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Post Conference Courses

Note: Registration for All Pre/Post Classes are available through our Main Registration.

Post Conference Course 1

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

Wed., Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$1295 per person

Presenter: Regina Phelps

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Regina-17RT1If you have a documented emergency plan but have not tested it, you might discover that your document is less than sufficient. There are really only two ways to find that 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 Regina’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 Regina’s new book, From Response to Recovery – Everything You Need to Know to Create A Great Exercise.

Regina Phelps is founder of EMSS. She has provided consultation, training, and speaking services to clients in four continents.

Post Conference Course 2

Business Continuity From Start to Finish: Everything You Need to Know for Your Continuity Program

Wed., Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$1,695 per person

Presenters: Glen Curole and Martin Myers

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Curole-Glen-IPAPER-casual-1Myers-MartinJump start your program. This course is for any person new to, or a novice in, the BC field and responsible for managing or executing a BC program. In only two days you’ll get everything you need to start, grow or improve your program. You will receive a CD with all materials.

The course will cover:

  • Getting Started
  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Program Roll Out
  • Exercise and Validation Program
  • Program Governance.
  • Incident Response and Communications

For more information contact Glen Curole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Glen Curole, CBCP, is president of Category 5 Services with more than 25 years experience in the business continuity/disaster recovery field.

Martin Myers, MBCP, is currently a senior business continuity manager with Bank America with more than 24 years experience in the business continuity/disaster recovery field.

Post Conference Course 3

CBRA Seminar: Certified Business Resilience Auditor

Wed., Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$1695 per person

Presenter: Rick Wellman

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Richard-Wellman-PictureThe CBRA 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 and is designed for anyone who wants to:

  • Learn audit concepts, principles, and a step-by-step methodology
  • Conduct a BC program assessment within their own organization
  • Provide BC program audit consulting services

CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) is BRCCI’s business resilience auditor designation. A CBRA provides independent and objective assurance and consulting expertise to organizations throughout the initiation, analysis, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance process of the business continuity and resilience program.

Take the optional CBRA certification exam and become a CBRA. Learn more about becoming a CBRA at BRCCI website, www.sentryx.com or call 1-800-869-8460.

Rick Wellman, a senior business continuity and resilience trainer and consultant for Sentryx, is a highly skilled subject matter expert.

Post Conference Course 4

Fast Track to Develop and Improve Business and Government Continuity Plans

Wed. Sep 12, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs. Sep 13 , 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

$1195 per person

Presenter: Lloyd Smith

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Smith-LloydTie together what you learned at DRJ, reap the benefits and improve your continuity capabilities. Learn best practice business, government and community continuity “how to” principles and applications from an expert and certified instructor with real world experience in recovering from major disasters and terrorist attacks. Despite tight budgets, the threats are greater and organizations can’t afford to be without effective continuity plans. This total continuity course is the “silver bullet” solution designed to help develop/improve plans in less time at minimum cost.

Subjects include:

  • Continuity Plan Considerations and Project Management
  • Progressing From IT DR Plans to Business Continuity
  • Emergency Response to Protect Personnel & Assets
  • Fast Track With Condensed Risk and Business Impact Analyses
  • Developing Recovery Strategies and Procedures
  • Exercising/Testing and Auditing Plans
  • Facility Recovery and Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Employee Personal, Home and Community Preparedness Plans

Colonel Lloyd Smith, MBCP, with 22 years disaster recovery experience, an international leader in developing, teaching and applying business continuity policies and standards, founded Business & Government Continuity Services.

Post Conference Course 5

PS-PREP: Everything You Need to Know

Wed. Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

$495 per person

Presenters: Lynnda Nelson, Ken Scroeder

Registration For This Course Is Closed

lynnda_nelsonKenThis course will cover the history of the program leading up to today; how your company or organization is likely to be impacted; how to go about getting your organization certified; understanding the PS-PREP standards (ASIS SPC.1-2009, BS 25999-2:2007, NFPA 1600) and the interrelationships with other controlled examinations such as SAS70, FFIEC and other examination standards; and how a small business becomes certified.

Attendees at this course will take away with them:

  • Understand the basics of the three new standards that measure business continuity program effectiveness; and copies of each for your use
  • How to prepare your organization for the audit process for PS-Prep certification
  • A customizable PS-Prep presentation to share this information with your senior management team.

This subject is changing daily, and keeping up with the changes can be a daunting task. PPBI is doing the homework, and will present you with a simple path toward arranging your own certification.

Lynnda Nelson is president of The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience.

Kenneth Schroeder, MBCP, VP for business continuity, Southeast Corporate FCU.

Post Conference Course 6

ICOR: BCM 4050 Business Continuity Maturity Model Assessor’s Training

Wed. Sep 12, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs. Sep 13 , 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

$1346 per person (includes 10% discount for DRJ attendees)

Presenter: Jim Nelson

Nelson-JimICORBecome a BCMM Assessor and add the ability to review and audit business continuity programs to your consulting practice or increase your intrinsic value as an internal business continuity professional.

Participants who have successfully completed the two-day training class are trained in the methodology of performing both review and audit level assessments aligned to the three PS-Prep standards using the Business Continuity Maturity Model  The BCMM is an assessment tool which provides a standard approach to measure an organization’s business continuity program maturity and to provide direction for creating and maintaining a BC program as a sustainable process.

The BCMM also collects meaningful benchmark data that can be used to compare how your organization matches up with similar organizations. The BCMM has been updated to align to the three PS Prep Standards: BS 25999, ASIS SPC.1, and NFPA 1600:2010 and can be used to self-assess your program’s readiness for a PS-Prep third party audit.  Attendees earn an ANSI accredited certificate as a BCMM Assessor upon successful completion of the course.

Upon registering for the course, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The course books will be shipped to you via FedEx. For more information on ICOR courses visit theicor.org

James Nelson, M.S., MBCP, CDCS, and CORP is the president of Business Continuity Services, Inc. He is the founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience.