Jan 10 & 11, 2017 | Certificate with 16.5 CPE Credits | Dubai, UAE


    A 2-day intensive course on Business Continuity and Scenario Planning focused on the banking / financial institution environment with a view to providing Banking Professionals with a firm foundation of the standards of best practice in the critical area Business Continuity Planning.

    Recent acts of terrorism, the outbreak of Ebola virus disease, data security breaches as well as various widespread natural disasters have underlined the substantial risk of major operational disruptions to the financial system. Financial authorities and financial industry participants have a shared interest in promoting the resilience of the financial system to such disruptions. The Basel Accords raised the profile of Operational Risk a decade ago, a call echoed by financial regulators worldwide. There are a range of challenges within the ambit of local and international best practice where financial service firms need to consider a wide range of complex issues including events that have not happened yet. One of the most crucial objectives of management is to learn how to deal with the new requirements with regard to Business Continuity Planning.


    Business Continuity Planning is the process through which an organization ensures the maintenance or recovery of operations, including services to customers, when faced with disruptive events such as natural disasters, technological failures, human error or terrorism. Business continuity is an ongoing priority for financial industry participants. Acts of terrorism over the past decade in New York, London, Istanbul, Madrid and elsewhere, the increasing frequency of data breaches such as the 2014 hacking of Sony’s computer system, outbreaks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the Avian Flu and the West African Ebola crisis, as well as various widespread natural disasters such as the 2011 Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami & Nuclear Power Plant Failure, the 2004 Asian Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, have served to heighten that priority by underlining the substantial risk of major operational disruptions to the financial system.


    This course includes detailed business continuity case studies and an interactive section on developing effective scenarios.


    Financial authorities and financial industry participants have a shared interest in promoting the toughness of the financial system to major operational disruptions. This interest is the result of many factors, including:

    • The vital role that financial intermediation plays in facilitating and promoting national and global economic activity by providing the means for making and receiving payments, for borrowing and lending, for effecting transactions, for insuring risks, and for raising capital and promoting investment
    • The increasing complexity and operational risk across financial systems. 
    • The concentration of clearing and settlement processes in most financial systems. 
    • Deepening interdependencies among financial industry participants within and across jurisdictions. 
    • The recurring pattern of natural disasters or extreme weather conditions. 
    • The possibility of terrorist or other malicious attacks targeted, directly or indirectly, at the infrastructure of the financial system and its many participants.
    • A strong interest in maintaining public confidence in financial systems. 

    This course id designed for anyone responsible for developing Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans, managing Business Continuity Projects, or participating in Business Continuity Planning. It is especially useful for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planners, Business Unit Managers, project managers, senior management, and staff from Information Technology, Security, Emergency Response and Crisis Management, Communications, and Human Resource Departments


    The objectives of this course is to provide professionals in the banking and financial sector with a sound foundation in the area of Business. Participants will be able to identify potential risks and their impact as well as to prepare and implement action plans dealing with the business continuity recovery process in their own institutions as well. A key tool in this process is scenario planning.


    This is a highly interactive course comprised of PowerPoint presentations, case studies, multidirectional discussions and exercises.

  • Certificate of Achievement - 16.5 CPE Credits


    CPE Credit Category's | Field of Study -

    Management Advisory Services: 7 CPE Credits

    Economics: 2 CPE Credits

    Business Management and Organization: 2 CPE Credit

    Computer Science: 1 CPE Credit

    Production: 1 CPE Credit

    Regulatory Ethics: 1 CPE Credit

    Specialized Knowledge and Applications: 1 CPE Credit

    Statistics: 1 CPE Credit

    Social Environment of Business: 0.5 CPE Credit

    Total CPE credits earned in this seminar: 16.5 CPE Credits



    Richard Barr , holds a B.S. in International Business Administration from San Jose State University in California. His professional experience spans over 23 years, 5 of which were spent with Wells Fargo Bank. Another 5 were spent honing his global banking skills, when Richard was intimately involved with International Trade Finance, Real Time Gross Settlement and Cross-Border Banking. The past 14 years have been in the private and high-tech sectors providing high-level consulting services, business analysis, project management and training to a wide range of banking clientele across the globe.


    Richard has also filled the role of advisor to central banks on payment systems and technical payments issues. Furthermore, key staff members from the Bank of England, South African Reserve Bank, Central Bank of Ireland, Bank Indonesia, European Central Bank and Bank of Portugal have attended training sessions presented by Richard.

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    Dates Jan 10 & 11, 2017 Dubai UAE

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