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Crisis Management: Program Planning and Crisis Plan Development

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05 - 08 December 2016
Hyatt French Quarter

Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail

The effectiveness of your crisis management program will determine the future of your business in a crisis.

Is your organization prepared for a tornado, earthquake, or flood? What about a cyber attack or workplace violence event? Will your company be able to continue to function in a public health emergency?

In today's volatile world, the threats organizations are exposed to are expanding—and companies that fail to prepare for potential crisis events are unlikely to recover effectively.

This education program addresses harsh realities head on. Our expert faculty will prepare attendees to perform a risk assessment; develop and maintain a written crisis plan; and put that plan into action to increase organizational resilience in the face of disaster.

If your responsibilities include creating, maintaining, and/or leading your organization's crisis management efforts, this dynamic program is for you.

Registration Fees

 Immediate Benefits

  • ​Learn the elements of a comprehensive crisis management program.
  • Examine the complex issues that must be considered for crisis management including: analyzing risk, matching planning to organizational culture, complying with regulations, and applying risk and crisis management standards.
  • Investigate the relationship between crisis management and organizational resilience.
  • Learn to perform a risk assessment and identify key stakeholders.
  • Recognize the importance of leadership and communication integrate them into a crisis plan.
  • Identify proven strategies for improving an organization's continuity and crisis program.
  • Return to the workplace ready to develop a plan and lead the company through any emergency or crisis.

 Who Should Attend

  • Security directors
  • Legal counselors
  • Business continuity planners
  • Crisis communicators
  • Emergency management professionals
  • Security, facility, HR, and infrastructure managers

 Program Overview

The Crisis Management Program
Through small group exercises, role-plays, lectures, and hands-on group breakout sessions, you will learn about the concepts of crisis management, business continuity, and organizational resilience including readiness, response, and recovery.

Topics include:
  • Crisis and Continuity Management Planning Lifecycle
  • Performing a Risk and Business Impact Analysis
  • Developing a Written Plan and Plan Fundamentals
  • Training a Crisis Response Team
  • Understanding Strategic Crisis Leadership
  • Understanding Crisis Communications
  • Exercising The Crisis Team and Plans
  • Special Topics in Crisis Management – Including Pandemics and Cyber Attacks
  • ASIS Busines Continuity Management Standard

ASIS Business Continuity Management Standard
The course materials include the ASIS Business Continuity Management Standard. Learn the practical application of the Standard and methods for implementation in your setting. budgets, and/or changes in direction.



 Hours, Fees, & Hotels

Registration Hours
5:00-6:00 pm
7:00-8:00 am

Program Hours
8:00 am–5:00 pm
8:00 am–noon
5:00-6:30 pm
Registration Fees
Fees include daily continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception. Hotel costs are not included.
Early bird (before October 8) ​After October 8
Member​ ​$1,010 ​$1,110
​Nonmember ​$1,310 ​$1,410

Hotel Information
Be sure to mention ASIS when requesting the special room rate of $172 single/double (plus tax). This rate will be honored until November 14 or until the room block is full.

Hyatt French Quarter
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112



Team Discount:
Receive a 10% discount when three to five attendees register from the same organization, 15% for six or more. Email for details.

Certification Discount: 
ASIS members and nonmembers holding the distinction of CPP, PCI, and PSP receive a $25 discount per classroom program. This discount is automatically applied at checkout.


Mr Bruce Blythe
  • Mr Bruce Blythe
  • Chairman
  • R3 Continuum
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Mr. Blythe has been personally involved in crises such as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, mass murders at the U.S. Postal Service, the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, commercial air crashes, rescue of kidnap and ransom hostages, Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, earthquakes, fires, floods, and reputational crises. He serves as a consultant and certified coach to numerous Fortune executives and managers in Strategic Crisis Leadership preparedness and response.
Mr Hart Brown
  • Mr Hart Brown
  • Executive Vice President/COO
  • Firestorm
  • Colleagues: 0

Mr Ernest DelBuono
  • Mr Ernest DelBuono
  • Senior Strategist
  • Arlington VA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Ms Rachelle Loyear
  • Ms Rachelle Loyear
  • Director, ISS Program Management
  • G4S
  • Colleagues: 0

Mr Harry W Rhulen
  • Mr Harry W Rhulen
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Firestorm
  • Evergreen CO, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Mr Richard P Wright, CPP
  • Mr Richard P Wright, CPP
  • Director of Global Security
  • VDI
  • Dumfries VA, UNITED STATES
  • Colleagues: 0

Bio: Richard has over thirty years security experience. He has a Bachelors degree in Management Studies from UMUC. He authored the acclaimed and definitive Kidnap for Ransom, Resolving the Unthinkable and has been principal consultant in the successful resolution of numerous related incidents. He has designed integrated security systems for diverse clients, developed CM/BC programs for numerous clients and has spoken extensively in both English and Spanish in multiple international forums. He currently chairs the ASIS International Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council and directs VDI’s global operations as well as managing security in Latin America and the Caribbean for one of the largest multilateral lending institutions in the Western Hemisphere.
Mr Erik de Vries, CPP
  • Mr Erik de Vries, CPP
  • Director
  • DutchRisk bv
  • Colleagues: 0