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BCM Institute held second wave of BCM 300, Pilot 'Meet The Expert' in the Philippines

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Manila, Philippines 7 September 2012

Following the success of the first run of BCM-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 top 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:
    “Excellent.”
•    “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.”


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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.
 

International Business Continuity Peer Forum Reaches Jakarta

mte_indonesia300Jakarta, 3 October 2011 -- Asia's premier Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery live forum MEET THE EXPERTS made its debut in Indonesia recently attracting senior executives and managers of risk, business continuity and disaster recovery. These executives from banks, manufacturing companies and government agencies were looking at Business Continuity Planning as possible opportunities to improve the governance of their organisations.

The MEET THE EXPERTS seminar through this debut, created an avenue for continuous learning and sharing among Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery managers. The organizers of the event, BCM Institute, believes that this platform would allow professionals access to peers and experts thereby increasing their knowledge of innovative strategies which could help in their organization's growth.

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Meet The Experts Indonesia

Ms Theresia Andita Lim BCCE,Senior Manager, Enterprise Security from PT Bank Central Asia shared on her account how one of the largest bank in the Indonesia enhanced its processes through the country-wide implementation of its Business Continuity Plan.

The seminar held on September 27th 2011 in Menara Prima, Jakarta, hosted two of the finest Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery experts in Asia. Ms Theresia Andita Lim BCCE,Senior Manager, Enterprise Security from PT Bank Central Asia shared on her account how one of the largest bank in the Indonesia enhanced its processes through the country-wide implementation of its Business Continuity Plan. Dr Goh Moh Heng, President of BCM Institute shared with participants on how buillding an organization's human competency in Business Continuity could lead to a more resilient organization.

Indonesia, with its fast growing economy, has been faced with numerous business threats from natural disasters. Disasters such as floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and forest fires have resulted in significant losses through business disruptions.  Therefore a Business Continuity Plan is necessary in every organization to ensure resiliency in times of business disruptions. Many organizations have already developed such plans, either because of requirements passed down from their multinational parent companies, partners or clients.

BCM Institute will be hosting more of such events in Indonesia on a quarterly basis. Follow the BCM Institute's Facebook Fanpage at http://www.facebook.com/BCMInstitute for more information on the event or visit www.bcm-institute.org for coressponding Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery training programmes.

   

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