Details & Programme
Designing and Delivering effective exercises is a skill to be mastered for any continuity and resilience professional. A key part of the Validation stage of the Business Continuity Management Lifecycle, exercising the BCM Programme for some is the most interesting part of the job. It helps us to practice what to do when things go wrong, and builds confidence and a capability that means the organisation can more effectively respond, recover, take opportunities, and learn from a disruption. Exercises are the best way to test our systems, rehearse our plans, and a chance to safely prepare our people.
This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2018 and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398.
|0915||1030||Module 1 - People Vs Paper - The value of exercises||Test Vs Exercise
Team and equipment capability
Exercising within the BCM Lifecycle
Supporting validation and continual improvement
|1045||1230||Module 2 - Exercising Programmes||Validating plans over time
The function of the exercise programme
Developing an exercise programme
|1330||1500||Module 3 - The Design and Delivery Team||What teams are required|
Roles within these teams
Additional support needed
Top Management reporting
|1515||1645||Module 4 - Setting the Aim and Objectives||Why aims and objectives are
How aims and objectives influence evaluation
|1645||1715||Review of Day 1|
|0900||0915||Review of Day 1|
|0915||1000||Module 5 - Format Options||Different format types|
Format Pros and Cons
|1000||1100||Module 6 - Scenario Development||What is the function of the scenario?|
Linking the scenario to the objectives
Presenting and controlling the scenario
How to bring a sense of realism
|1115||1245||Module 7 - Logistics: Documentation, Resources and Communications||Documents required to deliver an
|1345||1500||Module 8 - Delivery||Key stages of exercise delivery|
|1515||1600||Module 9 - Risk Management||Risks of delivering an exercise|
How to respond to risks
|1600||1645||Module 10 - Evaluating and Reporting||Post-exercise de-briefing|
Lessons identified > lessons learnt
Completing this course will enable you to:
- Select appropriate exercise aims, objectives and formats
- Develop realistic and engaging scenarios
- Understand how to resource and coordinate delivery
- Carry out post-exercise evaluations and report lessons learned
Completing this course will contribute 16 hours towards your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
Who Should Attend?
Business Continuity and resilience professionals who are responsible for developing and delivering exercises. This course is also suitable for those professionals in related disciplines who need to learn how to effectively exercise plans.
It is recommended that students have a minimum of a CBCI or equivalent credential with experience of working in a continuity and resilience related role.
Please contact the BC Training team on 01253 667570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, should you wish to discuss options for delivering this course in-house at your organisation.
“I found the trainer [James Royds] excellent and could answer all my questions asked. James went out of his way and provided all participants with useful handouts and documentation. Really appreciate it and a big thank you to James.”Mercy Amarteifio
“Regarding the tutor, Ewan [Donald] - I'd like to pass on that I found his background particularly relevant to the course subject of delivering exercises, and his approach a very welcome change. ”Julia Connolly
East Sussex County Council
“The instructor was very knowledgeable and the training had a good mixture of learning activities. - Great work environment - Dynamic sessions - Good exercises”Raul Rojas Gonzalez
“All went really well, content was good and James [McAlister} was excellent, good mix of people, good location, food at the venue was exceptional.”Simon Parsons