1 day

Determine your Organization's Existing Level of BCM and Contribute to its Continuous Improvement

How to ensure that your Business Continuity solutions and response structure meetyour organization’s reality, and that your plans are effective? Validation is a key part of the BCM Lifecycle. Its process provides assurance that your plans and capabilities remain current and fit for purpose and identifies and areas for revision or improvement.

Take this course to learn how to determine your organization's existing level of Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme maturity, and to prepare for, write and execute and assessment or audit. You will also explore how to develop a comprehensive exercise programme to ensure that all elements of the BCM Lifecycle are validated.

Course objectives

By achieving this course, you will:

• learn the elements which make up validation activities and how validation can be carried out on each element of the BCM Lifecycle
• understand how to implement continuous improvement and how to be able to evaluate its implementation
• get experience on planning an exercise programme
• design, prepare and conduct and evaluation of a BCM programme

What you will learn

There should always be a process in place to continually improve the overall level of organizational resilience. Based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflecting the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398, this 1-day course will provide you in-depth knowledge, strategies and tips to validate your BCP.

Module 1 - Introduction to Validation: Get introduced to the standards and guidelines of the validation stage, continual improvement and PDCA.

Module 2 - Validation within the Business Continuity Lifecycle: Study the overall BCM programme inputs, the annual programme as well as the policy and programme management stages (analysis, design, implementation and validation).

Module 3 - Developing an exercise programme: Learn how to develop an exercise planning and different types of exercises.

Module 4 – Maintenance and Review:
Talk about maintenance, programme outputs and review.

Module 5 – Conducting an Assessment: Conduct an assessment through all the steps (elements to assess, scope of assessment, what you should assess against, developing the assessment, assessment criteria, preparing for an assessment).

The course, as well as instruction, will be practical and 'hands on' allowing students to practice the skills and techniques taught.

Who is this for?

The course targets professionals and BC consultants who want to create, implement and manage the BCM programme as a part of building and improving organizational resilience:

  • organizational resilience consultants who need to create and implement a BCM programme
  • Business Continuity and resilience professionals who are responsible for validating their BCM programme


For the Validating your BCM course, no prior trainings is 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
  • prior knowledge in any of these fields is helpful, but a participant will benefit from this training even if he has not attended other trainings


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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