Learn about New COOP Requirements, Federal Government Policy, Best & Proven Practices and what they mean for your organization. Learn vital take-aways from this year’s National Continuity Exercise Eagle Horizon and how to make future exercises successful. How will your agency react to a continuity event, whether large or small scale? This workshop will show how to add resilience to multiple facets of your organization immediately using practical operational methods and actionable templates. There will be no excuses for lack of performance in the event of an emergency. Your agency leadership is more dependent than ever on its COOP personnel.
- Is your agency management currently satisfied with its COOP Planning, Policy and Execution?
- Is your agency prepared for all level of incidents and is it resilient?
- Attend this proven Potomac Forum Training Workshop to improve or fine-tune your agency COOP planning and policy.
Government and Industry Leaders Present Practical Solutions to Government Continuity of Operations Requirements. This is a “How To” workshop “with proven instructors and guest speakers. Rated as “Excellent” the previous 26 workshop sessions!
Quality Promise – Full Refund if Not Satisfied with the Quality of the Information Presented:
Potomac Forum is so confident that each and every attendee will be pleased with the information presented and its value to the government that Potomac Forum will provide a FULL REFUND for any student that does not find the two day workshop of value to their organization.
What’s In It For My Organization - Instructors will simply and clearly answer the “what’s in it for me” question from the leadership level through, and right down to the individual implementers' level. Learn how to Justify Continuity Efforts to Senior Management and Build Cooperation and Consensus with “Front Line” Leaders. This technique, though simple and easily tailored, is often the key to gain leadership’s buy-in and individual understanding of the complexities involving the many facets of COOP. You will see a simple concept that will allow you to capture, catalog, measure and report on existing Continuity Implementations that already exist within your organization.
This workshop will help advance your program with new strategies, methods and templates. Included in the course materials will be numerous Federal continuity references as well as several ready-to-use templates to advance your program. (Material is Updated to Include the Latest Guidance from NIST, DHS and Administration Initiatives.)
Consider this Workshop...
- If you have recently taken over an existing COOP Program and want to ensure that it is up to speed with the government and industry’s best practices
- If you have a COOP Program that is just taking off
- If you have an established COOP Program and need to find new areas to quickly and easily improve
- If you are looking for ways to make your COOP Program execute effectively on a “bad day”
- If you are new to the Federal COOP environment
- If you are in top leadership and need to learn more about what you are “on the hook” for within COOP
- If you are not satisfied with your current agency COOP Plan or Policy
- If you have new Agency Leadership and want to be better prepared to discuss COOP
... then this is the session for you to deliver a practical and sustainable Continuity Program that complies with government regulations, best practices and effective management.
- Execution - How the development of executable procedures First drives policy development Later
- Action Plan - Develop an action plan for tracking progress and delivering a COOP Program that shows regular improvement and due diligence
- Telework - How to effectively engage Telework within your COOP Program
- Implementation – See methods to rapidly develop a COOP Implementation plan complete with Emergency Response Strategies
- Alternate Sites – See proven, easily used techniques to evaluate and better develop seamless activation and functionality of your Alternate Sites
- Learn proven methods that work Smart, but not necessarily Hard, to improve multiplefacets of your COOP Program
- Network with colleagues on COOP/DR capability in the Federal, State, Local Government
- Take a fresh look at practical experience and proven concepts that can take your program in new directions
- Obtain numerous functional Plug and Play Templates that can augment your program immediately
- Review the development phases, tasks, and method to deploy personnel for COOP/DR implementations, testing, and exercises
- Gain insight into building resilient data centers that scale efficiently
- Learn how the cooperation of Continuity of Operation Planning and IT Disaster Recovery is an essential requirement for government emergency preparedness
- Understand the reasons why some COOP/DR implementations fail
Day One AGENDA
Day Two AGENDA
Early Bird Registration Fee before
August 2, 2019
|AFTER August 2, 2019|
(Federal, State or Local Government Issued ID)
Special Reduced Rates in Support of Government Budget Reductions
|Team Rate: Send a team to learn together. Register two employees from the same office at the same time and the third person onwards registers at $300 off the current rate.|
|Industry and Contractors:
(Including contractors on-site and in direct support of government agencies).
Registration Includes: Presentations, Workshop Notebook, Continental Breakfast, All Day Refreshments and two Hosted Luncheons
Confirmed registrations who cancel within 3 business days of the program will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Registrations cancelled after the program starts are subject to the full registration fee. Substitutions can be made at any time. In the event a particular training workshop is cancelled, the liability of Potomac Forum, Ltd is limited to refund of any prepaid registration fee.
- Program Managers responsible for program operation
- Senior Leadership who own the COOP Program
- Senior Leadership who is Accountable for COOP Planning, Policy and/or Implementation
- Middle managers and staff tasked with the development and implementation of COOP
- Facility managers of Alternate and Emergency Relocation Sites
- IT Managers and Staff tasked with Information Systems Contingency Planning according to NIST SP800-34 Rev. 1 Guidance
- IGs, QA Managers and Staff
- Procurement Staff responsible for COOP Contracting
- Human Resource Managers and Supervisors responsible for Implementing COOP Telework and tracking personnel during emergencies
- Industry managers and staff supporting the government
Calvin W. Turner, Jr.
National Finance Center
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The National Finance Center is the "poster child" for Successful Data Center Reconstitution.
Chief, Readiness Branch
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Veronica (Roni) M. Glass
Director, Continuity Division
Office of Operations Coordination
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Joe Douglas, ABCP
Continuity Program Manager
International Trade Commission (USITC)
Disaster Recovery Professional
Advantaged Solutions, Inc.
Coauthor of Information Systems Contingency Planning Guidance
NIST Special PUblication 800-34 Rev. 1
Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems
Elizabeth Voeller, PMP, ABCP
Incident Response, Emergency Management, Cyber Risk Management/Security Consultant
Vice President of the Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association (MADRA)