BCI Embedding Business Continuity

Professional Practices 1 Day £525.00 (+ VAT)

Course Overview/Dates

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of designing and implementing effective embedding activities as a key part of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle.

What's included?

  • Course slides and notes
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance

Course Dates

Dates Number of days Location Price
Fri 11 Jun 2021
London, UK £525.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: James McAlister MA DipBCM DipEd Hon FBCI FICPEM
Venue: etc.venues - Chancery Lane
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Details & Programme

This course provides a practical approach to the complexities of working with a broad range of stakeholders.

A successful BCM programme is not simply a collection of validated documents. Documents are only half the story, the other half is the creation of capable individuals who can utilise plans and resources by putting them into practice to build organisational resilience. Successfully embedding business continuity requires a collaborative approach across the organisation.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2018.

Day 1

09501105Module 1: Exploring the Importance of Organisational CultureWhat is Organisational Culture?
Exploring Organisational Culture
Changing Organisational Culture
Top Down Approach
Bottom Up Approach
Key components for achieving buy-in
Measuring results
11201235Module 2: Exploring Skills, Competences & Competency Framework What are the differences
Description of a skill
What is a Competency?
What is a Competency Framework?
Example of Competency Framework
Developing a Competency
Roll out a Competency Framework
Scope of the Competency
13351435Module 3: Exploring Awareness, Learning and Development ProgrammesUsing the Competency Framework
Training delivery methods
Other forms of training
Awareness delivery methods
Factors Influencing training programme and training schedule
Learning preferences
Discusssion on learning styles
Understanding your audience needs
Training needs analysis
Assessment & evaluation of competence
Recording training competence
15101610Module 4: Exploring how to secure support for BC learning events & activitiesElevator pitch
Discuss & identify potential delivery platforms
16101630Course Review

Please note timings are indicative as the exact timings for each day may change due to students interest and experience in certain subjects. The course may finish earlier than 5.00pm if all topics have been covered.

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Course Benefits

  • To provide an overview of the essential elements of embedding business continuity as part of the BCM Lifecycle
  • To engage in workshop discussions about organisational culture, competencies and managing a training and awareness programme
  • To offer examples of ways forward to effectively embed business continuity that exploits opportunities and minimises risks

Completing this course will contribute 8 hours towards your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

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Who Should Attend?

  • Business continuity and resilience professionals who are required to design and implement a business continuity embedding programme.
  • It is recommended that students have a minimum of a CBCI or equivalent credential with experience working in a continuity and resilience related role.
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James McAlister

James McAlister


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In-house Options

Please contact the BC Training team on 01253 542650 or email, should you wish to discuss options for delivering this course in-house at your organisation.

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etc.venues - Chancery Lane


etc.venues - Chancery Lane
50-52 Chancery Lane

020 3735 8900

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