Ensure the Survival of Your Organisation
Enterprise Risk Management relates to ensuring the Sustainability, Agility, and Resilience of an organisation in the face of uncertainty. Critical to all of this is the ability of an organisation to continue its operations when faced with disruptive forces.
Through our Business Continuity Leader (BCL™) program, develop the capability to effectively identify and safeguard your organisation against these forces, and protect its reputation, its stakeholders, and its value-creating activities. This practical, hands-on program will equip you with the basic skill sets to implement effective business continuity management programs in your organisation.
This program provides you with foundation-level skills and knowledge in BCM. Certified Business Continuity Leaders or more experienced BCM professionals will be interested in our Business Continuity Manager (BCM™) program, which will include more advanced activities and BCMS considerations.
To become fully certified, participants will have 3 years to complete all training modules. Registration for individual training modules is also available.
Business continuity management (BCM) has evolved since the 1970s in response to the technical and operational risks that threat¬en an organization’s recovery from hazards and interruptions. Busi-ness Continuity Management refers to the activities required to keep your organization running during a period of displacement or interruption to normal operations.
This module helps you to understand the evolution of BCM and why it is crucial not only to the survival of businesses during the period of crisis but also the protection of reputation and profitability with proper preparedness in place. BCMS specifies the requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of occurrence, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents when they arise.
Business impact analysis (BIA) predicts the consequences of dis¬ruption of a business function and process and gathers informa¬tion needed to develop recovery strategies. In BIA, you will learn to identify and evaluate the impact of disasters on business and provide the basis for investment in recovery strategies as well as investment in prevention and mitigation strategies.
Potential loss scenarios will be identified during risk assessment. Op¬erations may also be interrupted by a failure of a supplier of goods or services or delayed deliveries.
Risk assessment is not about creating huge amounts of paperwork, but rather about identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your organization. It is not just about taking steps to protect your or¬ganization’s reputation and its employees, but your risk assessment will help you decide whether you have covered all you need to.
Running a successful organization requires an understanding of how to serve customers, regardless of market conditions. Business continuity plans help organizations stay running during natural dis¬asters, economic downturns and bad publicity. While some busi¬ness owners like to believe that they can quickly come up with a “Plan B” to work through a crisis, the world’s best corporate leaders spend time making plans for events they hope will never happen.
This module takes you through the stages of building to maintain¬ing the BCM plan. When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues equate to reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the compe¬tition. A business continuity plan to continue business is therefore essential.
Only applicable to those seeking a full certification. There are no eligibility requirements for individual modules.
A degree-holder (or its equivalent, and above) with at least 6 months relevant working experience OR a non-degree holder with at least 2 years relevant working experience