Continuity Group Ltd

  • Central, Hong Kong

Continuity Group Asia (CGA) specializes in corporate Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Crisis Management, and organizes successful seminars and conferences. It is the only Hong Kong based BCI Licensed Training Partner. CGA currently organizes entry-level certification training for those seeking the CBCI credential. Working only with enthusiastic, experienced and fully accredited trainers, we manage to present the BCI Good Practices Guidelines in an interesting and interactive way, using real live examples. Even the driest theory becomes an exciting topic. We can also support your corporate training needs, either onsite or using eLearning, we are able to offer you great customized corporate deals with competitive volume pricing.



Courses available

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.


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CBCI Certification Course

By taking the CBCI Certification course you’ll learn not just the ‘what’, but also the ‘why’, ‘how’, and ‘when’ of good business continuity practice. No previous knowledge of business continuity is required. Starting with the basics, the course progresses through business continuity management (BCM) processes & practice and provides a solid foundation for further study and a career in BC.
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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.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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Meet the instructors
  • Willem Hoekstra

    Executive Director Crisis Management & Business Continuity

    Willem A. Hoekstra M MBA AFBCI BCCE started his career with ABN AMRO bank in 1998, running Management Accounting and other COO projects. In 2001, he met with Business Continuity Management for the first time. He has since run BCM programs for Head Office as well as Regional environments in consecutively ABN AMRO, RBS, Societe Generale and most recently Nomura, where he was also responsible for Corporate Security. Willem holds an MBA, a Dutch master’s degree in Communication Science, and a Propeadeuse degree in Economics. He has both presented and participated at numerous conferences and seminars on BCM and related topics, around the globe. For many years, Willem was Chair of the HK Financial Services BCM peer group. He runs Continuity Group Asia, a training partner of the BCI, and is Hong Kong forum leader of the BCI. Since 2019, he is Executive Director Crisis Management & Business Continuity for Sands China Ltd, Macau. 

    Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928) is the leading developer, owner and operator of multi-use integrated resorts and casinos in Macao. Macao is the largest gaming market in the world as measured by casino gaming revenue and is the only location in China offering legalised casino gaming. Venetian Macau Limited, our subsidiary, holds one of six concessions or subconcessions permitted by the Macao government to operate casinos or gaming areas in Macao. We own The Venetian® Macao, Sands® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao. We also own Cotai Expo, one of the largest convention and exhibition halls in Asia; Macao's largest entertainment venue, the Cotai Arena; the 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre; the 1,200-seat Parisian Theatre; the upcoming 1,700-seat Sands Cotai Theatre; and Cotai Water Jet, one of two major high-speed ferry companies operating between Hong Kong and Macao. Our luxury and mid-market retail malls feature more than 850 shops with well-known retail brands. Our combined properties feature close to 13,000 hotel rooms and approximately 150 different restaurants and food outlets.

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