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“What to do!” + “How to do it!”

As a typical course participant, you likely have less than two years experience in business continuity planning - perhaps you are brand new to the field! You may even have been ‘volun-told’ into this new role and need to learn - quickly and thoroughly - how to successfully carry out your new duties. 

Drawing from the new International Standard ISO 22301, the British Standard BS 25999, and the US Standard NFPA 1600, we believe our courses to be the very best business continuity training offered anywhere in the world.

In addition to "best principles", you also learn "best practices" - the practical "how to" develop and maintain effective continuity plans. We teach you “what” you need to know plus “how” to do it.

Our course list includes:

ECP-001: Introduction to Effective Business Continuity Planning - a 1-day seminar presenting an overview of the BCMS process, intended for individuals new to the field.

ECP-002: Overview of Effective Business Continuity Planning - a 4 hour seminar presenting an overview of the BCMS process, intended for executives and senior managers. 

ECP-003: Introduction to Effective Business Continuity Auditing - a 1-day seminar presenting an overview of the BCM auditing process, intended for BCM practitioners and internal and external auditors.
ECP-011: Introduction to BCM Awareness and Training - a 1-day seminar presenting an overview of a BC Awareness and Training program, intended for individuals new to the field. 
ECP-021: Introduction to Effective Crisis Management> - a 1-day seminar presenting an overview of the Crisis Management process, intended for individuals new to the field, with emphasis on BS11200. 
ECP-031: Introduction to BIA/Risk Assessments - a 1-day seminar presenting an overview of the Business Impact Analysis/Risk Assessment, intended for individuals new to the field. 
ECP-041: Introduction to Disaster Recovery Planning - a 1-day seminar presenting an overview of the DRP process, intended for individuals new to the field. 

ECP-091: ISO 22301 Review and CCM Exam - a 1 day BCP review with CCM exam for experienced BCM practitioners or current CCM holders looking to upgrade their qualifications to the CCM (ISO 22301 Specialist) qualification. CCM exam (ISO 22301 Specialist) included in the course fee. 
ECP-101: Effective BCM Awareness and Training Programs - a 2-day workshop showing how to develop an Awareness and Training/Testing and Exercising program for your BCMS. 
ECP-201: Effective BCM Crisis Management Planning - a 2-day workshop showing how to develop a Crisis Management Plan for your BCMS, with an emphasis on BS11200. 

ECP-301: Fast Track your Business Continuity Plan – a 2-day workshop detailing how to Fast Track the BIA/Risk Assessment/Strategy Development phase of your BCMS. 

ECP-401: Effective Disaster Recovery Planning - a 2-day workshop showing how to develop a Disaster Recovery Plan for your IT assets. 

ECP-501: Effective Audit and Evaluation of Business Continuity Management Systems - a 2-day workshop showing how to evaluate/review/audit a BCMS; this course is suitable for internal and external auditors, with preparation for the CCA exam.

ECP-601: Effective Business Continuity Management - a comprehensive 3-day workshop, with preparation for the CCM exam.

ECP-701: Effective Audit and Evaluation of Disaster Recovery Plans – a 2-day workshop on how to audit DRPs, with preparation for the CCA exam. 
ECP-801: Effective Design and Evaluation of BCMS – a 5-day workshop incorporating both ECP-501 and ECP-601, with preparation for the CCM and CCA exams.

ECP-901: Business Continuity and Resiliency Management - a comprehensive 3-day workshop, with special emphasis on ISO 22301, with preparation for the BCRP exam. 

ECP-950: Masters Class in Business Continuity Management – a 1-day seminar, with preparation for the MCM (Master of Continuity Management) exam, for individuals holding a professional certification in BCM. 

 

Each of these courses can be customized for onsite training.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Courses are scheduled subject to a minimum enrollment. If enrollment for a particular course does not meet the minimum, it may be cancelled or rescheduled. If IBCT cancels or reschedules a course for any reason, our liability is limited to the paid registration fee. IBCT makes every effort to notify registered participants as soon as possible if classes are cancelled or rescheduled.

Registration applies only to the individual named on the registration form. If they want to substitute another individual from the same company, they must contact the course registrar at least two weeks prior to the first day of the course.

If the registered individual cancels their participation in a course at least one month prior to the first day of the course, the cancellation fee is 10% of any fees paid. If they cancel their participation less than one month prior to the first day of the course, the cancellation fee is 50% of any fees paid. If they cancel within two weeks of the course start date, the cancellation fee is 100% of any fees paid. Fees include course, hotel, CCM exam, and additional course materials.

If the registered individual wishes to transfer their registration to another course, they must contact the course register at least one month prior to the first day of the course they are originally registered in. There is no charge for transferring their registration to another course. Transferring must occur within twelve months of the originally scheduled course and no more than three course transfers are permitted. If you exceed the allotted twelve months for rescheduling or limit of three course transfers, no refunds will be made and your registration fee will be forfeited. 

 

ECP-601: Effective Business Continuity Management

ECP - 601:   Effective Business Continuity Management

This 3-day course provides an exceptionally comprehensive hands-on workshop covering all major aspects for the design and management of an effective Business Continuity Management System.

EARLY BIRD Course fee includes 3 nights hotel, breakfast and lunch daily, plus CCM prep AND CCM exam - all for only $ 2,495.

Take-aways include detailed course handbook; 16G BCM FlashDrive with over 4,000 templates etc, including all course files; Diploma in Business Continuity Management; Certified Continuity Manager designation - PLUS the knowledge and tools needed to develop a Business Continuity Management program. 
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This course is designed for individuals new to business continuity management, consultants and auditors wishing to learn about BCM, executives, managers, business continuity planners, engineers, IT staff, and business unit managers who are involved in developing or managing business continuity planning functions. It is also highly useful for records managers, administrative heads and others responsible for the effective administration of any size of organization. This course provides an intensive, hands-on workshop covering all major aspects of the Business Continuity Management lifecycle for corporations and government organizations. 

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“How to do” plus “What to do”

Drawing from the international Business Continuity Standard ISO 22301, the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard, the BS 11200 Crisis Management Standard, and the ISO 22398 Exercises and Testing standard, we believe this course “ECP-601: Effective Business Continuity Management” is the very best business continuity training offered anywhere in the world.

Learn how to initiate and manage a comprehensive BCM program—from start to finish! In addition to "best principles", you also learn "best practices" - the practical "how to" develop and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management System. We teach you “what” you need to know plus “how” to do it.

The course covers:
- tools and techniques for conducting risk assessments and business impact analysis
- practical methodologies to design and manage effective continuity plans
- case studies to examine real life situations and their solutions
- guided study and group exercises to apply the lessons learned
- methodologies for creating a plan to support your business in the face of any critical incident.

This course is fully accredited by the National Institute for Business Continuity Management.
Completion of this course qualifies participants to write the certification exam to obtain the professional designation of Certified Continuity Manager (CCM). IBCT has had virtually 100% success preparing course participants for this exam. In the unlikely event that you do not succeed in your first attempt at the exam, IBCT will pay the $ 500 fee for any subsequent attempts.

A typical course participant has less than two years of experience in business continuity planning! They have been ‘volun-told’ into this new role and need to know how to successfully carry out these new duties.

This course is suitable for—and has been used effectively by—every type of organization in the private and non-profit sector and government. The techniques and tools we provide are applicable to banking, insurance, manufacturing, health care, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, federal, state and local government organizations, in addition to international corporations and non-profit agencies.

In addition, participants leave this course with our Diploma in Business Continuity Management.

Course Objectives 

At the conclusion of this course, participants should: 
· have a solid understanding of the overall Business Continuity Management lifecycle 
· have the tools and knowledge required to conduct Risk Assessments and Business Impact Analyses for their organization 
· be able to guide their IT and business unit personnel through the development of practical and effective business resumption plans 
· understand the advantages and disadvantages of plan development software packages and commercial recovery services
· know how to establish the organizational framework required to keep their Business Continuity plans current and viable 
· have the tools and knowledge required to plan and coordinate effective tests and exercises 
· know how to maintain support and commitment for their Business  Continuity program 
· have a solid understanding of Business Continuity "Best Practices"
- successfully write the certification exam for the "Certified Continuity Manager" designation

Topics covered include: 

1. Business Continuity Lifecycle Management: 
· The new realities of Business Continuity Planning 
· Management's roles and responsibilities with respect to Business Continuity 
· Establishing and managing a Business Continuity program 
· How to evaluate, and maximize, the program's cost-effectiveness 
· Generally Accepted Business Continuity 'Best Practices' 
· Future trends in Business Continuity Management 

2. Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessments: 
· Identifying key business activities 
· Determining impacts of business interruptions 
· Assessing the time-sensitivity of impacts 
· Developing impact mitigation strategies 
· Establishing the 'maximum tolerable downtime' of key business activities 
· Determining minimum resource requirements for business resumption 
· Preparing and presenting a BIA/Risk/Strategy report 
· Interview techniques 

3. Business Resumption Planning: 
· Establishing Business Unit Recovery teams 
· Identifying planning assumptions 
· Documenting recovery strategies and resource requirements 
· Developing activity and task lists for each phase of the recovery 
· Documenting tasks and compiling supporting information 

4. Setting the Framework - Enabling your Continuity Program 
· Overview of Business Continuity 'best practices' 
· Setting corporate policies, objectives and budgets 
· Assigning accountability for the Business Continuity program 
· Establishing the Business Continuity teams 
· Implementing an Incident Command / Crisis Management Framework 

5. Keeping the Plan Alive - Validating and Maintaining your Continuity Program 
· Maintaining and administering Business Continuity plans 
· Auditing and evaluating Business Continuity plans 

6. Testing, Training and Exercising a BCP Program 
- conducting tests, training and exercises of the Business Continuity plan

7. Implementing the Program 
· Selecting the Right ‘Vehicles’ 
· Obtaining Budgetary Approval 
· Preparing the Program Content 
· Launching the Program 
· Managing the Ongoing Program 
- Maintaining management support and commitment

TYPICAL AGENDA

DAY ONE

  • Introduction to Business Continuity Planning
  • Evolution of BC Planning
  • Aspects of the BC Profession
  • Evolution of BC Standards
  • Overview of ISO 22301

PLAN

  • Establish business continuity policy, objectives, targets, controls, processes and procedures
  • Context of the Organization
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Developing an Awareness and Training Program
  • Establishing BCMS Teams
  • Crisis Communications

DAY TWO

DO

  • Implement and operate the business continuity policy, controls, processes and procedures
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Collecting and Compiling the BIA Data
  • Analyzing the Data and Determining BC Options
  • Risk Assessment
  • How to Fast Track the BIA/RA Pocess
  • Identifying Strategies to Reduce Risk and Impact
  • Computer Recovery Strategies
  • Supply chain Strategies
  • Implementing a Crisis Response Structure
  • Business Resumption Procedures
  • Exercising the BCMS Teams
  • Testing and Validating BC plans

DAY THREE

CHECK

  • Monitor and review performance against business continuity policy and objectives
  • Report the results to management for review
  • Determine and authorize actions for remediation and improvement
  • Auditing and Evaluating BC plans
  • Management Review

ACT

  • Maintain and improve the BCMS
  • Taking corrective action, based on the results of management review
  • Reappraising the scope of the BCMS and business continuity policy and objectives
  • Maintaining and Administering BC plans
  • Continual Improvement
CCM EXAM PREP
CCM Exam

Participants leave with the knowledge and the tools to immediately start developing their own business continuity plan. Plus, you receive our unique 16G BCM FlashDrive with over 4,000 BCM software tools, detailed course materials, and our CCM exam "Success Guarantee" - you will pass the CCM exam on your first attempt - or we will pay for any subsequent attempts, no questions asked!

This is the only BCM course you will ever need to take!
 

ECP-501: Effective Audit and Evaluation of BCMS

ECP-501: Effective Audit and Evaluation of BCMS

This 2-day course provides an exceptionally intensive and comprehensive hands-on workshop covering all major aspects for the review, evaluation and audit of a Business Continuity Management System for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Through instructor-led discussions and case study exercises, the course provides practical tools and techniques for (1) internal evaluations and gap analysis for management review; and (2) external audit review to determine the effectiveness, adequacy, and quality of an organization’s Business Continuity Program, with special emphasis on ISO 22301, the international standard for Business Continuity Management.

NEXT COURSE: Dec 21-22, San Diego

Audience

This course is designed for new and experienced BCM practitioners, internal and external auditors, executives, managers, business continuity planners and business unit staff who are involved in or manage business continuity planning functions. It is also highly useful for information technology managers, administrative heads, and others responsible for the effective administration of any size of organization. It is particularly useful for individuals tasked with self-assessing the conformity of their BCMS to the ISO 22301 and related standards, or for consultants responsible for assessing the business continuity programs of their clients, through periodic evaluations, gap analysis, or audits.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should know how to:

  • explain the overall Business Continuity Management lifecycle as it applies to the new International BCM Standard ISO 22301

  • conduct a Business Continuity Audit based upon an established audit framework

  • assess the compliance of the Business Continuity Management System against the requirements of the ISO 22301:2012 standard

  • identify strengths and weaknesses of a Business Continuity Audit

  • formulate recommendations to strengthen a Business Continuity Audit

  • plan, conduct, report and implement follow-up audit activities

  • successful take the professional examination for the Certified Continuity Auditor (CCA) Lead Auditor designation

Course Outline: 

1. Business Continuity Lifecycle Management:

  • The new realities of Business Continuity Planning
  • Management's roles and responsibilities with respect to Business Continuity
  • Establishing and managing a Business Continuity program
  • How to evaluate, and maximize, the program's cost-effectiveness
  • Generally Accepted Business Continuity 'Best Practices'
  • Future trends in Business Continuity Management

2. Testing and Evaluating Business Continuity Plans:

  • Desk Checks; Peer Reviews
  • Structured Walkthroughs
  • Standalone Tests; Integrated Tests
  • Operational Tests
  • Call Tree Tests

3. Setting Test and Exercise Objectives:

  • Planning and Preparation
  • Measuring Success and Performance
  • Critical Success Factors

4. Plan Evaluation:

  • Reviewing periodic Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis
  • Identifying significant changes to business units and critical operating processes
  • Reviewing current strategies for reducing risk, reducing impact, recovering computer systems, resuming business operations
  • BCM GAP Analysis

5. Auditing the Business Continuity Program

  • Audit Initiation and Compliance Maturity Evaluation
  • Audit Planning Process and Customization using ISO 22301
  • Business Continuity Audit Plan Implementation
  • Audit Data Synthesis and Analysis
  • Business Continuity Audit Review
  • Business Continuity Audit Reporting

6. CCA exam prep and CCA Exam

Participants leave with the knowledge and the tools to immediately start auditing/evaluating a business continuity plan. Plus, you receive our unique 16G BCM FlashDrive with over 4,000 BCM software tools, detailed course materials, and our CCA exam "Success Guarantee" - you will pass the CCA exam on your first attempt - or we will pay for any subsequent attempts, no questions asked!

This is the only BCM auditing course you will ever need to take!

 

NOTE: This course is normally offered as a private in-house 2-day session for up to 25 participants; cost to be determined by the number of participants and location of the course presentation.

ECP-301: Fast Track your BCM

ECP - 301:   Fast Track your Business Continuity Management System

This 2-day course provides a hands-on workshop for implementing a Fast track solution to develop an effective Business Continuity Plan for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. The workshop provides practical tools and techniques to implement a FAST TRACK solution to significantly reduce the time required to conduct the BIA/Risk Assessment/Continuity Strategy phase of your Business Continuity Plan development, with a special focus on ISO 22301, the new International Standard for BCM. Through the use of instructor-led presentations and case study workshops, participants learn how to FAST TRACK the essential phases of a Business Continuity Plan development project, to readily identify areas where their organization is most vulnerable and can be most easily and quickly protected. If you are responsible for starting a BC project, this course will enable you to do your job.

NEXT COURSE: December 19-20, San Diego

Audience

This course is perfect for those new to Business Continuity Planning as well as experienced practitioners, and for consultants who need to deliver business continuity solutions for their clients. This course is designed for new BCM practitioners, executives,  managers, business continuity planners and business unit staff who are involved in or manage business continuity planning functions. 

 
Objectives 
 
A Business Impact Analysis identifies the operational and financial impacts resulting from the disruption of business activities and gathers information needed to develop recovery strategies. Potential loss scenarios are normally identified during a Risk Assessment.  
The traditional approach to developing a business continuity plan has always required the development of a risk assessment followed by a business impact analysis:
  • The traditional risk assessment looked at the “101 things that could go wrong” such as fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, ice storm, zombie attack or an asteroid hurtling towards the earth
  • Then they try to determine the likelihood or probability that these events could occur, and the frequency or how often they might occur
  • Then they look at what impact these would have on their business activities if they should actually happen

The major problem with the traditional approach is that it is expensive and time consuming:

  • A thorough Risk Assessment conducted in the traditional approach can easily take up the first 6 months of a new business continuity plan, or longer
  • Combined with the BIA, this can easily take up to a year to complete – and is one of the main reasons why many companies balk at even starting a BCP

On the other hand, ISO 22301 suggests that we first conduct the business impact analysis and then conduct the risk assessment:

  • We first identify what the business impact might be should each of our business activities be suspended for a time, regardless of the cause
  • Then we prioritize our business activities with a focus on which activities are most time sensitive and have the greatest impact on business operations – these are our Key Business Activities
  • Then our Risk Assessment looks primarily at these Key Business Activities and at what could actually occur to impact on these
The major benefit with this approach is that it saves time and money. The result is that we are able to conduct both the BIA and Risk Assessment in less time that it would take just to complete a traditional risk assessment, reducing a year-long process to just months. Indeed, some companies have been able to complete a BIA and Risk Assessment in weeks using the ISO 22301 approach.
 

If it is paramount that your company begins enhancing its disaster preparedness as quickly as possible, you may wish to FAST TRACK the program. Perhaps the biggest advantage to a FAST TRACK process is that it allows you to start delivering tangible benefits sooner, and helps build momentum for the rest of the BCM program. 

Topics covered include:

1. Business Continuity Lifecycle Management
  • The new realities of Business Continuity Planning
  • Management's roles and responsibilities with respect to Business Continuity
  • Establishing and managing a Business Continuity program
  • How to evaluate, and maximize, the program's cost-effectiveness
  • The difference between Business Continuity and System Availability
  • Generally Accepted Business Continuity 'Best Practices'
  • Future trends in Business Continuity Management

 

2. Primary features of ISO 22301
  • PLAN - Establish business continuity policy, objectives, targets, controls, processes and procedures
  • DO - Implement and operate the business continuity policy, controls, processes and procedures
  • CHECK - Monitor and review performance against business continuity policy and objectives, report the results to management for review, and determine and authorize actions for remediation and improvement
  • ACT - Maintain and improve the BCMS by taking corrective action, based on the results of management review and reappraising the scope of the BCMS and business continuity policy and objectives

 

3. Business Impact Analysis
  • Identifying key business activities
  • Determining impacts of business interruption
  • Assessing the time-sensitivity of impacts
  • Developing impact mitigation strategies
  • Establishing the 'maximum tolerable downtime' of key activities
  • Determining minimum resource requirements for business resumption
  • Preparing and presenting a Business Impact Assessment report
  • Data collection techniques.
 
4. Risk Assessment
  • Identifying potential technological, environmental, and human threats
  • Determining the business activities affected by these threats and assessing the severity of risk to each business process
  • Identifying single-points-of-failure and other serious exposures
  • Developing strategies for deterring threats and/or reducing risks and determining costs, and cost-justification, for these strategies
  • Preparing and presenting a Risk Assessment report
  • Implementing and maintaining threat deterrence and risk reduction measures

 

5. Strategy Development

  • Establishing the 'worst case' scenario, and all 'less than worst case' scenarios, for which strategies need to be developed
  • Identifying potential short term contingency strategies, and longer term recovery strategies, for key business activities
  • Determining order-of-magnitude costs and evaluating the relative merits for each strategy
  • Selecting the preferred strategies and preparing cost justifications
  • Implementing the approved strategies
  • Supply Chain Management issues
 
6. What’s Next?
  • Developing a Business Recovery Plan
  • Developing a Crisis Management Plan
  • Crisis Communications
  • Awareness and Training Program
  • Testing Exercising Business Continuity Teams
  • Plan Maintenance 
  • Plan Evaluation
  • Plan Administration

 

NOTE: This course is normally offered as a private in-house 2-day session for up to 25 participants; cost to be determined by the number of participants and location of the course presentation.

ECP-003: Introduction to Effective Business Continuity Auditing

ECP-003: Introduction to Effective Business Continuity Auditing
 
This 1-day seminar provides an overview of procedures for the review, evaluation and audit of a Business Continuity Management System for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Through instructor-led discussion, the course examines practical tools and techniques for (1) internal evaluations and gap analysis for management review; and (2) external audit review to determine the effectiveness, adequacy, and quality of an organization’s Business Continuity Program. 

 

Audience

  

This course is designed for new and experienced BCM practitioners, internal and external auditors, executives, managers, business continuity planners and business unit staff who are involved in or manage business continuity planning functions. It is also highly useful for information technology managers, administrative heads, and others responsible for the effective administration of any size of organization. It is particularly useful for individuals tasked with self-assessing the conformity of their BCMS to the ISO 22301 and related standards, or for consultants responsible for assessing the business continuity programs of their clients, through periodic evaluations, gap analysis, or audits.

 

Duration 

 

1 day 

 

Objectives 

 

At the conclusion of this course, participants should know how to: 
  • explain the overall Business Continuity Management lifecycle as it applies to the new International BCM Standard ISO 22301 
  • assess the compliance of the Business Continuity Management System against the requirements of the ISO 22301:2012 standard 
  • identify strengths and weaknesses of a Business Continuity Audit 
  • formulate recommendations to strengthen a Business Continuity Audit 

 

Course Outline: 

 

1. Business Continuity Lifecycle Management: 
The new realities of Business Continuity Planning  
Management's roles and responsibilities with respect to Business Continuity  
Establishing and managing a Business Continuity program  
How to evaluate, and maximize, the program's cost-effectiveness  
The difference between Business Continuity and System Availability  
Generally Accepted Business Continuity 'Best Practices'  
Future trends in Business Continuity Management  

 

2. Testing and Evaluating Business Continuity Plans: 
Desk Checks; Peer Reviews 
Structured Walkthroughs 
Standalone Tests; Integrated Tests 
Operational Tests 
Call Tree Tests 

 

3. Setting Test and Exercise Objectives: 
Planning and Preparation 
Measuring Success and Performance 
Critical Success Factors
 
4. Plan Evaluation: 
Reviewing periodic Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis 
Identifying significant changes to business units and critical operating processes  
Reviewing current strategies for reducing risk, reducing impact, recovering computer systems, resuming business operations 
BCP GAP Analysis 

 

5. Auditing the Business Continuity Program 
Audit Initiation and Compliance Maturity Evaluation 
Audit Planning Process and Customization using ISO 22301 
Business Continuity Audit Plan Implementation 
Audit Data Synthesis and Analysis 
Business Continuity Audit Review 
Business Continuity Audit Reporting

 

NOTE: This course is normally offered as a private in-house 1-day session for up to 25 participants; cost to be determined by the number of participants and location of the course presentation.

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