4. Foundation Courses

BCM101 Introduction to Business Continuity Management (BCM101)

This ‘Introduction to Business Continuity’ course is the first in our 9-part BCM Foundation series of short courses which, when taken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

It proceeds with particular emphasis on ISO 22301, the international standard for BCM.


This course is designed for executives, managers, business continuity planners, business unit staff and business owners who are or may be involved in business continuity planning.

It is also highly useful for emergency managers, internal and external auditors, records managers, information technology managers, administrative heads, and others responsible for the effective administration of any size of organization.

This course assumes the student has no prior knowledge of BCM.

This course is comprised of 10 lessons, each being about 10 - 15 minutes in length, plus homework/assignments. It is recommended that you complete all assignments in order to get the most out of this course.
  • Lesson 1 - Course Overview
  • Lesson 2 - What is Business Continuity?
  • Lesson 3 – Evolution of Business Continuity
  • Lesson 4 – The Business Continuity Profession
  • Lesson 5 – Towards a Business Continuity Standard
  • Lesson 6 - Plan-Do-Check-Act BCMS Lifecycle
  • Lesson 7 – 7 Steps to Organizational Resilience
  • Lesson 8 – Case Study - Sample BC Plan
  • Lesson 9 – Case Study (continued)
  • Lesson 10 – BCM Best Practices
  • Lesson 11 - Short Quiz
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever