Ensure the Survival of Your Organisation
Enterprise Risk Management relates to ensuring the Sustainability, Agility, and Resilience of an organisation in the face of uncertainty. Critical to all of this is the ability of an organisation to continue its operations when faced with disruptive forces.
Through our Business Continuity Leader (BCL®) program, develop the capability to effectively identify and safeguard your organisation against these forces, and protect its reputation, its stakeholders, and its value-creating activities. This practical, hands-on business continuity management certification program will equip you with the basic skill sets to implement effective business continuity management programs in your organisation.
This program provides you with foundation-level skills and knowledge in BCM. Certified Business Continuity Leaders or more experienced BCM professionals will be interested in our Business Continuity Manager (BCM®) program, which will include more advanced activities, including DRP and BCMS considerations.
Scroll through to learn more about our business continuity management certification. Find out about our other training courses like Qualified Risk Auditor (QRA®), Enterprise Risk Manager (ERM®) certification, Operational Risk Manager (ORM®) certification, Digital Risk Manager(DRM™) certification, ESG Risk Management (ESG™) certification and more only at the IERP®!
- Delivery method : In-person, virtual training
- Duration : 3 modules over 3 Days
- CPE hours : 24 hours
To become fully certified, participants will have 3 years to complete all training modules. Registration for individual training modules is also available.
Evolution of BCM Standards, Policies and Frameworks (14 October 2024)
In today’s dynamic environment, organisational resilience and sustainability is more important than ever before – more so with the increased adoption of, and reliance on, technology and digitisation. This module covers the origins of Business continuity management (BCM) as a strategy in response to the technical and operational disruptions arising from hazards and other business interruptions. It also covers the evolution of BCM and why it is crucial not only to the survival of businesses during the period of crisis but also the protection of reputation and profitability with proper preparedness in place. The contents include an introduction to the advanced concepts of BCMS which is the ultimate aim in any BCM initiative. Participants are immersed in the various relevant international BCM standards and frameworks as well as introduced to practical BCM workflow processes.
The content also includes Disaster Management, BCM methodologies, lifecycle overviews and BCM governance. The module also provides guidance on BCM resilience as well as identifying and dealing with BCM risks.
BIA & BCMS Frameworks and Strategies (15 October 2024)
Building and sustaining organisational resilience requires organisations to have processes in place to predict the consequences of disruption to business processes and business functions and synthesise all of this information to develop recovery strategies – also known as the Business impact analysis (BIA). This module prepares participants to design and drive practical BIAs and provide the basis for investment in recovery strategies as well as investment in prevention and mitigation strategies, including effective BIA reporting. Linked topics relating to risk and hazard identification in relation to the BIA and its role in BCM strategy development is also covered.
Participants will also be provided a basic introduction to crisis management and crisis communication concepts and how effective disaster responses contribute to long term business sustainability. The importance of roles and responsibilities and an effective tiered governance structure is emphasised.
The content provides a development framework for building the BCMS strategy as well as guidance on how to effectively manage BC projects, including planning and program management as well as practical steps on how to build the BCP.
Risk, Sustainability, Metrics and Crafting Effective Business Continuity Plans (16 October 2024)
When business is disrupted, it can cost money. Lost revenues equate to reduced profits. Insurance does not cover all costs and cannot replace customers that defect to the competition. A business continuity plan to continue business is therefore essential.
This module takes you through the stages of building and maintaining the business continuity plan, including the detailed contents of such a plan. Participants will also be provided a grounding in the components of the BCM process, BCM organisation, Leadership tree and performance metrics. Guidance is also provided on how to test and ensure the robustness of the scope and design of the business continuity plan and BCM program – all with the aim of driving and ensuring sustainability. The content also encompasses best practice design and conduct of BCM, DRP and BCP audits as well as detailed disaster recovery options. Business Continuity change management plans and common BCM risks are also studied and discussed in this module.
BCL® Graduates of 2020
Only applicable to those seeking a full certification. There are no eligibility requirements for individual modules.
A degree-holder (or its equivalent, and above) with at least 6 months relevant working experience OR a non-degree holder with at least 2 years relevant working experience
- Managers and executives involved or interested in Business Continuity, Risk Management, Internal Control & Compliance, Operations, Internal Audit, Project Management
- Those who are new to BCM or have only limited exposure
Those who want to learn about the scope and breadth of BCM
To become fully certified, participants will be assessed based on following criteria:
- Attendance and Participation in Class
- Multiple Choice Examination
Who are the instructors?
All our faculty are practitioners with relevant risk management and BCM experience, averaging over 30 years of working experience each and with most of their last positions being C-Level executives in large national and multi-national corporations. Some hold Board Directorships and chair Board Committees such as Board Risk, Board Audit, and Board Investment Committees.
How many modules are there in this programme?
3 modules over 3 days
What is the time limit for me to finish this programme if I can’t attend all the modules within one year?
Maximum 3 years
Can I attend the certification program in other country?
Yes, however, you will have to pay whatever fee applicable in that country. And you will have to pay the travel, accommodation and subsistence yourself.
What will I get after taking this certification course?
- Enhances your professional credibility
- Gives you confidence that you have “passed through the chairs” and proof of ability
- Extends your knowledge and skills, preparing you for more job responsibilities
- Enriches self-image and reputation among peers
- Improves career opportunities-promotion, pay increases, job portability
- Establishes you as a continuous learner who believes in continuous professional development
- Gives you an edge over your competition in the eye of your potential employers
- Plugs you into a new network of like-minded risk professionals “club”
In addition, you will receive instant recognition that you have achieved the minimum standard of competency as a certified and qualified enterprise risk manager. Organizations have also started approaching the Institute to source for risk managers – which is one of the services that the Institute offers to corporate members of the Institute.