This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the knowledge of how to design and develop exercises that work. Designing and delivering effective exercises is a skill to be mastered for any business continuity and resilience professional. A key part of the Validation stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle, exercising the BCM programme for some is the most interesting part of the job. It helps us to practice what to do when things go wrong, and builds confidence and a capability that means the organization can more effectively respond, recover, take opportunities, and learn from a disruption. Exercises are the best way to test our systems, rehearse our plans, and a chance to safely prepare our people. This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398.
This course is aimed at:
Those on the BC Team tasked with developing and running exercises or participating in them.
Delegates will learn how to
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- • Appreciate the rationale for validating plans and the value this brings
- • Apply good practice to exercise programmes
- • Select appropriate exercise aims, objectives and formats
- • Explore the development of realistic scenarios to engage participants
- • Understand how to resource and co-ordinate delivery
- • Carry out post exercise evaluations and report lessons
- • Leave with an exercise concept that can be delivered within the organization
This course covers:
- Planning the Exercise Programme
- Exercises: Desktop and Crisis Management
- Planning the Timetable
- Structure, Scenario & Materials
- Sources of resources
- Exercise Management Skills
- Control and timing
- Running an Exercise
- De-briefing, Evaluation, Feedback and Reporting
- Developing an Exercising Policy
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