The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) reminds us of the annual global Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW), which runs from March 22nd through March 26th, 2010. The theme of this year’s BCAW is “Solving the Business Resilience Puzzle”.
This week includes many virtual events that are open and free-of-charge to all – a standard internet connection is the only requirement to listen to and take part in live webcasts, as well as, gain access to online collateral, resources and tools.
“It’s fashionable to talk about business resilience these days, but how do you achieve it?” asked Lyndon Bird, FBCI, and International & Technical Director of the BCI. “business continuity management (BCM) is a proven methodology that helps organizations understand what is important to them and their stakeholders, and how to protect that value in the uncertain times that we all live in.
“This extraordinary week of knowledge-sharing has proven to be instrumental in strengthening the awareness of this critical business discipline as well as providing business continuity professionals with additional information all from the convenience of their computer.”
There will be many opportunities for your organization to gain real business continuity, risk management and organizational resilience information by taking advantage of this BCI offering — be sure to pass this information along to your organization’s business continuity and risk management team members.
During the week of 22-26 March, the BCI will also launch many new resources such as the much-anticipated Good Practice Guidelines 2010 which serve as the cornerstone for its professional certification; research on supply chain resilience, corporate governance and risk management; plus a number of new case studies.