Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) Edition 7.0 announced

  • 05 Oct 2023
  • Kieran

The BCI is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) Edition 7.0, which will be launched on 31st October 2023 and available from 1st November 2023. 

The GPG is the definitive guide for those seeking to understand business continuity and its role within the wider resilience function of their organization. It also serves as a basis for business continuity training and awareness campaigns within an organization and beyond. 

The GPG takes a collaborative approach to business continuity, ensuring professionals understand how to work with related management disciplines to successfully implement their business continuity solutions to ensure both the short- and long-term resilience of their organizations. Therefore, while critical for business continuity and resilience practitioners, its relevance expands to those working in any of the multitude of related fields.  

In its creation, the GPG continues to draw on the knowledge of practitioners from all over the world, including their decades of technical and practical experience, as well as the processes found within international standards. 

A new approach

As business continuity and resilience practitioners will be aware, the nature of professional practice in the industry is changing at a fast pace. Therefore, the GPG Edition 7.0 marks the start of a new journey where it will move away from a major review every five years towards delivering an “evergreen document” that will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. This means that the GPG can better reflect the changing practices of our dynamic and fast-moving industry. To reflect this change, from GPG Edition 7.0 onwards the title of the GPG will move towards edition numbers instead of the year of publication (GPG 2018 Edition, for example).

From 11th October, we will start releasing a series of weekly articles that will preview some of the exciting new content within the BCI GPG Edition 7.0.

With the assistance of the authors and contributors to the GPG Edition 7.0, the articles will explore some of the latest revisions and how these changes fit in with the wider landscape of the business continuity and resilience sector as it stands today.  

The launch

The GPG Edition 7.0 will be launched right before BCI World Hybrid 2023, on 31 October 2023, at 8:00 PM (GMT), at the Leonardo Royal London Hotel Tower Bridge, during a networking drinks reception hosted by the BCI. The networking drinks* are open to both conference delegates and exhibition visitors. 

If you are not a conference delegate and wish to attend the launch event, please register through the BCI World Hybrid 2023 registration form as a 'Free Physical Visitor' - click here for more information.

If you are a paying conference delegate, you have entry to the launch as a complimentary part of your ticket, paying conference delegates will also get 2 raffle tickets to win a free copy of the GPG. 

*Please note that two complimentary drinks are only available to conference delegates. 

Thanks and acknowledgments

On behalf of the board I extend sincere thanks to all members that have contributed to the evolution of the GPG. Professionals have volunteered considerable time and expertise to challenge and evolve GPG content for the benefit of the profession, and to review and evolve training and exam materials resulting from the changes made. I extend thanks to the central office team that have driven the process from initiation through to launch. I am excited that the GPG will be an evergreen document moving forward, enabling the BCI to swiftly reflect shifting expectations, good practice, and ways of working.

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Heather Merchan

Chair of the Board, BCI

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