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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.

BCP PF1

St. Augustine,
24 May - 24 May

BCP 601

Toronto,
27 May - 28 May

BCP 501

Toronto,
27 May - 29 May

BCLE 2000

Copenhagen,
28 May - 01 Jun

RMLE 2000

Lagos,
28 May - 01 Jun

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February 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

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April Thunderstorms and Flooding Created Billions in Damages

All around the world, severe storms caused devastation in April, according to the most recent Global Catastrophe Recap. At least five separate storm systems created severe thunderstorm conditions in the U.S., causing massive damage in the central and eastern regions. During th
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Where is the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals?

Every day there’s a new story about a data breach, ransomware, IoT hack, or some other cybersecurity headache, which means there’s no shortage of job opportunities. But though millennials are probably the most tech-savvy generation yet, that doesn’t mean they’re ready
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Upcoming DRI Speaking Engagements – May 14, 2018

BANG Annual Resilience Symposium 05/16/2018 – 05/16/2018 London, United Kingdom DRI’s Future Vision of Resilience – Kelsey Rose & Lyndon Bird will cover their extensive research on the latest initiatives that you can use to help strengthen your own resilience
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2018 Wildfire Season: Be Prepared for Bigger Fire Damage

The 2017 wildfire season was devastating for the western United States and Canada, and a recent study says to expect bigger fires and more damage in 2018 and beyond. But when it comes to weather risks like these, too many organizations aren’t taking preparation seriously eno
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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Chloe Demrovsky at the Caribbean-Central American Action Workshop

By Chloe Demrovsky President and CEO, DRI International We all know how hard the 2017 hurricane season hit the Caribbean. We will not soon forget the devastation caused by a series of storms that just would not quit. And while it is hard to believe — and harder still to
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DRI Leadership Perspectives: Al Berman on Caribbean/Central American Policy

On March 15, 2018, DRI Foundation President Al Berman and other members of the Caribbean Central American Action organization met with members of the Vice President’s office to discuss issues that affected policy for Caribbean/Central American countries. The discussions cent
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Upcoming DRI Speaking Engagements

2018 Great Lakes Homeland Secuity Training Conference & Expo 05/08/2018 – 05/10/2018 Grand Rapids, MI United States 19th Annual Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference and Expo hosted by the Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Health and Human Ser
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DRI Kenya Announces Its First Business Continuity Courses in Nairobi

We are very pleased to announce that DRI Kenya, which has worked tirelessly to bring resilience education and training to the central and east Africa regions, will be providing its first Business Continuity courses held in Kenya this July! The courses: Business Continuity (BCL
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Breakout Forums for Women in BCM at DRI2018

“About 50% of the business continuity industry is made up of women. Why aren’t we in top roles?” – Mitzi Harlor, WBCM Panel Session This year at DRI2018, women in the business continuity field was the subject of two events that received an overwhelming
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Bridging the BC Knowledge Gap: Register for the June 11 Online Course on Professional Practice

What do you need to know about BCM and the updates to the DRI Professional Practices? Register now for the June 11 online course on bridging the knowledge gaps and learning about new additions covering risk management, regulations, and more. DRI Certified Professionals will ea
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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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