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Risk Management Course Library

Business Continuity Management Training Course

Despite our best efforts to mitigate risk or eliminate it altogether, there are certain events that are simply beyond our control.

Catastrophic events like health and safety disasters, epidemics, climate emergencies, targeted activism, financial crises or the loss of key personnel can threaten the very existence of a company.

That's why, senior managers and board members have to plan in advance for "the unexpected".

Business continuity planning is part of the Company's overall approach to risk management. No matter how remote the possibility of a major incident occurring is, it should still be factored into business planning to ensure continued resilience, whatever challenges you face.

Our Business Continuity Management Training Course will help your employees to understand how to analyse and categorise risks, then create and stress test plans to restore 'Business as Usual' (BAU).

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 60 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the objectives of a business continuity plan
  • Recognise how risks are identified and analysed
  • Know what to include in a risk register
  • Identify the key elements of both a disaster recovery plan and a succession plan
  • Appreciate the importance of effective communication and good PR when dealing with incidents and crises

Course Contents

  • Introduction
    - Management of risks
    - Killer risks
  • The business continuity plan
    - BCP implementation
    - Real world case study
    - In the news…
  • Identification and analysis of risk
    - Gauging the impact
    - Identification and analysis of risk
    - Challenges in creating a BCP
    - Analysing the risks
    - The role of the crisis management team
  • The risk register
  • Disaster recovery plan
    - Disaster recovery in our Company
    - The crisis management team
    - Off-site facilities and records
    - Scenario: Health emergency
  • Managing health outbreaks and other
  • Stress testing
  • Succession plans
    - Coping with unexpected absence
    - Succession planning policy
  • Business Continuity Institute guidance
  • Public relations and crisis management
  • Coordination with public authorities
  • Sample business continuity policy
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

New in 2020

  • 5 recent news stories added
  • Text updates and image replacements
  • Improved and modernised DRP stress testing process
  • New pages, activities and scenarios: 
    - Managing health outbreaks and other crises
    - Scenario: Health emergency
    - Gauging the impact
    - Coping with unexpected absence
    - Identification and analysis of risk
    - Challenges in creating a BCP
  • Updates to existing scenarios/learning activities:
    - Real world case study
    - Disaster recovery in our Company
  • 30 new/updated assessment questions:
    - Business continuity plans
    - Business continuity management
    - Management of risk
    - Killer risks
    - Identification and analysis of risk
    - Disaster recovery plans
    - Succession plans
    - Communications and PR

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Duration Approximately 60 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary

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Our off-the-shelf subscription options allow you to train your staff using this course and other essential compliance courses cost-effectively.

We can also customise courses to your business needs or create fully bespoke courses to your specification.

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