Courses Details
Course Schedule
Target Audience
Business Continuity, Quality, Audit and IT professionals such as Business Continuity Manager (BCM), Business Continuity Coordinator (BCC), Crisis Manager (CM), IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Manager or anyone with the responsibility for, or involvement with Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and/or Technology and Auditing of Disaster Recovery Plans.
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Explain the approach for establishing an operational Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) aligned to the UAE NCEMA 7000-2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements.

Identify components and best practices of a successful BCM Program, specifically its policy, strategy and supporting tools.

Understand the components for an effective Business Impact Analysis (BIA) that can meet strategic, tactical and operational requirements of an organization.

Develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and delivery of a Business Continuity (BC) exercise.

Develop requirements for an auditable Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) to comply with UAE NCEMA 7000-2015.

Course Prerequisites
There are no specific prerequisites, but business knowledge and work experience is a must.
Course Outline
Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Organizational Resilience
•How does Business Continuity provide value to an organization?
•Definition and ingredients of organizational resilience

UAE NCEMA 7000-2012
Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013
ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements
BCM Program, Policy, Strategy and Tools
•Implementing a BCM program, and its leadership
•The BC Policy requirements
•The BC strategy – how and depth?
•Contingency and standby
•Understanding stakeholders
•Legislations, regulations and standards

Embedding Business Continuity
•Training needs analysis, skills and competency framework
•Why do we need a Competency Framework?
•Developing a Competency Framework

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Types of BIA
Implementation methods for BIA and Risk Assessment (RA)

Developing and implementing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
•Ownership and plan structure
•Roles and responsibilities of BC Champion and Team Leaders

Delivering a Business Continuity Exercise
•Types of testing/exercising
•Key components for delivery of an auditable exercise

Maintenance of the BCMS
•What is the function of an audit?
•BCM Steering Committee and Terms of Reference (ToR’s)
•Overriding management review and continuous improvement