Education can significantly improve knowledge and performance. However, much of that improvement depends on attitude. BCP 501, the 2.5 day review course on Business Continuity Planning, is no exception. Knowledge, competences and methodology are all packed into 16 hours of concentrated value for those who choose to approach it as skills-building rather than just ‘schooling’. What are the differences between these two approaches – and how can you get the most out of your business continuity training?

  • The Passive Survival Approach (not recommended!) Training is seen as a necessary, hopefully short-term evil. Being passive and minimizing effort are the chief characteristics. Memorising, reciting and then forgetting are the main activities. The end of the class is the end of the story.
  • The Active Skills-Building approach (recommended!) Training and learning is an investment and you’re looking for a return on that investment! You have the long term in mind, and you recognise the importance of being an active participant and applying your newly acquired knowledge in the class and outside it. The end of the class is just the beginning of application of your enhanced skills back on the job.

DRI instructors work with you as a course participant to help you get the most out of a skills-building approach to BCP 501. Your organisation sees the advantage, and it’s also a great way for you to build a solid career in business continuity and more.

As the course unfolds with risk and business impact analysis, recovery team planning, project management, tests, audits and crisis communication, see if you can systematically find a way you can practically use each part. In doing so, you’ll find you retain the information better. That will mean faster and more effective recall both in class and back at your job again afterwards.