1 day

Develop a robust methodology to create and manage a successful Business Continuity policy and programme for your organization

When implementing a policy and programme management, one of the first steps to do is to define how Business Continuity policies must be implemented through the ongoing cycle of activities of the programme. It is often where practitioners have to begin in any new role, and it is essential to regularly revisit and review it.

Take this course to expand YOUR abilities to identify key aspects of a successful policy and develop or revise one where required. You will also learn how to use the BC policy to create, implement and manage the BCM programme as a part of building and improving organizational resilience.

Course objectives

By achieving this course, you will:

• learn how to identify, develop and implement key aspects of a successful BC Policy
• understand how to use the BC policy to create, implement and manage the BCM programme
• master how to set a complete programme management structure, involving your top management, staff and partners

What you will learn

Every effective BC programme relies on an ongoing cycle of activities that implements the policy. Based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2018, this 1-day course will teach you how to develop a successful policy and programme management. You will learn how to use the BC policy to create, implement and manage the BCM programme as a part of building and improving organizational resilience.

Module 1 – What is a Policy and Programme: Start by defining what is a policy and a programme, an accepted management, some good practices when implementing this first stage and a methodology to know what to do first.

Module 2 - Creating a Successful Policy: Get an overview of the main principles such as the overarching purpose and what should be included in it, an organization cross-referencing, the roles and responsibilities, strategic activities, signoff, communication and distribution, audit mandate, as well as policy as a mandate for the programme.

Module 3 - Creating a Successful Programme: Learn the foundational elements of the policy strategies, the activity roadmap, and the roles and responsibilities.

Module 4 – Managing Policy and Programme: Go over the long-term management approaches : how to deal with the changes in a policy and programme, how to integrate a programme as a mandate for management, auditing, as well as troubleshooting problems and solutions.

During this workshop, you will learn how to use the BC policy to create, implement and manage the BCM programme as a part of building and improving organizational resilience. You will obtain documentation and you will apply the concepts. It will provide you with theoretical guidance and practical experience in dealing with a variety of incidents.

Who is this for?

This course is for all Business Continuity and resilience practitioners who are responsible for BC Policy and Programme Management :

  • professionals who want to learn how to establish a BC Policy and a BCM Programme Management
  • professionals who want to implement and manage the BCM programme as a part of building and improving organizational resilience


For the Policy and Programme Management course, no prior training are mandatory, although :

  • a minimum of a CBCI or equivalent credential with experience working in an organization in a continuity and resilience related role is helpful

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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