Pandemic Plan

Course Description

Pandemic Plan training course enlightens the trainees and explain to them the specialized methodology applied in businesses to prepare for a potential outbreak of a pandemic. It introduces thorough analysis and review of the Pandemic Plans and Specific Pandemic Plans. In addition, it introduces the methods used to develop the Pandemic Plans and maintain them. 

Aim of the Course

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Familiarize with the definitions and names in the pandemic, its surroundings and consequences. 
  • Determine the current position of the organization and how/where to begin
  • Assess the business Risks from a Pandemic perspective.
  • Identify critical business functions affected by a pandemic if any. 
  • Identify existing procedures and job responsibilities within your organization
  • Build pandemic-specific plan elements and strategies.
  • Exercise and maintain pandemic-specific plans

Course Schedule – DAY  ( 1 )

Day Time: 9:00am – 4:00 pm  

SessionTopicsLecturing TimeActivities & Quizzes TimeTotal Time
 1Lesson 1: Get organizedEnsure you have leadership supportDetermine the tools you will use to track the project and communicate progress Identify the appropriate functions and individuals for representation on the project team that will drive this planning process through to completion70 Minutes20 Minutes1.5 Hours
Coffee Break – 15 Minutes
 2Lesson 1: Get organizedEnsure that you establish a pandemic-specific organization to support the pandemic planEstablish a preliminary framework regarding how the plan will be approached and how the finished product will be organized70 Minutes20 Minutes1.5 Hours
Prayer and lunch Break – 30 Min
 3Lesson 2: Assess the risk and confirm critical functionsEvaluate organization-wide riskReview your organization’s risk assessment for additional considerations from the perspective of a pandemicIdentify the critical activities that comprise key components of your organization before any significant planning can begin Review your organization’s business impact analysis (BIA) to ensure that it captures in-depth requirements regarding key staff and associated resources70 Minutes20 Minutes 1.5 Hours
Coffee Break – 15 Minutes
 4Lesson 2: Assess the risk and confirm critical functionsIdentify and analyze the similarities and differences between your existing business continuity plan. Explore the potential strengths of the existing plan when moving toward adapting for a pandemic scenarioUtilize current plans, practices, and procedures within your organization when adapting your business continuity plan to fit a pandemic scenarioExamine the state of your organization’s departmental procedures to test for appropriateness and criticality70 Minutes20 Minutes1.5 Hours

Course Schedule – DAY  ( 2 )

SessionTopicsLecturing TimeActivities & Quizzes TimeTotal Time
 1Lesson 3: Develop pandemic-specific plan elements• Develop organization-wide initiatives specific to a pandemic preparedness plan• Revise existing business continuity plan-related documentation to reflect pandemic-related requirements70 Minutes20 Minutes1.5 Hours
Coffee Break – 15 Minutes
 2Lesson 4: Develop pandemic-related plan strategies• Review strategic options and consider which ones might be viable for your organization• Assign responsibilities to appropriate areas for further research and investigation• Recommend the most viable options to leadership. Obtain approval and funding70 Minutes20 Minutes1.5 Hours
Prayer and lunch Break – 30 Min
 3Lesson 5: Put it all together• Create a robust pandemic preparedness plan that clearly communicates: – Information regarding pandemic considerations – Corporate direction to include policies, procedures and guidelines – Specific actions to be implemented to ensure that critical business functions are maintained – Resources to support critical functions – Contact information70 Minutes20 Minutes 1.5 Hours
Coffee Break – 15 Minutes
 4Lesson 6: Exercise/test and maintain plan• Review options for pandemic scenario-based exercises/tests• Understand the elements required to conduct an exercise/test• Review requirements for a maintenance program to ensure all elements of the pandemic preparedness plan are updated as appropriate70 Minutes20 Minutes1.5 Hours

Teaching and Training Strategies

The course will adopt a range of learning and teaching strategies underpinned by the principle of student-centered learning.  All participants are required to be actively involved and fully engaged in all aspects of the learning and teaching process. Engagement with fellow participants, both at individual and group levels is encouraged to ensure mutual support and learning from peers.  Various learning technologies will be used to facilitate learning and teaching beyond the traditional classroom setting.  These technologies should enable participants develop essential online skills as well as opportunities for collaborative and team work and access to global resources and expertise.

The specific learning and teaching methods deployed will vary according to the knowledge domain and context but would, in general, include some or all of the following:

  • Face-to-face Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Multimedia Demonstration 
  • Class Discussions
  • Online distance learning and activities

Methods of Assessments

Assessment will be seamlessly integrated with the learning and teaching activities since assessment is an integral part of learning.  The assessment approach will be based on the twin objectives of (a) guiding participants to enhance their performance in the achievement of intended learning outcomes and (b) measuring the extent to which the learning outcomes have been achieved.  Assessment activities will thus comprise both formative and summative assessments characterized by detailed and timely feedback, self, peer and group evaluations, and internal and external moderation of summative assessment.  

Specific methods will depend on the knowledge domain being assessed but would, in general, include some or all of the following assessment methods:

  • Case study analysis
  • Assignments
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • In class activities and quizzes 
  • In class exams
  • Online quizzes and activities