Mark Penberthy & Associates (Pty) Ltd

  • Randburg, South Africa

Mark Penberthy & Associates (Proprietary) Limited (MP&A) is a South African based training and consulting enterprise, focused exclusively on Business Continuity Management. We are the BCI’s Licensed Training Partners in Africa. Our main focus is to facilitate the official Business Continuity Institute’s five Day Training Course and CBCI Examination in paper and pencil format, to delegations in Africa and the Middle East. Scheduled course are held in Johannesburg on a monthly basis. We are the only BCI Training Partners in Africa and Managing Director Mark Penberthy is a Fellow of the BCI with eighteen years BCM experience. MP&A offers a range of awareness programs from Executive training to exclusive Certification training leading to Global Accreditation through the BCI.

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+27 83 326 6868



Courses available

Business Impact Analysis Training Course

The BIA is the main technique used for analysing an organization and forms the Analysis stage of the BCM Lifecycle. It will help you review and assess an organization to identify its objectives, how it functions, and the constraints of its operating environment.

This 1 or 2 day course comes complete with course slides and Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • Concepts of BIA
  • The four types of BIA
  • BIA methods
  • How the BIA information is used in the Design phase of the BCM Lifecycle

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the different methods available to conduct a BIA
  • Extract all the information you need from an organization to enable you to Design the most appropriate business continuity solutions.

You will receive 8 or 16 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.

Looking for more information about the course?

Watch this short webinar presented by  David Window MBCI, providing insightful details about the course updates and more. Watch Here.


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CBCI Certification Course

The course is for anyone that has business continuity responsibilities within their organization and/or anyone looking to develop a career in the industry:

  • Business continuity professionals already working in the industry
  • Business continuity coordinators/champions with responsibilities in their organization
  • Professionals looking to start a career in the industry
  • Those that have business continuity responsibilities embedded in their role in smaller organizations such as Managing Directors or Operations Managers

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Location Date Duration  
Online/Africa, South Africa 17 Oct 2022 5 day(s) Book
Online/Africa, South Africa 21 Nov 2022 5 day(s) Book

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Designing and Delivering Effective Exercises Training Course

This course aims to provide an understanding of how to design, facilitate and report on exercises for crisis, emergency and business continuity management programmes.

This 2 day course comes complete with course slides and Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course and other complimentary resources. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • The Value of Exercise Programmes
  • Exercise Design
  • Exercise Scenario
  • Exercise Preparation
  • Exercise Delivery and Reporting

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the rationale for validating plans and the value this brings
  • Apply good practice to exercise programmes
  • Select appropriate exercise aims, objectives and formats
  • Explore the development of realistic scenarios to engage participants and achieve the aim
  • Understand how to resource and co-ordinate delivery
  • Carry out post exercise evaluations and report lessons
  • Leave with an exercise concept that can be delivered within the organization

You will receive 16 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.

 

Looking for more information about the course?

Watch this webinar, presented by Alan Elwood FBCI, providing insighful details about the course updates, content and more. Watch Here. 


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Embedding Business Continuity Training Course

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of designing and implementing effective embedding activities as a key part of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. It provides a practical approach to the complexities of working with a broad range of stakeholders. A successful BCM programme is not simply a collection of validated documents. Documents are only half the story, the other half is the creation of capable individuals who can utilize plans and resources by putting them into practice to build organizational resilience. Successfully embedding business continuity requires a collaborative approach across the organization.
This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines.
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Incident Response and Crisis Management Training Course

This course covers all aspects of developing and implementing an incident response structure and crisis management capability.

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 2 day course comes complete with course slides and Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • Crisis Management Concepts and Framework
  • Anticipating and Assessing
  • Prepare – Response Structure
  • Prepare – Tools and Resources
  • Prepare – Crisis Management Plan
  • Response and Recovery
  • Crisis Communications

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to build and deliver crisis management capability for your organization using an established best practice framework
  • Have a good appreciation of the relationships between problem, incident, business continuity and crisis management
  • Develop an understanding of the principles, strategies and techniques of incident response and crisis management
  • Acquire the tools and know-how to prepare, implement and maintain a crisis management plan

You will receive 16 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.

Looking for more information about the course?

Watch this webinar, presented by Kenny Seow FBCI, providing insighful details about the course updates, content and more. Watch Here. 


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Introduction to Business Continuity Training Course

This course is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of business continuity (BC), those wanting to start a career in 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 you with the basic knowledge and understanding of the building blocks required for developing or maintaining a Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme.

This 1 day course comes complete with course slides and Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • What is Business Continuity? 
  • An overview of the BCM Lifecycle
  • Policy and Programme Management
  • Embedding
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Validation

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the key elements of Policy & Programme Management (objectives, scope, governance, roles and responsibilities)
  • Describe the challenges of embedding BC and methods to raise awareness
  • Describe the four types of BIA and risk and threat assessments
  • Explain the five types of design solutions and strategies
  • Discuss how the agreed solutions can be implemented and documented in BC Plans
  • State the five types of exercises used to validate BC Plans

You will receive 8 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

If you would like to find out more about the updates to this course you can view a Q&A with the course author here.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.


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Policy and Programme Management Training Course

This course covers aspects of creating and managing a successful Business Continuity policy and a Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme within an organization. You will learn the link between Policy and Programme and how to use both of these management practices within Business Continuity to build and improve Organizational Resilience.

This 1 day course comes complete with course slides, Student Workbook that contains exercises to be completed throughout the course, and other complimentary resources. The course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) and reflects current International Standards in business continuity.

What the course covers:

  • What is Policy & Programme?
  • Creating a Successful Policy
  • Creating a Successful Programme
  • Managing Policy & Programme

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the BC Policy establishes the organization’s strategic approach and implementation of BC
  • Define a clear purpose, context, scope and governance of the BC Programme
  • Identify, develop and support the key aspects of the BC Policy
  • Implement, deploy, govern and communicate the BC Policy
  • Successfully align the BC Programme as the ongoing cycle of activities which implements the BC Policy
  • Use the BCM Programme as a tool to implement, improve, correct, adjust and monitor the overall objectives of the organization
  • Incorporate key success criteria, governance, audit and change management processes and define how these objectives will be met
  • Understand why appropriate interim response and management structures may be required

You will receive 8 CPD points and a Certificate of Attendance from the BCI on successful completion of the course.

Please note: This description is for the updated course delivered from 1st April 2022.

Looking for more information about the course?

Watch this short webinar presented by  Chris Oliver FBCI, providing insightful details about the course updates and more. Watch Here


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Meet the instructors
  • Mark Penberthy

    Consultant / Trainer

    Mark Penberthy & Associates were appointed BCI Licenced Training Partners in 2009. We are the only Licenced Training Partner in Africa, with extensive training and consulting experience throughout Africa and the Middle East. Mark Penberthy FBCI has been totally focussed on BCM consulting and training disciplines for twenty years.

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