Pre-Conference Courses

Earn up to 16 additional CEAPs by attending a Pre-Conference Course. To register visit www.drj.com/spring2020.

THESE COURSES REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL FEE.
Note: A class will be canceled if minimum number of registrants is not met

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 1

Basics of Workplace Violence Behaviors of Concern Threat Assessment

When:
Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$1,095 per person

Presenter:
​Bob Chandler, Ph.D.

Some 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year. Workplace violence can strike anywhere, and no one is immune. Nothing can guarantee that people will not become a victim of workplace violence. There are, however, steps which can help reduce the odds, staring with learning how to recognize potentially violent situations by observing and considering behaviors of concern exhibited by others in the workplace, including current and former subordinates, co-workers, supervisors, customers, visitors, vendors, or even students. Many organizations have put proactive threat assessment protocols and teams in place to help scan for these behaviors of concern and have reactive plans to help prevent violent acts before they occur.

Clinical psychological evaluations of risk are a highly confidential component of a comprehensive behavioral threat assessment and management process and should only be done by qualified and credentialed professionals. However, living and working in a “see something – say something” era, it has become incumbent on a wide range of managers, supervisors, co-workers and subordinates to become much more aware of mal-behavioral warning signs. In the contemporary climate of workplace violence risks we are all to some degree on the “front lines” of the early warning system.

Do you know the warning signs of potential workplace violence when you see them? Could you describe them appropriately in reporting your observations to the designated channels in your organization or to other officials? In this course you can get an orientation grounding in the basics of recognizing and describing behaviors of concern in your workplace, school, at the ballpark or stadium, social or religious congregation or in a retail location. Do you know what signs for which you should be on the lookout?

While this course is not intended to provide qualifications for a clinical diagnostic proficiency, it can serve as a general introduction to the nature and process of behavioral threat risk assessment which may be of benefit to both the individual and their organization. This research based short course has been crafted at the “college undergraduate level” but has been designed to enable students without previous academic studies in the area through those with advanced degrees in social science and psychology to learn and apply insights from the rapidly growing field of behavioral threat assessment in their own workplaces. 

Some Course Objectives: 

In this course, participants will be given the opportunity to:

  • Learn the distinctive components of behaviors of concern. 
  • Learn the basics to recognize early warning signs related to behaviors of concern 
  • Learn the fundamental steps of responding to early warning signs related to behaviors of concern 
  • Gain a clearer understanding of the process and outcomes specific to scanning behavioral assessment 

For more course information email [email protected].

About Robert C. Chandler
Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. (University of Kansas) is an internationally recognized expert on multiple aspects of communication and human interaction in specialized contexts. He currently holds an academic appointment as a professor at Lipscomb University.

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 2

Cyber Security – A Primer for Non-technical Management Professionals

When:
Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
$600 per person

Presenter:
Lee Eisen

This three hour course will provide the participants with:

  • The confluence of Business Continuity and Cyber Security
  • Overview of threat landscape and techniques & tools to address threats.
  • Helping your organization adopt and adapt to digital transformation
  • Cyber breech response and governance-risk-compliance (GRC)
For more course information email [email protected] or call 484-919-2966.

About Lee Eisen
Lee Eisen, MBCP and MBCI, has a significant background in business continuity management and compliance programs.

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 3

Cyber Security – How to Execute a Cyber Security Exercise

When:
Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$600 per person

Presenter:
Lee Eisen

This three hour course will provide the participants with:

  • Elements of a Cyber Security Exercise and its benefits
  • Basic types, components and benefits of a Cyber Security exercise
  • Helping senior leadership interpret the results of an exercise
  • Make your organization’s staff aware of cyber security threats & best practices

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

About Lee Eisen
Lee Eisen, MBCP and MBCI, has a significant background in business continuity management and compliance programs.

PRE-CONFERENCE COURSE 4

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

When:
Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
$1,200 per person

Presenter:
Kathryn Scourby

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 ted.[email protected] or call 484-919-2966.

About Kathryn Scourby
Kathryn Scourby, CBCP – Ketch Consulting, works with professional service firms to achieve their goals in the areas of business continuity, disaster preparedness, risk management and compliance exercises. Kathy’s experience includes thirty-three years with the international law firm Hunton & Williams, LLP, including over five years as the firm’s only Business Continuity Manager