BP – A different approach to Business Continuity Management training

Raising the energy levels

BP wanted to breathe life and energy into its approach to Business Continuity Management Training in order to make a significant impact on participants’ levels of understanding, recall and desire to do things differently.

Using a fictional business to explore the learning

The aim was to build awareness and understanding of the principles of BCM amongst an audience which were not BCM experts. The learning approach focused on the ‘story’ of a fictional business – Electra – which was on a journey to become more resilient through improving its approach to BCM.

Participants were invited to act as consultants to Electra to help them improve their BCM performance throughout the course.

A durable ‘tabletop display’ was used to drive the content of the workshop – which combined tools such as learning maps, scenarios, cards and puzzles to engage participants in interactive discussion and learning.

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A global roll-out whose reach went even further than expected

The programme is being rolled out to BCM practitioners across the BP world. Almost 300 BCM practitioners have been through it already, 85% rated the learning approach used in the workshop session at 4 or 5 out of 5.

After running the initial pilot session for BP, we also ran the initiative with a leading consulting firm to help embed the key principles of BCM and to develop a deeper understanding of their client’s (BP) approach to BCM.

We have also developed a pre course and a post course elearning to support the BCM training portfolio.

“Being able to work through the Business Continuity Management process within a fictional company was very helpful. Applying the theory within the context of another organisation and seeing how it affects them enables you to relate the process back to your own business, making the application of this process easier.”

BP BCM Training participant