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    Business Continuity Management

    Welcome to this course on Business Continuity Management. Here you'll look at the essentials of business continuity management, how to ensure operational resilience in challenging situations and the key preparations that are needed to restore "Business as Usual (BAU)" operations as fast as possible. Despite our best risk management efforts, some events will be beyond our control and we do need to plan for them too. Learn how this is done with business continuity planning. [Duration: 60 min]

    New in 2020!

    • 5 recent news stories to further illustrate key business continuity issues
    • Text updates and image replacements throughout the course
    • An 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
    • Post-course assessment with 30 new/updated questions grouped into the following Question Banks:
      • Business continuity plans
      • Business continuity management
      • Management of risk
      • Killer risks
      • Identification and analysis of risk
      • Disaster recovery plans
      • Succession plans
      • Communications and PR

    Learning Objectives

    • Appreciate 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

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    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
    • 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


    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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