Recently updated, post the release of the ISO22301: 2019 in October 2019, ours is the most current BCM course available today, based on latest thinking. Our BCM Specialist course has been designed to provide a complete learning experience for professionals looking to get BCM certified. Those who pass the exam held on the last day will be awarded the BCM Specialist certification from the UK-based FQA.
This course is conducted as an open-public session, but is also ideal for organisations to have conducted as a bespoke in-house, with tailormade examples specific to your industry and environment. This course will provide an intensive and comprehensive learning experience of the steps required to implement a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). Participants will be taken through number of exercises covering the full span of BCM implementation (Program, Policy, BIA, RA, Plans, Testing, Auditing, Continual Improvement etc.). Our trainers will share all the 'tricks of the trade' with the workshop participants, enabling them to get both the practical knowledge of how to implement BCM with practical real-life examples, and also pass BCM certification exams.
Training methodologies include videos, classroom lectures and discussions, including BCM challenges, and how to overcome them. More than 60% of this course is spent on hands-on activities such as exercises, case study, role plays, discussions and practice questions, so that by the end of this workshop, participants would have a deep understanding of BCM. Our Trainers typically possess 2-3 certifications in BCM and have 25-30 years hands-on experience in Business Continuity and Emergency Response, including having conducted a number of BCM implementation assignments, assessments and reviews. Many of them have in the past been BCM Heads of their organizations. Their caliber and experience is one of our key differentiators. Real customer feedback forms on past courses by our trainers can be provided as needed.
- The value of Business Continuity, and its key drivers
- Relationship of Business Continuity with Crisis Management, Emergency Response and IT Disaster Recovery
- Business Continuity similarities and difference with COVID-19
- Business Continuity lifecycle, and key clauses of the ISO 22301:2019 standard
- Stages of the BCM Life Cycle, such as BCM Project Initiation and Management, Scope, Objectives and BCM Policy, Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Risk Assessment (RA), BCM Recovery Strategies, Business Continuity Plans (BCPs), Testing, Exercising, Annual Internal Audit, Maintenance and Review
- Business Continuity maturity and continuous improvement, through the PDCA cycle
Who should attend:
- Full-time or part-time Business Continuity Professionals interested in learning moreabout Global BCM Best Practices
- BCM Department Champions, Coordinators and Project Managers, who want to get a good understanding of a typical BCM Framework
- Auditors wanting to gain an in-depth understanding of BCM
- Professionals from BCM-related domains such as Crisis and Risk Management, Emergency Planning, Information Security, Operations, Facilities, Administration, HR, Legal and Compliance
Executive Director, Continuity & Resilience (CORE) MBCI, CBCP, CBCI, ISO 22301 Technical Expert, CISA, ITIL, ISO 31000, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Dhiraj Lal has over 20 years of Business Continuity experience. A Chemical engineer from IIT Delhi and MBA from IIM Calcutta, he has worked with Citibank, Standard Chartered, Agilent and American Express. He is Asia’s first BSI appointed Technical Expert for BS25999/ ISO 22301, and has assessed 2 of the top 10 certified organizations globally. He teaches and consults in BCM (NCEMA 7000/ ISO 22301) and related domains. He has been invited to present at the BCI Annual conference in the UK, DRI USA, BCMI Singapore, itSMF UK, DRI Asia in Malaysia, ISACA UAE, KSA and India, and also various Crisis, Business Continuity Cyber and IT Resilience Summits in India, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.