[BL-OR-5] What is an OR-5000 Blended Learning Course?

Operational Resilience (OR) is fast becoming part of BCM professionals' roles and responsibilities. However, it is not merely an enlarged version of BCM but rather a holistic and strategic change in managing operational disruptions.  Hence, the introduction of this program by BCM Institute.

Participants attending the Operational Resilience courses at BCM Institute are asking, "Should I attend the two-day specialist-level [OR-300] or four-day expert-level [OR-5000] "brick-and-mortar" course or the blended learning BL-OR-3/5 100% online series course that stretches over 4 to 8 weeks?" You only need to spend 3 hours online per week (per session)  discussing, sharing and presenting your assignments. Four sessions for BL-OR-3 and Eight sessions for BL-B-5.

What are the course contents? their relevance? What I should know before enrolling on the course?

Suhana Sunreh


Overview of OR-5000 Blended Learning [BL-OR-5] Course

While professionals generally still prefer to attend an onsite classroom-based course with a facilitator or instructor being present, (electronic) online video face-to-face workshop practices are fast gaining momentum. This is especially so when more regions in the world are experiencing travel restrictions, lockdowns and quarantine requirements when arriving at the destination.

[BL-OR] [3] [4] [5] Phases Learning Roadmap OR-200-300-400-5000

Hence BCM Institute crafted the OR-5000 Blended Learning [BL-OR-5] to answer the global requests for conducting the OR-5000 OR course, which is accessible from your remote working location.  Module 1 to 4 and their relationship to the OR-300-400-5000 level courses are explained.

Below is a snapshot of what you can expect from the programme. It is divided into the respective modules 1 to 4.  Find each module's syllabus by clicking the four [Course Content] buttons.  The content has been carefully crafted to ensure that your participation and outcome match each day of the OR-5000 OR Expert Implementer competency level. 

Click any of the four buttons [Course Requirement] to learn more about your participation and involvement in this course.

The course fee for this course is Singapore Dollar SGD 3,850, to be paid before the class start date. 



[BL-OR] [3] M1 What is OR-300? [BL-OR] [3] M2 What is OR-300? [BL-OR] [4] [5] M3 What is OR-5000? [BL-OR] [4] [5] M4 What is OR-5000?

Course Content

BL-OR-5 M1 Course Content OR-5000 BL-OR-5 M2 Course Content OR-5000 BL-OR-5 M3 Course Content OR-5000 New call-to-action

Course Requirement

BL-OR-5 M1 Course Requirement OR-5000 New call-to-action BL-OR-5 M3 Course Requirement OR-5000 BL-OR-5 M4 Course Requirement OR-5000

Breakdown of the Time Spent

Module Mode of Study Flexible (Hours) Mandatory & Fixed Timing (Hours)
[BL-OR] [3] M1 What is OR-300? Facilitated Online Workshop (1 Hour Self Study + 6 Hours Scheduled Online Classes) 1 6 (3-hour x 2 separate sessions)
[BL-OR] [3] M2 What is OR-300?

Facilitated Online Workshop (1 Hour Self-Reading + 6 Hours Scheduled Online Classes)

1 6 (3-hour x 2 separate sessions)
[BL-OR] [4] [5] M3 What is OR-5000? Online Training and Discussion Workshop (2 Hours Reading/ Assignment + 3-Hour Schedule Online Classes) 2 6 (3-hour x 2 separate sessions)
[BL-OR] [4] [5] M4 What is OR-5000? Online Training and Discussion Workshop (2 Hours Self Reading/ Assignment + 3 Hours Schedule Online Classes) 2 6 (3-hour x 2 separate sessions)
  Total Hours 6 24



Attempt Qualifying Examination

Question Duration
ORCE Operational Resilience Certified Expert Certification

 Operational Resilience Certified Expert (ORCE) after BL-OR-5 course

150 3 and 1/2 hours
ORCS Operational Resilience Certified Specialist Certification Operational Resilience Certified Specialist (ORCS) after BL-OR-3 course 100 2 and 1/2 hours
ORCP Operational Resilience Certified Planner Certification Operational Resilience Certified Specialist (ORCP) after BL-OR-2 course 50 1 and 1/2 hours

Operational Resilience for Financial Institutions

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, an array of regulatory developments impacting the financial services industry, such as refining the management of disruptions, increasing interconnectedness and third-party/ outsourcing dependencies and dependencies on IT.  This continues to emphasize that operational resilience will remain a significant concern for the board, regulators, policymakers, investors and customers.

The challenge is organizations' approaches to dealing with differing regulations globally. In terms of resilience structure, organizations have looked at their governance frameworks and ensured they are fit for purpose, as well as utilizing stress and scenario testing to assess their capabilities which is more than their existing business continuity and crisis management programs.

What are the Differences and Concerns?

Concerns: The primary concern with blended learning is that it is going to be another eLearning training with the exact number of teaching days as per the "onsite course" over the video channel,

The entire process is re-designed with pre-reading (at your own time and pace), and preparatory work (rather than spending one hour doing the work in class), supported by proprietary guidance notes.  In fact, after several cohorts, the content who had attended our other advanced level courses are highlighting a better to provide the same outcome.

Instructors: Do note that instructors delivering the modules remain the same as the onsite training.  At BCM Institute, most of our instructors are still practicing BCM and Risk Management professionals (in this case, operational resilience and operational risk) with a minimum of 12 years of direct BCM experience as they are holding or holding regional or global resilience responsibilities.

International Participation: Another significant change will be the participation of more international delegates compared to the traditional majority of Asian participants.  Be expected to discuss and work as teams from different parts of the world.

New call-to-actionReadings: Be expected to have more pre-readings as the objective is to ensure that knowledge that could be acquired via reading should be done outside the training session.  More time is allocated to sharing experiences between the participants and facilitators.

Schedule for Courses: This is the schedule and dates for the start of the next course.  Click "OR-5000 Course Calendar" to learn more about the "RUNs" for the year.


Find out more about Blended Learning OR-300 [BL-OR-3] and OR-5000 [BL-OR-5]

They are the BL-OR-3 Blended Learning OR-300 Operational Resilience Implementer and the BL-OR-5 Blended Learning OR-5000 Operational Resilience Expert Implementer (available in Jan 2023).

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