Based on the DRII Ten Professional Practices, this interactive program provides training, tools, and hands-on experience to help students understand the key components of disaster/emergency management and business continuity planning. Materials cover the processes of program initiation and project management, risk and business impact analysis, vulnerability analysis, loss prevention, and risk mitigation; and the development, implementation, testing and maintenance of plans and procedures to assist and organization to prepare to recover from an event which prevents them from doing business in their normal manner, if at all. For the full class outline, click here.
Dates: Consecutive Tuesdays beginning February 18th, 2014, 6 pm-9 pm.
Location: All classes are held on campus at Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28274.
Price: $2,495 (Please note: Full payment is required at registration. Once you have paid and registered, you will receive confirmation of registration and additional program details.)
Who should get certified? This is applicable to many positions, including: associates at consulting firms, business continuity specialists, project managers, disaster recovery analysts, business continuity analysts, continuity management consultants, and continuity planners, to name a few.
Course Materials: Students will be provided with all course materials no later than the first day of the course. This includes the Professional Practices for Business Continuity Planners Guidebook and Case Studies of various companies' disaster responses and best practices in BCM. A BCP Tools & Resources Kit is also provided with DVD lists and website links of articles noted in the course.
Course Topics: BCP methodology; developing plan goals and objectives; data gathering; incorporating human resources; integrating alternative strategies for catastrophic event response and recovery; developing training/testing programs; creating plan products; and maintaining BCP relevancy. Other topics discussed are designing public relations/crisis communications strategies, coordinating efforts with public authorities and establishing emergency preparedness and response procedures.