BCI Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises

Course Overview

This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the knowledge of how to design and develop exercises that work.

This BCI training course is delivered as a two day, live online training course by an approved BCI tutor. During the course, delegates will be able to ask the tutor any questions and there will be designated question and answer sections. Scheduled breaks will be provided within each session.

Timings are indicative and exact timings may vary due to student experience and their interest in certain topics. The course may finish earlier if all topics have been covered.

If you are interested in arranging this course for your workplace call:
UK 01253 542650
Rest of world +44 1253 542650

What's included?

  • Course slides
  • Certificate of attendance
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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.

Course Modules

  • Module 1: People Vs. Paper - The value of exercises
  • Module 2: Exercising Programmes
  • Module 3: The Design and Delivery Team
  • Module 4: Setting the Aim and Objectives
  • Module 5: Format Options
  • Module 6: Scenario Development
  • Module 7: Logistics: Documentation, Resources and Communications
  • Module 8: Delivery
  • Module 9: Risk Management
  • Module 10: Evaluating and Reporting
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Course Benefits

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
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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.

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In-house Options

If you would like this training delivered for your organisation only, please contact the BC Training team on 01253 542650 or email

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“This was a valuable course since it helped the delegates collectively to understand their current level of maturity in managing supplier risk and the improvements they needed to make. It has instilled some momentum among the group of people who now need to take this forward.”

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