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Volume 31, Issue 2

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Post-Conference Course 1

Certified Business Resilience Auditor

Wed., April 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1695 per person

Presenter: Rick Wellman

Rick Wellman The CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) 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 2

ICOR's TIFM 1000: Essential Knowledge for Critical Environments

Wed., April 2,, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fri., April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$1495; DRJ special price $1345 per person

Presenter:Jim Nelson

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Jim Nelson This two-day course covers content necessary to manage and operate a critical environment to avoid unplanned outages caused by equipment failure and human error. The course's audience is those new or those who currently work in critical environments such as data centers, call centers, research &development, university research, hospitals, clean rooms, banking trading floors/environments, broadcasting sites, and manufacturing facilities. TIFM 1000 focuses on creating a base set of knowledge for critical environments and includes a full range of topics:

  • 1000.1 The Evolution of Critical Environments - Philosophy & Lessons Learned
  • 1000.2 Building a Critical Environment - Starting Logic
  • 1000.3 Infrastructure - Uptime Tiering
  • 1000.4 Measuring & Reporting for Successful Capacity Planning
  • 1000.5 Procedures - What Should You Have?
  • 1000.6 Maintenance of Critical Infrastructure
  • 1000.7 Individual Components of a Critical Environment
  • 1000.8 Critical Environments Aesthetics: What a Critical Environment Should Look Like

Participants who successfully complete the practical exam are awarded the Critical Environments Technician Associate (CETA) Certification.

Jim Nelson is the president of Business Continuity Services, Inc. (BCS), a consulting firm specializing in providing resiliency, business continuity, disaster recovery, management system audits, risk management, data center management, and crisis management consulting. Nelson is also the founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR), a non-profit education and credentialing organization that provides professional development, certification, thought-leadership, and the latest in research and industry trends in the disciplines that support organizational resilience.

Post-Conference Course 3

Successfully Conduct Your FIRST BCP/DRP Drill!

Wed., April 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1495 per person

Presenter: Steve Goldman

Steve Goldman Your first BCP (or DRP) tabletop or drill can make or break your BCP/DRP efforts, including your career. A good job is not sufficient; your first drill needs to be outstanding! This course will teach you how. During this hands-on class, you will learn the elements of how to organize, set up, conduct, and evaluate a successful first BCP/DRP drill. Topics include:

  • The company politics of your first Drill
  • Dr. Goldman's "First Drill" Planning Checklist
  • Using incomplete department plans to your advantage
  • Painlessly involve IT, PR, and management
  • 100+ Ideas for scenarios
  • Develop a timeline for your company!
  • Documents you will need
  • Expected problems and their solutions
  • Critique the Drill and still keep your job
  • Using the leverage from this Drill to move onward and upward!
  • Attendees receive e-files of the forms and templates presented in class. You will also realistically practice what you learned as you participate in an in-class tabletop drill!

Dr. Steve Goldman is an internationally recognized expert and leading consultant in BCP/DRP exercises. A former Global BCP Manager for a Fortune 500 company, Goldman has developed, conducted, and evaluated hundreds of successful drills and exercises ranging from one-hour tabletops to massive multi-organization three-day full-scale exercises.

Post-Conference Course 4

Contingency Planning 101: A Course for New Planners

Wed., April 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1495 per person

Presenter: Kelly Okolita

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Kelly Okolit Can you answer this question? If you had to evacuate from your building right now and were told you couldn't get back in for two weeks, would you know what to do to ensure your business continues to operate? Would your staff? Would every person who works for your organization?

If you have you been recently assigned the responsibility for building a business continuity program for your organization and have no idea where to start, this course is for you. This is not a course about becoming certified in this industry, though we strongly recommend that you seek certification if you plan to stay in this field. This a a practical course on how build a program. It will go step by step through the process of building a program providing attendees with tactical tools to execute each step including a sample program manual and a sample plan document.

Contingency Planning 101 goes beyond theory to provide planners with actual tools needed to build a continuity program in any enterprise. Drawing on over two decades of experience creating continuity plans and exercising them in real recoveries, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, Master business continuity planner, Attendees receive guidance on each step of the process and learn how to validate the plan and supplies time-tested tips for keeping the plan action-ready over the course of time.

Kelley Okolita currently works as the director of disaster management services for Cambia Health Solutions where she is responsible for managing the business continuity and disaster recovery program for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans across four states - Oregon, Utah, Idaho and Washington.