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What scale of loss should I plan for?

Wednesday 3rd September: 15:00 (BST)
Presenter: Mel Gosling MBCI, Director of Merrycon Ltd
Description: An essential element of the scope of any Business Continuity Management programme is the maximum scale of loss that the organisation plans to survive, but more often than not it is something that top management fails to define. This inevitably leads to problems when continuity and recovery solutions are designed and when deciding whether or not a particular incident is outside the scope of a BCP.
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Practical implementation of business continuity management governance in organisations

Friday 5th September: 12:00 (BST)
Presenter: Atta Hanson, Lead Consultant at Attaconsult
Description: In this webinar, Atta Hanson will take the audience through a real example of business continuity management governance explaining how the programme should be structured within the organisation in order to make it most effective.
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Building training and awareness programmes

Monday 8th September: 15:00 (BST)
Presenter: Jayne Howe FBCI, Managing Partner of the Howe Partnership
Description: Everyone in your organisation needs to be aware of your business continuity structure and capabilities, even if they are not an immediate critical resource. For those who are actively involved in incident response and business continuity activation, training programmes can be developed that are innovative, cost effective and an appropriate fit for your corporate culture.
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Professional credentials can cross boundaries

Tuesday 9th September: 15:00 (BST)
Presenter: Patrick Alcantara, Research Associate at the Business continuity Institute
Description: This webinar highlights the reasons why professional credentials enable mobility and opportunities for BC practitioners. Drawing upon the findings of recent BCI research, it shows the value proposition behind professional credentials and how certified practitioners stand to benefit. It also demonstrates how these same credentials can help BC practitioners advance professionally through the BCI’s emphasis on developing key competencies.
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Ebola; Planning and preparing. And is your pandemic plan enough?

Thursday 11th September: 15:30 (BST)
Presenter: David Hutcheson MBCI, Managing Director at Glen Abbot Ltd
Description: You will no doubt have seen and heard a great deal lately about the Ebola virus outbreak in South West Africa. This webinar will provide facts and practical advice for anyone who has to plan for the possible threats to their organisation and staff. It will also review the current world status of other diseases such as bird flu to help you make sure your plans are up to date.
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What if cyber defence fails?

Monday 15th September: 15:00 (BST)
Presenter: Rudy Muls MBCI, Crisis Management Group
Description: This presentation compares the Cyber Program with the well-known Business Continuity Management Lifecycle (GPG 2013) highlighting the intersections and possible difficulties in the different stages and how the information gathered during the Business Impact Analysis can be used when a cyber-attack occurs in the Incident Impact Analysis and Recovery stages.
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Overview of the Business Continuity Institute Good Practice Guidelines Lifecycle

Wednesday 17th September: 15:00 (BST)
Presenter: Marie-Hélène Primeau MBCI, Vice President of Premier Continuum Inc.
Description: This presentation will be useful for newcomers who want to quickly understand the Business Continuity Institute Good Practice Guidelines lifecycle as well as individuals who want to do an efficient review before the CBCI examination. Based on her experience as practitioner, speaker and BCI approved instructor (teaching for BCI for more than five years throughout North America and Europe), Marie-Hélène Primeau will highlight the key elements of the BCI GPG lifecycle putting them into practical context.
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Résumé du cycle de la continuité selon le guide de bonnes pratiques du BCI

Thursday 18th September: 15:00 (BST)
Presenter: Marie-Hélène Primeau MBCI, Vice-présidente, Premier Continuum Inc.
Description: Cette présentation sera utile aux gens souhaitant comprendre rapidement le cycle de la continuité du Business Continuity Institute ainsi qu’à ceux désirant effectuer une revue efficace avant de rédiger l’examen de certification de BCI. Forte de son expérience à titre de consultante, de conférencière et de formatrice agréée par le BCI (elle enseigne pour le BCI en Amérique du Nord et en Europe depuis plus de 5 ans), Marie-Hélène Primeau soulignera les éléments clés du cycle de la continuité du Business Continuity Institute et les mettra en contexte.
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Leveraging the cloud for disaster recovery

Wednesday 24th September: 15:00 (BST)
Presenter: Keith Prabhu MBCI, Executive Director at Confidis
Description: Organisations both large and small have adopted cloud solutions to achieve business objectives. However, disaster recovery (DR) remains the responsibility of the organization. The key topics that will be covered are:
- DR for Cloud based systems
- Cloud DR for tradition non-Cloud systems
- Considerations when adopting Cloud DR
- Implementation case studies
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Using The BCI GPG to comply with NCEMA 7000 standard

Thursday 25th September: 15:00 (BST)
Presenter: Ahmed Riad Ali MBCI, Manager (Risk Management & Compliance Advisory Services) at Ventures Middle East
Description: Culture plays a pivotal role within the business continuity management discipline so a major initiative in the Middle East by the United Arab Emirates was to develop a first bilingual (Arabic and English) BCM Standard. National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority have launched a Business Continuity Management Standard NCEMA 7000:2012 to ensure organizations across the UAE continue operating throughout any emergency. In this webinar I will provide an approach to comply with NCEMA 7000 using The BCI Good Practices Guidelines (GPG).
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Incident debriefing

Friday 26th September: 12:00 (BST)
Presenter: James McAlister FBCI, Director of Crisis Prepared Ltd
Description: The primary purpose of any debriefing process is to identify areas from which lessons can be learnt, discover good practice and to implement procedures for improvement. At the end of the session participants will have gained the basic tools to run effective incident debriefs.
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