Foundation Courses

BCM102 Planning a BCMS (BCM102)

This ‘Planning a BCMS’ course is part of our BCM 10X series of courses which, when teken together, provides an in-depth view of the Plan-Do-Check-Act business continuity management lifecycle.

It proceeds with particular emphasis on ISO 22301 (revised), 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 some prior knowledge of Business Continuity Management.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should:
> have a solid understanding of the overall Business Continuity Management lifecycle
> know how to conduct the advance planning to develop a Business Continuity Management System
> know how to plan a BCMS Training and Awareness program for all staff
> understand the key components of a Crisis Communications program including social media
  • Lesson 1 – Course Overview
  • Lesson 2 – 7 Steps to Organizational Resilience
  • Lesson 3 – Step 1: The Context of the Organization
  • Lesson 4 – Step 2: Leadership
  • Lesson 5 – Step 2 (cont'd): BCMS Teams
  • Lesson 6 – Step 3: Program Planning
  • Lesson 7 – Step 4: Support - Training and Awareness
  • Lesson 8 – Step 4 (cont'd): Crisis Communications
  • Lesson 9 – Step 4 (cont'd) : Social Media – Part 1
  • Lesson 10 – Step 4 (cont'd): Social Media – Part 2
  • Lesson 11 - Short Quiz
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever