Spring World 2018

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Fall Journal

Volume 30, Issue 3

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Pre-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!


Incident Management – The Key to Successful Incident (Crisis) Management

Sat., Sept. 18, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 19, , 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$1295 per person
Presenter: Regina Phelps

new_folder-069.jpgIncident Management (what was often called crisis management) is the missing link for many organizations. This hands-on workshop gives you everything you need in order to develop a incident management team (IMT), develop your emergency operations center (EOC) and create a successful program. A well-designed IMT allows for command, control, and communication, and also helps to prevent the formation of "silos" that commonly develop in an emergency environment. This workshop covers everything you need to know to design the IMT, the EOC and the processes that drive them all. Risk assessment – what should you plan for? Coverage includes: Incident Command System (ICS), Incident Management Teams (IMT), Incident Assessment Team and Process, Incident Action Plans (IAP), Communication concerns and solutions, Role of senior management, Sustained operations, Virtual EOCs and more.

Regina Phelps is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting and training firm.


Seven Steps For A Compehensive Business Continuity Program

Sat., Sept. 18, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 19, , 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$1295 per person
Presenter: Randall Till, MBCP

new_folder-099.jpgIt's one thing to develop and test business continuity plans. It's quite another to implement an effective and comprehensive business continuity program. In this class, you will learn how to identify risks, avoid common pitfalls and develop effective business continuity practices. The Seven Steps will cover:

• Step 1 - Understanding and Defining the BC Program
• Step 2 – Establishing the BC Program with Oversight and Governance
• Step 3 – Establishing Emergency Management Plans
• Step 3a – Pandemic Preparation and Planning (bonus)
• Step 4 – Managing Risks and Identifying Business Impacts
• Step 5 – Defining Business Requirements and Strategies
• Step 6 – Developing Business Continuity Plans
• Step 7 – Managing and Maintaining the BC Program

Randall Till, MBCP, has more that 20 years experience as a BC planner and has learned to navigate the hardships and roadblocks associated with implementing BC strategies and practices within an organization.


Essentials Of DR/BC Planning Made Simple

Sat., Sept. 18, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 19, , 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$995 per person
Presenter: Norm Harris

photos-091.jpg For anyone who is involved with any of the components of a disaster recovery/business continuity program this class is a must. This highly effective class covers all the essential components of a DR/BC program in a concise and understandable way. It includes the seven major questions any DR/BC program must answer, What needs to be done, Why it needs to be done, When it needs to be done, Who is to do it, Where is it to be done, How is it to be done, and the resources needed to do it. You receive all forms, questionnaires, tutorials, samples, Power Point presentations, software and more, all on a USB Flash Drive. Following is a partial list of subjects that will be covered: Making the organization mission statement work for you, How to conduct a factual risk assessment, Step by step development of a BIA, Effective data collection and interviewing techniques , Reports and presentations designed to receive maximum senior management support and budget approval, Selecting recovery and resumption strategies; Designing a backup and recovery plan that meets your organizations requirements; Developing the essential content of a plan (FREE SOFTWARE provided); and Proven plan Testing, maintenance, enhancement and training techniques, (free DR/BC coordinator handbook)

The class is taught by Norm Harris, president, HARRIS Recovery Solutions, Inc. Harris has more than 35 years of experience and has presented over 500 classes on the subject of DR/BCP.


Outrageously Easy Project Management (With a Recovery Slant)

Sat., Sept. 18, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 19, , 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$995 per person
Presenter: Skip Williams

skip-will.jpgKingsBridge is thrilled to bring back the "Outrageously Easy" series of seminars! Started in 1995 by past-president Dr. Jeffrey Williams, this series of classes has initiated people just like you on the basics of recovery planning! Business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR) and continuity of operations (COOP) are all project management assignments. Learn how to build a recovery plan project that is delivered on time, on budget and successful to maintain. Skip Williams has completed every plan in the last decade to the standards of the DRI and BCI within the time frame allowed. Learn the "tricks of the trade" from the most versatile consulting firm in the business.

You will learn: How to build a successful steering committee; How to plan you project for success; How to set expectations from the executive floor to the ground floor; How to leverage your resources for success and How to manage the project once it has launched.

Skip Williams is the president of KingsBridge Disaster Recovery.


The Complete Professional

Sat., Sept. 18, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$1095 per person
Presenters: Barry Pruitt, Michael Herrera, CBCP

new_folder-102.jpg new_folder-061.jpgImprove key skills needed for professional planners – presentation, negotiation, facilitation, and interview skills. See yourself on camera and gain instructor tips/feedback for improvement as a complete professional! Be prepared to organize your ideas, make the presentation, and handle negotiations with a tough audience. Learn professional techniques for managing and keeping interviews on track.

Gain the ability through practice to motivate, persuade, negotiate, and hold the attention of senior management. Find yourself off the sidelines and speaking up with confidence and power, even during a crisis, by utilizing specific tips for managing the media – while avoiding the number one mistake of crisis communication! Leave with personal DVD recording, and the essential steps for negotiating agreement to improve results, gain support, resources, and the cooperation you need. Bring any of your BC/ DR docs to utilize for practice.

Bonus: All participants receive a free six-month membership in CPU: our teleseminar/webinar based Complete Professional University a $690 value!

Barry Pruitt is president of J&B Pinnacle Business Concepts Inc. Michael Herrera, CBCP, is president/CEO of MHA Consulting Inc.


Developing and Improving Business and Government Continuity Plans

Sat., Sept. 18, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$995 per person
Presenter: Lloyd R. Smith, Jr., MBCP

ll-smith.jpgWhether a first time attendee or an experienced planner, this seminar is for executive management and staff who want to improve their recovery and continuity capabilities quickly and effectively. Learn best practice principles with examples to improve emergency response, IT disaster recovery and business and government continuity capabilities. Even when budgets are tough, organizations can't afford to be without effective recovery plans. New trends to recover from serious natural disasters, terrorist attacks and pandemics require total continuity. Subjects include executive commitment; project management; selecting planning, response and recovery teams; condensed risk assessments and BIAs to save time and funds; exercises and making business continuity a major part of your corporate culture. Some threats may require recovery on a local basis with minimum dependency on outside services, vendors and other locations. Discover how to develop or improve continuity plans either with assistance or using internal resources. Get the big picture with details on how to develop total continuity plans as well as excellent preparation to get more from the DRJ conference.

Lloyd Smith serves as president of Business & Government Continuity Services which provides business continuity training and awareness, consulting and mentoring services.