Manila, Philippines 7 September 2012
Following the success of the first run ofBCM-300: Implementing BCM in the Philippines, BCM Institute conducted again the training and certification preparatory course in Business Continuity Management (BCM) last September 5-6 at Asian Institute of Management Conference Center Manila. There were 16 managers and executives from to
p corporations in PH who attended the course.
As BCM Institute aligned its courses to support the new ISO 22301 Standard for BCMS, the second batch of BCM-330: ISO 22301 BCMS Implementer class in Philippines was among the first BCM classes wherein the new ISO Standard were already integrated in the BCM-330 courseware. Dr. Goh Moh Heng, President of BCM Institute, conducted the lecture and workshop during the two-day training course. On September 7, the students took the Business Continuity Certified Specialist (BCCS) exam for certification.
Most of the students who joined the recent class in BCM-330: ISO 22301 BCMS Implementer have been working in the field of BCM for the several years; however, they do not have formal education and certification as BCM practitioners. These are the feedbacks that were provided during the training:
• “Interesting course; I learned a lot.”
• “Execution or delivery of the course was excellent; His knowledge on BCM is unquestionable.”
• “The course is really very relevant and the materials are really excellent. We can make use of these as effective learning materials and also as references for doing the basic training for our unit BC Coordinator.”
BCM Institute together with its partner CNDR, also piloted the Meet-The-Expert (MTE) in September 7 at Pan Pacific Hotel Manila. The MTE was sponsored by DNV Philippines. Approximately 70 BCM practitioners from different companies and business groups attended the said event. Dr. Goh Moh heng, together with Mr. Lim Jit Ting, a Senior Principal Engineer of the world leading certification body, DNV Business Assurance, discussed about the elements of new ISO 22301 Standard for BCMS and its implication to organizations which are currently certified and are operating in their BCM. Dr. Goh also provided his insights to on how companies can adopt the new ISO Standard in their BC plans.
The MTE paved the way for BC practitioners to raise questions and clarifications during the open forum. It has reawakened also the perspective of BCM practitioners in the PH to update their business continuity plans gearing towards the new ISO Standard.
The BCM Institute gave away BCM-130 handbook to the first 25 online registrants while all attendees received an e-book copy of Manager’s Guide to ISO 22301 Standard for BC Management System (Lite Version).
The BCM Institute held these series of activities in partnership with Corporate Network for Disaster Response (CNDR). In May 7,2012, BCM Institute has formally established its presence in Philippines by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with as its institutional partner in running BCM and Disaster Recovery Education courses.