Premier Continuum INC

  • Montréal, Canada

PREMIER CONTINUUM INC., a Montreal based firm since 1997, offers unique products and services for any organization Business Continuity, Emergency Response and Risk Management requirements. The practical, novel and dynamic approach of its consultants is well appreciated by many large organizations. It is the difficulties experienced in data entry and updating which lead its consultants to develop, with the help of programmers, ParaSolution, a web-based software, closer to your needs. They think the way you do. --------- PREMIER CONTINUUM INC., fondee a Montreal en 1997, est la reference au Canada en matiere de gestion de la continuite d'activite. Forte de son expertise et son experience, PCI offre des services-conseils et de la formation, des services d'impartition et un logiciel de gestion de la continuite d'activite. PCI compte parmi ses clients des entreprises des secteurs suivants : financier, telecommunications, agences gouvernementales, manufacturier et distribution.

Telephone
5147616222x



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.


View course details

Location Date Duration  
Online, Pacific Time, Canada 07 Dec 2020 1 day(s) Book
Online, Pacific Time, United States 07 Dec 2020 1 day(s) Book

*Price excludes sales tax


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.
View course details

Location Date Duration  
Online, Eastern Time, Canada 09 Nov 2020 3 day(s) Book
Online, Eastern Time, United States 09 Nov 2020 3 day(s) Book
Online, Eastern Time, Canada 16 Nov 2020 4 day(s) Book
Online, Eastern Time, United States 23 Nov 2020 3 day(s)
Online, Eastern Time, Canada 23 Nov 2020 3 day(s) Book
Online, Pacific Time, United States 30 Nov 2020 3 day(s) Book
Online, Pacific Time, Canada 30 Nov 2020 3 day(s) Book

*Price excludes sales tax


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.
View course details


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.
View course details


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.
View course details

Location Date Duration  
Online, Pacific Time, United States 08 Dec 2020 1 day(s) Book
Online, Pacific Time, Canada 08 Dec 2020 1 day(s) Book

*Price excludes sales tax


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.
View course details


Introduction to Organizational Resilience Training Course

This course is designed to introduce the concept of organizational resilience and to provide students with a practical approach to build on the foundation of their existing skills and knowledge to develop and enhance resilience capabilities for their organizations. Business continuity principles and practices are essential to building resilience in organizations. Developing effective resilience capabilities requires a collaborative approach between established management disciplines. This course reflects on the UK guidance to organizational resilience BS 65000 and reflects the current global thinking at an international level.

 

Introduction to Organizational Resilience

Find out how this collaborative approach can help your organization anticipate risks and respond effectively to threats and opportunities.


View course details


Policy and Programme Management Training Course

This course covers all aspects of creating and managing a successful business continuity (BC) policy and a Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme in an organization. This is often the stage of the
BCM Lifecycle where practitioners have to begin in any new role, and is essential to regularly revisit and review in any existing role. This course provides the business continuity and resilience professional
with the ability to identify key aspects of a successful policy and develop or revise one where required. Students will then learn how to use the BC policy to create, implement and manage the BCM programme as a part of building and improving organizational resilience. This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301.


View course details


Supply Chain Resilience Training Course

This course is about understanding supply chains, how they are managed and how to add resilience measures to them, and therefore, the business. It is about how to engage with those responsible for procurement and their teams to embed business continuity and resilience into the business supply chain. In the current climate of financial austerity, volatile markets and globalisation, supply chains are often under complex and global pressure. Suppliers may be located in areas of the world that suffer considerable threats from severe weather systems and many logistical problems.
View course details

Location Date Duration  
Online, USA Pacific Time, Canada 10 Dec 2020 1 day(s) Book
Online, Pacific Time, Canada 10 Dec 2020 1 day(s) Book

*Price excludes sales tax


Validating Your BCM Programme Training Course

This course will help students understand how to determine their organization’s existing level of Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme maturity, and to prepare for, write and execute an assessment or audit. Validation is a key part of the BCM Lifecycle. The process of validation provides assurance that your plans and capabilities remain current and fit for purpose and identifies any areas for revision or improvement. 

This course will explore how to develop a comprehensive exercise programme to ensure that all elements of the BCM Lifecycle are validated. The course, as well as instruction, will be practical and ‘hands on’ allowing students to practice the skills and techniques taught.

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301 and ISO 22398.
View course details


Meet the instructors
  • Desmond O'Callaghan

    Consultant

    31+ years as a BC practitioner, with extensive experience in corporate program management in the Canadian financial sector as well as consulting in a variety of other sectors. Now semi-retired, I occasionally consult and I contribute widely to many BCI activities. I am also involved in helping to develop and facilitate conference programs and present regularly at continuity-related events. 

  • Pierre-Alexandre Giguère

    Consultant - Business Continuity Management

  • Trent Abbott

    Senior Policy Advisor

  • Marie-Helene Primeau

    Executive Vice President

    Marie-Hélène Primeau, awarded RBC Canadian women entrepreneur 2016, is an approved instructor of the Business Continuity Institute. For the last decade, she has trained hundreds of professionals in North America and Europe (in English and French). She is also 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. She lately trained and exercised VIA Rail senior management. She also regularly speaks at conferences on the topic of Business Continuity (Conference Board of Canada, Infonex Ottawa, WCDM – CRT Toronto, BC Awareness Week, BCI Education Month). Moreover, as a volunteer, to promote the art and science of business continuity and contribute to thought leadership, she is the President of BCI Canada Chapter, a member of the ISO Technical Committee 292 on societal security in charge of the development of various standards including the ISO 22301 standard on Business Continuity and a member of the CSA Z1600 Standard Committee on Emergency and Business Continuity Management. Her firm, Premier Continuum, established for more than 20 years, is a proud training partner of the Business Continuity Institute since 2008. The firm also provides consulting services and a web platform, ParaSolution, to manage business continuity, emergency and crisis response and IT disaster recovery programs. ParaSolution was named “Vendor to watch” in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant on Business Continuity Management Solutions and won the BCI Americas Awards 2018 in the innovation category.

  • Philippe Tasse-Gagne

    Senior consultant

  • Senad Cehajic

    Director, Business Continuity Program and Corporate Security

< Return to listing