The Fundamentals of Business Continuity Management

Programme Overview

Mr. Andrew Hiles, a Business Continuity expert, posited that over half of all organisations do not have business continuity plans in place. Of those without plans, some 70% of all companies suffering loss of a mission critical facility go out of business within two years. Over half of all business continuity plans have not been tested: 80% of plans fail when first tested. The Effective business continuity planning, maintenance and testing could make the difference between your company’s death and its survival.

Business continuity is a key component of an organisation’s risk management system. However, the awareness of this subject within an organisation is often very low. When done right, business continuity have the potential to deliver significant value across the entire organisation. An effective business continuity programme directly correlates to the ability of organisations to respond and recover effectively and in a timely manner. This programme is to help participants realise this significant value for their organisation.

 Programme Objective

To provide an insight into the world of Business Continuity. By the end of the programme each participant will be able to:

  • Explain the value of embedding business continuity within an organisation and the specific activities to be carried out at each stage of the process
  • Identify the key component parts of business continuity programme and personalise them to your company’s needs
  • Set achievable targets to protect his or her own company
  • Discover how to undertake an effective business impact analysis (BIA)
  • Examine what to consider in the business continuity risk analysis
  • Formulate personalised BIA approach
  • Ensure his or her company’s business continuity plan is agile and responsive to allow the company to continue operation
  • Identify appropriate recovery strategies and resilience measures
  • Develop a strong approach to testing ;

Programme Coverage

  • Introduction, overview and context
  • Wide range of business continuity stakeholders within an organisation; their roles, their importance and their needs in resilience management
  • Culture, strategy, performance, risk and business continuity
  • Board engagement in BCM
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Risk Analysis
  • Implementation strategies
  • Creating Business Continuity Plans (BCPs)
  • The approach to testing
  • Defining and maintaining strategy
  • Technology exposures and continuity
  • The people factor in BCM
  • Communication and training
  • Rehearsals and exercising of plans
  • The value of insurance (in catastrophic situations)
  • Maintenance, benchmarking, compliance and independent audit
  • Business continuity software tools
  • Business continuity standards: BS 25999, ISO 22301 and ISO 22313, ISO 25777
  • Case study and discussions


Who Should Attend?

  • Business Continuity Management professionals and practitioners
  • Employees with direct responsibility for managing incidents, emergencies and crisis
  • All employees of game-changing companies

Duration: 2 days (In-house/In-plant only)

Date: 11-12 March and 09-10 September, 2021

Programme fee: N199,999.50 (US$766.67 for foreign participants). Special 10% discount for groups of 4 or more.

Key benefits: programme materials and certificate of participation