An Introduction to Business Continuity Planning
Tue 28 November 9:00am - 5:00pm
Training Room, Business South Inc, Level 3, 442 Moray Place, Dunedin
The fundamental aim of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is to know what you need to do before things go wrong, so your business and your people can be ready to respond, instead of simply reacting.
Business Continuity Plans must be developed with a full understanding of what can go wrong and how this can impact your business.  BCP therefore requires a structured approach for leaders, managers and teams to address three simple questions:
1.            What can go wrong (in a big way)?
2.            How will this impact my business?
3.            How do I continue business in my ‘new normal’?
Business owners, senior executives and managers should know how to identify risks, and understand how these risks can impact their organization’s strategic objectives, and their teams’ ability to deliver business plans and daily operations.  With this understanding they can develop the right solutions to ensure continuity of business and operations, utilising the right combination of money, effort and time. 

This one-day course introduces the core principles of Business Continuity Planning, risk and risk management, and provides participants with a framework, techniques and tools to assist in the development of their Business Continuity Plans.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants will:
  • Understand business continuity and why it is necessary for business and operational sustainability
  • Appreciate the strategic role and importance of business continuity planning
  • Explore fundamental business continuity planning principles and concepts
  • Appreciate the purpose, utilization and structure of business continuity plans
  • Understand how business continuity fits with risk and risk management
  • Understand how perception impacts risk, risk management and business continuity planning
  • Use techniques to identify and understand risks that might impact the business or operations
  • Explore a business continuity planning framework
Who Benefits

Business Continuity Planning provides leaders and managers with a roadmap, framework and plans to support their organization and its strategy in times of the unexpected.
Business Owners will understand how to best allocate their focus, capital and resources to ensure continuity of key operations and business functions.
Managers will understand how to prioritise and plan their responses and manage their teams to react effectively and quickly to unexpected events.
Engineers, IT & technology professionals, and other technical experts, will understand how to identify and protect, critical and core infrastructure, and operations by developing appropriate solutions.

Your Facilitator
Raiyo Nariman
With over 25 years of commercial leadership experience, Raiyo has built and led numerous businesses across regions, in both entrepreneurial & intrapreneurial capacities.  He has established and operated businesses in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, while servicing clients and engaging partners globally. 
Within the arena of risk management and business continuity planning, Raiyo has delivered training and advisory engagements for leaders and managers in both private and public sectors.  Clients have included some of New Zealand’s largest private companies, and government agencies responsible for aviation, national infrastructure, power and energy, and healthcare.

This workshop has qualified with the Management Capability Development Fund programme.

Small businesses may qualify for help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. A business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.

For more information on the Management Capability Development Fund or to find your local Growth Advisor go to
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