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

Successfully Conduct your First BCP/DRP Drill!

Wed., March 27, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., March 28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$995 per person

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
  • Goldman’s “First Drill” Planning Checklis
  • using incomplete plans to your advantage
  • painlessly involve IT, PR, and management
  • more than 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!

Goldman will conduct the class with his lively style, real-life experience, interactive discussions, and hands-on application.

Attendees will also:

  • receive course e-files of the forms and templates presented in class
  • develop drill objectives, events, and a timeline for your own organization
  • practice what you learn as you participate in an in-class tabletop drill!

For more course information email

About Steve Goldman
Dr. Steven B. Goldman conducts the crisis management and business continuity professional education course at MIT.

Post-Conference Course 2

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

Wed., March 27, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$600 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, president, and CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized crisis management and business continuity industry leader.

Post-Conference Course 3

Developing Workplace Violence and Active Assailant Preparedness Plans
Sponsored by KETCHConsulting

Thurs., March 28, 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, with more than 30 years of responder experience in law, fire, EMS, and Hazmat.

Post-Conference Course 4

Adaptive Business Continuity Foundations:
Training and Certification Class

Wed., March 27, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., March 28, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri., March 29, 8:30 a.m. – noon

$1,750 per person

David Lindstedt

David Lindstedt

Alaska Airlines. Brinks. Mary Kay. Sky Media. The United Nations. These and many other organizations are shifting away from traditional BC practices to embrace the adaptive BC approach. You may have heard about adaptive BC and even read the manifesto, but why does adaptive BC work and how do you put into practice?

Join us for a two-day training and certification course. Using case studies, hands-on tools, breakout discussions, exercises, templates, and feedback, you will learn the foundations of adaptive BC before you know it.

Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour provide interactive and engaging instruction. We promise this will not be like other BC classes you’ve taken before! And, as evaluation takes place organically during the course, there is no final exam required.

Basic course outline:

  • Part one: Start with why – past, problems, principles, and the promise of improvement
  • Part two: Theory – research and models that (finally!) ground our discipline
  • Part three: Practice – concrete steps to execute
  • Part four: Case study – designing (or transitioning) to an adaptive BC program
  • Part five: End with who – who you need to be for future success

With full participation in the course and in-class evaluations, you will earn the Adaptive BC Foundations™ certification.

For more course information call #614-592-2983 or via email

About David Lindstedt
David Lindstedt, PhD and co-authored Adaptive Business Continuity: An New Approach.

Post–Conference Course 5

CBCI Certification Course – Good Practice Guidelines 2018 Edition

Wed., March 27, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., March 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri., March 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat., March 30, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

$2,156 per person

Kathleen Lucey, Montague Risk Management

Kathleen Lucey

The Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018 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 2018 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.

To book this course, click here.

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

About Kathleen Lucey
Kathleen Lucey started her career as a systems programmer, and then moved to Data Security, writing her first DR Plan in 1977. She was one of the founders of ISSA in San Francisco, which at that time was concerned with encryption and DR, but was beginning to branch into BC. She develops and teaches continuity classes for small groups to meet specific corporate requirements, and is the primary instructor of the BCI’s CBCI class for KETCHConsulting.

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