This course is intended to lay the foundation of knowledge for students who wish to increase their understanding of continuity and building a comprehensive continuity program in their organization or jurisdiction. This course will replace IS-546.A Continuity of Operations Awareness Course and IS-547.A Introduction to Continuity of Operations. IS-546 and IS-547 contain outdated materials and information, are redundant (they contain the same information), and do not align with current federal guidance. IS-1300 eliminates the redundancies by compiling the introductory continuity information into one course, and ensures that the information presented is in alignment with current federal guidance (e.g., Continuity Guidance Circular, dated February 2018). Target Audience: This course is intended for a whole community audience – federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government employees, as well as community-based organizations and private sector partners responsible for or interested in continuity. Learning Objectives: 1. Define continuity. 2. Describe the importance of continuity planning for organizations and communities. 3. Establish the foundation for a continuity program in your organization. 4. Summarize the key elements of a continuity program. 5. Explain the Whole Community approach to continuity planning. Continuity is a critical part of every organization’s mission to ensure continuation of their essential functions and services during a broad range of circumstances. A wide range of threats and hazards continue to pose significant risks to the Nation, affirming the need for continuity capabilities at all levels of government, within the private sector, and among non-governmental and community-based organizations. This course will also identify the fundamentals of building a continuity capability within your organization.
Describe the importance of continuity planning for organizations and communities.
Recognize elements required for a continuity program in your organization.
Describe the key elements of a continuity program.
Explain the Whole Community approach to continuity planning.
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Creation and/or update: November 1, 2019