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Business Continuity Certification Training in Qatar

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Business Continuity Certification Training in Qatar

For the very first time in Qatar, an international Diploma course in Business Continuity Management will be presented in Doha October 19-22, 2009 to teach a certified methodology for developing Business Continuity Plans.

Business interruptions can strike anytime, anywhere. Recent disasters in China and around the world, plus the Internet cable cutting incidents in the Arabian Gulf, serve as reminders that every business and government agency must have a business continuity plan. Effective Business Continuity Planning ensures that vital business processes continue - no matter what happens.

Most organizations in the GCC do not yet have an effective business continuity plan to deal with these emergency situations. In case of a major disaster, 40% to 60% of these would go out of business forever.

“This is an exceptional and comprehensive course,” notes Michael Bittle, Managing Director of the Institute for Business Continuity Training which is hosting this workshop. “Every company in the GCC should send their senior management, HR, auditors, IT specialists, records managers, and virtually everyone involved with strategic business management.”

“This course is particularly useful for companies which do not have a Business Continuity Plan, or have one that only covers their computer systems. Recovering computer systems will not help you recover inventory, staff or customers,” adds Mr. Bittle.

Entitled "Effective Business Continuity Management", this workshop will incorporate both the new British Standard 25999 regarding Business Continuity Management, and the US NFPA 1600 standard. The course will proceed from project inception through to implementation and management. This includes sessions on Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis, and Awareness and Training, utilizing an "all hazards" approach applicable to every size and type of company.

Invitations have gone out to all major corporations and business associations in the Gulf Region to send representatives to the course. "We expect banking and insurance companies will attend," Mr. Bittle says, "along with manufacturing, telecommunications and petroleum firms." Companies are encouraged to send multiple representatives to receive special discounts.

Two internationally-recognized experts will lead this intensive 4 day training course. Mr. Bittle holds both the CBRM and CCM certifications in business continuity planning with over 20 years experience in disaster planning and emergency management. He will be supported by Mr. Robert Swift, CPCU, CIPA, CBCP who is a business interruption and contingency planning specialist with over thirty years experience in the insurance and financial services industry.

Course participants receive a Diploma in Business Continuity Management and also have the opportunity to write the professional exam for the Certified Continuity Manager designation at no additional charge. They also receive a CD-ROM full of electronic tools in Word, PDF, Excel and PowerPoint format covering all aspects of Business Continuity Planning, including a complete business resumption plan which can be used as a template for their own firm's BCP.

The Institute for Business Continuity Training is a leading international agency specializing in training corporations and governments on the value of effective business continuity plans. IBCT's training technique combines instructor-led discussion, case studies and group exercises, and their focus is to train participants in "industry best practices' as well as the "best principles" for developing Business Continuity Plans for their firms. IBCT has prior experience providing training in Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The regular course fee is $ 3000; there is a $ 1000 Early Bird discount for those who register and pay before April 21. Registration and details are available online at

For additional information, contact Michael Bittle at [email protected][email protected].

About the Institute for Business Continuity Training:

IBCT courses are very often cited as the best business continuity courses in the world. Our clients include American, Canadian and British government agencies, Fortune 500 and other corporations in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean. IBCT offers in-person, online and private courses.

Contact Information:
Michael Bittle
Managing Director
Institute for Business Continuity Training
1623 Military Road, # 377
Niagara Falls NY 14304

T: +1-877-753-3147
F: +1-866-835-2112
E: [email protected]