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Business Continuity Management Meirc Plus Speciality Training

Business Continuity Management

Why Attend

In this post-Covid world, there remain threats that can disrupt your organization.  We need to build in resilience to absorb shock and bounce back.  We absorb shock through proactive risk management where prevention is better than cure.  We bounce back by reactive plans and procedures that are tired and tested.

This course provides delegates with the skills to be able to achieve both risk and response within a certifiable structure and by using examples of current industry good practice relevant to the industrial sector of the delegates. It also provides participants with concrete solutions, strategies and insights into the delivery of an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) including a scenario based simulation exercise as the culmination of the learning.

This practical course provides participants with a framework that is aligned with the UAE NCEMA 7000:2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018 and ISO 22301:2019 Societal Security; and Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements.

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Course Methodology

This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, videos, case studies and syndicate work.

BIA and BCP Plan Templates will be applied during the course and given for use after the course. Supporting information, such as the Main Events List (MEL) for Exercise Planning and BC Steering Committee – Terms of Reference (ToR) will also be made available.

It includes specific templates for carrying-out a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), completion of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and completion of a Business Continuity (BC) exercise that participants will be able to take away for use in their own organizations.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the approach for establishing an operational Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) aligned to the UAE NCEMA 7000:2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018 and ISO 22301:2019 Societal Security; and Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements
  • Identify components and best practices of a successful BCM Program, specifically its policy, strategy and supporting tools
  • Understand the components for an effective Business Impact Analysis (BIA) that is able to meet strategic, tactical and operational requirements of an organization
  • Develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and delivery of a Business Continuity (BC) exercise
  • Develop requirements for an auditable Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) to comply with UAE NCEMA 7000:2015
Target Audience

Business Continuity, Quality, Audit and IT professionals such as Business Continuity Manager (BCM), Business Continuity Coordinator (BCC), Crisis Manager (CM), IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Manager or anyone with the responsibility for, or involvement with Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and/or Technology and Auditing of Disaster Recovery Plans.

Target Competencies


  • Business Continuity Management
  • Risk Management
  • Contingency Planning
  • Internal & External Audit
Course Outline
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Organizational Resilience
    • How does Business Continuity provide value to an organization?
    • Definition and ingredients of organizational resilience
  • UAE NCEMA 7000:2015
  • Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018
  • ISO 22301:2019 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements
  • BCM Program, Policy, Strategy and Tools
    • Implementing a BCM program, and its leadership
    • The BC Policy requirements
    • The BC strategy – how and to what extent?
    • Contingency and standby
    • Understanding stakeholders
    • Legislations, regulations and standards
  • Embedding Business Continuity
    • Training needs analysis, skills and competency framework
    • Why do we need a Competency Framework?
    • Awareness and training
  • Analysis: Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    • Types of BIA
      • Strategic
      • Products and services
      • Process and activity
    • Implementation methods for BIA and Risk Assessment (RA)
  • Design: Developing and implementing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
    • Ownership and plan structure
    • Roles and responsibilities of BC Champions and Team Leaders
  • Implementation: 
    • Emergency response, crisis management, business continuity and IT Disaster recovery option, plans and procedures
  • Validation: Delivering a Business Continuity Exercise
    • Types of testing / exercising
    • Preparation, facilitation and evaluation of an exercise
    • What is the function of an audit?
    • BCM Steering Committees and Terms of Reference (ToR’s)
Schedule & Fees
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