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DRJ Fall World 2016

September 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am - September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm EDT

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DRJ fall world 2016

New Solutions for Resiliency and Risk Management is the theme for the 55th conference for the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ). Crisis Coach Register

The DRJ Fall World 2016 conference brings together the best professionals in business continuity expertise, research and analysis. Held from September 18 – 21, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ, attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry experts, attend presentations and advance their professional development. Firestorm is pleased to be a co-sponsor for the event.

The three-day conference features:

  • Exhibit Hall – with top companies, consultants and vendors gathered in one location
  • Networking – Connect with peers and industry leaders
  • Receptions – Two hospitality events and networking meals

Firestorm Sessions:

Firestorm President/COO and Co-founder, Jim Satterfield, will be presenting two sessions at the 2016 DRJ conference. His sessions are below.

Jim Satterfield Firestorm Crisis Management

1.) Crisis as a Peril™ – What is the biggest risk your organization faces?


Wednesday, September 21 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Presented by: Jim Satterfield, Firestorm President/COO and Co-Founder

If common exposures like fire, workplace violence, malpractice or the myriad of other known vulnerabilities were the first thing to come to mind, think again. There is a far greater problem lurking. Crisis! Crisis as a peril. Crisis as the cause of the damage to your business,
your brand, your company’s existence. Fire. Flood. Cyber. These are known risks. They are manageable, mitigatable and controllable.  Where planning often fails is working on those things that you ‘don’t know.’ The biggest risk an organization faces is the unknown. So what does this all mean? What is the biggest risk your organization faces? It is the impact of the unknown. It is the rate of change that widens the gap between what is known and unknown. It is the crisis created by the thing which is lurking in the dark.

2.) Workplace Violence Prevention (WPV) Training and Plan Development – What do you do? Crisis Coach Register

– Post Conference Course 5


Wed., September 21, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs., September 22, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Firestorm® is America’s CRISIS COACH®. Learn from the best. Attendees will develop a WPV Behavioral Risk Threat Assessment Program. Every crisis is a human crisis. While Firestorm® uses this phrase to focus the impacts of disasters, crises, and violence on people, it also applies to understanding the likelihood and immediacy of events. Whether violence or cyber-bullying, there are warning signs and indicators. Missing recognition of behaviors of concern or failing to listen to what is being said empowers escalation to violence. Knowing before the gun comes to work is a critical intelligence planning responsibility for every company. The earlier a problem is detected, the less impact it will have.

It should be the aim of every company to create a culture where safety from violence is a common goal of both employees and leadership. To achieve such a culture, warning signs must be recognized and understood; everyone must know how to report behaviors of concern; there must be procedures in place to investigate when there are concerns; and trained school employees must know when to conduct a behavioral risk assessment and have the necessary resources in place to do so.

Attendees of this session will:

  • Receive a one year license for the Firestorm Behavioral Risk and Threat Assessment Program (BeRThA®) at no cost.
  • Learn behavioral risk and threat assessment program components
  • Review case study analysis of violence behaviors
  • Develop a predictive intelligence network

How To Negotiate During a Crisis – Tactics and Strategies

Jack HealeyPresented by: Jack Healey, CPA, CFF, CFE, Managing Director Business Crisis Practice, Firestorm

When a crisis occurs, ultimately you will find yourself in the middle of negotiations. Whether for facilities, supplies or concessions from key suppliers, having obtained formal training in the area of crisis negotiations will benefit you and your organization. BANTA – “Best Alternative to a Negogiated Agreement, includes; How to handle emotionally charged negotiations; How to diffuse a hostile counterpart, and how to conduct multi-dimensional negotiations. This workshop will use role playing, video and informational outlines. Participants will learn proven methods developed by negotiation professionals. Who should attend? Anyone who anticipates being part of multi-dimensional negotiations as a result of a crisis or disaster and needs to be prepared.

Jack’s session will be held on Tuesday, September 20 from 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Early Registration Dates:

  • $1,295 through September 18, 2016

Discount prices and scholarship opportunities are available.

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September 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am EDT
September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm EDT
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Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients by responding to some of the largest and most complex critical incidents. Our highly-trained team is an industry leader in providing custom safety and security solutions. Firestorm empowers its clients to manage security risks through assessments, audits, program development, training and advisory services using our PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology.