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Business Continuity Planning

  • 5 CPD Hours Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

When hit with a disaster or crisis, be that a cyber-attack, a security breach or an employee generated incident, the ability to manage these risks by having a business continuity strategy in place is key to your survival.

This CPD course will show you the key concepts and benefits of business continuity planning (BCP), the components of an effective BCP, how to gain mandate and commitment, as well as emergency planning, crisis management and business recovery. Having a solid plan in the event of any kind of crisis could make a massive difference to the success and longevity of your organisation, and the lessons and concepts taught in this course will improve your ability to respond promptly to a crisis.

All attendees will receive a full course pack to refer back to at any point, and will receive a CPD certificate at the end of the course, worth 5 Hours Structured CPD (if applicable).

Benefits of attending this course:

  • You will learn about the benefits of an effective business continuity plan

  • Learn what are the common risks and how likely they are to happen

  • Understand the typical disruptions that significantly impact a business or organisation

  • Learn how to plan to protect your business ahead of potential disruption

  • Understand how to recover business critical functions in crisis situations

  • Learn how to constructively critique the level of BCP in your own organisation

  • Learn what to suggest and how to implement change and improve internal processes

Course Content

  • Introduction to the concepts of Business (Service) Continuity Planning

  • Why BCP? Key benefits identified

  • BCP in the context of Risk Management

  • What are the 7 P’s of an effective business continuity plan

  • Gaining mandate and commitment

  • Business Impact Analysis

  • Emergency planning

  • Crisis management and communication

  • Business recovery

  • Clear steps in developing/improving your plan

  • Case Studies

Who Should Attend?

This course would be very relevant to Directors, Managers and those without a clear strategy for crisis management or those who wish to gain further knowledge of the area.


On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance as well as your CPD Certificate containing 5 Structured CPD Points. Please note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours. 


This course costs €365 (Early-bird) normal rate is €415. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

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