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Business Continuity Management


This course is interactive and includes group discussions, videos, case studies, and specially designed exercises. BIA and BCP plan models are applied during the course to be practiced after its completion. The course provides supporting information such as the Master Event List (MEL) for planning and Terms of Reference (TOR). It also includes specific models for conducting Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Business Continuity Plan (BCP), and Business Continuity Exercises (BC).

Course Objectives

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

  • Explain the methodology of establishing an Operational Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in compliance with the NCEMA 7000-2015 Law, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 in the UAE, ISO 22301-2012 for societal security, and Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) requirements.
  • Identify the elements and best practices of a successful BCM program, including its policy, strategy, and supporting tools.
  • Understand the effective components of Business Impact Analysis (BIA) capable of meeting the organization’s strategic, tactical, and operational requirements.
  • Develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and conduct Business Continuity Exercises (BC).
  • Develop a reviewable Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) that aligns with the NCEMA 7000-2015 Law implemented in the UAE.

Target Audience

Anyone involved in business continuity, quality assurance, auditing, IT specialists, information technology disaster recovery (DR) recovery managers, or anyone responsible for maintaining Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and auditing and technology recovery plans.

Training Program Content

  • Business Continuity Management (BCM) and organizational resilience.
  • How can BCM provide value to the organization?
  • Definition and elements of organizational resilience.
  • NCEMA 7000-2012 Law implemented in the UAE.
  • Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013.
  • ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security and Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) requirements.
  • BCM program, policy, strategy, and tools.
  • Implementing and leading a BCM program.
  • BC policy requirements.
  • BC strategy.
  • Emergency and preparedness.
  • Understanding stakeholders.
  • Legislation, regulations, and standards.
  • Business inclusion continuity.
  • Training needs analysis, skills, and competency framework.
  • Why do we need a competency framework?
  • Developing a competency framework.
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA).
  • Types of BIA.
  • Strategic, tactical, and operational.
  • BIA implementation methods and risk assessment (RA).
  • Developing and implementing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
  • Ownership and structure planning.
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Continuity Plan Manager and team leaders.
  • Presentation and continuity of business practice.
  • Types of tests/exercises.
  • Key components of an auditable delivery process.
  • BCMS maintenance.
  • What is the role of auditing?
  • BCM steering committee and Terms of Reference (TOR).
  • Management review, improvement, and continuous enhancement.

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