1 day

Conceive Effective Business Continuity Plans that Will Be Used and that Will Create Value for your Organization

How to develop effective Business Continuity Plans (BCPs), about invocation and action plans, and how to make them operational? The most effective BCPs are written by those who are going to use them in the context in which they are to be used.

Take this course to gain more in-depth knowledge of the Implementation stage of the BCM Lifecycle, leading to the Validation stage. Developing and managing the BCP are an important part of the implantation stage, which aims is develop, manage and implement the BCPs as a key element of the overall BCM programme.

Course objectives

By achieving this course, you will:

• learn to develop and manage actionable Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) and helpful checklists
• develop the reflexes to determine how and when to invoke the plans
• get experience with practical recovery plan, including coordinating and troubleshooting the recovery phase, and participate to exercises to increase the validity and scope of the plan across different functions

What you will learn

Get practical guidance on how to develop and write a set of strategic, tactical and operational Business Continuity plans as part of the Incident Response Structure, which is a key part of the BCM Lifecycle. Based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2018, this 1-day course will teach you how to establish and to improve BCM plans and your response structure.

Module 1 – Developing the BCP: Learn how to develop the BCP, the types of BCPs, the Development Techniques and their various options.

Module 2 - BCP Structure, Content and Format: Understand the BCP structure, content and format, the BCP storage Access and Availability, how to use the BCP as well as its important characteristics.

Module 3 – Invocation and Action Plans: Master how and when to invoke the BCP, the cost of invocation and how actually use the action plans and checklists.

Module 4 – Making the BCP Operational: Validate your plans by checking them, assessing quality assurance, fitness for purpose team and training.

During this course, you will be using a case study and taking part in group discussions and exercises.

Who is this for?

The course is for Business Continuity and resilience professionals who require in-depth knowledge and an understanding of how to develop, manage and implement BCPs appropriate for their organization:

  • professionals who need to create BCP for their organization
  • professionals who need to continuously manage the BCP for their organization and who wants to learn the best practices to do it


For the Developing and Managing the BCP course, no prior knowledge is required, although : 

  • it is recommended to have prior knowledge in any of these fields, but a participant will benefit from this training even if they have not attended other training.


All students will receive an official certificate of attendance directly from the BCI after they successfully completed this course.

About the Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) offers world-class, high-quality, award-winning education services, delivered in partnership with BCI Licensed Training Partners and Approved BCI Instructors located around the globe. Each of them is highly experienced and a respected Business Continuity and resilience professional, bringing a wealth of expertise to enhance your learning experience. All BCI courses have been designed to build on the management and technical practices as described in the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG).

About the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR)

The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) is a non-profit and competency-based global leader in organizational resilience. It offers many programs, training and certifications to empower individuals with a quality education and credentialing programs to increase the resilience of the organizations they work for and within the communities they reside. Dedicated to make its participants resourceful leader, the ICOR courses are offered globally, through authorized and highly qualified training partners. The Model for Increasing Organizational Resilience is based on ISO 22316: Security and Resilience – Organizational Resilience Principles and Attributes.

About the Premier Continuum

A leader in Business Continuity, Premier Continuum helps worldwide organizations increase their organizational resilience through state-of-the-art of consulting and training services, supported by ParaSolution, its world-class BCM software. As a certified training partner of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) since 2008 and of ICOR since 2014, we have offered hundreds of classes in Canada, USA and Europe and trained more than 500 professionals. We share our an unparalleled knowledge of the standards and best practice in various industries, and take pride in sharing their practical field-experience and their complete vision of resilience with the PCI students.

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