Business Continuity Basics - Our introduction to Business Continuity

Business Continuity Basics Educational Workshop SERIES


Following many successful Events held by the Continuity Forum, a number of our members and associates have requested that we run a special Programme of BCM Development Events.  These events can be tailored to specifically meet the needs of our members, partners and other organisations.

Aimed at those looking to develop their Business Continuity skills, or those at the very start of the BC Planning phase within their organisation, these events are specifically to help ensure that your planning is as efficient and effective as possible.

To ensure that best value is gained, the events will be run in a specific order, and we strongly recommend that participants attend the entire programme, in order. The Forum will therefore offer a series of half day Round Table Workshop Events, allowing each of the delegates to build their knowledge and skills in a logical format.

Each of the events will be hosted and facilitated by the Continuity Forum, and will use ‘real life’ examples to encourage a free and open exchange of views. The aim of the events is to establish a clear understanding of key elements of BCM in order to enable further development of skills and knowledge relevant to each particular group of delegates. Event Sessions:

The Continuity Forum will provide two presentations covering the high level Business Impact Analysis & Risk Analysis, followed by a process mapping session and exercise.Understanding the Business

Getting Buy-in

The second event in the series concentrates on gaining support for Business Continuity Management from executives, middle managers, operating staff and suppliers. Delegates will be encouraged to consider how best to ‘sell’ BCM across the organisation and beyond. The event will commence this session with a presentation which will be followed by an exercise and feedback session. 

SERIES 6

Event Session Typical Content & Agendas:

Session 1 – Understanding the Business  

Opening Address and foundation principles - The Continuity Forum 10.00 Round Table 1 – Discussion Exercise based on Continuity, relevant to the Audience 11.00 Break and informal discussions 11.30 Round Table 2 – A discussion of topical issues relevant to the Audience 12.30 Round Up – Closing Comments and action areas from The Continuity Forum 13.30 Close

This session will cover gaining support from executives, middle managers, operating staff and suppliers. The Continuity Forum will to lead this and commence this session with a presentation which will be followed by an exercise and feedback session. This session will help ensure that you are better able to engage your organisation and be far more able to successfully 'embed' BCM into critical processes and activities.- Getting Buy-in


Session 2 – Getting the Buy In

14.00  Opening Address - The Continuity Forum

14.30 Round Table 1 – Discussion Exercise based on Continuity, relevant to the Audience 15.30 Coffee & Networking

16.30 Round Table 2 – A discussion of topical issues relevant to the Audience

15.00 Round Up – Closing Comments from The Continuity Forum

To book your place on this event please email Sara McKenna HERE! or call us on 0208 993 1599

Please do contact us ASAP to book your place on these highly valuable sessions. 


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