Spring World 2018

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Fall Journal

Volume 30, Issue 3

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Pre Conference Courses


Essentials Of DR/BC Planning Made Simple

Sat., Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$1095 per person

Presenter: Norm Harris

speakers-092For 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.


Learning Tree: Recovery Planning for SMB to Global Giant

Sat., Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$995 per person

Presenter: Arnold Villeneuve

NOTICE: Registration Closed

In this course, you learn to identify vulnerabilities and implement countermeasures to prevent and mitigate threats to your mission-critical processes. You learn techniques for creating a business continuity plan and the methodology for building an infrastructure that supports effective implementation.

During this workshop course, you will learn how to:

  • Create, document and test continuity arrangements for your organization
  • Perform a risk assessment and Business Impact Assessment (BIA) to identify vulnerabilities
  • Select and deploy an alternate site for continuity of mission-critical activities
  • Identify appropriate strategies to recover the infrastructure and processes
  • Test and maintain an effective recovery plan in a rapidly changing technology environment

You will also receive three months of free, unrestricted access to Phoenix for SharePointTM SaaS online services—an incredible value!

This course is a compressed version of the popular 4-day course offered by Learning Tree International, the leading provider of IT classroom training. Since 1974, over 2 million course participants from over 65,000 organizations have enhanced their skills in Learning Tree classes. Now, the class comes to you!

Arnold Villeneuve, ECNE, MCSE, CNP, is a Learning Tree International author and instructor.


Level 1 PWICertified Facilitator (PCF): Become a PWICertified Workplace Violence Facilitator

Sat., Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$1295 per person

Presenter: David A Smith

NOTICE: Registration Closed

speakers-093The PWICertified WPV Partner Program professionally prepares, certifies and licenses participants to conduct effective market accepted violence risk reduction training and use PWI intellectual properties and methodology with annual PWI expert support.

Participants receive the knowledge to effectively train and communicate proven market accepted methods designed to reduce the risk of violence in our workplace and schools. PWI methods are currently being used by Fortune 500 companies, large U. S. insurance carriers and major universities.

Over 15 years ago, a team of professionals, with multidisciplinary backgrounds, developed the PWICertified WPV Partner Program. Their backgrounds include business administration, clinical, social and forensic psychology, communications, crime prevention specialists, law enforcement officers, lawyers and research method specialists. Our trainings and products are continually updated.

Level 1: PWICertified Facilitators (PCF) receive up to date market accepted Pre-Certification training, techniques for practicing effective group WPV training and coaching. PWICertified facilitators are provided with PowerPoint presentations, support materials and training tools to effectively train employees, managers, supervisors, students, staff and faculty. PWICertified WPV Partners receive annual ongoing support, discounts on materials, PWI Collaboration software and access to PWI threat assessment professionals.

Certification Levels:

Level 1: PWICertified Facilitator (PCF)

Level 2: PWICertified Master Facilitator (PCMF)

Level 3: PWICertified Violence Vulnerability Auditor (PCVVA)

Level 4: PWICertified Terrorism Vulnerability Auditor (PCTVA)

Level 5: PWICertified Threat Assessment Professional (PCTAP) - (Tailored for licensed psychologists and psychiatrists)

Note: PWICertified trainers and consultants must successfully complete the preceding level of competencies and sub-competencies that are recognized by the higher level of certification before they begin the next level of certification training.

David A. Smith, founder of Professional Workplace Interaction, Inc., (PWI) is an author and highly experienced dynamic speaker. PWI was established in 1997 for the purpose of research and evidence-based process development, designed to address many of the difficult behavioral risk reduction and employment related issues facing corporations, schools, private businesses, and government agencies.


What Everyone Should Know about Building a Mature Business Continuity Management Program: Learn Top Strategies, Get Answers, and Anticipate Roadblocks

Sat., Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$1195 per person

Presenter: Randall Till

NOTICE: Registration Closed

speakers-095How do you build a mature business continuity management (BCM) program that will help make your organization truly ready? This session covers all of the critical components, introduces leading strategies, helps you be ready for and navigate roadblocks — addresses your burning questions — and more:

  • Actively explore key concepts and proven planning techniques and tools.
  • Gain the advantage of understanding the most common BC roadblocks.
  • Have the opportunity to discuss your specific concerns and challenges.
  • Learn the leading methods used for testing and validating plan readiness
  • Take away sample BC planning strategies and leading concepts

Experienced planners and newcomers alike will benefit from this session. Share your experiences while you gain valuable insights during this session.

Randall Till, MBCP, is founder of Till Continuity Group, a BCM company and has 15 years experience teaching classes that focus on the most effective BC planning tools and strategies.


From Response to Recovery:
Everything You Need to Know to Design a Successful Exercise

Sat., Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$1295 per person

Presenter: Regina Phelps

speakers-016Learn from an exercise master who conducts more than 100 exercises a year. If you have a documented emergency plan but have not tested it, you might discover your document is less than sufficient. There are really only two ways to find 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 Phelp’s new book.

The workshop will cover:

  • Six types of exercises.
  • Exercise design team.
  • The exercise plan.
  • Creating exercise injects.
  • Developing A-V 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 Phelp’s new book, From Response to Recovery – Everything You Need to Know to Create A Great Exercise.

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