in DRJ Blogs

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Are you looking to maximize your travel and learning budget? Are you trying to find extra ways to get some extra knowledge and advice from industry experts? Then look no further than the pre- and post-conference courses offered at DRJ Spring World 2014.

A couple of weeks ago we highlighted the BCI post-conference courses and in this post we'll take a closer look at our other additional learning opportunities. (Hint: you may want to send your colleagues and boss the link to this blog post so they can read about the great learning opportunities available...)

Pre-Conference Courses

Here is a look at our pre-conference courses and workshops:

  • Everything You Need To Know To Design A Successful Exercise: learn from the exercise master, Regina Phelps, who conducts more than 100 exercises a year. Learn how to plan and design a successful exercise that really will put your plan to the test. At the end of this workshop you'll have a draft of your next exercise written and a copy of Phelps' new book. (Cost $1495, Sat. March 29 9:00 - 5:00, Sun. March 30 8:30 - 11:30, Regina Phelps is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions)
  • Introduction To Enterprise Resiliency Planning: gain practical and tactical implementation strategies, proven techniques, and supporting templates to build a comprehensive and sustainable resiliency program that is fully aligned with the continuity and recovery goals of your organization. You will use proven, field tested reference frameworks and templates to create deployment plans that address resiliency requirements across the technology, people and business process of your organization. (Cost $995, Sat. March 29 9:00 - 5:00, Sun. March 30 8:30 - 11-30, Sudhir Gadepalli, chief mentor and strategy officer of Enterprise Resiliency Services) 
  • Crisis Communication Planner: the most serious threat to an organization is that of its reputation. An organization's reputation is its most important asset. Learn how to prepare your organization for inevitable threats to reputation, execute the crisis communications plan, then, when the crisis has passed, assess and do what must be done before the next threats occur. (Cost $1495, Sat. March 29 9:00 - 5:00, Sun. March 30 8:30 - 11:30, John Cullen is an ICOR faculty member and partner with Foresight PR) 
  • IT/DRP/Certified Business Resilience IT Professional: 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 the key IT availability planning concepts and principles including continuous and high availability. (Cost $1695 Sat. March 29 9:00 - 5:00, Sun. March 30 8:30 - 11:30, Rick Wellman, senior business continuity and resiliency trainer and consultant for Sentryx) 
  • Practical Tools And Techniques For Launching Your Continuity Plan: this hands-on workshop will give you knowledge and guidance as you build a comprehensive business recovery plan using a proven Word template and learn seven simple steps to keep business recovery plans current and relevant. Contact Virtual Corp at sream@virtual-corp.net to attend this course. (Cost $1995, Sat. March 29 9:00 - 5:00, Sun. March 30 8:30 - 11:30, Scott Ream founder of Virtual Corporation) 

Post-Conference Courses 

Here is a closer look at the post-conference courses and workshops available to you:

  • Certified Business Resilience Auditor: this 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. CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) is BRCCI's business resilience auditor designation. (Cost $1695, Wed. April 2 1:30 - 5:00, Thurs. April 3 8:30 - 5:00, Rick Wellman, senior business continuity and resiliency trainer and consultant for Sentryx) 
  • ICOR's TIFM 1000: Essential Knowledge For Critical Environments: during this two-day course you'll learn the skills needed to manage and operate a critical environment to avoid unplanned outages caused by equipment failure and human error. This course is ideal for those new to business continuity or those who currently work in critical environments. Participants who successfully complete the practical exam are awarded the Critical Environments Technician Associate (CETA) Certification. (Cost $1495, Wed. April 2 1:30 - 5:00, Thurs. April 3 8:30 - 5:00, Jim Nelson, president of Business Continuity Services Inc.) 
  • Successfully Conduct Your First BCP/DRP Drill: 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. You will realistically practice what you learned as you participate in an in-class tabletop drill. (Cost $1495, Wed. April 2 1:30 - 5:00, Thurs. April 3 8:30 - 5:00, Dr. Steve Goldman is an internationally recognized expert and leading consultant in BCP/DRP exercises) 
  • Contingency Planning 101: A Course For New Planner: if you have recently been assigned  the responsibility for building a business continuity program for your organization and have no idea where to start, this course is for you. This is a practical course on how to build a program. You will receive guidance on each step of the process and learn how to validate the plan and supplies time-tested tips for keeping the plan action-ready over the course of time. (Cost $1495, Wed. April 2 1:30 - 5:00, Thurs. April 3 8:30 - 5:00, Kelley Okolita, director of disaster management services for Cambia Health Solutions) 

As you can see there are lots of great learning and networking opportunities for you in our pre- and post-conference courses. To register for one or more of these courses, download our agenda and fill out the forms in the agenda. 

We look forward to seeing you for a few extra hours during Spring World 2014.