The course offers a comprehensive strategic, tactical and operational grounding in Business Continuity Management (BCM) from Business Impact Analysis (BIA) through to strategy, governance, exercising and plan documentation.
The course follows both the UAE National AE/SCNS/NCEMA 7000:2015 BCM standard and International BCM Standard ISO 22301:2012 as well as the methodology of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines – GPG 2013 guidelines.
This course gives all participants a foundation in the six Professional Practices (PP) of BCM and is ideal for participants who are fairly new to Business Continuity Management, as well as those with experience who are looking for a review of BCM's core concepts.
Participants will understand the need to embed BCM as part of their Corporate Resilience strategy, and to comply with UAE Federal and/or international requirements for Business Continuity. Social Media will be explored in a BCM context, as will the importance of communicating the plan internally to embed the culture of BCM.
This course is highly interactive and includes group discussions, case studies and syndicate work. It includes numerous practical exercises that allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to demonstrate their skills in Business Continuity Management and apply BCM principles directly to their own organizations.
This course is designed for anyone new to Business Continuity Management and practitioners who have had no prior formal training. This may include senior managers, operations managers, supply chain managers, procurement managers, business continuity managers, project planners, IT managers, communication managers, BCM analysts, program managers, disaster recovery specialists and government sector employees. It will be particularly beneficial for anyone needing to comply with the UAE National AE/SCNS/NCEMA 7000:2015 Standard or similar international standards as part of their role.