Strategic Business Continuity Management

The world is reliant on resilient organisations: those which continue in business even when “things go wrong”. Disruptive events often happen, many of them we have some control over but others we don’t. The ability to manage, recover and prosper following disruption illustrates what it means to be resilient: the ability to continue during periods of disruption and uncertainty. The key for organisations is (as it has always been) to anticipate the threats, prepare for them and respond when they occur. And now, more than ever, there is a growing call for organisations to renew and reinvent themselves, adjusting to “a new normal” following disruption. Being agile, adaptable, responsive and competitive in an uncertain world defines what makes an organisation thrive and prosper in the current age of volatility.

In order to understand the BCM lifecycle and apply it in any organization. To refresh, renew, and re-invent your BCM capabilities in the wake of the global pandemic. There has never been a better time to re-assess your Business Continuity and Resilience objectives and give your plans and planning program a knowledge and capability boost. Take control of your response and recovery by leveraging the lessons of lockdown and bringing a culture of continuity to the heart of everything you do. Learn how to do this with proven methods and business techniques and unlock the secrets of effective engagement to improve your organization’s Continuity and Resilience capabilities.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to develop risk-sensitive, decision-effective responses for crisis management and the business priorities you must focus on to ensure you can continue to thrive and prosper following disruption to business operations / processes
  • Master the critical key performance indicators to ensure you are “doing the right things in the right order”
  • Understand how to benchmark and continuously improve your risk, crisis and continuity capabilities
  • Master proven methods, steps and processes to ensure survival and prosperity during and after disruption – regardless of the cause
  • Improve your understanding of business complexity while you Prepare for a business as usual following disruption
  • Achieve greater understanding of your product, service and process dependencies
  • Appreciate the need for more supply chain communications

Who Should Attend?

The course will be extremely useful for anyone with strategic or operational responsibility for managing risk, crisis and business continuity. This could include: CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors, Divisional and Head of Departments, Senior and Line Managers in the following:

  • Organizational resilience
  • Risk Management
  • Emergency Response and Crisis Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Operations, Facilities and IT Management
  • Information Security and Assurance
  • Operational Risk
  • Operational Resilience
  • Information Technology
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Information Technology Service Management
  • Information Technology Incident Management
  • Corporate Services:
  • Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Audit
  • Compliance
  • Health and Safety
  • IT Service Continuity

Trainer's Background

The Trainer is an internationally experienced consultant in risk, crisis, and continuity management, boasting over 30 years of expertise. He served as the Chairman of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) from 2010 to 2012, during which he held full legal and financial responsibilities for the Institute, including its board of directors and international strategy development. Additionally, he was a member of the BCI’s international Risk and Governance committee from 2012 to 2015.He is a fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI), with specialist membership of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

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