Crisis Management E-Learning Series
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[CM] [EL] L8: Advanced Level Testing & Exercising

BCM Institute’s Crisis Management E-learning courses cater to busy Crisis Management (CM) professionals and allow participants to obtain the Crisis Management Certified Planner (CMCP) certification at their convenience if taken as a whole package. 

This crisis management training program equips you with the knowledge and skills to navigate all stages of crisis management. You'll learn to identify different crisis types, develop targeted response strategies, build a robust crisis management plan, and test its effectiveness through simulations, ultimately making you a valuable asset in keeping your organization safe and prepared.

Azizah Nurdin
Crisis Management Certified Planner-Specialist-Expert

Lesson 8: Advanced Level Testing & Exercising

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This is your chance to dive deep into crisis management planning in Lesson 1 of the CM-200 e-learning module.

This course is specifically designed for senior management and professionals (refer to Who Should Attend? below) who want to understand how to effectively test and refine your organisation's crisis management (CM) plan. By exploring various testing methods and learning to design exercises, you'll ensure your plan remains relevant, adaptable, and ready to handle any crisis.[CM] e-Learning [8] Advanced Level Testing and Exercising

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the types of CM tests and exercises to be conducted: We'll delve into different testing methodologies, from table-top simulations to full-scale drills. You'll understand the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, allowing you to select the most appropriate testing method for your organization's needs.
  • Learn the design of a test and exercise: We'll explore the process of crafting effective CM tests and exercises. You'll gain insights into developing realistic scenarios, assigning roles, and evaluating the team's performance.

Why Attend This Course?

A well-crafted CM plan is only as effective as its implementation. This course equips you with the skills to test your plan and identify areas for improvement. By conducting regular tests and exercises, you ensure your plan remains relevant, adaptable, and ready to face real-world challenges.

Maintaining a Dynamic Crisis Management Plan:

A strong CM plan is a living document that requires ongoing maintenance. This course directly contributes to maintaining a dynamic plan in the following ways:

  • Identifying Weaknesses: Regular testing allows you to identify areas where your plan falls short. This empowers you to address these weaknesses and strengthen your overall crisis response capabilities.
  • Enhanced Team Preparedness: Drills and exercises provide valuable training for your CM team. By simulating real-world scenarios, you refine communication skills, decision-making processes, and overall crisis response efficiency.
  • Improved Adaptability: Testing allows you to assess your plan's effectiveness in handling new or unforeseen threats. This empowers you to adapt and update your plan to address evolving risks.

This course empowers you to become a proactive contributor to your organization's crisis preparedness. By learning to identify testing methods and design effective exercises, you'll play a vital role in ensuring your CM plan remains a powerful tool for navigating any crisis situation.

What will you learn?
  • Identify the types of CM tests and exercise to be conducted
  • Learn the design of  a test and exercise
Flexible Learning at Your Pace
  • Learn on your schedule: Pause and resume the module whenever it suits you.
  • Take detailed notes: Use the built-in electronic notepad to capture key takeaways.
  • Test your knowledge: A short quiz at the end will assess your understanding of the material.

Who Should Attend

Senior Management: CXOs, VPs, and other senior leaders responsible for the organisation's overall health and well-being. They must understand crisis management to make strategic decisions and ensure the organization's preparedness.

Department Heads: Leaders of departments most likely to be involved in a crisis response, such as Public Relations, Operations, Human Resources, Legal, Security, and IT. They must understand their role in the crisis management plan and how their department contributes to the response.

Business Continuity Professionals: Those involved in developing and implementing business continuity plans would benefit from a deeper understanding of how crisis management planning integrates with their work.

Risk Managers: Professionals responsible for identifying and mitigating risks would benefit from learning how crisis management planning helps address potential crisis scenarios.

Other Professionals with Crisis Response Roles: Depending on the organization's structure, this could include safety officers, emergency response personnel, and public information officers.


More Information About Crisis Management Courses

To learn more about the course and schedule, click the buttons below for the  CM-300 Crisis Management Implementer [CM-3] and the CM-5000 Crisis Management Expert Implementer [CM-5].

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