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2019 Business Continuity Summit: Organizational Resilience Management

2019 Business Continuity Summit: Organizational Resilience Management

Commonwealth Charter Academy
1 Innovation Way | Harrisburg, PA 17110
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 -

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Member Price: $700 | Non-Member Price: $700

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Companies today face an unprecedented number of exposures. The frequency and severity of weather-related events seem to be increasing, and reliance on a complex network of technology and supply chains is expanding. Both trends leave businesses vulnerable to a variety of existing and emerging risks. Managing these risks by developing a business continuity strategy is key to the survival of your organization.

The timing is now for company leaders, corporate managers and business owners everywhere to examine their awareness and plans to handle the full range of disasters, whether natural or man-made.

The Pennsylvania Chamber is pleased to be working with the Mid-Penn Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals to host this two day event (with an optional fundamentals course on April 9) on this crucial topic here in Pennsylvania with top-rated, highly experienced field professionals, and at an affordable price. 

The optional two-hour 101 Business Continuity Introduction Course on April 9 is designed for companies that have been making new hires over the last year—this course is great for the newcomer, and business continuity veterans who would enjoy a refresher.  There is no extra cost for the 101 Introduction.

Business disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Businesses must take steps to give themselves a better chance to reopen quickly, and be better prepared for the unexpected.  If disaster strikes, is your business ready?  Are your employees?  Can your business remain up and running? 

Summit highlights

  • Optional: Business Continuity Fundamentals 101: Introduction to Organizational Resilience Management
  • Results-Based Resilience: Budget-Friendly Business Continuity Planning that Actually Works
  • Core Components of a Business Resiliency Program for Organizational Continuity
  • Understanding Regulatory, Compliance & Audit Requirements; Contractual and Legal Ramifications; Implications for Cyber Liability Insurance
  • Validating, Testing, Exercises, Simulation, (including IT Disaster Recovery, Staff Training, After-Action Reviews)
  • Preparing for an Audit of Your Business Continuity Plan From an External Auditor’s Perspective
  • Risk Assessment and the Three Mile Island Case Study
  • Crisis Communications and Coordination with External Agencies
  • Mid-Penn Chapter Panel: Program Development and Plan Implementation Strategies/Action Review
  • Certification of Business Continuity Professionals and How to Advance Business Continuity Careers

Program Highlights—What You’ll Learn

Optional: Business Continuity Fundamentals 101 -  Introduction to Organizational Resilience Management

Learning Objectives:

  • Why it is important that a public or private sector organization embraces organizational resilience management
  • Differentiating between emergency preparedness planning and organizational resilience management and specifically, continuity planning
  • Identifying how business continuity planning is supportive of an organization’s mission and goals
  • How mission essential services and functions are assessed
  • Providing a summary of business continuity planning methodologies (garnering management’s support, assembling a business continuity team and completing analysis, and more)
  • Preparing attendees to effectively participate in remainder of the summit

Results-Based Resilience: Budget-Friendly Business Continuity Planning that Actually Works

Learning Objectives:

  • Why proactive business continuity planning brings immeasurable value to management and their organization
  • Why generic organizational resilience management plans are insufficient to meet the needs of today’s highly complex and competitive businesses
  • Steps to take to create a compelling case for senior management to invest in organizational resilience management-business continuity planning
  • The practical phases of an organizational resilience management rollout, from the perspective of required resources, money and deliverables

Core Components of a Business Resiliency Program for Organizational Continuity

Learning Objectives:

  • Defining core components and the purpose of each core component
  • The relationship between core components
  • The roles, responsibilities and qualifications of business continuity team(s) members
  • Options on how the program/plans can be maintained on an ongoing basis

Understanding Regulatory, Compliance & Audit Requirements; Contractual and Legal Ramifications; Implications for Cyber Liability Insurance

Learning Objectives:

  • Overarching principles of liability, negligence (distinguishing between civil and criminal)
  • Overview of regulatory requirements by industry (financial, health care, governmental)
  • Example of how organizations may prevent exposure, mitigate risks, or transfer responsibly to third parties (e.g. indemnification policy, business associate agreement)
  • Potential implications of negligence, breach of contract, abuse or fraud
  • How to stay current on changing legal requirements

Validating, Testing, Exercises, Simulation, (including IT Disaster Recovery, Staff Training, After-Action Reviews)

Learning Objectives:

  • Business continuity and disaster recovery testing techniques
  • Do’s and don’ts for testing your plan
  • How to remediate the gaps/deficiencies that have been identified
  • Preparing for a Business Continuity Plan Audit
  • Post audit activity

Preparing for an Audit of Your Business Continuity Plan From an External Auditor’s Perspective

Risk Assessment and the Three Mile Island Case Study

Learning Objectives:

  • The role of the South Central PA Counter-Terrorism Task Force
  • Defining Hazard Vulnerability Analysis in relationship to organizational resilience management
  • How to mitigate identified risks
  • The role of the South Central PA Counter-Terrorism Task Force in partnering with business and industry in conducting Hazard Vulnerability Analyses
  • Lessons learned from past Hazard Vulnerability Analyses

Crisis Communications and Coordination with External Agencies

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
  • PEMA’s information sharing program
  • Key components of an organizational crisis communications plans
  • Proactive steps that your organization can take now to establish a crisis communication plan

Mid-Penn Chapter Panel:  Program Development and Plan Implementation Strategies/Action Review

Learning Objectives:

  • Steps you can take now to develop your organizational resilience management plan
  • How to obtain funding for your organizational resilience management plan
  • How to implement your organizational resilience management plan
  • How to maintain your organizational resilience management plan

Certification of Business Continuity Professionals and How to Advance Business Continuity Careers

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 11
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 11
Human Resource Certification Institute SPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours 13.25
(ISC)2 Americas Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 11
SHRM Preferred Provider SHRM-CP TM / SHRM-SCP TM PDC's 11

Certification Group: Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) and Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

Credit Type: Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs)

Number of Credits: 11

Event Venue

Commonwealth Charter Academy

Physical Address: 1 Innovation Way | Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) – 1 Innovation Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
For those familiar with the Harrisburg area, it is located next to the Farm Show Building. They have no overnight room sleeping rooms, but the PA Chamber has agreements with two local hotels for overnight sleeping rooms in 2019, and attendees of this Summit may contact these hotels to get the rates listed below. The Harrisburg Hilton is located about 2 miles from CCA, the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey is located about 5 – 6 miles from CCA.

Hotel Information – Hilton Harrisburg, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1601
The Hilton has a special rate starting at $189 for PA Chamber Summit attendees for the evenings of April 9 and 10, 2019. These rooms will be held until March 10, 2019. Call 717.233.6000 | 1.800.HILTONS to make your overnight room reservations, and advise the booking agent that you are a member/customer of the PA Chamber and give them the web code below, and you will get the preferred rate.

You also can make reservations by using the Group Code - "CHAMB", online (www.Harrisburg.Hilton.com).

Hotel Information – Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111
The Sheraton has a special rate of $155 for PA Chamber conference attendees, and for any businesses that need to travel to Harrisburg for general business. Call 800.325.3535 to make your overnight room reservations, and advise the booking agent that you are a member/customer of the PA Chamber and give them the web code below, and you will get the preferred rate. The Sheraton’s regular phone number is 717.564.5511.

Other Hotels
Located directly across the street from CCA is the Staybridge Suites Harrisburg-Hershey, 920 Wildwood Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110 – 717.233.3304.


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