New ISO 22301 Business Continuity Course
05/18/2012

A Business Continuity training and certification course based on the new international standard ISO 22301 will be presented September 25-27, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This comprehensive 3-day workshop will present a clear methodology for protecting any size of business.

Online PR News – 18-May-2012 – Niagara Falls, NY – Niagara Falls, NY, May 18, 2012 -- A new Business Continuity training and certification course based on the recently approved international standard ISO 22301 will be offered September 25-27 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Business interruptions can strike anytime, anywhere. Recent natural disasters around the world serve as reminders that every business and government agency must have a business continuity plan. Effective Business Continuity Planning ensures that vital business processes continue - no matter what happens.

This comprehensive 3-day workshop will present a clear methodology for protecting your business.

Most organizations still do not yet have an effective business continuity plan to deal with these emergency situations. In case of a major disaster, 40% to 60% of these would go out of business forever.

"This is an exceptional and comprehensive course," notes Michael Bittle, Managing Director of the Institute for Business Continuity Training which is hosting this workshop. "Every company should send their senior management, HR, auditors, IT specialists, records managers, and virtually everyone involved with strategic business management."

"This course is particularly useful for companies which do not have a Business Continuity Plan, or have one that only covers their computer systems. Recovering computer systems will not help you recover inventory, staff or customers," adds Mr. Bittle.

Entitled "ECP-601: Implementing ISO 22301 - Effective Business Continuity Management", this workshop incorporates the new International ISO Standard for Business Continuity Planning.

The course proceeds from project inception through to implementation and management. This includes sessions on Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis, and Awareness and Training, utilizing an "all hazards" approach applicable to every size and type of company.

Invitations have gone out to all major corporations and business associations in the region to send representatives to the course.
"We expect banking and insurance companies will attend, along with manufacturing, telecommunications and retail firms," Mr. Bittle said.

"We expect banking and insurance companies will attend, along with manufacturing, telecommunications and retail firms," Mr. Bittle said.

Companies are encouraged to send multiple representatives to receive special discounts.

Two internationally-recognized experts will lead this intensive 3 day training course. Mr. Bittle holds the CCM certification in business continuity planning with over 25 years experience in disaster planning and emergency management.

He will be supported by Mrs. Lynda Geraci, CBCP who is a contingency planning specialist with over thirty years experience.

Course participants receive a Diploma in Business Continuity Management and also have the opportunity to sit the professional exam for the "Certified Continuity Manager - ISO 22301 Specialist" designation at no additional charge.

They also receive a CD-ROM full of electronic tools in Word, PDF, Excel and PowerPoint format covering all aspects of Business Continuity Planning, including a complete business resumption plan which can be used as a template for their own firm's BCP.

The Institute for Business Continuity Training is a leading international agency specializing in training corporations and governments on the value of effective business continuity plans.

IBCT's training technique combines instructor-led discussion, case studies and group exercises, and their focus is to train participants in "industry best practices' as well as the "best principles" for developing Business Continuity Plans for their firms. IBCT has prior experience providing training in the US, Canada, Europe, Caribbean and the Middle East.

The Early Bird fee for this comprehensive 3-day workshop is $ 2,495, which includes the CCM certification exam and all course materials.

More information can be found online at http://www.IBCT.com

Contact:
Michael Bittle
Institute for Business Continuity Training
1623 Military Road # 377
Niagara Falls, NY 14304-1745
877-753-3147
mbittle@ibct.com
http://www.IBCT.com