Post Conference Classes

Post Conference Classes

About Post/Post Courses

Earn up to 16 CEAPs by attending a Post- or post-conference course! Many courses offer limited space, so sign up early.

These courses require separate registration and fees.

Note - A class may be cancelled if the minimum number of registrants is not met.

Post-Conference Course 1

Successful Drills and Exercises: Here's How!

Wed., Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 3, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1,295 per person

Dr. Steve Goldman

Steve Goldman

This workshop is where you learn how! Do your exercises provide as-close-to-real situations as possible? Are your response teams challenged properly? What do others do? How can you improve? During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to develop, set up, and conduct your successful BC/DR drill or exercise. Students will master:

  • Exercise Planning Checklist.
  • The company politics of drills and exercises
  • Why drills/exercises are important
  • Types of drills and exercises
  • Elements of a successful exercise
  • Scope, objectives, and extent of play
  • The scenario development team
  • 101 scenario ideas you can use
  • Making it real
  • How to effectively conduct, evaluate, and critique
  • How to leverage this exercise for future gains

You will also learn to avoid common pitfalls and to anticipate and resolve problems. With his lively style and real-life examples, Dr. Goldman will lead the class through interactive discussions of successful exercise development and conduct.

For more course information email

About Steve Goldman
Dr. Steven B. Goldman is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis Communications. He has over 35 years’ experience in the various aspects , including program management, plan development, training, exercises, and response strategies. His background is comprehensive yet unique in that he has been a professional engineer, corporate spokesperson, manager of media relations, business continuity planner, crisis responder, consultant, and a Fortune 500 Company’s Global Business Continuity Program Manager.

Steve has written or improved many corporation and government agency BCP, DRP, and crisis communications plans and procedures. He has trained all levels of response staff, from CEO’s on down. His specialty is realistic drills and exercises for clients worldwide. Steve also mentors BCP professionals to improve their programs and their careers.

Steve has published many articles and conducts several seminars on the various aspects of Crisis Management, Communications, BCP, and DRP annually. Dr. Goldman is a co-founder and Senior Lecturer at MIT’s “Crisis Management & Business Continuity” Professional Education summer course.

Post-Conference Course 2

Operational Risk Management - a missing key to true resilience

Wed., Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 3, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4, 8:00 a.m. – noon

$1,100 per person

Vicky McKim

Vicky McKim

Students should bring their laptops with USB port for the class templates and to use during the practice. The group work time will allow participants to gain experience in assessment interviews, analysis, risk rating, calculating the cost benefit of mitigation and creating the reports and presentations for key stakeholders.

Students will leave with the following Course Materials
Electronic templates for Assessment & Report Samples.
Workbook that includes: Hardcopy of the Power Point, Outline of key concepts
Paper copy of templates and report samples
A certificate of completion for participants who attend the entire course.

The course will be taught in the following 5 Modules:

    • Module 1 – Overview of core concepts
    • Module 2 – Assessment
    • Module 3 – Analysis and reporting
    • Module 4 – Mitigation and risk tolerance
    • Module 5 – Creating a program

Upon completion of this course participants will:

      • Be familiar with the risk management program structure and life cycle
      • Understand the types of risk
      • Have a good understanding of operational risk and its categories
      • Improve how they:
        • Conduct operational risk assessments
        • Be able to identify various vulnerabilities, threats and controls
        • Be able to rate and chart risk from one of several manual methods and be aware of automation capabilities available
        • Identify mitigation options
        • Facilitate cost benefit analysis
        • Create risk reports
        • Understand and manage risk acceptance for their risk management programs
        • Embed risk awareness into their culture

For more course information email or call 515-830-0233.

About Vicky McKim
Vicky McKim is Risk Management & Business Resilience Director at Aureon. She is an Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute. Vicky also holds Master Business Continuity Professional and Risk Management Professional certifications. She has 30-years of experience in the field of risk management, business continuity, and disaster recovery, including BCM Program Director for two global organizations. Vicky has spoken and taught at national, regional, and local conferences for more than 15 years and regularly contributes articles for publication.

Vicky's broad experience provides her audiences with a proven perspective on how to improve risk controls and continuity for their business operations, along with many practical examples of what the next steps may look like. Vicky’s stories and practical guidance empower those listening for action, to create more resilient environments for their workplace.

Vicky currently serves on the DRJ Editorial Advisory Board and as a board member for Safeguard Iowa Partnership.

Post-Conference Course 3

Create A Table Top Exercise – An Exercise in BC/COOP Postparedness!
Sponsored by KETCHConsulting

Wed., Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$600.00 per person

Ted Brown

Ted Brown

In this class you will be given four different table top scenarios, including the injects, and you will learn how to: create a situation, scenario and injects for your audience, your business,your location and your BCP maturity.

You’ll identify operations, decisions and policies that impact the ability of a business unit to execute plans. The exercise will end with conclusions and discussions that will change, emphasize, and otherwise affect your business continuity/COOP plan. You will conclude with an “after action” report that will lead to effective modifications and improvements to the plans being exercised.

For more course information email or call 484-919-2966.

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV Postsident & CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity industry leader.

Post-Conference Course 4

Developing Workplace Violence and Active Assailant Preparedness Plans
Sponsored by KETCHConsulting

Thurs., Oct. 3, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1,200 per person

Dave Hunt

Dave Hunt

As the number and variety of threat incidents continue to expand, it is imperative to incorporate prevention, response, and recovery capabilities in corporate continuity programs.

This full-day training will address what your company should be doing to be in compliance with the American National Standard on Workplace Violence and Intervention, and with recent interpretations of the OSHA general duty clause.
The class will present strategies for prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery from a broad range of incidents, including domestic violence affecting the workplace, and cover the process for development or revision of a robust preparedness program.

In addition, discussing the issues and potential solutions, the course will cover a comprehensive process to develop preparedness, response, and recovery plans and capabilities. Including ways to get buy-in from senior leadership to endorse preparedness efforts. A wide array of exercise topics will also be discussed to challenge the company’s capabilities to respond and implement the plans.
Participants will learn facilitation techniques and strategies for selecting drills, tabletop exercises, and functional and full-scale exercises. The class will discuss pitfalls to avoid in designing and implementing these types of exercises. Students will be provided exercise concepts for tailoring crisis management teams, conducting notification drills, a variety of exercises, and recommendations for coordinating with responders.

For more course information email or call 484-919-2966.

About Dave Hunt
Dave Hunt, Homeland Security Consulting, LLC is a national subject matter expert on active assailant preparedness.

BCI Post–Conference Course

CBCI Certification Course – Good Practice Guidelines 2018 Edition

Wed., Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$2,156 per person

Des O’Callaghan, BCI Instructor

Ted Brown

The Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) are the independent body of knowledge for good Business Continuity practice worldwide. They represent current global thinking in good Business Continuity (BC) practice and now include terminology from ISO 22301:2012, the International Standard for Business Continuity management systems.

The real value of the GPG to BC professionals lies in the fact that it considers not just the ‘what’ to do but also the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ of practices written by real-world experts.

This training course is intended to meet the technical and professional needs of BC and resilience professionals working in organizations of any type and size, in any industry or sector worldwide, and is based on the six Professional Practices that make up the BCM Lifecycle.

Once you have taken the course you are ready to sit the CBCI exam (not included) and become a certified professional and member of the BCI. (CBCI Online Exam to be booked separately via the BCI shop and taken from your home or office at a convenient time to you.)

About Des O’Callaghan
Des O’Callaghan, FBCI, is a practitioner with 30 years of experience in building, leading and assessing business continuity programs in Canada. Most of his career involved working for companies in-house, largely in the financial sector, but also includes over 10 years of wide-ranging consulting experience across multiple sectors, both private and public, helping organizations, small, medium and large.

Des has also been an educator in BC for over 12 years, having developed and delivered several business continuity courses for George Brown College in Toronto. He is currently an approved BCI Instructor and has delivered for multiple training partners over the years. He is currently developing an e-learning course in Organizational Resilience for the BCI.

A Fellow since 1996, Des is Vice President and Secretary of the Canadian Chapter, is frequently an Awards judge and was appointed in 2018 as Lead Assessor. Des is also a member of the Americas Next Practices Group. Previously, he served as Canada’s representative on the Global Membership Council.

    Des has presented at numerous conferences over the past 25 years and regularly contributes to program development and delivery of two major Canadian conferences: Continuity and Resilience Today in Toronto and Canadian Business \Continuity and Emergency Management in Ottawa, where he is also a co-chair, He has been a facilitator at BCI World for the past three years. In 2015 Des received a gifted grade BCI Achievement Award.
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