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Developing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

Created: 09 Oct 2012
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Manchester, UK
Thu, 29 November, 2012 - 8:00 - 17:00 GMT

Effective Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) are a vital part of any organisation’s business continuity (BC) approach and a key part of the overall business continuity management (BCM) response.  Ensuring staff knows what to do, when, where and with whom without the need for prompting and intervention helps ensure the organisation continues to function as planned during and following a disruption.  But what should a plan look like? What information and how much detail should it contain and how long should it be? These are just a few of the many questions that BC managers have to address and constantly review to ensure the right plan is in place.  But it is not just a question of having a plan in place, it is also about ensuring that it is read, understood, updated and used in the event of an incident.

With myriads of suggestions, templates and conflicting information on the Internet, where should a BC Manager look to gain understanding and guidance?  This workshop seeks to provide both.

This workshop has been designed to provide ‘good practice’ advice and guidance in developing a BCP which is not only fit for purpose but one that can be tailored to suit different sizes of organisations from different market sectors.

Within the framework of this workshop, delegates will hear from some of the UK’s leading practitioners, who will draw upon ISO 22301, the recently published International Standard for Business Continuity Management and the BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines as well as their experiences in tackling the challenges highlighted.

Delegates will be provided with a range of tools, techniques and ideas, which they can use to develop their own tailored BCPs.  By the end of the workshop, delegates will have developed a template BCP which they can take back and use in their organisation.

This workshop is intended for those organisations who are looking to establish BCPs for the first time or looking to improve existing plans.