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Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has 15,000+ certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering in-depth courses ranging from introductory to master's level, as well as specialty certifications. The organization's annual DRI Conference brings together leading business continuity professionals from both the public and private sector to share best practices and participate in continuing education and volunteerism.

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DRI International certifies individuals and provides various levels of active professional certification in a number of areas. Our certifications are the standards of excellence in business continuity management whether you are a practitioner, vendor or auditor.

BCLE 2000

Lagos,
19 Aug - 23 Aug

BCP 501

Tokyo,
22 Aug - 24 Aug

BCLE 2000

Buenos Aires,
26 Aug - 30 Aug

BCLE AUD

Lagos,
02 Sep - 06 Sep

BCLE 2000

Shanghai,
02 Sep - 06 Sep

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March 1-4, 2020
Savannah, Georgia

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E-news from DRI

DRI’s Next Spanish-Language Webinar Scheduled for Sept. 10: Register Now!

Registration is now open for DRI’s latest Spanish-language webinar, Resiliencia en las Organizaciones: “Adrián Sanchez, CBCP, profesional con 15 años de experiencia profesional en BCM y Resiliencia, será el expositor principal del webinar este 10 de Setiembre de
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You’re Invited to the DRI Young Leaders in Resilience September Happy Hour!

Join the DRI Young Leaders in Resilience for our September networking happy hour in New York City! This event is open to all resilience professionals (business continuity, risk management, emergency management, etc.) that are either in the beginning stages of their careers or
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After El Paso And Dayton: Resilience In The Face Of Trauma – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“Strong leadership will be required to address this traumatic topic in a caring and meaningful way. To help prepare, every kind of organization needs to have an emergency action plan for how to address active shooter terrorism and other forms of workplace violence.”
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Download DRI’s Latest White Paper on The Changing Role of Resilience Professionals

The DRI International Career Survey was intended to assess how the role of the resilience professional is changing. We wanted to know how resilience professionals feel about their roles, where they sit within organizations, and how they interact with related disciplines. Downl
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Now It’s Getting Serious: Brexit Threatens the Pizza Supply Chain

If a no-deal Brexit leads to chaos for the UK/European Union supply chain, at least one company is prepared to ride out the confusion: Domino’s Pizza. In a recent earnings statement, the UK branch of the fast food company recognized the “increased risk of disruption to raw
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2019 Thus Far: Flooding and Extreme Weather Account for Deadliest and Costliest Disasters

First the good news: global losses from natural disaster and the number of destructive events for the first half of 2019 are below the average. Now the bad news: these events are still projected to cost at least $73 billion, and the year’s not done yet. The Global Catastroph
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Nominations Now Open for the 2020 DRI Awards of Excellence

The DRI International Awards of Excellence will be presented at DRI2020 on March 3, 2020 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, GA. These awards recognize excellence and innovation in the fields of business continuity management, technology recovery,
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DRI Speaking Engagements: August 5, 2019

We speak at numerous industry events around the globe and engage with our community in a variety of ways. Find out where you can meet DRI at these upcoming events. DRI Webinar: Resiliencia en las Organizaciones 09/10/19 Web-Based Adrián Sanchez, CBCP, profesional con 15 año
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How Do You Solve a Business Disruption Like The 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Every Olympic host city has to figure out how to keep its businesses operating while incorporating a staggering influx of visitors on its transportation and infrastructure. As Tokyo gears up for the 2020 games, it’s come up with a bold solution: everyone stay home! More than
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Survey: Brexit Beats Natural Disasters and Cyberattacks for Supply Chain Disruption

Uncertainty over Brexit has gone on so long it has practically become part of the landscape for European BCM professionals. But a recent survey of UK business decision makers reveals that this ongoing uncertainty has had a troubling impact on the supply chain – worse than an
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What Certified Professionals are saying about DRI

Quote UpThis is a very, very intelligent community that really does a lot to keep the lights on in businesses, and I don't think they get a lot of credit for it. The IT department at a lot of big corporations doesn't believe there's a chance their system really can go down and they really need to have a business continuity plan, and the education and the feedback that we get from the people at DRI shows t...
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Certified Business Continuity Vendor, United States

Quote UpI think most people look at business continuity at the natural events - hurricanes, tornadoes, things like that - and don't realize there are a lot of other risks behind that, cyber risks right now being number one, but there are a lot of other aspects of business continuity that one needs to think about, especially the people and processes, not just the technology.
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Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor, United States

Quote UpIt's beyond the essentials. You have to have plans to be compliant, or that it's an insurance to ensure your business knows what to do. It's really about continued services to your customers. At the end of the day, you've provided something essential to a customer, and you need to be sure it continues to be that for them, because if it's not there then they're going to go somewhere else.
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Certified Business Continuity Professional, United States

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