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This course provides an intensive explanation of Business Continuity and gives you the tools you need to justify and validate Business Continuity’s importance to the Board and employees.

From the smallest business venture to the largest, all businesses face a range of operating challenges for a wide range of complex issues, including events that have not happened yet--or may never happen. One of the most crucial objectives of management is to learn how to deal with Business Continuity Planning and Implementation.

Business Continuity Planning is the process through which an organization ensures the maintenance or recovery of operations, including services to customers, when faced with disruptive events such as natural disasters, technological failures, human error or terrorism.

This session covers:

  • What is Business Continuity? How it evolved, and how it differs rom regular risk management
  • Risks & Threats: Understanding risk, and identifying real threats and interdependencies
  • Basic Definitions: Understanding terms such as Business Continuity Management, Business Impact Analysis, Critical Market Participants, Major Operational Disruption, Operational Risk, Recovery Time and Resilience, among others
  • Why is Business Continuity Critical? We examine potential “headaches” such as telecommunications failures and the potential for disruptions caused by environmental failures
  • Justification for a BCM Program: What is the real bottom line in trusting your business to fate and probability?

Learning Objectives

  • Explore an understanding of why Business Continuity is critical for all business entities
  • Participants will articulate & describe Business Continuity concisely and clearly
  • Assess how to Propose and justify implementation of a Business Continuity program for your organization to the organization’s board & employees (a key necessity  to achieve consensus in advancing a Business Continuity program)
  • Identify the negatives of not having a Business Continuity program

15 Reviews (61 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
This was an excellent presentation about Business Continuity Program. Mr. Barr was very effective in providing all the important information a manager needs to have at high level in knowing and implementing a business continuity plan tailored to her or his own firm. The examples used in the course helped better understand the explained concepts. I highly recommend this course to all professionals mainly to those involved in Risk Management programs.
5
Member's Profile
This course provided much helpful information which I will use to help ensure our Business Continuity Plan provides for not only economic stability, yet includes the interdependencies across the societal continuum.
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Anonymous Author
Great class. I have worked with companies who took BCP seriously and with others that did not. This is a good presentation to explain why this should be taken seriously by all companies.
5
Anonymous Author
This is an area that I will be getting more involved in and this course provided great technical background and "why" it needs to be done. It was a very interesting course.
4
Member's Profile
Quite a bit of rationale presented to convince the naysayer to put BCP in place! Would have liked a bit more of the "how to" but did enjoy all of the "why".
5
Anonymous Author
Great course with excellent discriptions and justification for having a BCP.
5
Anonymous Author
Well organized presentation of a very important topic
5
Member's Profile
Liked the review on Business Continuity theory
5
Member's Profile
Great course! Very informative and helpful.
5
Member's Profile
Very interesting course. Liked it a lot!
5
Member's Profile
Well structured and well taught course.
5
Anonymous Author
Good lesson on ERP planning
4
Anonymous Author
good review course.
5
Member's Profile
Great!
4
Anonymous Author
Good

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to internal controls and risk management

 

Advanced Preparation: None

 

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 ext. 106, or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Business Continuity Planning
  5:57What is Business Continuity?
  13:50Some Basic Definitions
  22:10Why is Business Continuity Critical?
CONCLUSION
  14:21Justification for a BCM Program and Conclusion
Continuous Play
  1:22:16Business Continuity Planning - Understanding The Risks and Rewards
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Business Continuity Planning
  PDFBusiness Continuity Planning Glossary/Index
  PDFBonus Material: Business Continuity Guidelines
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM