Practical ISO22301 Business Continuity Management That Works
How to Implement a Business Continuity System, Develop Business Continuity Strategies & Write Business Continuity Plans
Updated on Sep, 2023
Language - English
This is the only practical business continuity course that seeks to equip you with essential how-to knowledge, rather than the usual textbook theory. It sets out the step-by-step simplified approaches and practical considerations for developing and implementing your business continuity strategies and plans that are specific to your organizational context and requirements.
At the end of the course, you will acquire practical information that will enable you to develop and implement your organization’s business continuity system, strategies, and plans with simplicity and minimum effort, and with maximum results and outcomes.
This course has been developed based on my in-depth experience working alongside large and complex organizations like major city hospitals and large nursing homes that have struggled with their business continuity planning. You can’t get any more complex than these operational organizations where poor business continuity planning can lead to the loss of lives!
Taking a top-down risk-based approach to business continuity planning, I have developed a unique strategic approach to business continuity management that effectively focuses on what matters most in building and strengthening organizational resilience. My approach avoids over-engineering or over-complicating the business continuity approach that we commonly experience, see, or read about.
In addition to working with large organizations in implementing practical business continuity, I have also trained more than 1,000 people in my unique business continuity approach.
The key success factor for an effective business continuity program is to start with the identification and development of organizational-wide or top-level business continuity strategies that will effectively guide and simplify the development of all other essential business continuity plans in your organization at the operational level.
This strategic approach also avoids endless template filling that wastes employees’ time and effort and produces plans that can’t be implemented or do not interoperate or integrate with other plans and strategies.
Like anything else, if you take a bottom-up one-size-fits-all approach to business continuity management as most organizations have done, you will get stuck in the details very quickly. Frustration sets in. And your business continuity plans will never get done.
This is the key reason why many organizations have struggled with their business continuity planning.
Rather than getting overwhelmed with all the requirements of ISO 31000, ISO 22301, ISO 22331, ISO 22332, etc. and the list goes on, I have unpacked their complexities and distilled and simplified many of their key requirements into this course. You will only be exposed to the key elements necessary for a strategic risk-based approach to business continuity planning.
You will start this course by understanding the importance of building and strengthening your organizational resilience within the integrated context of risk management, business continuity management, and resilience management. This will enable your organization to keep operating regardless of the type of disruption you may experience or face, and achieve your organizational goals and objectives.
This course will show you how to design and implement a fit-for-purpose business continuity system for your organization. As each organization is different, I will tell you about the considerations you need to take into account when developing and applying the requirements of ISO 31000, ISO 22301, ISO 22331, ISO 22332, etc.
You will learn about the 10-step business continuity management process.
I will show you why it is so important to get your organizational-wide business continuity strategies right before writing any business continuity plans. This will ensure that your business continuity plans are practical and can interoperate and be integrated with each other.
By aligning these organizational-wide strategies to mitigate the top ten most common disruption-related risks facing your organization, you can eliminate wasted effort and maximize the outcome of your business continuity program without over-complicating or over-engineering your approach. These disruption-related risks include third-party risks and climate change risks.
I have seen many organizations getting stuck with their business continuity planning without any real implementable business continuity plans to show. It was just a waste of time and effort. Don’t fall into this trap. There is a solution to that problem, and I will show you how to avoid common implementation issues for developing business continuity strategies and plans.
Business continuity management is a complex area.
Whilst I have tried to expose you to the essential foundation of business continuity management in this short course and provide you with lots of free downloads, resources, and information, it is only through hands-on doing, self-learning, and testing that you will learn what will work for your organization and the business context you are operating in. I have gone through all of that through the school of hard knocks.
To be successful in business continuity management, you need a renewed mindset and a desire to take a different approach. You need to be creative in your approach to business continuity.
I will provide the framework and guidance for you to think strategically without wasting time and effort. You need to develop something implementable, rather than being kept in a drawer as a compliance exercise.
As a bonus to enrolling in this course and to improve your understanding of business continuity, I am giving you a free PDF version of my 157-page eBook, Business Continuity Management - Better Practice Guide, to help you get started with your business continuity journey. You will get lots of examples in this better practice guide.
I have also included a free Model Organisational-Wide Business Continuity Plan that you can complete, customize and adapt to your organization. There are instructions on how to complete this model plan including considerations you need to take into account.
Who this course is for:
- People who are struggling with their current business continuity planning.
- People who are responsible for developing business continuity strategies and plans in their organizations.
- Business owners, executives, managers, team leaders, and employees who want to meet the ever-increasing customer expectations for the high availability of products and services.
- Information technology professionals
- People & culture or human resource professionals
- Finance professionals
- Facilities management professionals
- Risk management professionals
- Communications professionals
What will you learn in this course:
Keep your business operating regardless of the type of disruption you may experience or face using a strategic top-down approach to business continuity.
Implement a business continuity system for your organization, develop practical business continuity strategies, and write usable business continuity plans.
Improve and strengthen organizational resilience through the holistic integration of risk management, business continuity management, and resilience management.
Implement the five Rs of business continuity – Risk management, response, recovery, restoration, and resumption and learn about this is an integrated approach.
Apply the international risk management process, ISO 31000, to effectively build and strengthen your organizational resilience and achieve your objectives..
Design and implement a fit-for-purpose business continuity management system per ISO 22301 that is practical to your organizational context and circumstances.
Conduct an effective ISO 22301 business impact analysis to determine the criticality of your business activities and only focus on what matters most to you.
Implement practical ISO 31000 risk assessments to effectively identify and manage the disruption-related risks that may impact your organizational objectives.
Develop organizational-wide business continuity strategies that will guide and simplify the development of essential business continuity plans per ISO 22332.
Develop implementable but practical business continuity strategies for your operational areas per ISO 22331 using minimum effort and maximum results.
Learn to strategically determine what business continuity plans are actually needed using a top-down approach that simplifies and prioritizes plan writing.
Understand and apply the ten-step better practice business continuity management process in your organization and how you can strengthen your resilience.
Learn about the 10 common disruptions to future-proof your organization and understand and identify the different types of mitigations you are implementing.
Understand the importance of third-party risk management in identifying, managing, and minimizing business continuity and disruption risks to the organization.
Understand the relationship between climate change and business continuity, and how to identify and manage climate-related disruption and continuity risks.
Understand how to use the criticality worksheet to strategically develop your business continuity strategies and plans that interoperate and integrate.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
Openness and desire to learn new contemporary concepts and approaches.
No prior business continuity experience is required.
Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course
Welcome to this Practical Business Continuity Management Course
- Welcome to this course 06:19 06:19
ISO 22301, Business Continuity Management System Requirements
ISO 31000, Risk Management - Guidelines
Business Continuity Management
Business continuity management process
Business Continuity Management - Better Practice Guide
Top 10 Disruptions and what mitigations and strategies you can implement
Develop your Business Continuity Strategies for Your Organisation
Managing third-party risks and disruptions
Climate change & business continuity
Develop your Business Continuity Plans
Case Study - Hurricane Katrina
Model Organisational-Wide Business Continuity Plan
Developing your criticality worksheet
As a Chartered Accountant and Risk Specialist with over 25 years of international risk management and corporate governance experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors, I help individuals and organizations make better decisions to achieve better results as a corporate and personal trainer and coach.
(1) Business continuity management and organisational resilience
(2) Risk governance, management, training, facilitation, and reporting
(3) Corporate and strategic planning
(4) Risk-based decision-making
(5) Governance and accountability frameworks
(6) Performance management and improvement
(7) Corporate facilitator, trainer and educator
Authored several eBooks (available from Amazon):
(1) Strategic Risk Management Reimagined: How to Improve Performance and Strategy Execution
(2) How to Improve the Performance of Collaborations, Joint Ventures, and Strategic Alliances: The Shared Risk Management Handbook
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