Meet the BCI Training Partner – Premier Continuum Inc.

  • 03 Feb 2020

Training Partner Profile:

A specialist in Business Continuity for over 20 years, PCI has helped clients increase their level of organizational resilience through state-of-the-art consulting and training services. As a certified training partner of the BCI since 2008, PCI has delivered hundreds of classes in Canada, USA and Europe. PCI is recognized for its ability to adapt the content of its classes to any type of organization and industry. At PCI, we take pride in delivering superior consulting and training services and in nurturing our relationships with our clients and alumni.

Profil du partenaire de formation:

S’appuyant sur une expertise en continuité des activités acquise sur plus de 20 ans, PCI aide ses clients à améliorer leur résilience organisationnelle grâce à des services de consultation et de formation de premier plan. À titre de partenaire de formation agréé du BCI depuis 2008, PCI a offert des centaines de cours au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe au fil des ans. Nous sommes reconnus pour nos cours adaptables à tout type d’organisation et d’industrie. Nous sommes fiers d’offrir des services de consultation et de formation de qualité supérieure, ainsi que d’entretenir des relations durables avec nos clients et diplômés.

Training Locations:

North America

Upcoming BCI courses:

See webpage: 

Training Partner > Premiere Continuum

BCI Courses Provided:

  • CBCI Certification Course
  • Business Impact Analysis Training Course
  • Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises Training Course
  • Designing Business Continuity Solutions Training Course
  • Developing and Managing the Business Continuity Plan Training Course
  • Embedding Business Continuity Training Course
  • Incident Response and Crisis Management Training Course
  • Introduction to Business Continuity Training Course
  • Introduction to Organisational Resilience Training Course
  • Policy and Programme Management Training Course
  • Validating your BCM Programme Training Course

Meet the Instructors:

  • Isabelle Primeau

    BCM Consultant, MBCI, CBCP, Premier Continuum INC

    Founder and President of Premier Continuum, Isabelle has advised organizations from various sectors and, in all phases of the continuity program and crisis management for more than 20 years. Recognized as a thought leader, she teaches for the Business Continuity Institute in Canada, the United States and Europe, and has trained hundreds of professionals. She also leads private training tailored to the needs of the organization, including to the World Bank in Washington. Always on the lookout for new trends in the industry, Isabelle designed and developed ParaSolution, a cloud-based and award-winning software for BCM, DRM and EM/CM offered by PCI. Greatly involved in the community, Isabelle has sat through out the years on the board of professional associations.

  • Marie-Hélène Primeau

    BCM Consultant, CPA, CA, MBCI, ISO22301 Lead Auditor, Premier Continuum INC

    Executive Vice-President of Premier Continuum, Marie-Hélène is a seasoned practitioner, with more than 15 years of experience in supporting public and private organizations in setting up, exercising, maintaining and evaluating their business continuity program. Having worked with executives and senior managers, Marie-Hélène is known for her presentation skills and her impeccable methodologies. For the last decade, she has trained hundreds of professionals in North America and Europe, in English and French. She is a great coach, willingly sharing knowledge and helping the development of her clients. To promote the art and science of business continuity and contribute to thought leadership, she is the volunteer President of BCI Canada Chapter and a member of the ISO Technical Committee on societal security. She regularly speaks at conferences on the topic of Business Continuity.

  • Desmond O’Callaghan

    BCM Consultant, FBCI, Lead Implementor, Lead Auditor

    Des O’Callaghan is a practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in building, leading and assessing business continuity programs in Canada. Most of his career involved working for companies in-house, largely in the financial sector, but also includes over 10 years of wide-ranging consulting experience across multiple sectors, both private and public. Des has presented at numerous conferences over the past 25 years. For over 12 years, he has been a BC educator and Des is currently developing an e-learning course in Organizational Resilience for the BCI. A Fellow since 1996, Des is Vice President and Secretary of the BCI Canadian Chapter. He has been a speaker and a facilitator at BCI World over the years. In 2015, Des received a gifted grade BCI Achievement Award.

  • Trent Abbott

    BCM Consultant, MBCI, BCMS Auditor

    Trent Abbott is a practitioner with more than 10 years of business continuity, crisis and emergency management experience in both the public and private sectors. Trent has been working with the Government of Canada (GC) for 25 years, currently advising on critical infrastructure policy for Public Safety Canada. Trent is keen to develop and deliver training in crisis and business continuity management, especially when it comes to disaster response. He was among the team that powered Kiwibank’s successful response to a 1/150 years storm and two 6.0+ earthquakes over a fourteen-week period using BCM processes in New Zealand. His many stories are appreciated by his audiences, with which he connects easily, having facilitated/co-facilitated and coordinated over 100 discussion and operations-based exercises.

  • Philippe Tassé

    BCM Consultant, MBCI, CBCP

    Philippe Tassé has over 20 years of wide-ranging consulting experience in business continuity, emergency, disaster recovery and crisis management in Canada. He has worked with governmental, para-governmental, commercial and industrial organizations such as utility providers, insurance and financial institutions, telecommunications providers and key players in the mining industry.

    Philippe has planned, developed and conducted extensive training activities, educating clients, employees and highly specialized teams on a regular basis for over 20 years. He has trained with the Canadian Emergency Management College as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in critical areas such as CBR terrorism response and is keen on sharing his in-depth perspectives on the future of crisis response. His insightful training content and all-encompassing delivery have been extremely valuable to elevate the preparedness of all humans and systems involved in BCP and crisis management.

  • Senad Cehajic

    BCM Consultant, MBCI, ISO 22301 Lead Auditor, CBCP

    Senad Cehajic is a risk management professional specializing in BCM with extensive experience working with multinational organizations in diverse geographies. His career path has included the real estate, information technologies, retail, media, transportation and financial services sectors. His passion for the field and his broad experience make each of his classes captivating and highly relevant to the participants.

Contact details:

Address: 1010 Sherbrooke West #800 Montreal (Quebec), H3A 2R7 CANADA

Telephone: 001.514.761.6222 (from International) / Toll free – 1.877.761.6222 (from Canada and USA)






More on