GiffinManagement Systems concepts have been included in nearly every business continuity standard written in the last six years – including ISO 22301 – but remain relatively unknown in our profession. 

This workshop will introduce management systems processes and their unique benefit of forcing/enabling alignment with your executives’ and customers’ expectations. 

Management systems processes include defining scope and objectives, engaging management and other interested parties, identifying business continuity obligations, documenting a policy, establishing personnel competencies, performing recurring internal audits and management reviews, managing corrective actions – and above all, continual improvement.

Workshop attendees will come away with an understanding of management systems principles and processes, as well as the value of management system standards. Each management system component and process will be introduced using examples and case study content, as well as specific, practical ways to implement these processes in any environment.

Workshop at a Glance:

  • Introduce ISO 22301
  • Define the Management System Concept and Value
  • Discuss the 10 Key Elements of a Management System
  • Outline Implementation Strategies
  • Present Case Studies

Robert Giffin (CBCP, CISA) is a co-founder and Director of Technology for Avalution Consulting, a leading provider of business continuity and IT disaster recovery consulting and software solutions. Over the past 10 years, he has consulted with organizations of all sizes and in nearly all industries. Giffin specializes in developing and implementing customized business continuity programs and designing software solutions that enable effective and efficient program execution. In addition to being a frequent author and speaker, he has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Disaster Recovery Journal and the board of the Association of Contingency Planners’ Northern Ohio Chapter.

WS-4: Build an ISO 22301 Management System to Capture Executive Attention