As a part of the National Operation Support Unit (NOSU) of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the PNP Maritime Group (PNP-MG) is charged with performing all police functions, ensuring public safety and internal security in Philippine territorial waters, rivers, and coastal areas, and sustaining the protection of the maritime environment.
Despite major challenges such as that resulting from the pandemic, PNP-MG continues to play an important role in public safety and environmental protection through strong management systems that support organizational resilience.
In its relentless efforts, PNP aims to strengthen and build the capacity of its core team members on the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on the international standard ISO 22301:2019.
As part of this commitment, PNP Maritime Group invited the country’s leading consulting company when it comes to BCMS and Organizational Resilience, ECC International (ECCI) to run an intensive workshop for its ‘Advisory Group for Police Transformation and Development’.
Over 240 PNP officers from across the country took part in this virtual (online) workshop held on March 17, 2022. This session was co-facilitated by ASSIST and HMG-PSMU Staff, led by Ms. Mary Ann Pastrana, and other members of the Maritime Group (MG) Advisory Council.
Swapnil Bora, Practice Lead for Organizational Resilience at ECCI, delivered expert insights on how to effectively manage crisis communication by understanding and establishing the basics of business continuity management.
He described management systems in a simple manner: “Say what you do. Do what you say. Prove it. Improve it.” He then elaborated on the process of Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Risk Assessment (RA) methodology, and key BCM strategies. The session ended with the participants performing a Business Continuity Management System exercise.
The webinar gained high praises from its participants, “It is extremely useful, and it can have applications in many areas of the maritime industry,” says Attorney Pimentel, a member of the Advisory Group.
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