ContinuitySA is hosting its five day complete continuity practitioner course at the end of August. This course is designed to equip business continuity practitioners within any organisation in all aspects of implementing, managing and maintaining an effective business continuity framework in their respective environments.
Effective and tested business continuity plans and well trained staff enabled Morgan Stanley to recover from a catastrophe after the 9/11 World Trade Centre disaster, and have the business up and running again within a number of hours. So how important is training in this sector?
“The last decade has seen a wealth of information on business continuity become available and many standards published and accepted,” says Millington Gumbo, GM for consulting services, ContinuitySA.
“Our complete continuity training programme bridges the gap between best practice standards and practical examples, so that attendees will gain invaluable knowledge that they can take back and confidently apply in their own business environment,” he explains.
Business continuity management needs to be focussed on delivering the capability to restore or continue the most critical business operations in the event of a disruption. Effective training is a vital component in this framework as it ensures that the right actions are fulfilled the right way.
Business continuity practitioners who have been through certified training also hold more credibility within their own organisations to implement and test their plans aligning them to corporate objectives.
The course is based on the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice guidelines and is fully ISETT SETA accredited, with 149 credits at NQF Level 6.
Experienced specialists accredited by the Business Continuity Institute facilitate the course. As such, the imparted skills are based on those applied in real world scenarios. These facilitators hold either a MBCI or FBCI certification, thus ensuring that the course adheres to the highest professional standards in the business continuity market worldwide.