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RESILIENCE ESSENTIALS: An introduction to organisational resilience theory and practice A management course offered exclusively by the CORP Academy, providing unique 1-2-1 support for each candidate

References to resilience are now more common than ever, and as a label it is applied across many aspects of activity, from cyber and supply chain, to leadership and manufacturing. Consequently, those who may be new to the topic require access not only to resilience information and techniques which are forward looking and relevant, but also to the type of certification programmes and qualification courses which offer real opportunities in personal and professional development. Equally, those operating at the most senior levels within an organisation need to understand the principles and concepts involved and how resilience thinking can best be applied to help deliver strategic objectives.

This webinar course is now Institute Approved, providing professional recognition for our learning content and approach to leadership development. This allows successful candidates to enjoy the additional benefits of full membership status and access to award-winning learning resources from one of the UK's largest institute bodies - the Institute of Learning and Management. In turn, this offers candidates access to the post nominals MInstLM.

Following independent verification, this Academy course has been awarded Institute Approved status, meaning that successful candidates satisfy the requirements for full membership of the institute, which in turn, offers the post nominals MInstLM.

The ability and capacity of organisations to get things done has been massively exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps understandably, this has led to an increase both in the application of resilience (or resilient) as a label and to the interest which resilience now generates as a strategic management topic. Meaningful definitions, examples and clarity are needed now more than ever, as are the tools and techniques which deliver real organisational value and which practitioners can easily apply within their own work setting.

This webinar course is presented exclusively by the CORP™️ Academy and forms part of an extensive range of learning programmes specifically designed to support practitioners and to provide them with a clear development pathway. This includes the opportunity to access leading-edge resources and gain recognised management qualifications. The Academy continues to lead the way in applied resilience thinking, and has been awarded Institute Approved status for a number of its leadership courses and programmes - a kite-mark of quality from one of the UK’s leading management institutes. Programme accreditation offers significant benefits to candidates, including access to full institute membership, and provides endorsement of the Academy's approach to learning and development and of the material provided.

In addition to training and qualifications, today’s reality also underpins the attraction of achieving certified practitioner status. The RESILIENCE ESSENTIALS webinars form the foundation for the Academy's certified practitioner programmes, offering access to each of the three grades - CORP™️, CORP lite™️ and CORP Plus™️. The course is based upon the principles and approach outlined as part of Resilience 6™️ - a handrail for practitioners and a new way of summarising the key requirements of resilience thinking.

CORP lite™️ is specifically aimed at celebrating the learning achievements and contribution of entry-level resilience practitioners and those seeking to make the initial move from a business continuity or emergency response role into something more strategic. The course can also be used to gain access to CORP™️ and CORP Plus™️ status. CORP™️ status is aimed at those making a valued and recognised contribution to success and longevity within organisations, whereas CORP Plus™️ is reserved for senior professionals and managers, with learning at a level equivalent to master's degree and postgraduate certificates or diplomas. Each of these programmes offer meaningful professional certification to candidates from all backgrounds and all organisational settings. Candidates are not asked to sit an exam and there are no specific preconditions which could act as a barrier to participation. There is no annual subscription or licensing fee, and there is no expiry date to CORP lite™️, CORP™️ or CORP Plus™️ status once achieved.

Not only does the RESILIENCE ESSENTIALS course offer the opportunity for participants to raise specific points of interest and to engage on the subject with a group of like-minded professionals, it is offered with a FREE 1-2-1 workshop session - a unique opportunity for each candidate to discuss and work through specific, local issues outside of the webinar environment. This is particularly useful given the range of backgrounds and levels of seniority and experience involved.

Organisational resilience is one of those topics which attracts significant attention and which has undoubtedly taken on greater strategic significance as a result of the pandemic. Practitioners and students of resilience, however, famously struggle to coalesce around a singular definition - something which is certainly not helped by the widespread adoption of resilience as a term-of-convenience used to describe stress events in a range of areas including cyber, supply chain and personal wellbeing.

This webinar-based course presents organisational resilience with clarity and confidence and does so by referencing real-world examples and in ways which make sense for organisations emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to give managers and practitioners from a range of professional disciplines access to structured methodologies and frameworks that will help to ensure it can be properly understood and applied within the unique context of each organisation, big or small, commercial, public or voluntary. The course is consistent with the approach detailed within Resilience 6™️.

Additionally, each participant receives a FREE copy of The Organizational Resilience Handbook, from award-winning publishers Kogan Page. Released in 2020, this is a 270+ page reference text which has been endorsed by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) for use on their International Diploma course.

Resilience provides the organisation with much more than the ability to 'bounce back' or to cope with stress events. Resilience acts to determine how the organisation operates and how long it will survive, and in the post-pandemic world it will be those organisations which successfully position themselves for growth which will provide us with our next batch of case study examples.

Course Programme

Defining resilience within an organisational setting, pre and post-pandemic

Making the connection with other management topics, such as business continuity, emergency planning and risk

Confirming what a resilient organisation looks like and how it behaves, using real-world examples

Demonstrating how resilience capability can be measured and assessed in any organisation, big or small

Explaining 'interconnectedness' and the importance of the organisation's external environment

The strategic picture and how the organisation can develop a meaningful resilience stance which aligns with its key objectives

Introducing personal and professional development pathways for practitioners, from entry-level to the boardroom

1-2-1 candidate workshops as a means of discussing and working-through local issues and challenges

Graham has 30 years’ international experience in management, training and consultancy roles, covering manufacturing, telecoms, transport and energy sectors. This includes work assignments in the US and Middle East and leadership roles within a FTSE top 25 company. He ran his first public training course over 20 years ago.

Graham is the author of The Organizational Resilience Handbook, published by Kogan Page, and The Complete Post-Pandemic Resilience Toolkit series of manuals. He is the founder of the CORP™️ Academy and leads the Certified Organisational Resilience Practitioner programme.

A Fellow of the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security (ISRS) at UCL and also of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM), Graham is a member of the BSI Committee (CAR/001/01) tasked with the revision of BS 65000 Guidance on Organizational Resilience.