Successful organizations manage complex issues, strategic plans, operational challenges, human resources and difficult financial decisions. Managing business activities requires time to gather the input, perform assessments and analysis, confirm assumptions and reviewing with stakeholders before making decisions. The decision making process is complex in and of itself.

When faced with a disaster or significant emergency, the management team must apply a modified structure to expedite decisions within minutes or hours rather than days, weeks or months.

BCIMS presents the structure and process for implementation of rapid decision making and ongoing emergency operations through the response and recovery phases of an emergency. Applying the principles of ICS/IMS to business continuity will help ensure that management will readily adapt to the changing environment presented by the emergency. Vanguard EMC consultants will share their experience in applying this model.


Anyone who is interested in understanding how business continuity can be better managed through the application of the principles of the Incident Command System.


A two day virtual classroom interaction.  (Half day in class for knowledge and skills development, and additional time between classes to complete independent work.) 


$525 +HST includes student reference text, tools and templates, workshops and knowledge checks. Successful participants are awarded a course completion certificate.