Exercising the Business Continuity Plan

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Exercising the BCM Plan

Special Facilitated Workshop Session

Exercising your plan is the most vital aspect of the planning process and one which is the topic of extensive discussion.

Through this facilitated WORKSHOP we provide practitioners with both direct support and materials, which will enable most to directly improve the viability and effectiveness of their Business Continuity Management process.

Remember that 70% of UNTESTED plans FAIL when they are needed most!

So without adequate testing, how can you be sure that the plan will be effective when it is needed most? Through this session we will be will be looking at the issues around exercise and rehearsal of the BCM plan, in a practical workshop format, showing why exercising your plan is vital, and we'll be using template based activities to help you to understand how to proceed with this vital aspect of your BCP.


09:30 – 10.00 Registration, networking & coffee

10.00 – 10.05 Introduction from the Continuity Forum

10.05 - 10.30 Introduction to the Session

10.30 – 10.45 Template One – Deciding your exercise Objectives

10.45 – 11.15 Template Two – Exercise Scope

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee & Networking discussions

11.45 – 12.00 Template Three – Exercise Scenario

12.00 – 12.30 Template Four – Exercise Administration

12.30 – 13.00 Template Five – Lessons Learned

13.00 - 13.15 Q & A and general discussions

13.15 – 14.00 Coffee, networking & Close.


This half day event will be free for Continuity Forum members to attend, and charged at £50 per delegate for non-members.

This event will be NON-commercial in nature, focussing on issues relevant to the topic, and will be run under Chatham House Rules. The Session will aim to develop a consistent framework to assess how effective your organisations Business Continuity Plans would be and to identify key areas for improvement. Included in the session will be:

  • Support from experts on the topics
  • A fully interactive Q&A session, allowing our audience to quiz our panel for their views, opinions and perceptions.
  • Our facilitators will remain throughout the session to answer any questions that you might have during both the Event and the Networking Sessions.
  • In addition, our members and delegates will have a dedicated Exercise section on our Website providing additional support including a private discussion area to ensure further followup on topics of interest or on specific issues identified.
  • All materials used will be available to delegates and members for download from the Continuity Forum Website


Please book as soon as possible as space tends to be allocated very quickly.

For more details on our events, workshops and industry development work, as well as the general activities of the Continuity Forum please contact us directly on +44 208 993 1599 or mail us HERE! 

If you would like to know more about how your organisation can get involved and benefit from working with the Continuity Forum, please email us HERE! or call on + 44 (0) 208 993 1599.