Masterclass: ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems

This masterclass will provide you with in-depth insight, enabling you to implement, maintain and improve the more challenging technical aspects of a business continuity management system (BCMS), based on ISO 22301:2019 and related standards in the 22300 series.

Who should attend?

This masterclass is for anyone involved in the detailed technical management and improvement of a BCMS based on ISO 22301:2019. It is suitable for many roles including:

  • Business continuity or enterprise risk managers and professionals who are seeking to gain new perspectives in BCMS practices
  • Consultants who have desire to take their business continuity knowledge to an advanced level
  • Business continuity management system practitioners
  • Crisis management team members
  • Incident and emergency response team members
  • Disaster recovery team members
  • Anyone working within business continuity


Please note: If you’re more interested in the process of implementation, you will find our Implementation course more appropriate. If you’re leading an implementation team and want to learn about the requirements, process and project management aspects of the implementation of a BCMS, our Lead Implementer course is more suitable.

What will i learn?

You’ll have the knowledge to:

  • Explain business continuity (BC), ISO 22301:2019 requirements and related standards
  • Discuss legal and regulatory requirements, process categorization and BCMS scope
  • Describe business impact analysis (BIA)
  • Explain recovery time objectives (RTO), maximum tolerable period of disruption (MTPD), and prioritization
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate BC risks in alignment with guidance standards
  • Define requirements of BC plans and procedures
  • Communicate the importance of exercising and develop an exercise programme
  • Determine metrics and KPIs and evaluate performance of a BCMS

How will i benefit?

This masterclass will help you to:

  • Gain an understanding of effective business continuity management throughout an organization, and therefore how to continue the critical services during or after disruptions
  • Understand how to maintain and improve a robust BCMS in alignment with ISO 22301:2019
  • Learn the good practice techniques contained in a BCMS in alignment with templates produced on these practices
  • Gain hands on experience and learn about different perspectives on managing a BCMS
  • Gain a deeper understanding on how to establish critical business continuity processes and to implement business impact analysis (BIA) in alignment with ISO 22313 (Societal security - Guidance on global best practice to organizations implementing an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and ISO 22317 (Guidelines for business impact analysis (BIA)) guidance standards
  • Maintain, improve and manage a BCMS
  • Create the framework for your own BCMS

Explore different perspectives of managing a BCMS which can lead to increased effectiveness and efficiency 

What is included

Masterclass: ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems training material. 

Course resources

Course guide (PDF)