ISO 22301 Security and Resilienc BCMS Requirements Training

Course Duration: 2 Days - 8 Hours/day

Business continuity planning, e. g. business continuity and resiliency planning or emergency preparedness, is the process of creating systems of prevention and recovery to deal with potential threats to a company. In addition to prevention, the goal is to enable ongoing operations before and during execution of disaster recovery. The 2020 global Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated how important this should be to all organizations.


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies. It brings together experts to develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant internationally-accepted documents that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. Omnex is a long-time member of ISO technical committees and have instructors who have co-authored a number of ISO or related Standards.


This 2 day remote or class room-based course covers the requirements of ISO 22301:2019 “Security and Resilience — Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) Requirements.” There is an optional third day for those interested in preparing effective BCMS documentation.


BCMS benefits include:

  • Providing for organizational resilience, which should address threats that can occur over time, e. g. climate change, economic crises, consumer trends, disruptive technology, in addition to sporadic emergencies;
  • Reducing legal and financial exposure (direct and indirect);
  • Protecting life, property and the environment;
  • Improving the organization’s capability to remain effective during disruptions;
  • Demonstrating proactive control of risks effectively and efficiently;
  • Addressing organizational vulnerabilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Competency #1: Identify the key components of a Business Continuity Management System.
  • Competency #2: Define and apply the requirements of ISO 22301 to a BCMS.
  • Competency #3 for optional day: Prepare various types of process documentation for a BCMS.

Course Outline

  • Chapter 1 – The ISO 22301:2019 Standard Explained
  • Chapter 2 – ISO 22301:2019 Requirements
  • BCMS Group Exercise 1 – Context of the Organization
  • BCMS Group Exercise 2 – Interested Party Needs and Expectations
  • BCMS Group Exercise 3 – Audit Scenarios: Clauses 4-6
  • BCMS Group Exercise 4 – Audit Scenarios: Clauses 7-8
  • BCMS Group Exercise 5 – Audit Scenarios: Clauses 9-10
  • BCMS Individual Exam
  • Chapter 3 – Chapter 3 – Documenting a Management System (optional day)
  • BCMS Group Exercise 6 – Create a Process Flow Diagram
  • BCMS Group Exercise 7 – Create a Cause & Effect Diagram (aka “Turtle”)
  • BCMS Group Exercise 8 – Create a Process Flow Chart
  • BCMS Group Exercise 9 – Create a RASIC Chart

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for business continuity practitioners or managers. Some ISO management system standards and sector-specific supplier requirements also require business continuity or emergency preparedness. This course would also be of benefit for those affected by these requirements. An Executive Overview can be provided for Top Management.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a pretest, copy of course and breakout exercise materials. Participants should provide their own copy of ISO 22301:2019 if they like.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Two or more years of industry experience is recommended.

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