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As An Appointed Crisis Management (CM) Manager, What Can I Do To Improve My CM Competency and Skill?

When you are assigned as a CM responsibilities or an concurrent appointment with your BCM or other functional responsibilities, be it full-time or part-time, these are some of the career and professional development options and routes that you may want to pursue to further raise your CM competencies.
Moh Heng Goh
Crisis Management Certified Planner-Specialist-Expert

IC_More_CM_MaliciousRumorsIf you are reading this article, you are probably appointed as Crisis Management Team Leader or you may be a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Manager or  Organization BCM Coordinator, or you could be holding other functional roles such as Security, Facility, Corporate Planning or Health and Safety. 

If this is correct, being competent in your current role is insufficient, but having a clear distinction and understanding of the concept of CM versus BCM versus your current functional roles is necessary. 

One of the options is to attend a comprehensive Crisis Management (CM) course taught by expert CM practitioners and be certified as one when you complete the course.

New call-to-actionIn BCM Institute, we have three levels of competencies and they are "Know-Do-Manage".  As an appointed organisation-level CM Coordinator, you must be at the "Manage" level of competency. With this in mind, the organisation's CM coordinator can start to plot the different training routes to choose from depending on his/her requirements, schedule, and certification needs. 

Other Core Skillsets

Once you have completed the CM training, you should continue to upgrade your competency to include business continuity management and crisis communication.  Another core skill is to be able to review and audit a BCM program.  The auditing skill set will also apply to the review of crisis management and crisis communication plans.  For those who are required to work with the IT team and have a strong IT background, the attendance of the IT disaster planning course will be a good selection.

Certification Versus Competency-based Training 

You may want to ignore this section if you are not a Singaporean or a Singapore Permanent Resident (PR). BCM Institute is awarded an Authorised Training Organisation (ATO) status for its "Competency-based Courses" certification course and Approved Training Centre.  However, they are only available in Singapore.

If you are a Malaysian and are eligible for HRD Corp funding, these courses are also funded by the Malaysian government.


Certification Courses Competency-based Courses
CMCE.pngCrisis Management Expert Implementer  (Course Code: CM-5000)

Implement a CM plan(Course Code: BCM-360)

Manage and Execute a CM plan (Course Code: BCM-460)

If you are asking the differences between Certification versus Competency-based training courses, you may want to read "What are Certification Versus Competency-based Courses?"

Funding from the Singapore and Malaysia Governments

New call-to-actionNew call-to-actionThere is funding for the training of CM in Singapore from two separate government agencies.  In Singapore, both are funded by SkillFuture Singapore (SSG).  In Malaysia, it is supported by the HRD Corp.


Read more about the funding for:    
  • CM-5000 CM Expert Implementer Course [Know-Do-Manage] 
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  • WSQ-CM-360 [Know-Do] and WSQ-CM-460 [Do-Manage] courses
[WSQ-CM] SSG Funding: Company-Sponsored [WSQ-CM] SSG Funding: Self-Sponsored
SkillsFuture (Singapore) and HRD Corp (Malaysia) Funding

For Singaporeans and Malaysians who would like to receive funding, you may want to consider achieving a professional certification led by senior practising professionals; you can find out more by attending the following:

WSQ Programme

On the other hand, if you may want to consider the equivalent of the CM course based on the competency-based training framework or WSQ, this course may be more suited for you:

TMM [WSQ-CM-360]   TMM [WSQ-CM-460]

Find out more about Blended Learning CM-300 [CM-3] & CM-5000 [CM-5]

To know more about our blended learning crisis management certification program and when the next course is scheduled, contact our friendly course consultant colleagues via  They are the CM-3 or CM-300 Crisis Management Implementer and the CM-5 or CM-5000 Crisis Management Expert Implementer.

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