Although it's a great start, merely having a business continuity policy isn't enough. It must be revisited consistently as time marches on and the business itself encounters changes, whether in structure, concept or the products and services that the company performs.
In short, business continuity isn't a one-and-done activity – it's a process that requires steadiness and an understanding of what threats exist that can push operations off course. Adversity isn't an if, but a when; it's how you respond to adversity that distinguishes the best from the rest.
This is precisely what Policy and Program Management aims to teach. In October, KETCHConsulting founder and CEO Ted Brown will cover all the various aspects that go into not only creating a business continuity policy but managing it over time.
Managers often have to wear many different hats, especially when there's turnover at the executive or managerial level. When practitioners take on a new role or function, business continuity plans must be revisited. Brown delves into how to go about this as part of building and improving organizational resilience.
The multipronged aim of the course is to help students recognize and develop a successful business continuity policy, put it into effect, manage the BC program that derives from the policy over time and build upon it so it evolves with the company's construct and function.
For more details on the 2018 Fall Summit held at the Quest Conference Center and other upcoming events not to miss, visit the Continuity Professionals of Ohio website.