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Yale Business Continuity Planning

Information Session

This 60-minute session covers all aspects of what is involved with creating a business continuity plan for your department or organization including a review of available resources, expected time commitment, available training and support, and more.

Business Continuity Planning Workshops

These 90-minute workshops cover specific topics related to BC planning. Workshops follow the planning guide and require individual work before and after each workshop. At the completion of the three workshops, participants will have a fully executable BC plan flor their department or organization.

  • Workshop 1: Determining your Essential Functions, completing a Business Impact Analysis, and identifying essential resources.
  • Workshop 2: Developing Recovery Strategies and Recovery Tasks.
  • Workshop 3: Entering the plan into the Archer application
On-Demand Training

On-Demand trainings are condensed recorded webinar versions of the in-person workshops. Trainings can be viewed at any time from any computer and use the same training materials as the in-person workshops, but do not include the ability to interact with the instructor. On-Demand trainings are recommended for experienced BC planners and those who desire more flexible training options. On-Demand trainings can also be used to supplement the in-person trainings. The Information Session and planning workshops are all available to view On-Demand.


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Public Emergency Preparedness Training Options

  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Program
    The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
  • Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
    The EMI offers self-paced courses designed both for people who have emergency management responsibilities and for the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.
  • Red Cross training
    Red Cross training extends from CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), First Aid, and AED (automated external defibrillation) to swimming and life-guarding.