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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

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 not sufficient but having a clear distinction and understanding of the concept of CM versus BCM versus your current functional roles. 

One of the options is to attend a comprehensive Crisis Management (CM) course taught by expert CM practitioners and also 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 organization level CM Coordinator, you will need to be at the "Manage" level of competency. With this in mind, the Organization CM Coordinator can start to plot the different training routes to choose from depending on his/her requirement, schedule and certification needs. 

Other Core Skillsets

Once you have completed the CM training, then, you should continue to upgrade your competency to include business continuity management, 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 definitely be a good selection.

Certification Versus Competency-based Training 

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


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 Government

There is two funding for the training of CM in Singapore by two separate government agencies.  One is IMDA and the other is SkillFuture Singapore (SSG).


Read more about the funding for:    
  • CM-5000 CM Expert Implementer Course [Know-Do-Manage] 
  CITREP+ [BL-CM-5] What Funding Is Available?
  • WSQ-360 [Know-Do] and WSQ-460 [Do-Manage] courses
[WSQ-CM] SSG Funding: Company-Sponsored [WSQ-CM] SSG Funding: Self-Sponsored



For Singaporeans 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:

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 maybe is more suited for you:

TMM [WSQ-CM-360]   TMM [WSQ-CM-460]

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

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

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