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Volume 30, Issue 3

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Pre-Conference Courses

Earn up to 16 CEAPs per class by attending a pre-conference course.


Everything You Need To Know to Design The Successful Exercise

Sat., March 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun.,March 21, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$995 per person
Presenter: Regina Phelps

new_folder-069.jpgLearn from the exercise master – Regina Phelps conducts more than 50 exercises a year! If 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 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 under your arm!

The workshop will cover:

• Five types of exercises
• Exercise design team
• The exercise plan
• The development of the exercise plan
• Selecting and training a simulation team
• Rules of exercise facilitation

You will:

• Participate in an advanced tabletop exercise
• Develop the outline for your own tabletop exercise
• Receive feedback on your exercise design.

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


The Comprehensive BIA: How to Sell, Build and Implement

Sat., March 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., March 21, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$995 per person
Presenters: Barry Pruitt, Michael Herrera, CBCP

new_folder-102.jpgnew_folder-103.jpgCompletely revised! Taught by the authors of the DVD best seller “Best Practices of the BIA.” This technical workshop is a hands-on consultative approach of leading you through the BIA process using “Best Practices” methodologies and tools; process flowcharts, 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.

Bonus: All participants receive a three-month membership in BTAG – our teleseminar/webinar based Business Impact/Threat Assessment Action Group – and a free copy of the four-hour DVD “Best Practices of the BIA.”

A $570 value!

Barry Pruitt is president of J&B Pinnacle Business Concepts Inc, has experienced a major business interruption, develops educational materials professionally.

Michael Herrera, CBCP, president/CEO of MHA Consulting Inc., has more than 17 years BCP consulting and training experience and has first hand knowledge having dealt with four major declared disasters.


BC Planning Made Simple

Sat., March 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun., March 21, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$895 per person
Presenter: Norm Harris, CBCP

photos-091.jpg How many times have you thought, “How great it would be if I could find a simple way to perform a risk assessment, conduct a business impact analysis, collect the information I need for a disaster recovery/business continuity plan (DR/BCP) and then document that information into a readyto- use plan.” Now you can. This highly informative interactive class teaches you the essentials of disaster recovery/business continuity planning. You will receive a class manual and a CD containing all of the questionnaires, forms, examples, documentation templates and instruction you will need to answer the 7 basic requirements of any DR/BCP:

• What needs to be done
• Why does it need to be done
• When does it need to be done
• Where is it to be done
• Who is going to do it
• How is it to be done
• What resources do you need?

Register early, as this class will sell out quickly. Be sure to bring your lap top and the instructor will work directly with you on your plan during the class. Bonus: All participants receive a DVD “BC Planning Made Simple.”

Norm Harris, CBCP, Certified Recovery Planner, is chairman, president and CEO of Norman L. Harris & Assc.


Seven Steps For A Comprehensive Business Continuity Program

Sat., March 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun.,March 21, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$1195 per person
Presenter: Randall Till, CBCP

new_folder-099.jpg It’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:

• Five types of exercises
• 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

You will learn from the real-life experiences of an industry veteran with 20+ years spent developing and building BC practices. Get practical, proven solutions and learn how to identify risks, avoid roadblocks and build an effective BC Program. Both experienced planners and newcomers to the field will benefit from this class. Bonus: All participants receive a DVD “Mock Disaster.”

Randall Till, CBCP, 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. He will share lessons learned and present effective techniques to integrate business continuity practices into the day-to-day business operations.


IT/DRP/Certified Business Resilience IT Professional

Sat., March 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun.,March 21, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$1650 per person
Presenter: Rick Wellman
Important Notice: Registration For This Course Is Now Closed

new_folder-095.jpg This CBRITP course teaches students how to develop, test, and maintain an IT disaster recovery plan for recovering IT and telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the event of a disaster or business disruption.

The workshop provides a comprehensive step-by-step IT disaster recovery plan development methodology, and presents key IT availability planning concepts and principles.

Students will learn various recovery techniques, strategies, and practical methods that will help them to build a robust and resilient technology support infrastructure and critical process recovery capability to ensure a fast and efficient recovery of business operations and mission-critical IT systems, applications, and data.

Students will receive a workbook and take-home disaster recovery plan templates.

Students may also take the optional multiple-choice CBRITP (Certified Business Resilience IT Professional) certification exam.

For more information on this course and outline, please visit 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 with more than 25 years of training and consulting experience.


Secrets to Building Successful Private/Public Relationships

Sun.,March 21, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
$195 per person
Presenters: David Ziev MBCP, MBCI Peter Laz, MBCP

new_folder-078.jpgphotos-097.jpg This fast-paced, half-day session focuses on the actions that both private businesses and public agencies have taken to build complementary relationships that work in both good times and disaster situations. This session is designed to give both private and public sector representatives the tools they need and action plans to come together, develop the relationship, and build a unified public / private emergency response capability.

Attendees will learn about:

• Who to contact and how to get them involved
• Resources available to support a public private program
• Successfully implemented programs
• Collaborative training and exercises
• Building an expanded support network

Bonus: All participants receive a DVD “NIMS ICS for Business and Industry.”

David Ziev, MBCP, MBCI is the principal of Business Continuity Professionals and serves on the PPBI Board of Directors.

Peter Laz, MBCP, is senior consultant, for Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc.