BCI Validating Your BCM Programme

Professional Practices 1 Day £525.00 (+ VAT)

Course Overview/Dates

This course will help students understand how to determine their organisation’s existing level of Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme maturity, and to prepare for, write and execute an assessment or audit.

What's included?

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

Course Dates

Dates Number of days Location Price
Fri 16 Oct 2020
London, UK £525.00 Book Reserve
Course tutor: James McAlister MA DipBCM DipEd Hon FBCI FICPEM
Venue: etc.venues - The Hatton
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Details & Programme

Validation is a key part of the BCM Lifecycle. The process of validation provides assurance that your plans and capabilities remain current and fit for purpose and identifies any areas for improvement.

This course will explore how to develop a comprehensive exercise programme to ensure that all elements of the BCM Lifecycle are validated.

The course, as well as instruction will be practical and ‘hands on’ allowing students to practice the skills and techniques taught.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2018 and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398.

Day 1

09301100Module 1 - Introduction to ValidationStandards and Guidelines
Continual Improvement
11151230Module 2 - Validation within the Business Continuity Lifecycle
BCM Programme inputs
Annual Programme
Policy and Programme Management
Design Implementation
13301415Module 3 - Developing an exercise programmeExercise planning
Types of exercise
14151530Module 4 – Maintenance and Review Maintenance
Programme Outputs
15451645Module 5 – Conducting an Assessment Conducting an assessment
What are you going to assess?
Scope of assessment
What should you assess against?
Developing the assessment
Assessment Criteria
Preparing for an assessment
16451700Course Review
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Course Benefits

  • Explain the elements which make up validation activities
  • Describe how validation can be carried out on each element of the BCM Lifecycle
  • Demonstrate an understanding of continuous improvement and be able to evaluate its implementation
  • Plan an exercise programme
  • Design, prepare and conduct an evaluation of a BCM programme

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 responsible for validating BCM programmes.
  • 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 - The Hatton


etc.venues - The Hatton
51-53 Hatton Garden

+44 (0) 20 7242 4123

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