San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course is fully aligned to the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG), the independent body of knowledge for good Business Continuity (BC) practice by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity professionals worldwide.
Based on current global thinking in BC, the course has also been aligned to ISO 22301, the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM) to ensure its international relevance and global applicability. The course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by BC professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective BCM programme, as described in the GPG.
This training course is intended to meet the current and future technical and professional needs of BC professionals working in organizations of any type and size, in any industry or sector worldwide.
Designed to drivethe highest standards in global BC practice
Reflects current global thinking in BC
Aligned to ISO 22301:2012, the international standard for BC
Six Modules, which are based on the six Professional Practices of the BCM Lifecycle
Provides an accepted benchmark against which the technical and professional competency of BC professionals can be effectively measured and examined
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is designed for those individuals seeking to complement practical experience in Business Continuity or a related field through some formal BC training based on the Good Practice Guidelines. More specifically, it is aimed at those professionals wishing to achieve an internationally recognised qualification in Business Continuity through the Certificate of the BCI Examination (CBCI). It is the perfect choice for BC professionals aspiring to become a member of the BCI, which provides internationally recognised status and demonstrates both professional and technical competency in BC.
This course is intended for professionals working in the field of Business Continuity, Risk Management, Emergency Management, Disaster Recovery, Resilience, Security, Operations and anyone who has BC as part of their role.
Teaches you not just the ‘what’ but also the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ of good BC practice
- Equips you with the knowledge and understanding you require to be able to practise BC in line with GPG 2013
- Prepares you for the Certificate of the BCI Examination, which leads to an internationally recognised credential and post-nominal designation in BC (CBCI), and is the launching pad for Statutory Membership of the BCI
- Provides practical insights to good BC practice and expertise by learning from one of the leading BC professional in the industry with over 25 years of international experience
BCI Certificate Examination
The BCI Certificate Examination is administered independently of the training. It contains 120 questions which the candidate has 2 hours to complete.
Successful candidates who achieve a pass or above in the BCI Certificate Examination can use the post nominal credential CBCI. They will be invited to apply for BCI membership at the appropriate grade subject to demonstrating experience as a business continuity practitioner.
Module 1 Policy and Programme Management
This module covers the Policy and Programme Management Professional Practice that is at the start of the BCM Lifecycle. This stage of the Lifecycle defines the organizational policy relating to Business Continuity (BC) and how that policy will be implemented, controlled and validated through a BCM programme.
Stages of the BCM Lifecycle
Setting BC Policy
Determining Programme Scope
Governance of the BCM Programme
Implementing a BCM Programme
Project and Programme Management
Managing Supply Chain Continuity
Module 2 Embedding Business Continuity
This module provides the student with an understanding of Embedding Business Continuity which is the Professional Practice that continually seeks to integrate BC into day-to-day business activities and organizational culture.
Organizational Culture in the Context of BC
Skills and Competence Requirements for BC
Training Programme and Awareness Campaign
Module Three: Analysis
This module provides the student with an understanding of the Analysis stage of the BCM Lifecycle that reviews and assesses an organization in terms of what its objectives are, how it functions and the constraints of the environment in which it operates.
Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Module Four: Design
This module provides the student with an understanding of the Design stage of the BCM Lifecycle that identifies and selects appropriate strategies and tactics to determine how continuity and recovery from disruption will be achieved.
Continuity and Recovery Strategies and Tactics
Threat Mitigation Measures
Incident Response Structure
Module Five: Implementation
This module provides the student with an understanding of the Implementation stage of the BCM Lifecycle that executes the agreed strategies and tactics through the process of developing the Business Continuity Plan.
The Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
Developing and Managing Plans
Strategic, Tactical and Operational Plans
Importance of the Communications Plan
Module Six: Validation
This module provides the student with an understanding of the Validation stage of the BCM Lifecycle that confirms that the BCM Programme meets the objectives set in the BC Policy and that the organization’s BCP is fit for purpose.
Developing an Exercise Programme
Developing, Running and Evaluating an Exercise
Maintenance of the BCM programme
Review of the BCM programme
Kenny Seow has over 25 years of international experience in disaster recovery, business continuity and crisis management in banking, securities, education, health, logistics and government. He is a Partner at Riskwest, an Australia-based consulting practice that provides business continuity and risk management support, training and advisory services to government, community service organisations and private sector companies in the region.
Kenny speaks regularly at seminars and conferences, and has presented papers on business continuity in Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. He conducts business continuity, incident response and crisis management courses regularly and has trained over 3,000 senior managers and executives from public and private sector organisations.
Kenny is a Member of the BCI (MBCI), an Approved BCI Instructor, and a Board Member BCI Australasia. He is qualified as an ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and Trainer. He has a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Computer Science, Master degree in Business Administration and Specialist Diploma in Disaster and Emergency Management System. He is also a volunteer with the WA State Emergency Service.
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