The new Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity (EMOC) program equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to plan for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, pandemic, conflict or cyber-attack. This four-course micro-credential program focuses on the interrelationship of:
- Emergency preparedness and response
- Operational resilience
- Business continuity
Learners will develop the skills to prevent, respond to, and manage threats to business continuity relevant to their industry, sector and organization.
This program is designed for those within an organization who are not emergency management specialists, but who seek the high-level knowledge and skills needed to collaborate to develop their organization’s operational resilience. See this chart to compare business continuity programs at Continuing Studies.
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- Accessible content for non-specialists in emergency management
- Flexible online learning: asynchronous format allows learners to continue working while studying
- Learn from instructors who are respected industry professionals
- Opportunity to apply theory into practice for any organization’s industry, sector, size and unique needs
Learners will use a variety of course materials including readings, videos, case studies and interactive discussion forums. Assessments include analysis of risk and planning components, development of emergency and continuity plans, and quizzes.
Learners typically spend four to six hours per week (per course) on their studies, and usually complete the program in one year. Upon completion of the program, learners will earn a professional development certificate.
Through the StrongerBC future skills grant, students may be eligible to receive funding for this program from Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2023.