Business Continuity Planning

  • 14 hour course, no prerequisites

This sem­i­nar will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants an overview of busi­ness con­ti­nu­ity plan­ning (BCP) method­ol­o­gy and best prac­tices that can be applied to any orga­ni­za­tions’ busi­ness con­ti­nu­ity pro­gram and sub­se­quent plans that sup­port con­ti­nu­ity activ­i­ties. Link­ages between the appli­ca­tion and inte­gra­tion of estab­lish­ing needs, ideas, gov­er­nance and process­es for an effec­tive BCP will be dis­cussed, as well as cri­sis com­mu­ni­ca­tion, exer­cis­es and BCP audit­ing. This sem­i­nar will be ben­e­fi­cial for indi­vid­u­als with an indi­rect of sup­ple­men­tary role in the devel­op­ment and main­te­nance of BCP’s for any­one involved in an orga­ni­za­tions’ emer­gency man­age­ment function.

Course at a glance
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • Learn through classroom lectures, discussion, pre-course reading, case studies, group discussion, and in-class group work.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Develop a Business Continuity Planning (BCP) governance model for your organization.
  • Establish needs in order to gain support from senior leadership for BCP.
  • Complete a risk assessment and business impact analysis.
  • Develop a Business Continuity Plan for your organization.
  • Identify strategies to bring awareness of BCP to your organization.
  • Train staff on your BCP.
  • Perform an exercise in order to validate a BCP.
  • Maintain the BCP.
Take note:

  • Pre-course work is required for this course; advanced registration is recommended.
  • At the end of day two, students will be required to complete an in-class, open-book quiz that allows students to demonstrate their learning.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to have a copy of Alberta’s OHS Act, Regulation and Code. Digital copies of the Act can be acquired free of charge at the Alberta Queen’s Printer website (www.qp.alberta.ca).
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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