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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.


Jersey City, NJ,
23 Mar - 25 Mar


25 Mar - 25 Mar

BCLE 2000

25 Mar - 29 Mar

BCLE 2000

25 Mar - 29 Mar

BCLS 2000

25 Mar - 29 Mar

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada









E-news from DRI

GDPR Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A

On Nov. 29, 2018, DRI presented the webinar “GDPR: Considerations for Continuity Professionals,” our first webinar designed for European audiences. Discussing GDPR and its implications across business continuity were DRI Chief Knowledge Officer Lyndon Bird, along
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DRI Speaking Engagements: March 18, 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. Fifth Global Biennial Conference on Small States 03/25/2019 – 03/25/2019 Apia, Samoa DRI President and CEO
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Help Improve BCM Career Knowledge – Survey Closes March 22!

We want to hear from you and learn more about how you view your career in business continuity. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey and help provide a more up-to-date picture of how the role of a resilience professional is changing. Don’t wait — the
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DRI Young Leaders in Resilience: Save These Dates!

Mark your calendars now and join the DRI Young Leaders in Resilience for upcoming 2019 happy hour events! This year we are scheduling our NYC meetings throughout the year — save these dates: May 9 September 12 November 14 We’re also hosting our first-ever Connect
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Ask Betsy: Getting Paid What You’re Worth as a Woman in BCM

Both in the Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar and live at DRI2019, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a continuing Q&A series.  
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DRI International Announces 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners

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The Future Vision Committee’s 2019 Predictions Webinar Now Available Online

Did you miss our most recent webinar, “Trends and Predictions from DRI’s Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for 2019”? If you did — or if you want to share it with a colleague — it’s now available on our website. Join Future Vision Com
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Valentine’s Day Supply Chain In Peril as Candy Conversation Hearts Nowhere to be Found

It’s a supply crisis that could only happen for Valentine’s Day – could the holiday even survive without those candy conversation hearts? Those ubiquitous candy hearts – the ones with time-tested romantic lines like “Be Mine” and “Luv U” – were produced by Ne
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Ask Betsy! Women in BCM Webinar’s Betsy Sayers on Keeping the Momentum Going

During our recent Women in BCM – Ask Betsy webinar, we encouraged you to send in your burning questions for our presenter, BCM veteran Betsy Sayers, MBCP, and you delivered! We’re pleased to present the next installment in a continuing Q&A series.  Q: What do you rec
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Brexit Roundup: Prepping for a ‘No-Deal’ Supply Chain and Manufacturing Disruption

With a Brexit agreement still seemingly unattainable, businesses are preparing for a future of uncertainty for manufacturing, supply chains, and the ultimate impact on consumers. Due to the lack of an agreed-upon plan for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union A “no-
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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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