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Volume 31, Issue 2

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BCI Fall World Class Schedule

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1. The Business Continuity Institute Good Practice Guidelines


The Official Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) course is the most comprehensive, complete review of business continuity concepts and industry best practices in the world and serves as the foundation for the CBCI certification. The Good Practice Guidelines Course covers the six phases of the BCM Lifecycle and links them more directly to what is now defined as Professional Practices (PP). The 6 PPs are sub-divided into 2 Management Practices and 4 Technical Practices.

Cost: $2,156 (for all DRJ Attendees- Fee does not include exam)

Course with Exam = $2656 (for all DRJ Attendees)

Course Length: 3 ½ days (including exam)

- Wednesday 9/12, 1:30 – 5:00PM
- Thursday 9/13, 8:30 – 5:00PM
- Friday 9/14, 8:30- 5:00PM
- Saturday 9/15, 8:30 – 12:30PM

Exam (open to anyone)
- Saturday 9/15, 2:00 – 5:00PM

Exam Only - $500.00
- Saturday 9/15, 2:00 – 5:00PM

2. Crisis and Incident Management


This two-day course (run over three days as two half days and one full day) is aimed primarily at those who are tasked with managing an incident, whether at a Strategic or Tactical level, or those who have to train or exercise others in these roles. It gives practical experience and theoretical guidance for dealing with the variety of incidents that may be faced by an organization.

This course is not an individual leadership development course, instead we shall be looking at how the top management should take the lead, how they fit into an organization’s response structure and what tools they require. We will look at how exercising and coaching can improve their response by, on this course, putting yourselves in their shoes and analyzing your own reactions.

The course covers the following topics:

  • What is an incident - how does it affect an organization? What are its characteristics and how do they develop?
  • What distinguishes an effective from an ineffective response? How can we develop a structure that gives us the best chance of success?
  • How do individuals react to incidents and how can we prepare them to react better?
  • What are the responsibilities of the top team? How should the media be handled?
  • What resources and facilities do the team require? What does an incident management plan contain?
  • How do you train and exercise the team? How do you make IM exercises effective and involving?
  • What are the quick wins? How are you going to implement what you have learned?

Cost: $1200

Course Length: 2-Days

- Wednesday 9/12, 1:30 – 5:00PM
- Thursday 9/13, 8:30 – 5:00PM
- Friday 9/14, 8:30 – 12:30PM

5. BCM Audit Course


Drawing from the Audit Methodology advocated by the ISO 19011:2002(E), this workshop helps address all three phases of a BCM Audit – Pre-Audit, Onsite conduct of the Audit and Post Audit activities. More than 50% of the course duration is spent using hands-on audit activities designed to ensure that by the end ofthis workshop, participants would have effectively conducted their first real hands-on BCM Audit. Like the BCI Good Practice Guidelines,principles taught in this workshopcan be used to audit against any BCM Standard or Framework, including the BS25999, NFPA, ASIS-BCM, SS540, ISO22301 etc.

Topics covered include:

  • Purpose and Objective of Auditing
  • Auditing Principles and Techniques
  • Auditing Terms and Definitions
  • Key BCM elements to be Audited
  • Audit Scope and Coverage
  • Audit Logistics, Preparation and Planning
  • Performing the BCMS Audit, including Document Review
  • Audit Evidence, Findings and Non-Compliances
  • Report Preparation, Approval and Distribution
  • Audit Completion and Follow-up

Cost: $1200

Course Length: 2-Days

- Wednesday 9/12, 1:30 – 5:00PM
- Thursday 9/13, 8:30 – 5:00PM
- Friday 9/14, 8:30 – 12:30PM

6. Supply Chain


Through the implementation of hands on exercises/labs and probing discussions, this highly dynamic learning environment will offer each professional a strong working knowledge of the critical nature of the organizational supply chain and the inherent risks that could impact its overall resiliency.

Course Length: 1-Day

Cost: $530

- Wednesday 9/12, 1:30PM – 5:00PM
- Thursday 9/13, 8:30 – 12:30PM