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Business Continuity Planning: Risk Management Through Strategic Preparation

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Seminar #4216
July 24 - 25, 2012
Chicago, IL

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This seminar provides an opportunity to explore and better understand business continuity fundamentals and the role of business continuity in today's increasing risk-aware business world. More than ever before, business continuity is viewed as a core business practice. Seminar discussions include current best practices for developing and maintaining a comprehensive business continuity program. This hands-on, interactive seminar is focused on helping those in supply management better understand business continuity management in general and its application to the supply chain.

Throughout the seminar participants will:

  • Apply the principles discussed by completing business continuity mini-tasks for their organization or department.
  • Brainstorm solutions to business continuity planning challenges.
  • Discuss shared and unique experiences in developing and maintaining a viable business continuity program.
Who Should Attend

Managers and Professionals in Supply Management, and Procurement; Materials, Contracts, Engineering, Projects, Maintenance, Operations, Financial Managers, and Facilities; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Practitioners and others with continuity responsibilities; All other Managers and Professionals interested developing and maintaining their organization’s business continuity capability.

You Will Learn...
  • Six phases of the business continuity planning lifecycle
  • Current business continuity best practices
  • Five basic steps to develop, implement, and maintain a business continuity program
  • Five keys to ensuring the success of a continuity program
  • Increased skill sets in supply chain business continuity management
  • Five common continuity reality gaps
  • Six important questions to ask to verify a supplier’s continuity and risk management capability
  • Considerations in establishing business continuity strategies
  • Five steps in the supplier partnership development process
  • How to develop actionable business continuity plans
  • Four-step approach to conducting a supply chain business continuity review
  • The importance of making business continuity part of the organization’s culture and day-to-day operations
  • Seven exceptionally good business continuity practices
You Will Earn...

14 continuing education hours

Course Outline
  1. Defining business continuity
  2. Background and evolution of business continuity management juxtaposed with that of supply chain management
  3. The Business Continuity Planning Lifecycle
  4. Understanding business continuity sponsorship, ownership, and responsibility
  5. Assessing current continuity capabilities
  6. Conducting a hazard assessment to identify operational risks and mitigation opportunities
  7. Conducting a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), the foundation of business continuity planning
  8. Developing cost-effective business continuity strategies
  9. Forming partnerships and alliances to strengthen business continuity capability
  10. Creating workable business continuity plans
  11. Forming teams to carry out continuity plans
  12. Training, testing, and exercising to ensure plans will work
  13. Considering business continuity standards and certifications

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Hotel Information

Chicago Marriott O'Hare
8535 W Higgins Rd.
Chicago,IL 60631

The discounted room rate of $169(USD) single/double is available until July 6, 2012. Be sure to mention ISM to receive the ISM discounted rate.

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In order to ensure maximum participation interaction and learning, enrollment is limited.

Seminar Hours:
2-Day Seminars
First Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Second Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3-Day Seminars
First Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Second Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Third Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

One-Day Seminars:       8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Half-Day Seminars (On-Point):     1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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