New Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) Training Course released by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI)

Press release   •   May 01, 2013 00:01 BST

Following the recent launch of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 in March this year during Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2013, the BCI is pleased to announce the release of the new BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course.

The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course has been completely revised to ensure its full alignment to GPG 2013, the independent body of knowledge for Business Continuity (BC) and to ISO 22301:2012, the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM).

This course is intended for professionals working in the field of Business Continuity, Risk Management, Emergency Management, Disaster Recovery, Resilience, Security, Operations or who have BC as part of their role and are seeking to complement their practical experience through some formal BC training based on the Good Practice Guidelines 2013.

Combined with the Certificate of the BCI Examination (CBCI), this new training course provides the complete package for professionals seeking to become a fully certified BC professional. Successful passing of the Examination leads to an internationally recognised credential in BC that is awarded by the BCI, the leading global membership and certifying organization for BC professionals and entitles individuals to use the post-nominal designation CBCI for three years. It also provides the launching pad for Statutory membership of the BCI, which provides unequivocal evidence of both professional and technical competency in BC and gives internationally recognised professional status.

Delivered in an interactive classroom environment or as a live, online training experience, the training course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by BC professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective BCM programme, as described in GPG 2013. Students are taken step by step though the BCM Lifecycle, which sits at the heart of good BC practice and provided with practical insights into good BC practice through the use of case studies and examples drawn from real-life experiences.

The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course is delivered by BCI Licensed Training Partners only, all of whom are experienced BC professionals bringing a wealth of industry experience and expertise to the table.

Deborah Higgins MBCI, Technical and Learning Manager at the BCI:

A lot of highly experienced and well-respected BC professionals from all over the world contributed to creation of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013. The training course has been built entirely around the GPG and is delivered only by experienced BC practitioners. We are confident that this course provides the best possible BC learning experience.”

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Based in Caversham, United Kingdom, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to promote the art and science of business continuity management and to assist organizations in preparing for and surviving minor and large-scale man-made and natural disasters.  The Institute enables members to obtain guidance and support from their fellow practitioners and offers professional training and certification programmes to disseminate and validate the highest standards of competence and ethics.  It has over 8,000 members in more than 100 countries, who are active in an estimated 3,000 organizations in private, public and third sectors.

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