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On-Site Business Continuity Planning Training

“The seminar setting fostered solid discussion and direct dialog on the complex topics presented.”

John K. // DKI Services

On-Site CBRM Seminar

Certified Business Resilience Manager 3-Day On-Site Seminar​

The CBRM Seminar is a comprehensive 3-day Business Continuity planning and management training program which is designed to teach the practical methods necessary to develop, test, and maintain a Business Continuity Plan and establish an effective Business Continuity Program. This seminar is based on industry best practices, guidelines for the BCM process, and the six stages of the BCP life cycle. This course takes you beyond the theory and concepts, and to the actual mechanics and step-by-step methodology for developing, maintaining, and executing a successful Business Continuity and Resilience Program. There are no pre-requisites for this course.


In-house at your facility

“BRCCI’-on-site training courses are provided in-house at your facilities. This on-site seminar is a cost-effective means of enhancing your staff’s knowledge and skills, and will help you develop an effective plan, right from the start. Our team of professionals conduct the training at your facilities and are on hand to review your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan.”

Optional CBRITP Certification Exam

Participants will have the opportunity to take the optional Certified Business Resilience Manager Certification examination during the CBRM seminar. The optional CBRM examination is given during the class. For up to 10 students, the fee is US$12,995 (Including optional Certification testing and processing).


Feed back from client survey


BRCCI conducted several onsite training for one of our client organization which is among the list of fortune 500 companies. Below is a survey feedback we received from that client.

“The onsite training was taught by professional instructors from Business Resilience Certification Consortium International (BRCCI).”

At the completion of the course a confidential survey was administered in an attempt to measure the course success. The 8 survey questions are graded on a 4.0 scale. The survey results are below

Survey Results from the training participants

Survey Question
Average Rating Response (1 – lowest; 4 – highest)
The CBRM course met my expectations.
The content was helpful.
The format was enjoyable.
The instructor had a good understanding of the topics.
The handouts were helpful.
The course was worth my time.
The course length was appropriate.
I recommend this course to the other Business Continuity Planners.

Asking the right questions means everything in our Industry! Our workshops and seminars actively encourage all participants to share their experiences and ASK questions! Below you’ll find the most frequently asked questions about our courses. If you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us and we would be delighted to help you.


The training begins with a basic introduction to business continuity and then leads participants through a BC planning road-map with detailed steps for implementing a business continuity plan and program for their organizations. The road-map consists of assessing and gathering business continuity requirements for managing a disaster; developing recovery solutions and strategies; developing business continuity plans based on requirements and solutions; testing and implementing BC solutions; maintaining BC plans; executing BC plans in the event of a disaster, and managing normalization of business The BC planning road-map incorporates industry’ best practices and guidelines for the BCM and the six stages of the BCP process:
  • Risk Management
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Business Continuity Strategy Development
  • Business Continuity Plan Development
  • Business Continuity Plan Testing
  • Business Continuity Plan Maintenance
This seminar teaches you how to develop business continuity and disaster recovery plans which comply with the industry’s best practices and standards such as:
  • ISO 22301: Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements
  • NFPA: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
  • ITIL: Information Technology Infrastructure Library
  • Upon completion you will be able to:
  • Establish BC program lifecycle processes within your organization.
  • Assess business and technology requirements for a BC plan.
  • Evaluate business continuity risks to your organization.
  • Identify and select cost-effective BC recovery strategies.
  • Organize an effective BC team.
  • Develop a BC plan document.
  • Coordinate the BC plan with external entities.
  • Develop an effective test plan for testing the BC plan.
  • Organize and conduct successful BC plan tests.
  • Establish a process for maintaining the BC plan.
  • Implement a BC plan change management process.
  • Avoid typical mistakes that lead to BC program failures.
  • Understand the main differences between a Disaster Recovery Plan, Emergency Response Plan, Crisis Management Plan, and a Business Continuity Plan.
To provide detailed, step-by-step training on how to develop comprehensive, effective and reliable business continuity plans and to establish a business continuity program designed to protect organizations from unexpected business disruptions and disasters.
To provide an introduction to business continuity planning and program management.
This course is designed for anyone who is responsible for developing Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans, managing Business Continuity Projects or participating in Business Continuity Planning. It is especially useful for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planners, Business Unit Managers, project managers, senior management, and staff from Information Technology, Security, Emergency Response & Crisis Management, Communications, and Human Resource Departments.
Understanding Business Continuity Planning (BCP) concepts:
  • Purpose and scope of BCP.
  • Importance of a Business Continuity Plan (BC Plan).
  • Types, sources, and business impacts of disasters and disruptive events.
  • Historical evolution of BCP.
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Business Continuity best practices, standards, and guidelines.
  • Elements of Business Continuity management and Business Continuity planning process.
  • Six stages of the BCP life cycle and the deliverables.
BCP Process Stage 1 – Risk Management
  • Assessing the threats of disaster, existing vulnerabilities, potential disaster impact, and risk controls options:
  • Introduction to risks, threats, exposures, impacts, and risk assessment methods.
  • Risk management method: risk assessment, risk control options assessment, risk controls cost-benefit comparisons.
BCP Process Stage 2 – Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Identifying mission-critical business processes and their recovery requirements. Analyzing the impact to the business if these processes are interrupted:
  • Comparison of BIA and risk assessment.
  • BIA responsibilities.
  • Elements of a BIA: Maximum Tolerable Downtime (MTD), Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Work Backlog, and Data Loss.
  • Method for conducting BIA.
  • BIA deliverables.
  • Example BIA report.
BCP Process Stage 3 – Business Continuity Strategy Development
  • Developing a Business Continuity strategy for timely and cost-effective recovery from potential business disruptions:
  • Introduction to a Business Continuity strategy.
  • Identification of recovery scope and requirements.
  • Identification of available recovery alternatives and options.
  • Cost-benefit assessment of available recovery options.
  • Recommendations for recovery service contracts.
BCP Process Stage 4 – Business Continuity Planning Development
  • Developing a document describing the plan for maintaining Business Continuity (BC):
  • Objective and scope of a BC Plan document.
  • Roles of a BIA and BC strategy in a BC Plan.
  • Roles and responsibilities of BC Plan implementation teams.
  • BC Plan implementation phases: initial response and notification, problem assessment, disaster declaration, recovery and resumption, and restoration.
  • Tasks and procedures for each BC Plan implementation phase.
  • Crisis Communication Plan.
  • Emergency Response Plan.
  • Change control procedures for a BC Plan.
BCP Process Stage 5 – Business Continuity Plan Testing
  • Validating the Business Continuity Plan:
  • Benefits of testing.
  • Types of testing methods.
  • Importance of a test plan.
  • Test plan content.
  • Method for developing a test plan.
BCP Process Stage 6 – Business Continuity Plan Maintenance
  • Maintaining the Business Continuity Plan in a constant-ready state for implementation:
  • Importance of BC Plan maintenance.
  • Components of BC Plan maintenance: change management, periodic testing, regular training, and periodic auditing.
  • Deliverables from each component of BC Plan maintenance.
  • Recommendations for effective BC Plan change management.
  • Business Continuity Management
  • A detailed overview of Business Continuity Management.
  • A relationship between Business Continuity Program phases and plan development.
  • Business Continuity and Resilience Program office.
  • Business Continuity Program Audit methodology.
  • Business Resilience, Continuity, and Disaster Recovery
  • Evolution of Business Continuity to Business Resilience.
  • Limitations of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning.
  • Business Resilience concepts and model.
  • Enterprise Risk Management.
  • Other Topics
  • Overview of BC program audit methodology.
  • BC standards document review.
  • BC program maturity levels.

Participants will have the opportunity to take the optional Certified Business Resilience Manager Certification examination during the CBRM seminar. The optional CBRM examination is given during the class, and the exam fees are included in the price above.

This program is suitable for anyone with or without prior business continuity or disaster recovery knowledge or experience. It gradually proceeds from introductory to advanced topics in business continuity planning and includes a detailed overview of business continuity management. Day 1 of the course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of the business continuity planning and management process. You gain skills through discussions, hands-on practice in small-group exercises, and through an easy-to-follow student manual.
During the course, all students will receive presentation handbooks, workbooks, take-home Disaster Recovery Plan templates and other related course information.

For up to 10 students, the fee is US$12,995 (Including optional Certification testing and processing) plus $2,500 for instructor travel and accommodation. Each student after the first 10 is charged $400 including the examination fees. BRCCI will supply presentation handbooks, workbooks, take-home Disaster Recovery Plan templates, and other related course information. If you would like a customized training course to fit your company’s needs, please contact us at 1-888-962-7224 or send an email to

Compared with off-site training, you will save US$10,955 + travel + accommodation costs for 10 students, based on the regular course fee of US$2,395+ travel + accommodations for each student.
Day 1:
08.30 Opening presentation including
Instructor’ and attendee’ introductions, hand out of presentation binder and materials
08.45 Morning presentation, pre-course assessment
(incl. three 10 minute breaks)
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Afternoon presentation begins
15.00 Afternoon presentation resume
16.30 Seminar ends for Day 1

Day 2:
08.45 Morning presentation
(incl. three 10 minute breaks)
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Afternoon presentation begins
15.00 Afternoon presentation resume
16.30 Seminar ends for Day 2

Day 3:
8.30 Morning presentation
(incl. three 10 minute breaks)
11.00 Final handouts of take-home plan templates and materials, post-course assessment
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Exam
14.30 End of Seminar
Our instructor will have a laptop and a projector. The following will also be required:
A standard training room with sufficient seating, chairs, and desks. The preferred seating arrangement is in a classroom configuration. There is no requirement for computers or laptops.
A screen for the projector. A whiteboard or flipchart is also required.
A backup projector is also recommended as projectors do fail from time to time.


“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on a “job well done” on the Business Resilience Training which you conducted onsite in February, 2006 at North Carolina State University. I found your class well-rounded and quite informative. The non-traditional approach which you took in teaching the methodologies, principles and components of Business Resilience was extremely helpful. The fact that you came onsite to conduct this training helped to solidify the training even more because it afforded BRCCI the opportunity to touch and feel the environment which we as the customer functioned in, but it also gave you the opportunity to perform a high level assessment of our program. Having these onsite training advantages allowed you to tailor the training modules where needed to our environment. Once again, thanks!”
– H. Ann // Assistant Director North Carolina State University RMIS Disaster Recovery and Risk Management

“The course exceeded my expectations. I feel much more confident now about making the decisions that lay in front of me than I did prior to taking the course.”
– CHS III // CEH., CBRM, Director – Information Security, Access Group Inc.

“I’ve worked in Business Continuity nine years and this is the first course I’ve taken that contains a methodology that is clear and concise. The course stepped us through the planning process and incorporated industry standards, regulations and best practices in a context that was comprehensive and easy to understand.”
– B. Carolyn // Schwab Ops BCP

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Our training is provided by a team of highly skilled subject matter experts specializing in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery and consulting services. All BRCCI’ instructors have 10-20 years of experience related to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity planning, management, and audit. These professionals are experienced consultants with industry designations from BRCCI. BCI and ISC2.

For 3 days, classes will begin at 08.30 and end at 16.30. There will be a morning, lunch, and afternoon break.