Introduction to Business Continuity Planning online course
What you'll learn
- I will explain to you what Business Continuity Planning is, so you know why it exists;
- I will illustrate the importance of planning, so you understand why it is critical to you;
- I will give you examples of what should be in a plan, so you can consider what needs to be in yours;
- I will give you tools so you can prepare your plan.
- No previous business training or experience is required.
- But you do need to be able to think forward.
What do we mean by Business Continuity Planning? To start with, it is not about preparing for impending doom! It is about continuing to operate under unfavourable circumstances. The purpose of this course is to help you get prepared for the unfavourable.
Business Contingency Planning is critical in any organization: fire departments will map out hydrant locations for every building and home, they will visit each commercial establishment and become familiar with the contents, alarms, and fire suppression systems, and they will place all this information into computers on the trucks, so that crews have it at their fingertips as they roll down the road.
Businesses will back-up their data, secure their people and facilities, and carry insurance as a last resort. Some will take additional steps such as generators, emergency lighting, and even secondary locations in the event they must vacate the primary.
However, there is far more to Business Continuity Planning than this!
What does Business Continuity Planning entail? The answer to this question is: ‘It Depends! You may be able to afford a snow day, but others not.
I will tell you what Business Continuity Planning is, so that you know why it exists;
I will illustrate the importance of planning, so that you understand why it is critical to you;
I will give you the tools to prepare your plan, so that you will keep standing, while your competitors are scrambling.
Storms come in many forms! Let us help you get prepared!
Who this course is for:
- Business owners and managers, as well as key administrative and operating personnel must be prepared to continue operations during times of unfavorable circumstances.
I have been a professional accountant for over twenty years, and have worked in public sector, not-for-profit, income tax audit, and private industry including manufacturing.
In addition to being an accountant, I served as a military aircraft mechanic for five years, and worked for three years as an operations manager with vocational trades training in the federal penitentiary system.
Adding to over twenty years of business administration experience, I also served for sixteen years as a volunteer firefighter and search and rescue technician.
Finally, I have experienced business ownership as a property investor and manager, and I am now sharing my experiences as a business author and course writer, bringing an integrated approach to business administration training.