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Live Online Training Course:
Business Continuity Fundamentals

Live Online Training Course: Examining the steps required to develop & implement a powerful, pragmatic business continuity management (BCM) process to protect an organisation during a crisis.

4-Part series per course | 4 hours per Part | Over 4 days
August 2020 Course: 17 August | 18 August | 24 August | 25 August

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Examine ‘best practice BCM’ using current standards and guidelines
  • Understand the key elements of a business continuity management process
  • Recognise the link between risk management and business continuity management
  • Create business continuity strategies and plans for day-to-day operations
  • Explore the elements of corporate crisis management
  • Become familiar with a business continuity management training rehearsal and maintenance regime

About the Course

If a sudden crisis affects an organisation the potential for loss is enormous. Loss of turnover and profit are two measurable impacts. However, some impacts are harder to measure, but just as devastating to the ‘health’ of an organisation.

Examples of such impacts can be the ‘human impacts’, pressure on the market value of the organisation, client attrition, loss of supplier and stakeholder confidence and tarnished reputation and image.

Development of detailed business continuity plans is the best way to prepare and to cope efficiently with unexpected, high-impact events.

A key element of developing such plans is being able to recognise the risks your organisation faces.

This course will show you how to link risk management and business continuity management to produce a holistic approach to protecting the value creating activities of your organisation.

Who Will Benefit

This course is designed for anyone involved in risk and business continuity management for organisations

For those just starting out in these disciplines, this course will provide the skills needed to develop a sound business continuity management process.


Peter Sierwald

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“Pragmatic approach – flexible to tailor course to specific requirements. (Peter was) Knowledgeable – excellent communication skills.”
Senior Management Accountancy, Medibank Private

“Practical and structured. Gives me a firm basis to work on in my own situation.”
Project Officer, University of Melbourne

Course Outline

Overview of business continuity management

  • The key elements of a business continuity management process
  • Examination of current standards and guidelines
  • Introduction to a ‘good practice’ business continuity management methodology

Business continuity planning for day-to-day operations

  • Project planning for business continuity
  • Management endorsement and support
  • Identifying ‘business as usual functions’
  • Identifying key business processes
  • Business impact assessment
  • Developing practical/pragmatic recovery strategies
  • Implementing the resources needed to support business recovery
  • IT disaster recovery and how it fits with business continuity

Activity:Identifying recovery priorities

Exercise: A simple exercise to illustrate what is important in a crisis

  • Tips on undertaking a business impact assessment

Examining the organisation’s response to a crisis

  • Staff welfare and safety
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Incident assessment
  • Incident escalation
  • Crisis management
  • Effective decision-making
  • Crisis communications
  • Longer-term recovery

Activity: Development of response plans for crisis scenarios

Exercise: to practice crisis management

  • Using forms and checklists in the crisis management process

Business continuity management training rehearsal & maintenance

  • Effective response training methodologies
  • Instilling staff confidence and competence in using business continuity plans
  • Testing the recovery infrastructure
  • Keeping the business continuity process up-to-date

Course review & evaluation

  • Recap of key learning outcomes from the two days
  • Question and answer session
  • Discussion and roundup

when & where

19 May 2020

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17 Aug 2020

Live Online Training

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