Horizonscan are a BCI Training Provider

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Horizonscan are award-winning leaders in building resilience, mitigating risk and improving the crisis-readiness of our clients. We have been delivering business continuity, resilience and crisis management training and services for almost a decade to companies in the UK and around the world across many sectors. As a BCI-licenced training provider, we provide a range of business continuity training services at the School of Resilience based at the Fire Safety College’s Gloucestershire headquarters - one of the world’s largest operational fire and rescue training facilities. We can also provide in-house training. All Horizonscan training is delivered by experienced practitioner coaches from emergency services, military, and a variety of public and private sector backgrounds – each with many years of operational experience in dealing with real-life crises and unexpected events.

Training Courses

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Business Impact Analysis Training Course

This course provides an in-depth look into the Analysis stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. It provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of this key skill area. The course is broken down into modules, exploring the concept of Business Impact Analysis as well as the practical application using a number of different case studies. Students have the option of using their own organization as a case study.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301, ISO 22313 and ISO /TS 22317.

CBCI Certification Course

This course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by business continuity (BC) professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme. This Course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG), the independent body of knowledge for good business continuity (BC) practice.

The course takes you through the complete BCM Lifecycle step by step, and provides practical insights into all aspects pertaining to the development, implementation and management of a BCM programme within an organization through the instructor’s use of case studies and real-life examples.

Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises
Training Course

This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the knowledge of how to design and develop exercises that work. Designing and delivering effective exercises is a skill to be mastered for any business continuity and resilience professional. A key part of the Validation stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle, exercising the BCM programme for some is the most interesting part of the job. It helps us to practice what to do when things go wrong, and builds confidence and a capability that means the organization can more effectively respond, recover, take opportunities, and learn from a disruption. Exercises are the best way to test our systems, rehearse our plans, and a chance to safely prepare our people.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398.

Designing Business Continuity Solutions Training Course

This one-day learning experience will cover how to design appropriate business continuity (BC) solutions, determine recovery objectives and prepare for the Implementation stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle, as well as designing an effective incident response structure. This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Design stage of the BCM Lifecycle. The Design stage builds on the outcomes from the Analysis stage. During this course students will use a case study and take part in group discussions and exercises. This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines.

Developing and Managing the Business Continuity Plan Training Course

This course will cover how to develop business continuity (BC) plans, about invocation and action plans, and how to make the business continuity plan operational. The activity in this training course leads into the Validation stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain more in depth knowledge of the Implementation stage of the BCM Lifecycle. The Implementation stage is where the business continuity plan is developed, managed and implemented as a key element of the overall BCM programme. During this course students will be using a case study and taking part in group discussions and exercises.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301.

Embedding Business Continuity Training Course

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of designing and implementing effective embedding activities as a key part of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. It provides a practical approach to the complexities of working with a broad range of stakeholders. A successful BCM programme is not simply a collection of validated documents. Documents are only half the story, the other half is the creation of capable individuals who can utilize plans and resources by putting them into practice to build organizational resilience. Successfully embedding business continuity requires a collaborative approach across the organization.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines.

Incident Response and Crisis Management Training Course

This course is a comprehensive learning opportunity covering all aspects of developing and implementing an incident response structure and crisis management capability. It begins with learning how to build an incident response structure, as introduced in the Design stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle, and goes beyond incident management into learning how to build a crisis management capability in an organization. This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of this subject as well as the opportunity to apply this knowledge in the classroom using a case study and an exercise. The course is broken down into modules exploring the concepts and principles of incident and crisis management and what tools and techniques can be applied when anticipating and assessing incidents. It also looks at the key activities, roles and responsibilities required for effective incident and crisis management.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and BS 11200.

Introduction to Business Continuity Training Course

This course is an introduction to the world of business continuity (BC). It is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of BC and for those for whom BC may be a part of their role or responsibilities who need to have a good understanding of the subject. This course provides the new professional with the basic knowledge and understanding of the building blocks required for developing or maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme and gives those individuals with a BC related role or responsibility an introduction to the discipline.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301.

Introduction to Organizational Resilience Training Course

This course is designed to introduce the concept of organizational resilience and to provide students with a practical approach to build on the foundation of their existing skills and knowledge to develop and enhance resilience capabilities for their organizations. Business continuity principles and practices are essential to building resilience in organizations. Developing effective resilience capabilities requires a collaborative approach between established management disciplines. This course reflects on the UK guidance to organizational resilience BS 65000 and reflects the current global thinking at an international level.

Supply Chain Resilience Training Course

This course is about understanding supply chains, how they are managed and how to add resilience measures to them, and therefore, the business. It is about how to engage with those responsible for procurement and their teams to embed business continuity and resilience into the business supply chain. In the current climate of financial austerity, volatile markets and globalisation, supply chains are often under complex and global pressure. Suppliers may be located in areas of the world that suffer considerable threats from severe weather systems and many logistical problems.

Validating Your BCM Programme Training Course

This course will help students understand how to determine their organization’s existing level of Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme maturity, and to prepare for, write and execute an assessment or audit. Validation is a key part of the BCM Lifecycle. The process of validation provides assurance that your plans and capabilities remain current and fit for purpose and identifies any areas for revision or improvement. This course will explore how to develop a comprehensive exercise programme to ensure that all elements of the BCM Lifecycle are validated. The course, as well as instruction, will be practical and ‘hands on’ allowing students to practice the skills and techniques taught. This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398.

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