Awareness

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1. Awareness aims to focus attention and create understanding of basic business continuity, crisis management, crisis communication or disaster recovery concerns. It is knowing or having knowledge of something through alertness or observing or interpolating what with the basic senses.

Related Terms: Training, Education, Training Roadmap
Note (1): It is intended to enable staff to recognize these business continuity management concerns and respond accordingly.

Note (2): Examples of creating such awareness includes distribution of posters and flyers targeted at organization-wide audience or conducting specific briefings for the executive management of the organization. Awareness is less formal than training and is generally targeted at all staff in the organization.

Note (3): It forms part of the awareness, training and education learning continuum.
Note (4): Awareness is not training. The purpose of awareness presentations are intended to allow individuals to recognize BCM concerns and respond accordingly



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BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 2A: Intermediate (Audit)


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1B: Foundation (BC)


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1C: Foundation (CM)


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1CC: Foundation (CC)


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1D: Foundation (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Mindset to focus attention and create understanding of basic BCM issues and efforts. This will enable staff to recognise such concerns and respond accordingly. Examples of creating such awareness include distribution of posters and flyers targeted at company-wide audience or conducting specific business continuity briefings for executive management of the organization. Awareness is less formal than training and is generally targeted at all staff in the organization. It forms part of the awareness, training and education learning continuum.

(Source: SS540 Singapore Standard on Business Continuity Management - SS 540:2008)