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Business Continuity Workshops

Office Building, New York City, 9/11 Damage
  Business Continuity processes are the tools to achieve that objective
… and continued existence.
 

As a director, it is a daily challenge to anticipate potential risks that may negatively impact the business. These leaders are accountable for making important decisions to maintain the survival and growth of the company.


 

It is however not uncommon for directors to lack formal training, even if they are highly intelligent. This can result in poor decision making and, in some instances, the failure of the company.


 

One of the biggest challenges that directors face is recognising the existence of a risk in the first place. This can lead to a lack of proactive measures and an over-reliance on autopilot processes. The company may continue to grow without issue until a major disruption occurs, much like the Christmas turkey, the company grows week-on-week, until that fateful day in December.


 

The events of 11th September 2001 serve as a prime example of the importance of Business Continuity planning. Earlier that year, a director at the Deutsche Bank offices in New York conducted a Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery exercise, imagining the scenario of a neighbouring building collapsing onto their own. Unfortunately, this scenario became a reality as part of one of the Twin Towers tore a gash down the side of the Deutsche Bank building.


 

Some refer to Covid-19 as a Black Swan (Opens a new window). It would however be more accurately described as a Grey Rhino (Opens a new window).


Workshop 1

A one-day workshop on the Vulnerability Surface.
 
What kind of business is this for?
Any business, from solopreneur upwards, who either suffered from an IT incident or recognise that one was near-miss for them.
 
Who is it for?
Company Directors and Senior Managers
Management protégés
Management KTP Associates
 
Why attend?
Learn what a Vulnerability Surface is and how it differs from an Attack Surface.
Learn how to effectively implement Vulnerability Surface monitoring.
Learn about avoiding single points of failure.
Learn why an internal Incident Review should have an external assessment.
Consider items for budget planning and prioritisation.
 
Business Benefits
  • Safeguard business operations.
  • Have contingency plans in place.
Venues
In house training facility, or
Fareham Innovation Centre, Meteor Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO13 9FU.
 
Dates
At Fareham Innovation Centre: please write to enquiries@itsm-support.com.
At an in house facility: Dates by arrangement
 
Pricing
At Fareham Innovation Centre: £850
Includes refreshments and midday meal.

Students: Sponsored students, being booked a place by their college or university, may be eligible for a full 100% fee waiver.
Bursaries: Students may also be eligible for a travel and accommodation bursary from their sponsor.
Micro-Businesses: A discount of 50% is available to micro-businesses.

At an in house facility: £2,400, plus travel time and costs.

Workshop 2

A two-day workshop on risk assessments, business continuity, and disaster recovery.
 
What kind of business is this for?
Any business: from solopreneur upwards.
 
Who is it for?
SME Company Directors
Senior Managers
Management protégés
Management KTP Associates

 
Why attend?
Learn why standing back and imagining the (seemingly) impossible could save your company.
Learn how to effectively implement disaster recovery exercises.
 
Business Benefits
  • Safeguard business operations.
  • Have contingency plans in place.
Topics Covered
  • Introduction to Business Continuity

    An overview of the importance of Continuity Management and its role in protecting an organisation from potential disruptions.

  • Risk Assessment and Analysis

    How to identify, assess, and prioritise potential risks to the organisation and its operations.

    Grey Rhinos (Opens a new window) & Black Swans (Opens a new window).

    The "ridiculous" scenarios that have happened.

    When you think things are Obvious, but Reality is Chaos.

  • Business Impact Analysis

    How to conduct a business impact analysis to understand the potential consequences of disruptions to the organisation and its operations.

  • Planning and Strategy Development

    How to develop and implement continuity plans and strategies to mitigate the impact of disruptions.

    What your insurance policy (probably) does not cover.

  • Incident Response and Recovery

    How to respond to and recover from disruptions, including how to activate continuity plans and procedures.

  • Crisis Communication

    How to effectively communicate with stakeholders during disruptions, including how to provide accurate and timely information.

  • Training and Exercises

    How to train and test the organisation's continuity plans and procedures to ensure they are effective and efficient.

  • Continual Improvement

    How to monitor, evaluate and improve the continuity management program of the organization.

Exercises
There will be exercises during the day plus an overnight 'homework'.
 
Venues
Bordon BASE, Barbados Road, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 0FX.
Fareham Innovation Centre, Meteor Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO13 9FU.
 
Dates
Summer 2024
Dates to be confirmed: a consecutive Tuesday & Wednesday
 
Pricing
£1,700 for the two days
Includes refreshments and midday meal.


Students: Sponsored students, being booked a place by their college or university, may be eligible for a full 100% fee waiver.
Bursaries: Students may also be eligible for a travel and accommodation bursary from their sponsor.
Micro-Businesses: A discount of 50% is available to micro-businesses.

 

Next Steps
send email If you're interested in being informed of future dates, please write to enquiries@itsm-support.com.