Fortify Your Organisation Against Costly Disruption
Today, the frequency and severity of weather-related events seem to be increasing and reliance on a complex network of technology and supply chains is expanding. Both trends leave businesses susceptible to a variety of existing and emerging risks. Managing these risks by developing a business continuity strategy is key to the survival of any organization.
The Business Continuity Manager (BCM™) certification builds on the Business Continuity Leader (BCL™) certification and covers advanced-level considerations. This program will build on BCM fundamentals while providing you with the complex body of knowledge required not only to identify potential threats to your organization, but also to manage their impacts to business operations.
As a Business Continuity Manager, you will be have the skillset to prepare your organisation for emergencies, audit BCM processes, and implement an approach of continuous improvement in your organisation.
To become fully certified, participants will have 3 years to complete all training modules. Registration for individual training modules is also available.
For some organizations, conducting regular disaster preparedness exercises comes with the territory. For many organizations, howev¬er, the potential dangers are not as obvious and safety exercises are relegated to the mandatory annual fire drill. This approach may be setting your organization and your people up for real trou¬ble.
Preparing before an emergency plays a vital role in ensuring your employees and visitors know where to go and how to keep them¬selves safe when an emergency occurs.
The purpose of periodic awareness training is to develop essential competencies, new techniques and methods that are so essen¬tial in facing possible business continuity issues. This module helps you to prepare and train for emergencies and the hazards to be aware of when an emergency occurs.
When an unexpected event leading to major unrest amongst the employees in your organization occurs, how do you deal with it? When an event threatens the integrity of business operations, you have a crisis on your hands. An accident on the production floor or a natural disaster can undermine the viability of even a prosper¬ous, thriving business. A crisis communications plan is an important component of any disaster plan. It can act as a guide to help you quickly contain the crisis and recover from its impact. Whether it’s a weather disaster or a bad product review, your reaction should be immediate, focused and emphatic.
This module helps you to understand the situation of sudden distur¬bance and take control of the situation. It guides you on how to put together a proper plan, the agencies you need to work with in these situations
How effective is your plan? Are your response plans up-to-date to tackle any potential threats? A BCM audit is a formalized method for evaluating how business continuity processes are being man-aged. The goal of an audit is to determine whether the plan is ef¬fective and in line with the company’s objectives. Ensuring your organization can recover from any disaster is a basic business re¬quirement.
Continuous improvement is a cyclical process and the improve¬ment process is the vehicle that will help us to identify tangible ways to improve our Business Continuity Management System. The improvements could lead to enhanced business performance through cost reduction, productivity and process efficiency.
A degree-holder (or its equivalent, and above) with at least 5 years relevant working experience OR a non-degree holder with at least 10 years relevant working experience
- Internal Audit and Assurance professionals
- C-Level executives and head of departments who are decision-makers in their organisations
- Risk management professionals
- Non-risk management professionals working in Corporate Planning, Strategy, Governance, Compliance, Operations, Investment, Treasury, Product Development, Regulators, Legal, Quality, Environmental Health & Safety, Project Management, Insurance, Underwriting, and other related areas.