Research of senior management opinions from BSI (British Standards Institute) in 2015 quotes “nine in ten saw resilience as a priority for their business, while eight in ten believed it to be indispensable for long-term growth.” The market in this area is also one which is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Evidence from marketing and social media indicates a trend for established consultancy providers to move away from traditional ‘business continuity’ or event-orientated approaches towards a more holistic and commercial outlook. From such a perspective, the concept of Resilience concerns the management of gradual, evolutionary change within a commercial context rather than responding to sudden and shocking events as covered in crisis management.
This Level 5 programme is designed to give assurance professionals, risk managers, emergency planners and resilience and business continuity practitioners a recognised qualification, as well as access to a structured methodology and framework that will allow them to conduct detailed assessments and report on resilience capability at an organisation-wide level. The programme also explores a number of other concepts relevant to the study of Organisational Resilience, including security, business transformation and knowledge management, and discusses opportunities for their application.