Operational Resilience Series

[OR-5] What is an OR-5000 Operational Resilience Expert Implementer 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 BCM Institute introduced this program.

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 OR-3 and eight sessions for OR-5.

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

Suhana Sunreh
Operational Resilience Certified Planner-Specialist-Expert


Overview of OR-5000 or [OR-5] OR Expert Implementer 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.

Operational Resilience Learning Roadmap
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The roadmap above 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 [OR-5] What is an OR-5000 Operational Resilience Expert Implementer Course participation and involvement in this course?

The course fee is SGD 3,850 for 100% online and SGD 4,150 for online + onsite, payable before the class starts. 

Course Content



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Course Content

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Course Requirement

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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 (Size 100)

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

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

Operational Resilience for Financial Institutions

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, various regulatory developments have impacted the financial services industry, such as refining the management of disruptions, increasing interconnectedness and third-party/ outsourcing dependencies and dependencies on IT.  This emphasises 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. They utilise 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?

Hybrid vs Blended Learning ORThe primary concern with blended learning is that it will be another eLearning training with the exact number of teaching days as per the "onsite course" over the video channel.

Click the icon on the right to learn more about the difference between Blended Learning and Hybrid Learning offered by BCM Institute.

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

Instructors: Note that the instructors delivering the modules will remain the same as those delivering the on-site training. At BCM Institute, most of our instructors are still practising 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 hold 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 around the world.

New call-to-actionReadings: More pre-readings should be expected, as the objective is to ensure that knowledge that could be acquired via reading is 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 OR-300 [OR-3] and OR-5000 [OR-5]

To learn more about the course and schedule, click the buttons below for the OR-3 Blended Learning OR-300 Operational Resilience Implementer course and the OR-5 Blended Learning OR-5000 Operational Resilience Expert Implementer course.

In-house Training.  If you have more than 6 participants attending OR-5000 and would like to run the course in-house, please contact us.

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