Organisational resilience A Level 5 qualification course regulated by ofqual

This webinar-based qualification course presents organisational resilience within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to give assurance professionals, risk managers, compliance and security specialists, emergency planners and resilience and business continuity practitioners 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.

Offered through the CORP™️ Academy, and regulated by Ofqual, this is an approved course for those seeking to gain certified resilience practitioner status - details can be found via the link below. Certified status is offered across 3 different grades, from entry-level through to senior management, and each offers access to membership of The Institute of Leadership and Management. Our advanced level programme is alined to the most senior professional grade and successful candidates receive an invite to Fellow, which gives access to the post nominals FInstLM.

The CORP™️ Academy is an accredited training provider of The Institute of Leadership and Management, and each of the Academy's learning programmes are Institute Approved.

Organisations are shaped by their resilience - it determines how they operate, whether they deliver on their strategic objectives and how long they survive. History is littered with examples of organisations which have been undone by specific events – something which has taught us that the less resilient the organisation, the bigger the focus on shocks and the recovery effort which follows them. However, from a resilience perspective, and as organisations seek to re-establish themselves in a post-pandemic environment, it is critical that our narrative seeks to explain crises in terms of organisational growth and competitiveness.

Crises tend to expose organisations in unique ways, be that in relation to long-term capacity for innovation or the ability to successfully execute short-term adjustments and quickly redirect resources. When faced with a crisis, most organisations eventually realise that they have to do something, and it is precisely the ability or capacity to do things and to generate the desired effect which tends to be exposed.

The course introduces a new and unique framework for consideration of strategic risk - Resilience as Power™. This framework represents a truly innovative approach to resilience and recognises the desire of boards to accelerate and cement learning following the pandemic. It is also recognition that global crises, such as COVID-19, will expose an organisation’s relationship with power in ways that few board members will have envisaged.

Using concepts and techniques exclusive to the Academy, resilience capability is also used as the basis upon which to achieve more effective forecasting and strategic planning and as a way of helping the board to achieve greater clarity around the resilience stance it wishes the organisation to take. This concept - Modelling Future State Resilience™ - is the culmination of several years' research.

The course covers a broad range of topics - it explores the relationship between resilience and risk management, the detail of international case studies and provides the techniques necessary to allow delegates to conduct detailed assessments and report on resilience capability within their own organisations (using our proprietary maturity tool, the Organisational Resilience Capability Model®️). Naturally, it is also an opportunity for delegates to raise specific points of interest, be that improvement planning or knowledge management, and to engage on the subject with a group of like-minded professionals.

Additionally, each delegate receives a FREE copy of The Organizational Resilience Handbook, from award-winning publishers Kogan Page.

“…resilience is not just about 'bouncing back from adversity' but is more broadly concerned with adaptive capacity and how we better understand and address uncertainty in our internal and external environments. The basis of organisational resilience is a fundamental understanding and treatment of risk.” Gibson, Carl; Tarrant, Michael (2010).

Course Programme

Context and Definitions

Reasoning, Benefits and Case Studies

The Organisational Resilience Capability Model®️ (ORCM)

Self-Assessment & Reporting

Performance Improvement

Resilience and Risk Management

The Resilience as Power™ framework

Personal Resilience

Modelling Future State Resilience™

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.

Through the eyes of a business leader, consultant and trainer, Graham has developed a deep understanding of Organisational Resilience and its evolution into the mainstream of management thinking. Having been exposed to numerous models and tools over the years, he has been responsible for establishing resilience capability in a number of organisations. He is the founder of the CORP™️ Academy.

Graham runs his own consultancy company and his first book, The Organizational Resilience Handbook, released through award-winning publishers Kogan Page in August 2020. He is also author of The Complete Post-Pandemic Resilience Toolkit, a series of online resources which includes several full-length manuals and which is available now on Apple Books and Google Play.

He is a Fellow of the Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security (ISRS) at UCL and also a Fellow 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.