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Earn up to 16 CEAPs by attending a pre- 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

Continuity Awareness & Training: The Right Way

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When:
Wed., March 28, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., March 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$1,295 per person

Presenter:
Phil Lambert

Phil Lambert

Having plans on-the-shelf does not save lives or minimize impacts. Successful continuity planning and disaster management boils down to two primary assets: “Simple, Accurate and Viable Plans” and “Knowledgeable, Trained and Ready People.” In this hands-on workshop, we are going to focus on how to engage, equip and empower people to be knowledgeable, trained and ready to change at a moment’s notice. And we will show you how to do this at every level in your organization.

Topics include:

    • Engage, Equip & Empower Strategies

    • How to identify & align with your organization’s culture

    • Strategic & Tactical Awareness & Training

    • How to Develop Great Content

    • Fantastic Facilitation Techniques

    • Exercise Design and Facilitation

    • How to Measure Engagement, Training & Exercises

    • How to achieve buy-in, ownership & participation

Having an effective and powerful awareness and training program will be your key to establishing resiliency in your organization. Engagement is the shoulders that holds an organization up when rapid change is needed.

Workshop participates will receive a three-ring notebook full of usable information, forms, templates, strategies and resources. For more course information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Phil Lambert
Phil Lambert is the chairman and founder of Ripcord Solutions and has more than 22 years of experience with resiliency management positions at two Fortune 500 companies. He is a well-regarded advocate and thought-leader in the BC/DR planning community.

Post-Conference Course 2

ICT 2000: Critical Environments Technology Professional (CETP), Offered by ICOR

When:
Wed., March 28, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri., March 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost:
$1,495 per person

Presenter:
Jim Nelson

Additional information from speakers.

Jim Nelson

Audience: Technology Recovery Professionals, Technicians, Managers, Business Continuity Professionals, and Technology Support Personnel.

The focus of ICT 2000 is on preserving, protecting, and recovering data, aligning IT resources with business objectives, managing risk, and optimizing efficiency. It provides and in-depth look at IT frameworks, storage management, availability challenges, clustering and machine virtualization, the role of backup components, architecture and media as well as IT risk, ICT continuity, and the more traditional disaster recovery. The course includes practical activities that focus on problem solving to bridge theory with learning that can be applied immediately on the job.

Certification exam fee included but exam offered online after the course.

For more information regarding this course contact ICOR at:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 866-765-8321 or 630-705-0910.

About Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson, president of Business Continuity Services, Inc., and is the founder and currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors for The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR).

Post-Conference Course 3

Successfully Conduct your FIRST BCP/DRP Drill!

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When:
Wed., March 28, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., March 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$1,295 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

    • “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!

Dr. Steve will conduct the class with real-life experience, interactive discussions, and hands-on application.

Attendees will also:

    • Receive e-files of the forms and templates presented in class

    • Develop drill objectives, events, and a timeline for your organization

    • Practice what you learn as you participate in an in-class tabletop drill!

For more course information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Steve Goldman
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, Dr. Steve 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.

BCI Post–Conference Course

Good Practice Guidelines Certification Course

When:
Wed., March 28, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., March 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri., March 30, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat., March 31, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cost:
$2,156 per person

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.)

 

BCI Post–Conference Course

The BCI BIA Master Class

When:
Thurs., March 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$695 per person

Speaker:
Ted Brown

Ted Brown BCI Certified

This course is designed to provide participants with one day focused entirely on how a BIA is carried out in an organization. It combines a presentation on the theory and current good practice on doing a BIA with a real-life application of this theory. It is delivered by an expert facilitator to share hints, tips and lessons learned on the BIA process. Actual BIA client results will be reviewed. You will have the opportunity to take part in a facilitated practical session to carry out a BIA using a case study with example questionnaires and templates to take away. This course is for those BC professionals who are responsible for carrying out a BIA at a Strategic, Tactical or Operational level within their organizations, and for those who require a better understanding of this essential part of the BCM Lifecycle.

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV President & CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity industry leader. He is also a member of the Business Continuity Institute USA Board, serving as Education Chair. With 49 years in technology, Brown has contributed 30 years of experience to the business continuity/COOP industry. He has led the development of hundreds of unique BCP/COOP plans and actual recoveries. He also offered a great deal of time and personal assistance during the long effort to reconstruct the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Marilyn. In November of 2007, KETCHConsulting was inducted into the BCP Hall of Fame. In 2002, Ted as an individual was elected to the BCP Hall of Fame along with Rudy Giuliani. The Hall of Fame recognizes leading contributors to Business Continuity.

 

BCI Post–Conference Course

The BCI Incident Response and Crisis Management

When:
Fri., March 30, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:
$695 per person

Speaker:
Ted Brown

Ted Brown BCI Certified

This course is an advanced BCI professional practice course. It provides the continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of an incident response structure and crisis management capability using the Penn State story as a case study. Consequence Management is a critical portion of every crisis event. You see the publicity regarding what went wrong. You rarely get to learn how an organization responded, and the metrics on return on investment for the actions taken. Everyone read about the events as they unfolded at Penn State. This session will take you inside and share what went wrong at Penn State and the positive results of the actions taken.

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV President & CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity industry leader. He is also a member of the Business Continuity Institute USA Board, serving as Education Chair. With 49 years in technology, Brown has contributed 30 years of experience to the business continuity/COOP industry. He has led the development of hundreds of unique BCP/COOP plans and actual recoveries. He also offered a great deal of time and personal assistance during the long effort to reconstruct the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Marilyn. In November of 2007, KETCHConsulting was inducted into the BCP Hall of Fame. In 2002, Ted as an individual was elected to the BCP Hall of Fame along with Rudy Giuliani. The Hall of Fame recognizes leading contributors to Business Continuity.

 

KETCH Consulting Class

How to Conduct Tabletop Exercises

When:
Wed., March 28, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost:
$350 per person

Speaker:
Ted Brown

Ted Brown

During this course, you will be given four table top scenarios and learn to create a situation, a scenario and injects for your audience, business, location and your BCP maturity. Learn to identify areas that impact a business unit's ability to execute plans before reaching conclusions that will actively influence your business continuity/COOP plan. You will conclude with an “after action” report that will lead to effective improvements to the plans being exercised.

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV President & CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity industry leader. He is also a member of the Business Continuity Institute USA Board, serving as Education Chair. With 49 years in technology, Brown has contributed 30 years of experience to the business continuity/COOP industry. He has led the development of hundreds of unique BCP/COOP plans and actual recoveries. He also offered a great deal of time and personal assistance during the long effort to reconstruct the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Marilyn. In November of 2007, KETCHConsulting was inducted into the BCP Hall of Fame. In 2002, Ted as an individual was elected to the BCP Hall of Fame along with Rudy Giuliani. The Hall of Fame recognizes leading contributors to Business Continuity.

 

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