Business Continuity Planning and Management

Learn to Develop a Bulletproof Business Continuity Management Plan that Will Protect Your Company against Risks
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  • Lectures 53
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Whether you are an international corporation or a small business, protecting your company and its resources against crises and risks is of paramount importance. By developing and implementing a successful Business Continuity Management (BCM) Plan you can achieve this goal and make your company thrive regardless of the challenges that may come your way.

Although crises are unpredictable, they should never be unexpected. Regardless the nature of their trigger – be it a tornado, a structural failure or a terrorist attack – crisis are a part of how economics work and you should be able to identify and mitigate them on spot.

As the global business footprint increases, so do the risks faced by companies. Extended supply chains, organisational and technological dependencies, political and social instabilities, cybernetic attacks, organised crime, intrastate conflicts and natural disasters – these are only a few of the circumstances that may trigger a crisis. But should you worry about them? No, not as long as you’re prepared to face all the challenges.

This course is designed to help you protect your company by providing you all the necessary knowledge to develop and implement a powerful Business Continuity Management Plan. Created with the diligent manager in mind, the course also provides practical tools, systems, and reports that will enable you to create your own plans and easily manage the outsourced support.

Do you think that developing sophisticated and convergent methodologies to plan for and manage crisis events is too difficult to be worth the effort? Not with this course that will guide you step by step through the process of developing and implementing effective contingency and crisis response plans, policies, and systems.

While crises can be devastating in their effects, it doesn't mean that you should not be prepared to successfully face them. All the contrary. Stop focusing exclusively on market and credit risk and start thinking about the risks that directly affect people. Despite being more personal in nature, operational risk management has yet to mature sufficiently to reflect the wide spectrum of interrelated threats facing companies within today’s dynamic and evolving global commercial environment.

Although it’s true that advances in technology and management methodologies might increase an organisation's capacity to forecast and plan for catastrophic events, they are not enough. Most of the time, the ability of a company to survive a crisis event relies on the under resourced and frequently overlooked field of operational contingency planning and crisis response. In other words, on BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • • Discover how to mitigate the threats faced by your company by understanding the basics of developing a Business Continuity Management Plan.
  • • Empower your company to deal with the first stages of a crisis by learning to develop a robust Incident Management Plan.
  • • Take advantage of the calm before the storm by creating Crisis Management Structures able to efficiently respond to a crisis event.
  • • Say goodbye to chaos by keeping a pragmatic Risk Register that captures both primary and by-product risks.

Who is the target audience?

  • The course is suitable for students and business professionals who want to get a basic understanding of business continuity management and to explore various strategies and best practices, tools for creating effective and sustainable business continuity and incident management plan in terms of saving costs, reducing risk exposures, and developing, implementing and sustaining business continuity structures, policies and protocols.

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Section 1: Design and Development of a Business Continuity Management Plan
Course Introduction
Business Continuity Management Plan
The Value of BCM Plans
Business Continuity Goals
Risk Evaluations
Understanding Risk
Immediate Response and Impact Levels
Risk Management
Structuring BCM Plans - Part 1
Structuring BCM Plans - Part 2
Resourcing of BCM Plans
Developing and Implementing the BCM Plan
Elements of the BCM Plans
Communications Plan - Part 1
Communications Plan - Part 2
Organizational Interface Plans
Medical Response, Repatriation and Public Relations Plans
Resource and Procurement Management Plans – Part 1
Resource and Procurement Management Plans – Part 2
Project Initiation Plans
Business Recovery Plans – Part 1
Business Recovery Plans – Part 2
Section 2: Incident Management Plan - Structuring, Objectives, Components
Incident Management Plan
Principles of Incident Management
Incident Management Sequence
Incident Management Stages
Macro and Micro Crises
Incident Management Plan Needs
IMP Design and Implementation
Structuring Incident Management Plan
IMP Policies and Instructions
Communications and Tactical Resource Plan
IMP Crisis Response Guidelines
Incident Response Guidelines
Section 3: Crisis Management Structures
Inter-organizational Management
Crisis Leadership
Education and Training
Crisis Management Structures
Crisis Response Team Structure
Incident Management Structures
Section 4: Scope of Risk - Man-Made and Natural Risk Register
Scope of Risk Principles
Man-Made Risks – Part 1
Man-Made Risks – Part 2
Man-Made Risks – Part 3
Man-Made Risks – Part 4
Man-Made Risks – Part 5
Man-Made Risks – Part 6
Man-Made Risks – Part 7
Man-Made Risks – Part 8
Man-Made Risks – Part 9
Natural Risks – Part 1
Natural Risks – Part 2
Course Closure

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Instructor Biography

Operational Excellence Training, Top Experts in Industrial Management

About Us

Operational Excellence Training is a leading provider of high-quality courses and programs related to Industrial Management, Health and Safety at Work, Transportation, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing and Warehouse Management.

Our Expertise

Currently, our team includes 5 instructors with expertise in manufacturing, logistics, operations, and services. All the instructors are international-level experts, having 15+ years of practice and Master’s Degree in their relevant field.

Among other professional recognitions, our instructors are members of APICS (Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management), Certified Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts (Acuity Institute) and Certified in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP Institute).

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: we aim to provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for professionals all around the globe and help them understand and adapt to the requirements of modern management.

The courses we create are structured in a step-by-step manner and contain up-to-date content and comprehensive resources that get our students to the next level.

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