THOMAS BENNETT

Organizations need help with the ever changing risk landscape.

The problem is knowing what to do. You need an effective consultancy to deliver organizational resilience.

your business

Organizational Resilience

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Consultancy

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At ORBD, we specialize in each of the key disciplines of Resilience.

Risk Management, Emergency Planning, Crisis Management and Business Continuity.

Why should you undertake Organizational Resilience?

It has become increasingly imperative that businesses have organizational resilience to survive the ever changing risk landscape.

With the rise in cyber incidents, climate change, natural disasters, terrorist threats etc., companies must have a preventative mindset and clear response strategy.

It is federal law for major companies within the United Arab Emirates to have Business Continuity.

By completing the entire suite of courses your company or individual will receive the ORBD Chartermark of Excellence.

The price of not doing organizational resilience could be the complete loss of your business!

What we can do for your organization

At ORBD, we specialize in each of the key disciplines of Resilience: Risk Management, Emergency Planning, Crisis Management and Business Continuity.

We can design all of the areas bespoke to your organization, or if you are strong in some areas and weak in others we can help you design your own, according to your needs.

We can do this by means of workshops, training, consultancy/advice, audits, testing/exercising for each of the resilience disciplines.

Once your resilience has been developed, we can train your key designated staff to respond effectively to reduce the impact of a serious disruption and to recover quickly.

Courses, workshops, exercises/drills, advice are all delivered by ORBD who will bring the subjects to life through real case studies, interaction and practical involvement. The courses and exercises can be used as effective team building events. The exercises/drills will always be fun yet challenging.

We can assist you with your risk management to reduce the likelihood and impact of a company threatening event.

After sales support will also be available.

Thomas Bennett, CEO & Founder, a recognized thought-leader in the field of Resilience & Disaster Management. He is an accredited BCI trainer with Marjason Consulting DWC-LLC.

Services Provided

Entire resilience package or Individual packages cover;

Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing, and addressing potential risks to minimize the negative impact on an organization. It involves evaluating various factors that could expose a business to uncertain events or situations, for example financial uncertainties, legal liabilities, technology issues, strategic management errors, accidents, and natural disasters.

The goal of risk management is to proactively identify and analyze potential risks, prioritize them based on their likelihood and impact, and develop strategies to mitigate or address them. This process allows organizations to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions to minimize or avoid potential losses and maximize opportunities.

Risk management encompasses several key steps:

  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Monitoring and Review

Emergency Planning is the process of preparing and organizing resources, procedures, and protocols to effectively respond to and manage emergencies or unexpected events. It involves identifying potential risks, developing response plans, and ensuring that appropriate measures are in place to mitigate the impact when emergencies happen.

Here are some key aspects of emergency planning:

  • Risk Management
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Communication and Coordination
  • Training and Exercises
  • Resource Management
  • Continuity Planning
  • Review and Improvements

Emergency Planning is crucial for minimizing the impact of unexpected events. By being prepared, organizations can respond more efficiently, reduce panic, and help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved.

Crisis Management is the process of preparing for, or responding to, and recovering from a crisis or critical event, that has the potential to significantly impact an organization’s reputation, operations, or their stakeholders.

It involves the implementation of strategies and tactics to effectively navigate and mitigate the negative consequences of a crisis.

Here are some key aspects of crisis management:

  • Preparedness
  • Communication
  • Crisis Response
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Recovery and Understandings

Effective Crisis Management requires a proactive and strategic approach. By identifying potential crises, developing a comprehensive plan, establishing clear communication channels, and prioritizing stakeholder needs. This way organizations can navigate a crisis with greater resilience and minimize the negative impact on their reputation and operations.

Business Continuity is the process of developing and implementing strategies and plans to ensure that essential business functions can continue to operate, or be quickly resumed in the event of a disruption. It involves identifying potential risks, assessing their impact on business operations, and implementing measures to mitigate those risks to keep the organization running smoothly.

Here are some key aspects of business continuity:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Resource and Infrastructure Management
  • Testing and Exercising
  • Training and Awareness
  • Review and Updating

Business Continuity planning is essential for organizations to maintain their essential functions, protect their assets, mitigate financial losses, and minimize the impact of disruptions. By proactively preparing for potential risks and having a comprehensive plan in place, organizations can enhance their resilience and ensure sustainable operations.

Training Provided

Company or Individual packages cover;

  • Business Continuity training is essential for several reasons:
  • Maintaining resilience
  • Financial and reputational protection
  • Compliance and standards
  • Enhancing response capabilities

By investing in Business Continuity training, organizations can better protect their operations, minimize downtime, and mitigate the negative impacts of foreseen and possible unforeseen events.

Developing a Business Continuity policy involves a set of steps to ensure it accurately reflects the organization’s values, culture, and goals. Here are some recommended steps for business policy writing:

  • Identify the need for the policy
  • Gather information
  • Identify key stakeholders
  • Develop the policy
  • Obtain review and feedback
  • Approve and implement
  • Monitor and evaluate

It is important to note that policies should be reviewed regularly to ensure they remain accurate and relevant to the changing organization, industry, legal requirements, and market landscape.

Training to assist alignment with ISO standards or national standards is crucial for organizations looking to ensure compliance and improve their operations.

Here are some steps to consider for effective training:

  • Identify the relevant standards
  • Understand the standard
  • Conduct a gap assessment
  • Determine training needs
  • Select the right training provider
  • Choose the appropriate training format
  • Implement the training program
  • Monitor progress and evaluate effectiveness

Crisis Management and Business Continuity exercises and drills are critical in testing an organization’s preparedness to respond to disruptions and mitigating any negative impacts.

Here are some steps as to how we conduct effective risk and Business Continuity exercises and drills:

  • We can plan the exercise or drill with or for you
  • Develop the scenario
  • Undertake due preparation
  • Execution of the exercise or drill
  • Evaluation of the exercise/drill results
  • Report the results
  • Advise and assist in implement of action items

It is imperative to adopt a flexible approach to developing, testing, and refining your Crisis Management and Business Continuity processes. By engaging in exercises and drills, you can test your organization’s preparedness and build an effective response plan.

Expert training

Thanks to ORBD’s extensive experience and knowledge gained within the sector, training is undertaken with a hypothetical, plus the all important practical understanding.

Please take a look at the services offered:

WORKSHOPS

A collaborative and interactive learning event used to achieve a specific objective and help create awareness and knowledge. Providing an opportunity for participants to collaborate, share ideas, and work together to problem solve.

TRAINING

Training is our way of imparting information so that participants can acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies through structured learning activities.


CONSULTANCY

ORBD helps individuals and organizations develop the necessary capabilities to perform effectively and achieve desired results. We provide expert advice and guidance to individuals, organizations, to help them solve specific problems

AUDITS

Systematic examination or review of processes, operations, systems, or financial records to assess their compliance, effectiveness, efficiency, or accuracy. It can be advantageous to have them performed by independent auditors.

EXERCISES & DRILLS

Exercises and drills are practice activities designed to simulate potential emergency situations or scenarios, with the purpose of testing, improving, and validating the effectiveness of response plans and procedures.

ONLINE 1:1 SESSIONS

Personalized and specific 1:1 expert assistance with Thomas Bennett and specialized consultants. We assess your unique business circumstances, industry, and risk factors to provide tailored advice and strategies to help mitigate and manage risks effectively.

AWARDS

Multi-Award Winning Consultant Thomas Bennett

BCI Middle East Awards for Continuity and Resilience Public Sector 2022- WINNER: Thomas Bennett MBCI

BCI Global Award for Continuity and Resilience Professional Public Sector 2022 – WINNER Thomas Bennett MBCI

BCI Middle East Awards, Most Original Exercise Program 2023 – WINNER: Crisis Management & Business Continuity Team, ADNOC Offshore

Thomas Bennett ORBD Organizational Resilience

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