Post-Conference Courses

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Note: A class will be canceled if minimum number of registrants is not met


Certified Business Resilience Manager (CBRM)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – noon
$1,895 per person

Rick Wellman

A 3-day Business continuity and resiliency training plus an optional certification testing. The CBRM designation has been earned by more than 3000 certified professionals globally. The training begins with a basic introduction to business continuity and then leads participants through a BC planning road-map with detailed steps for developing and implementing a business continuity plan and program for their organizations. The road-map consists of assessing and gathering business continuity requirements for managing a disaster; developing recovery solutions and strategies; developing business continuity plans based on requirements and solutions; testing and implementing BC solutions; maintaining BC plans; executing BC plans in the event of a disaster, and managing normalization of business. The training includes group exercises using real business cases for risk management, business impact assessment (BIA) and recovery strategy development. Students will receive a presentation workbook and take-home business continuity plan templates. Students may also take the optional multiple-choice CBRM (Certified Business Resilience Manager) certification exam. The class fee includes optional certification testing and processing. Additionally, participants who successfully obtain the CBRM certification also qualify for CBRITP (Certified Business Resilience IT Professional) certification through BRCCI.

Learn more about this course and certification at or call 1-888-962-7224. For more information on this course please contact

About Rick Wellman
Rick Wellman, senior business continuity and resilience trainer and consultant for BRCCI, is a highly skilled subject matter expert with more than 25 years of training and consulting experience.


Operational Risk Management

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – noon
$1,100 per person

 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.


ICOR’s Certified Organizational Resilience Course - What do you need to know to increase the resilience of your organization?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$1,295 per person

Lynnda Nelson

Attend ICOR’s Certified Organizational Resilience 2-day Course and learn how to increase the resilience of your organization. With a focus on Organizational Behavior and Infrastructure, you will gain valuable insight into the importance of the following competency areas:

  • COR.1 Leadership Qualities for Resilient Organizations
  • COR.2 Culture & Its Impact on an Organization’s Resilience
  • COR.3 Knowledge Management
  • COR.4 Agile Change Management
  • COR.5 Agile Project Management
  • COR.6 Structure & Design
  • COR.7 The Agile Workplace
  • COR.8 Facility Management
  • COR.9 The Resilient Workforce
  • COR.10 Agile Finance

This course is intended for those responsible for increasing the resilience of the organization and for managing risk throughout the organization. This course includes 2 of the 5 clusters (10 of the 25 competencies) offered as part of ICOR’s Certified Organizational Resilience Certification series that provide you with the knowledge of how to build more resilient organizations.

ICOR’s organizational resilience competency-based certification program identifies and evaluates what it takes to be a leader in organizational resilience—across the globe; and across all career levels, job roles, and job functions. To earn certification as a Certified Organizational Resilience Manager, Professional, or Executive requires completion of additional competency courses. See the ICOR website to learn more:

Includes course book, instruction, and 10 competency (COR 1-10) exams Each competency area has one 30-minute online exam to be completed outside the course schedule.

For more course information email or call 1-866-765-8321.

About Lynnda Nelson
Lynnda Nelson is the president of the board of directors of The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience, a non-profit 501c3 education and credentialing organization in the disciplines that support resilience.


CE 1000: Essential Knowledge for Critical Environments (CETa)


Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$1,295 per person

 Jim Nelson

CE 1000 is designed for those newer to working in the critical environment/data center or those in information technology management seeking to understand the critical environment facility. The focus of CE 1000 is on creating a base set of knowledge for those working in critical environments such as data centers, call centers, research and development, hospitals, clean rooms, banking/trading floors, broadcasting sites, and manufacturing facilities. Includes practical activities that focus on problem solving to bridge theory with learning that can be applied immediately on the job.

Course Outline
1000.1 Introduction to the CE
1000.2 Starting Logic of the Built Environment
1000.3 Understanding Tiering
1000.4 Capacity Planning
1000.5 Understanding Procedures
1000.6 Maintenance
1000.7 Equipment in the CE
1000.8 Cleaning, Access Control, Lightning & More

For more information regarding this course contact ICOR at: 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).


Create a Table-Top Exercise – An Exercise in BC/COOP Preparedness!
Sponsored by KETCHConsulting
*Now includes a Pandemic Scenario

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$600 per person

​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.

New for this DRJ conference: we have added a fifth Tabletop scenario that you will be given which will include a Pandemic Tabletop. If your BCPs includes Pandemic now is the time to test it. If you have no BCPs or no Pandemic Plan, this will help prove to Senior Leadership, why you need to invest in BCP in general and Pandemics in particular.

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.