BCI-An Introduction to Business Continuity

BCI-An Introduction to Business Continuity

Courses Info

Two Days . Classroom Based . Instructor Led

Course Description
This course is an introduction to the world of Business Continuity (BC). It is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of BC and for those for whom BC may be a part of their role or responsibilities who need to have a good understanding of the subject.
It provides the new practitioner with the basic knowledge and understanding of the building blocks required for developing or maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management (BCM) program and gives those individuals with a BC related role or responsibility a comprehensive overview of the discipline.
This course covers all 6 elements of the BCM Lifecycle and is based on global good practice as described in the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines-GPG 2013 and the international standard for Business Continuity ISO 22301.

Newcomers to Business Continuity looking for a solid foundation to their learning in the subject of Business Continuity
• Individuals with a full time or part time role or responsibility that requires an understanding of Business Continuity
• Individuals not yet ready to take the Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI) training and examination

This course aims to provide delegates with knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement a BCM program and to enable them to manage or oversee an existing BCM program.

  • Describe the BCM Lifecycle and explain how this creates a robust BCM program
  • Explain the importance of BC Policy and Programme management and how leadership styles affect the design, delivery, benefits and robustness of a BCM program.
  • Describe how to identify prioritized activities, function of business impact analysis (BIA) and methodologies for collection of BIA information
  • Explain the importance of risk analysis and methodologies for integrating the BCM program within an organization’s Risk Management System.
  • Describe the component parts of a BC plan and be able to identify and differentiate between good and bad BC plan design
  • Describe the planning hierarchical structure of a BCM program – crisis management plan, incident management plan, BC plan and overarching plans and how they integrate and support each other
  • Describe the elements of a comprehensive BCM embedding program, (training, awareness and exercising) and how to integrate with key departments to implement an effective BCM program
  • Describe the different types of exercises available, how to plan out those exercises and how to facilitate exercise.
  • Understand the key elements needed in support of competency assessments for individuals with BC roles and responsibilities
  • Understand the key elements required of a performance management system
  • Describe the role of a BCM program review and the functions of corrective and preventative actions

This BCI Training course is delivered by the BCI’s global network of licensed Training Partners.

The Business Continuity Foundation course has received City&Guilds accreditation and is authorised by the Emergency Planning College

All students will receive an official certificate of attendance directly from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) UK .

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