Spring World 2018

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Volume 30, Issue 3

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Post-Conference Course 1 (POC-1)

EOC: The Critical Tool for Event Management

Wed., April 1, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.
$995 per person
Presenter: Regina Phelps

regina-17rt.jpgAn Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is critical for effective management of an event. It 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 both the center and the management concept. Topics covered include: Physical design factors; Incident Command System; Equipment and tools; Sustained operations; Forms and processes; Virtual EOCs and more.

Regina Phelps is an internationally recognized expert in the field of emergency management and contingency planning. She is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions, a consulting and training firm.


Post-Conference Course 2 (POC-2)

The Comprehensive BIA: How to Sell, Build and Implement

Wed., April 1, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri., April 3, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (consultations)
$995 per person
Presenters: Barry Pruitt, Michael Herrera, CBCP, Lehr McKenzie

pruitt-herrera-kenzie.jpgCompletely revised for 2009 - This technical workshop is a hands-on consultative approach of leading you through the BIA process using “Best Practices” methodologies and tools; process flowcharts, fault tree analysis, probability & exposure calculations, and the inclusion of risk assessment.

Highly interactive session also includes BIA interview protocols, data collection & executive summary practice; how to complete a BIA from sell to implement; tips, traps, and pitfalls; where the BIA “fits” in the BCP process.

You’ll take home a workbook, sample questionnaire, sample executive summary, and all presentation materials on disk, and a personal DVD of BIA Interview Samples. Bring any current work and gain personalized feedback to get you on track for a complete BIA.

NOTE: The workshop concludes Thursday at 5:00 PM and private BIA consultations are on Friday morning.

Barry Pruitt and Lehr McKenzie, Ph.D., are co-owners of J&B Pinnacle Business Concepts Inc., an organization specializing in comprehensive business continuity planning. Pruitt has more than 22 years experience managing major projects, teaches at USC School of Business, and has experienced a major business interruption. Lehr has over 20 years of consulting experience with mid-size to fortune 100 companies.

Michael Herrera, CBCP, president/CEO of MHA Consulting Inc., has more than 16 years BCP consulting and training experience.


Post-Conference Course 3 (POC-3)

Certificate Program In Disaster Preparedness for Special Needs Populations

Wed., April 1, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$895 per person
Presenters: Human Resiliency Training Institute (HRTI) Gerald Lewis, Ph.D, Barbara Citarella


Note: This Class is no longer available.

gerry-barb.jpgThis is the only certificate program in disaster planning for special needs populations! Healthcare facilities, public safety and emergency services are charged with the often daunting task of managing the needs of a wide range of special needs populations. We have learned that this may result in a wide range of personnel (as well as Personal) issues for a work organization.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has redefined special needs population in relationship to disaster preparedness, and has released an interim document on disaster preparedness for special needs. Now that the definition has been expanded it is even more crucial for business continuity planners to have a clear understanding of how best to serve those special needs employees and to develop appropriate policies and processes.

This Certificate Program will focus on specific strategic functional planning activities for special needs population. Participate in an interactive tabletop exercise culminating with a Certificate of Successful Completion from HRTI.

Issues such as the new functional definition, HIPAA, & Americans with Disabilities (ADA), will be covered. Attendees will learn about their responsibilities for addressing the needs of their employees. We will address the specific services and strategies that enable your employees to be personally and professionally prepared.

Barbara B. Citarella RN, MS, CHCE, Human Resiliency Training Institute (HRTI) is certified in Homeland Security CHS-V. She is founder of RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants. Dr. Gerald Lewis, is president of Gerald Lewis & Assc. He is a partner with Human Resiliency Training Institute (HRTI).


Post-Conference Course 4 (POC-4)

Seven Steps Required to Implement a Comprehensive BC Program

Wed., April 1, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 2, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$795 per person
Presenter: Randall Till, CBCP

till1.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’ll 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 BCP, Providing Oversight and Governance
  • Step 3 – Establishing Emergency Management Plans
  • Step 4 – Identifying Bus. Requirements and Driving Rec. Strategies
  • Step 5 – Developing Business Continuity Plans
  • Step 6 – Developing Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Step 7 – Managing and Maintaining the BC Program

In this class, you’ll learn from the real-life experiences of an industry veteran with 20+ years spent developing and building programs in large organizations with global operations. Get practical, proven solutions and learn how to identify risks, avoid roadblocks and implement your business continuity program so that emergency response and recovery can go according to plan. To help ensure the success of your company’s program, you’ll leave this class with a firm foundation in the seven critical steps necessary for comprehensive BC Program implementation. Both experienced planners and newcomers to the field will benefit from this workshop.

Randall Till, CBCP, has 20+ years implementing business continuity plans and practices within large organizations and has worked to develop a “Best in Class” approach for developing a comprehensive business continuity program.


Post-Conference Course 5 (POC-5)

Certified Crisis Communications Planner - CMC 2050

Wed., April 1, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri., April 3, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$1495 per person
Presenter: John Cullen

Note: This Class is no longer available.

john-cullen.jpgThe most serious threat facing an organization is the threat to the organization’s most important asset – its reputation. To protect the organization from reputational threats requires careful, thoughtful, detailed planning and a methodology for inculcating a culture of organizational crisis preparedness.

In this two-day course, you will learn how to prepare the organization for inevitable threats to reputation, execute the crisis communications plan, and after a crisis assess and do what must be done before the next threats occur.  Attendees will be certified as Crisis Communications Planners.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to download a brochure visit http://www.theicor.org/pages/courselisting.html.

John Cullen is a partner with Foresight PR, a full-service public relations firm. Foresight PR’s specialty is the prevention of communications crises, or, if called in the midst of a crisis, a minimization of reputational harm.


Post-Conference Course 6 (POC-6)

Ready, Set, Exercise: The Full Monty!

Wed., April 1, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$795 per person
Presenter: Steven B. Goldman


Note: This Class is no longer available.

goldman-steve-2007.jpgThis course is the comprehensive version of Steve Goldman’s “Ready, Set, Exercise!” workshop. During this hands-on class, you will learn the details of how to set up and conduct a successful crisis plan exercise.

Discussion includes: Where to begin;Types of Exercises; Getting Management Support; Steve’s Exercise Planning Checklist; The Exercise Design Team; 100+ ideas for scenarios; Developing your Exercise Manual; and How to conduct and critique the Exercise.

Attendees will receive a CD of all forms and templates presented in class.

Attendees will become skilled at the exercise development process. We will also develop a custom exercise timeline. Then we will practice what you learned as we participate in a table top drills and a simulated exercise.

Steven Goldman is a leading crisis management and BCP consultant and former global BCP manager for a Fortune 500 company.


Post-Conference Course 7 (POC-7)

CBRA Seminar: Advanced BC Program Audit

Wed., April 1, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Fri., April 3, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$2900 per person; $2610 for DRJ conference attendees
Presenter: Rick Wellman

r-wellman.jpgThe 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.sentrix.com or call (800) 869-8460.

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