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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.

CRLE 2000

Paramaribo,
27 Jan - 31 Jan

BCLE 2000

San Jose, CA
03 Feb - 07 Feb

BCLE 2000

Castries,
03 Feb - 07 Feb

CRLE 2000

Castries,
03 Feb - 07 Feb

CRLE 2000

Lagos,
03 Feb - 07 Feb

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March 1-4, 2020
Savannah, Georgia

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Read DRI’s 5th Annual Predictions Report and Register for the Webinar!

What does the future hold for the resilience profession? Find out with the DRI Future Vision Committee’s 5th Annual Predictions Report – resilience predictions for the profession by the profession. This free downloadable report looks at what to expect in 2020, including: T
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Watch Out For These Global Business Risks In 2020 – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“What do the 2020s have in store? Here’s a quick list of top risks that should be on your radar.” Cyber resilience, natural disasters, human struggles, and much more – here are the risks businesses should be on the lookout for in 2020, as detailed by DRI Pr
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report: The Top 8 Resilience Trends

DRI International’s 5th Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report gives a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. In 2019, the risks posed by technology attack or fa
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DRI’s Global Risk and Resilience Report: 2020 Risk Index (Infographic)

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. Based on both likelihood and impact, these trends an
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Announcing the Finalists for the 2020 DRI Awards of Excellence

Each year at the DRI International annual conference, the Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management. We’re pleased to announce the finalists for this yearR
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Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning: January Editorial

Extinction Rebellion, Yellow Vests, Pro and Anti Brexiteers, Dump Trump Campaigners, Hong Kong Protests By Lyndon Bird Chief Knowledge Officer DRI International Nowadays, it seems that the response to anything you don’t like is to come out on the streets and demonstrate. Of
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DRI Future Vision Committee Welcomes New Member

The DRI Future Vision Committee is pleased to welcome its newest member, Andrea Bonime-Blanc! She has expressed great interest in the committee’s work, and brings a valuable set of skills and experience to the team. Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is CEO and Founder of GEC Risk
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DRI’s Lyndon Bird Presents BCM Challenges to Disaster Response Expo

In December 2019, London Olympia hosted the International Disaster Response Expo, one of Europe’s largest security and disaster response exhibitions and conference programs. One of the core steams was Crisis Management and Lyndon Bird, DRI Chief Knowledge Officer, helped the
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How Superstorm Sandy Created a One-of-a-Kind Guitar Series

If you ever find yourself in Bushkill Township, PA, you may get to see some of the rarest guitars in the world – the unlikely result of Superstorm Sandy. Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, part of the state parks in the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Nat
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Download the 5th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

The Fifth Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report is now available as a free download in the DRI Library! Developed by the Future Vision Committee, the Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience pro
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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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