Planning and Strategy Management Courses

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    BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

     

    This course provides participants with concrete solutions, strategies and insights into the delivery of an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

    Using tested processes and procedures, participants will analyze the risks and impacts to business operations that threats might cause. A framework for building organizational resilience will be provided to deliver an effective response for safeguarding the interests of key stakeholders, reputation, brand, and value-creating activities.

    This practical course provides participants with a framework that is aligned with the UAE NCEMA 7000-2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements.

    Course Methodology

    This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, videos, case studies and syndicate work.

    BIA and BCP Plan Templates will be applied during the course and given for use after the course. Supporting information, such as the Main Events List (MEL) for Exercise planning and BC Steering Committee – Terms of Reference (ToR) will also be made available.

    It includes specific templates for carrying-out a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), completion of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and completion of a Business Continuity (BC) Exercise that participants will be able to take away for use in their own organizations.

    Course Objectives

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

    • Explain the approach for establishing an operational Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) aligned to the UAE NCEMA 7000-2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements
    • Identify components and best practices of a successful BCM Program, specifically its policy, strategy and supporting tools
    • Understand the components for an effective Business Impact Analysis (BIA) that is able to meet strategic, tactical and operational requirements of an organization
    • Develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and delivery of a Business Continuity (BC) exercise
    • Develop requirements for an auditable Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) to comply with UAE NCEMA 7000-2015

    Target Audience

    Business Continuity, Quality, Audit and IT professionals such as Business Continuity Manager (BCM), Business Continuity Coordinator (BCC), Crisis Manager (CM), IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Manager or anyone with the responsibility for, or involvement with Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and/or Technology and Auditing of Disaster Recovery Plans.

    Target Competencies

    • Business Continuity Management
    • Risk Management
    • Contingency Planning
    • Internal & External Audit

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    BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

     

    This course provides participants with concrete solutions, strategies and insights into the delivery of an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

    Using tested processes and procedures, participants will analyze the risks and impacts to business operations that threats might cause. A framework for building organizational resilience will be provided to deliver an effective response for safeguarding the interests of key stakeholders, reputation, brand, and value-creating activities.

    This practical course provides participants with a framework that is aligned with the UAE NCEMA 7000-2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements.

    Course Methodology

    This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, videos, case studies and syndicate work.

    BIA and BCP Plan Templates will be applied during the course and given for use after the course. Supporting information, such as the Main Events List (MEL) for Exercise planning and BC Steering Committee – Terms of Reference (ToR) will also be made available.

    It includes specific templates for carrying-out a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), completion of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and completion of a Business Continuity (BC) Exercise that participants will be able to take away for use in their own organizations.

    Course Objectives

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

    • Explain the approach for establishing an operational Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) aligned to the UAE NCEMA 7000-2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements
    • Identify components and best practices of a successful BCM Program, specifically its policy, strategy and supporting tools
    • Understand the components for an effective Business Impact Analysis (BIA) that is able to meet strategic, tactical and operational requirements of an organization
    • Develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and delivery of a Business Continuity (BC) exercise
    • Develop requirements for an auditable Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) to comply with UAE NCEMA 7000-2015

    Target Audience

    Business Continuity, Quality, Audit and IT professionals such as Business Continuity Manager (BCM), Business Continuity Coordinator (BCC), Crisis Manager (CM), IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Manager or anyone with the responsibility for, or involvement with Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and/or Technology and Auditing of Disaster Recovery Plans.

    Target Competencies

    • Business Continuity Management
    • Risk Management
    • Contingency Planning
    • Internal & External Audit

  • latest blog post
    BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

     

    This course provides participants with concrete solutions, strategies and insights into the delivery of an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

    Using tested processes and procedures, participants will analyze the risks and impacts to business operations that threats might cause. A framework for building organizational resilience will be provided to deliver an effective response for safeguarding the interests of key stakeholders, reputation, brand, and value-creating activities.

    This practical course provides participants with a framework that is aligned with the UAE NCEMA 7000-2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements.

    Course Methodology

    This course will be highly interactive and include group discussions, videos, case studies and syndicate work.

    BIA and BCP Plan Templates will be applied during the course and given for use after the course. Supporting information, such as the Main Events List (MEL) for Exercise planning and BC Steering Committee – Terms of Reference (ToR) will also be made available.

    It includes specific templates for carrying-out a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), completion of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and completion of a Business Continuity (BC) Exercise that participants will be able to take away for use in their own organizations.

    Course Objectives

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

    • Explain the approach for establishing an operational Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) aligned to the UAE NCEMA 7000-2015, Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 and ISO 22301-2012 Societal Security; Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) requirements
    • Identify components and best practices of a successful BCM Program, specifically its policy, strategy and supporting tools
    • Understand the components for an effective Business Impact Analysis (BIA) that is able to meet strategic, tactical and operational requirements of an organization
    • Develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and delivery of a Business Continuity (BC) exercise
    • Develop requirements for an auditable Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) to comply with UAE NCEMA 7000-2015

    Target Audience

    Business Continuity, Quality, Audit and IT professionals such as Business Continuity Manager (BCM), Business Continuity Coordinator (BCC), Crisis Manager (CM), IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Manager or anyone with the responsibility for, or involvement with Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and/or Technology and Auditing of Disaster Recovery Plans.

    Target Competencies

    • Business Continuity Management
    • Risk Management
    • Contingency Planning
    • Internal & External Audit

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    COMPETITIVE STRATEGIES AND VALUE INNOVATION

     

    This course introduces key concepts, tools, and principles of strategic management allowing managers to create their organization's unique sustainable competitive advantage using differentiation, low cost, or focus strategies. The course also offers managers insight into the concepts, tools, and methodologies of the blue ocean strategy. Participants will learn the strategic logic behind creating blue oceans of uncontested market space and gain understanding into how this concept complements and goes beyond the traditional approaches to strategy.

    Course Methodology

    This program uses an interactive and cooperative learning methodology to actively engage participants into the most effective learning process by using lectures, participants-led presentations, extensive case studies and analysis, teamwork and brainstorming, and video segments followed by discussions.

    Course Objectives

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

    • Distinguish between low cost, differentiation, focus and best cost strategies
    • Implement low cost strategies in their organizations to gain cost advantages over rivals
    • Recognize and apply differentiation strategies in their organizations to gain differentiation advantages against rivals
    • Apply the basic concepts, tools and frameworks of blue ocean strategy to create a new market place
    • Explain how blue ocean strategy is 'put into action'

    Target Audience

    Professionals, managers, and executives who are involved in influencing and supporting the business and functional level strategies of their organization

    Target Competencies

    • Business acumen
    • Formulating a strategy
    • Planning at business and functional levels 
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Critical thinking
    • Decision making

     

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    SHAPING THE FUTURE: TOOLS FOR DEVELOPING STRATEGIC FORESIGHT

    The world is rapidly changing driven by technology, globalization, and the increasing interdependence between countries and cultures. Since the world of the future, where will be living in, will be significantly different from today’s, it is critical for governments, organizations, and leaders to better understand how future scenarios will be shaped. Those capable of examining possible, probable and desirable futures can capitalize on more opportunities and find better ways to positively influence the future that is being created today.

    In this course, attendees will build up their knowledge and skills in futures studies in a visionary and futures-oriented way. They will also learn to conceptualize reality and events using a systematic approach to analyze developments and decision-making processes in the light of global change.

    Attendees who successfully pass this course will be qualified as experts in the business of the future.

    Course Methodology

    This course relies on the use of interactive case studies to demonstrate the different components of futures studies. In addition, this course utilizes individual debriefs, group discussions, role-playing scenarios, videos, and presentations.

    Course Objectives

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

    • Explain how companies and governments can use the study of futurology
    • Distinguish between possible, probable and preferable futures
    • Apply scenario thinking using the futures wheel and environmental scanning
    • Recognize the connection between the foresight and strategy process
    • Use futures studies to manage and mitigate risk

    Target Audience

    All leaders, managers and senior professionals who are involved in influencing, formulating or supporting the long term planning of their department or organization, as well as those who are interested in learning more about futures studies

    Target Competencies

    • Creative thinking
    • Conceptual thinking
    • Situation analysis
    • Future thinking
    • Theoretical problem solving
    • Systems judgment
    • Critical thinking
    • Scenario analysis