DRJ Academy BC Primer Course
Practical business continuity / resiliency happens by design, not by accident.
On-Demand | Self Paced
The Academy’s BC Primer Course is a skills-focused, self-paced online course that will help you to master the 7 Skills needed to develop a business continuity program, This methodology of planning like no other in the world.
Training matters and your basic training matters the most.
Starting with the right foundation quickens the time for success.
Join an elite group of practitioners who have taken this important step in transforming themselves and their continuity programs.
On-Demand | Self Paced
Certificate of Completion
10 CPE/CEAP Points Awarded for Completion of Course
12 CPE/CEAP Points Awarded for Attending all LIVE Sessions
6 Months Access to Course
12 LIVE Sessions, Q&A, and Coaching
7 Skills / 9 Chapters
10+ hrs of On-Demand Instruction
34 - 20 minute Sessions
12 hrs of LIVE Sessions and Q&A w/ Instructor
56 Resources to Download
24 Tools, Templates, & Files
1 Success Kit & Personalized Learning Journal
Become a Practitioner
Learn not only what to do, but how to do it.
Tools: are user friendly applications, templates, worksheets, and presentations design to assist the practitioner in every activity and make it easy to be used in implementation.
Training: are professionally designed virtual sessions which engage, equip, and empowers the student with just the right amount of information, instruction, and guidance to be successful.
BC Primer Course
Outline & Details
...listed by chapters and sessions
BC Planning Fundamentals
BC Primer Orientation Chapter
The design of this chapter is to ensure you achieve success while taking this course, describe what it takes to have program success and what the requirements are to be a successful BC planning professional. We present how BC planning is re-imagined when the practitioner’s perspective, vision and execution supports organizational collaboration and engagement.
2. Course Success
3. Intro to Business Continuity
4. Key Essentials
5. Simulation Disaster Exercise, TTX
Skill 1 – Mastering the BC Core Concepts Chapter
Mastering BC core concepts is a must if you are to master the expertise to accomplish the desired results. These core concepts apply to every BC program and are a must when planning response strategies and developing plans.
2. Disaster Timeline
3. Principles of Response I
4. Principles of Response II
5. Intro to the BC Plans
Skill 2 – Understand BC Fundamentals Chapter
There are fundamental components of every effective business continuity process which need to be in place to assure planning is executed properly to generate the program objectives and the desired outcomes are achieved.1. Intro to Skill 2
2. The Process of BC Planning
3. The Resiliency Landscape I
4. The Resiliency Landscape II
5. The Organizational Landscape
BC Program Practices
Skill 3 – How to Rapidly Assess Your Organization Chapter
Establishing a program requires much insight and tribal knowledge regarding your organization. In this first skill we will learn what and how to organize the organization, collect and analyze valuable data, set risks appetite, and learn how to leverage the organizational culture for BC purposes.1. Intro to Skill 3
2. Get to Know your Organization
3. Dependency Analysis
4. The BIA
5. The BIA Outcomes
6. GAP Analysis
Skill 4 – How to Develop an Effective BC Plan Chapter
The documented plan is the centerpiece of the BC program. Get this right and most everything else will fall in place.1. Intro to Skill 4
3. Developing Response Strategies
Skill 5 – How to Design Effective Training Programs Chapter
Once the plan is in place, now the focus shifts to people. Knowledgeable, trained, and ready people are the building blocks of preparedness. Unequivocally.1. Intro to Skill 5
Skill 6 – How to Conduct Powerful Exercises Every Time Chapter
Validating the response theories within the plans during the crisis exercise is critically important. We accomplish both when we conduct a disaster simulation exercise. This is where everyone has fun!1. Intro to Skill 6
2. How to Design Powerful Exercises
3. The Fire Exercise
BC Outcome Success Factors
Skill 7 – How to Measure Results That Matter Chapter
Learn what and how to measure results which raise the significance of your program. We will learn what sets of data gain the greatest results with each different team audience.
1. Intro to Skill 7
2. Measuring Outcomes & Capability
Wrap Up, Next Steps & Congratulations Chapter
Phil is an expert in the contingency planning field with over 24 years of experience. He has proven success in the design, development, and implementation of an enterprise wide continuity program based on an organization’s risk appetite, aligned with their culture, and produces the outcomes senior leaders ask for.
Phil has conducted 150 live workshops and counting throughout America and served on a team of developers in designing, developing, and publishing over 240 custom designed training modules for his clients.