Additional Course Options



Operational Risk Management

Friday, September 17, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1,500 per person

Vicky McKim, Aureon Consulting

The two-day in person course on Operational Risk Management is for novice and intermediate level business continuity practioners who are responsible for the risk assessment process at their organizations. It is a full 16-hour training course covering three core areas: environmental, governance and technology risks. The environmental assessment practice will be conducted virtually. This class includes group work time and class discussion to allow participants to gain experience in assessment interviews, analysis, risk rating and calculating the cost benefit of mitigation.

  • Module 1 – Overview of core concepts
    • Risk governance and management life cycle
    • Risk types and categories
    • Operational risk
    • Core assessment values
    • How to build an industry specific assessment
    • Review of worksheet used for the classroom assessment process
  • Module 2 – Practice
    • Conduct a virtual environmental assessment
    • Conduct a governance assessment interview
    • Conduct a technology assessment interview
    • Most overlooked areas
  • Module 3 – Analysis and reporting
    • Simplified Rating Risk
    • Reporting
  • Module 4 – Mitigation and risk tolerance
    • Mitigation Strategies
    • Cost benefit analysis
    • Determining risk appetite
    • Risk assumption
  • Module 5 – Creating a program
    • Auditable evidence
    • Embedding a cyclical process
    • Establishing a risk aware culture
    • Final summary

For more course information, email or call 515-771-7824.
To register for this course, please email DRJ at

About Vicky McKim
Vicky McKim is Risk Management & Business Resilience Director at Aureon Consulting. She is a 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. Her 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.


DRJ Academy BC Primer Course

Saturday, September 18, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

$1,250 per person

Phil Lambert, Lambert Learning

Setting a new precedent in business continuity training, The DRJ Academy BC Premier Course Live covers key skills, competencies, and processes that professionals need to know and execute well to build the correct foundation in establishing an outcome-focused business continuity program.

The goal of the BC Primer Course is to focus on equipping an individual with the abilities and competencies needed to successfully design, develop, and implement the continuity planning process to achieve a state of readiness and resiliency to face any adversity or challenge.

The DRJ Academy’s BC Primer course is all about providing a modern-day framework for those planners who are struggling to implement their program and for those just starting out. The course starts as an entry-level introduction to the basic core concepts and fundamentals of business continuity. We then will walk you through step by step the first 12 months in starting a new program, reigniting a broken program, and raising the significance of a diminished program. We’ll show you how small shifts will make a seismic difference in your results and your influence.

The BC Primer Course and the Rapid Continuity Program Model represents a breakthrough in the design, approach, and delivery of a BC training Program. 7 Skills, 33 topics with 79 digital downloads of support documents, graphics, charts, presentations, and forms. You’ll also receive a 3-ring notebook/learning journal in the class.

Phil Lambert has given well over 150 training workshops in the twenty-five years in the industry. He is known for his practical content, innovative ideas, valuable experiences & stories, and making continuity planning easy to understand and implement. He’s also known for his interactive, everybody gets involved experiential lessons.

The Seven Skills:
Mastering the BC Core Concepts
How to Assess your Organization
How to Develop Training
How to Measure Results that Matter
Understanding BC Fundaments
How to Develop BC Plans
How to Conduct Powerful Exercises

This class will also cover advanced level concepts as:
The 3 Pillars of Resiliency
Focus on Essentials
Three Types of BC Plans
The Quickstart Program
Denial of Asset Strategy
Service Delivery Model
Recoverability Factors
Rapid Continuity Program Model

For more course information, email or call 425-523-9050.
To register for this course, please email DRJ at

About Phil Lambert
Phil Lambert is a visionary, game changer, and enjoys challenging outdated program strategies. With 25 years of experience Phil is an expert in the resiliency planning field. He has proven success in the design, development, and facilitation of training courses and workshop facilitation.


Creating an Effective TableTop Exercise

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$600 per person

Ted Brown, KETCH Consulting

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

For more course information, email or call 484-919-2966.
To register for this course, please email DRJ at

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown has a fifty+ year professional/leadership career. Elected to Penn State BOT in 2013 following the Sandusky Scandal and with extensive experience in risk management, he serves as Audit and Risk Vice Chair and founder/Chair of the Risk Sub-committee. In 2019, Mr. Brown and the Penn State Board recognized public health expert and Penn State College of Medicine graduate Dr. Deborah Birx (the White House coronavirus response coordinator) as a Distinguished Alumna, the University’s highest honor for its graduates.


Active Assailant / Workplace Violence Preparedness

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$600 per person

Dave Hunt, KETCH Consulting

Workplace violence and insider threats have the potential to disrupt or even terminate your business. This course will provide a comprehensive approach to develop a preparedness program to prevent workplace violence and insider – A , and to respond to any extreme violence event. The course includes reporting concerning behaviors, evaluating threat incidents, the role of managers, defining appropriate interventions, implementing a de-escalation program, managing domestic violence cases, developing notification capabilities, implementing personal protection strategies, and managing incident response at the site level and enterprise level. In addition to determining what needs to be implemented, the course will address how to develop the program and incorporate these capabilities into your workplace culture.

For more course information, email or call 484-919-2966.
To register for this course, please email DRJ at

About Dave Hunt
Dave Hunt, FBCI, CPP is a national subject matter expert on workplace violence and active shooter preparedness. He has worked with organization of all sizes to develop strategic plans and capabilities to prevent and respond to crisis incidents.


Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

Thursday, September 23, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$600 per person

Ted Brown

This course is an in-depth look at how to conduct a Business Impact Analysis (BIA). The class is for both BIA novices and experienced professionals. It provides you with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the BIA. The course will explore the concept of the BIA. You will be taught two different approaches to a BIA – interviews and workshops and the value of each. You will also be provided with an actual BIA survey and the results of clients BIA’s. The objectives of this class are:

  • Understand the BIA process
  • Understand how to structure a BIA
  • Apply the standard methods to conduct a BIA
  • How to determine the results of the BIA & identify the critical functions for recovery strategies.

For more course information email or call 484-919-2966.
To register for this course, please email DRJ at

About Ted Brown
Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV, president, and CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized crisis management and business continuity industry leader.