Exercising the Plan - Workshop Event - London 6th July 2010

Business Continuity Forum Exercising event
Exercising the Plan 
London July 6th  




Our seminars have proven popular with organisations of all types, from Local and Central Government, though some of the largest organisations in the world, as well as those who are practitioners in the wide and varied fields of Continuity, Risk, Security, Insurance, Crisis and Emergency Management, and indeed all related areas.

Russell Price, Chairman of the Continuity Forum invites you to join us at our new 'Exercising the Plan' Workshop designed to help you ensure the your BCM plan performs under pressure.

Over the past decade the Continuity Forum has delivered hundreds of events of the highest standard with over 96% of delegates consistently rating our sessions as either excellent or very good.

Many of our events are are completely free for members and they are always realistically priced, delivering great value and content.


"Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect"


"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."

Douglas Adams 

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


14.00 - 14.30 Q & A and general discussions

14:30 - 16.00 Workshop session 

16:00 - Summary and Close


This  event will be free for Continuity Forum members to attend, and charged at £219 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 the Chatham House Rule.

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 a number of practical hands-on sessions that will enable you to immediately transfer the knowledge gained to your organisation. 

A range of Scenarios, work sheets  and other materials will also be provided that can be easily branded and altered to use within your own organisation.  This includes Worksheets, Presentations and Exercise notes.  

Please do contact us directly if you have any questions or you would like to upgrade to Full Forum membership, email us HERE!.

If you would like to know more about how your organisation can get involved and benefit from working with the Continuity Forum as either a member or a partner just mail or call us.


This Workshop session is free to members of the Continuity Forum and priced at only £219 for non-members including Lunch and refreshments. The session will run from 09:30 till 16:00, with a break for a working lunch. 

Dress code is smart casual and the day operates under the Chatham House rule.  Spaces are very limited and the first call will go to members and Partners of the Continuity Forum. Please do contact us with any details you may need prior to booking or if you have any special needs.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for organisations. Please contact us for more details.

For more information and to book your place please contact us directly on info@continuityforum.org or call us on +44 (0) 208 993 1599