CBRM Certified Business Continuity Resilience Manager

This 3 day CBRM Seminar combines Business Continuity Planning and Management Training and an Optional CBRM Certification Exam on the last day of the seminar.

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WHY IS THIS COURSE ESSENTIAL?

Every organization needs a business continuity plan to protect its critical operations, resources and services in the event of unexpected disasters and business disruptions. At the time of a disaster everyone in the organization relies on the business continuity plan to ensure continuity of business and to restore normal operating conditions. It is critically essential to build a plan that is reliable, comprehensive, and effective for any business disruption scenario.

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES:
  • To provide detailed, step-by-step training
    • To develop comprehensive, effective and reliable business continuity plans and to establish a business continuity program designed to protect organizations from unexpected business disruptions and disasters.
    • To ensure these plans are consistent with the industry standards and best practices
    • To comply with internal and external business continuity audit requirements
  • To provide an introduction to business continuity planning and program management.

 

 

Testimonial

"I truly walked away from your course with a lot more knowledge about Business Continuity than I could have gained by just reading books. I have some experience in disaster recovery but never thought there was so much more to learn. I am back at work utilizing everything you have taught and now I feel much more confident to do a Continuity pitch to my senior management. Thanks for a great experience.
- Marlyne W. GE

About CBRM Seminar
This 3-day event combines business continuity planning and management training with an optional certification exam.  The certification exam is offered on the last day of the training.  Candidates who successfully pass the exam are awarded CBRM (Certified Business Resilience Manager) certification.  Read More about CBRM Designation.

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Course Fee: US$2,150 (Including the optional certification testing and processing fee).  The fee will increase to $2,395 from August 1st, 2017. There is no additional charge for supplemental material and the certification exam fee – a total value of $900.

This seminar can be offered at your company site. If your company has a number of staff requiring training, take advantage of the cost savings of instructor-led training at your facilities. CONTACT US for details on the minimum number of students required and our on-site course fees. 
OVERALL OBJECTIVES
  • To provide detailed, step-by-step training on how to develop comprehensive, effective and reliable business continuity plans and to establish a business continuity program designed to protect organizations from unexpected business disruptions and disasters.
  • To provide an introduction to business continuity planning and program management.
OVERVIEW

The training begins with a basic introduction to business continuity and then leads participants through a BC planning road-map with detailed steps for implementing a business continuity plan and program for their organizations. The road-map consists of assessing and gathering business continuity requirements for managing a disaster; developing recovery solutions and strategies; developing business continuity plans based on requirements and solutions; testing and implementing BC solutions; maintaining BC plans; executing BC plans in the event of a disaster; and managing normalization of business

The BC planning road-map incorporates the industry's best practices and guidelines for the BCM and the six stages of the BCP process:

  • Risk Management
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Business Continuity Strategy Development
  • Business Continuity Plan Development
  • Business Continuity Plan Testing
  • Business Continuity Plan Maintenance

This seminar teaches you how to develop business continuity and disaster recovery plans which comply with the industry's best practices and standards such as:

  • ISO 22301:2012 Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements
  • NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
  • ITIL v3: Information Technology Infrastructure Library
COMPLETION GOALS

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • Establish BC program lifecycle processes within your organization.
  • Assess business and technology requirements for a BC plan.
  • Evaluate business continuity risks to your organization.
  • Identify and select cost-effective BC recovery strategies.
  • Organize an effective BC team.
  • Develop a BC plan document.
  • Coordinate BC plan with external entities.
  • Develop an effective test plan for the BC plan.
  • Organize and conduct successful BC plan tests.
  • Establish a process for maintaining the BC plan.
  • Implement a BC plan change management process.
  • Avoid typical mistakes that lead to BC program failures.
  • Understand the main differences between a Disaster Recovery Plan, Emergency Response Plan, Crisis Management Plan, and a Business Continuity Plan.

Introduction
Understand Business Continuity Planning (BCP) concepts:

  • Purpose and scope of BCP.
  • Importance of a Business Continuity Plan (BC Plan).
  • Types, sources, and business impacts of disasters and disruptive events.
  • Historical evolution of BCP.
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Business Continuity best practices, standards, and guidelines.
  • Elements of Business Continuity management and Business Continuity planning process.
  • Six stages of BCP life cycle and the deliverables.

BCP Process Stage 1 - Risk Management
Assess the threats of disaster, existing vulnerabilities, potential disaster impact, and risk controls options:

  • Introduction to risks, threats, exposures, impacts, and risk assessment methods.
  • Risk management method: risk assessment, risk control options assessment, risk controls cost-benefit comparisons.

BCP Process Stage 2 - Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Identify mission critical business processes and their recovery requirements. Analyze the impact to business if these processes are interrupted:

  • Comparison of BIA and risk assessment.
  • BIA responsibilities.
  • Elements of a BIA: Maximum Tolerable Downtime (MTD), Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Work Backlog, and Data Loss.
  • Method for conducting BIA.
  • BIA deliverables.
  • Example BIA report.

BCP Process Stage 3 - Business Continuity Strategy Development
Develop a Business Continuity strategy for timely and cost-effective recovery from potential business disruptions:

  • Introduction to a Business Continuity strategy.
  • Identification of recovery scope and requirements.
  • Identification of available recovery alternatives and options.
  • Cost-benefit assessment of available recovery options.
  • Recommendations for recovery service contracts.

BCP Process Stage 4 - Business Continuity Plan Development
Develop a document describing the plan for maintaining Business Continuity (BC):

  • Objective and scope of a BC Plan document.
  • Roles of a BIA and BC strategy in a BC Plan.
  • Roles and responsibilities of BC Plan implementation teams.
  • BC Plan implementation phases: initial response and notification, problem assessment, disaster declaration, recovery and resumption, and restoration.
  • Tasks and procedures for each BC Plan implementation phase.
  • Crisis Communication Plan.
  • Emergency Response Plan.
  • Change control procedures for a BC Plan.

BCP Process Stage 5 - Business Continuity Plan Testing
Validate the Business Continuity Plan:

  • Benefits of testing.
  • Types of testing methods.
  • Importance of a test plan.
  • Test plan content.
  • Method for developing a test plan.

BCP Process Stage 6 - Business Continuity Plan Maintenance
Maintain the Business Continuity Plan in a constant-ready state for implementation:

  • Importance of BC Plan maintenance.
  • Components of BC Plan maintenance: change management, periodic testing, regular training, and periodic auditing.
  • Deliverables from each component of BC Plan maintenance.
  • Recommendations for effective BC Plan change management.

Business Continuity Management

  • Detailed overview of Business Continuity Management.
  • Relationship between Business Continuity Program phases and plan development.
  • Business Continuity and Resilience Program office.
  • Business Continuity Program Audit methodology.

Business Resilience, Continuity, and Disaster Recovery

  • Evolution of Business Continuity to Business Resilience.
  • Limitations of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning.
  • Business Resilience concepts and model.
  • Business Resilience Management.
  • Business Resilience Strategy.
  • Enterprise Risk Management.

Other Topics

  • Overview of BC program audit methodology.
  • BC standards document review.
  • BC program maturity levels.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE?

This course is designed for anyone responsible for

developing Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans,

managing Business Continuity Projects, or

participating in Business Continuity Planning.

 

It is especially useful for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planners,

Business Unit Managers,

project managers,

senior management, and

staff from Information Technology,

Security, Emergency Response and Crisis Management, Communications, and

Human Resource Departments.

DO YOU NEED PRIOR BUSINESS CONTINUITY KNOWLEDGE?

This program is suitable for anyone with or without prior business continuity or disaster recovery knowledge or experience. It gradually proceeds from introductory to advanced topics in business continuity planning and includes a detailed overview of business continuity management. Day 1 of the course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of the business continuity planning and management process. You gain skills through discussions, hands-on practice in small-group exercises, and through an easy-to-follow student manual.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS?

During the seminar you will receive a presentation workbook, take-home Business Continuity Plan templateskey chapters of  a plan methodology textbook, and a set of reference documents.

At the end of the seminar, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Letter stating CPEs earned.

WHAT IS THE FEE?

Course Fee: US$2,150 usd (Including optional Certification testing and processing)
The fee will increase to US$2,395 from August 1st, 2017.

There is no additional charge for supplemental material and the certification exam fee – total value $900.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

During the seminar you will receive a presentation workbook, take-home Business Continuity Plan templateskey chapters of a plan methodology textbook, and a set of reference documents.

At the end of the seminar, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Letter stating earned CPEs.

SEMINAR AGENDA

Day 1:
08.30 Opening presentation including
Instructor' and attendee' introductions, handout of presentation binder and materials
08.45 Morning presentation, pre-course assessment
(incl. three 10 minute breaks)
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Afternoon presentation begins
15.00 Afternoon presentation resume
16.30 Seminar ends for Day 1

Day 2:
08.30 
08.45 Morning presentation
(incl. three 10 minute breaks)
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Afternoon presentation begins
15.00 Afternoon presentation resume
16.30 Seminar ends for Day 2

Day 3:
8.30 Morning presentation
(incl. three 10 minute breaks)
11.00 Final handouts of take home plan templates and materials, post-course assessment
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Exam
14.30 End of Seminar

TESTIMONIALS

"I just wanted to send you a thank you for the CBRM Seminar instruction. When I returned to work on Tuesday, I passed along to my boss and coworkers that the course and instructor were excellent. One of my peers even said, "Wow, you NEVER say that about a training course." Having a background in training, I'm a pretty tough judge when it comes to external training seminars. The course surpassed my expectations."

- Lesley S. // CBRM Operational Risk/Compliance, M&T Bank

 

"I thought this was an exceptional business continuity course in the way it was presented. The methodology approach made it very easy to understand and have clarity on how to proceed to the next stage(s), as well as the interdependencies of the stages. I feel more empowered to be a focal point within my company regarding Business Resiliency. I was also very appreciative of the opportunity to receive a certification for this course which will add more validity to my professional development along this career path. The instructor was well versed in his field and very accommodating to the class attendees."

- William W. // CBRM, Project Manager - Disaster Recovery, First American Corporation. 

 

"BRCCI's course is one of the most important training programs I have attended in my business career. The methodology was presented in a very organized and logical fashion, made understandable by the very experienced instructor. I would recommend this program to anyone wishing to learn the process of Business Continuity and Resilience, especially those whose primary function is to conduct such a program. Thank you also for the well written manual and text book."

- Iris H. // Director, New York University 

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UPCOMING 3-DAY CBRM SEMINAR VENUE LOCATIONS AND DATES
May 01-03, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
May 22-24, 2017 Secaucus, NJ
June 05-07, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
June 12-14, 2017 Toronto, Canada
June 19-21, 2017 Washington, D.C.
July 10-12, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
July 17-19, 2017 Secaucus, NJ
July 31-August 2, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
August 14-16, 2017 Toronto, Canada
August 21-23, 2017 Washington, D.C.
September 11-13, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
September 18-20, 2017 Secaucus, NJ
October 02-04, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
October 16-18, 2017 Toronto, Canada
October 23-25, 2017 Washington, D.C.
November 13-15, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
November 20-22, 2017 Secaucus, NJ
December 04-06, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
December 11-13, 2017 Toronto, Canada
December 18-20, 2017 Washington, D.C.
January 08-10, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
January 15-17, 2018 Toronto, Canada
February 05-07, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
February 12-14, 2018 Washington, D.C.
February 26-28, 2018 Secaucus, NJ
March 05-07, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
March 12-14, 2018 Toronto, Canada
April 09-11, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
April 16-18, 2018 Washington, D.C.
April 23-25, 2018 Secaucus, NJ
May 07-09, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
May 14-16, 2018 Toronto, Canada
June 04-06, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
June 11-13, 2018 Washington, D.C.
June 18-20, 2018 Secaucus, NJ
July 09-11, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
July 16-18, 2018 Toronto, Canada
August 06-08, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
August 13-15, 2018 Washington, D.C.
August 20-22, 2018 Secaucus, NJ
September 10-12, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
September 17-19, 2018 Toronto, Canada
October 01-03, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
October 15-17, 2018 Washington, D.C.
October 22-24, 2018 Secaucus, NJ
November 05-07, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
November 19-21, 2018 Toronto, Canada
December 03-05, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
December 10-12, 2018 Washington, D.C.
December 17-19, 2018 Secaucus, NJ
 
 

  

Once the registration and payment process is completed, you will receive two emails from us. The first email will be a receipt of the payment. The second email will provide a confirmation of your registration and a detailed venue information. At the start of the training, you will receive the training presentation binder together with the other training materials. The optional exam will take place on the last day of the training.  The exam consists of multiple choice questions. You will be notified of the results of the exam within two weeks.  Certificates will be shipped out within four weeks to candidates who successfully pass the exam.  Within a week after the training, you will receive a soft copy of the letter of completion and CPEs earned.

 

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