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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

Amsterdam,
27 May - 31 May

BCLS 2000

Ciudad de México,
27 May - 31 May

BCP 501

Caracas,
27 May - 31 May

BCLE 2000

Beijing,
27 May - 01 Jun

BCP IT/DR

Lagos,
28 May - 29 May

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March 1-4, 2020
Savannah, Georgia

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‘Game of Thrones’ and Resilience – Chloe Demrovsky for Forbes

“We do see, however, that good leaders have a role to play in fostering those structures and ensuring that they institutionalize lessons learned from past crises (this should be no sweat for Bran the Broken who is, after all, the ‘memory’ of Westeros). So what can le
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DRI Speaking Engagements: May 20, 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. Institute for Supply Management 05/23/2019 – 05/23/2019 Holyoke, MA United States DRI President and CEO Chloe
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Single-Ingredient Supply Chain Struggles for Impossible Burgers and Balloons

How does an organization deal with a supply chain failure caused when a major component goes missing? If you’re hoping to sell an Impossible Burger – or fill a balloon – this isn’t a hypothetical question. If you joined us for DRI2019 in Las Vegas, you may have gotten
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Set Your Summer Schedule: Register Now for Cyber Resilience Training!

If you haven’t signed up for our new Cyber Resilience for the Business Continuity Professional course, don’t wait — seats for our summer courses are filling up fast! This course is an absolute must — an information-packed four-day experience that will
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Third-Party Cyber Risks Are a Major Issue – But Is Your Board Really In The Know?

When it comes to third-party cyber risks, what challenges do you have to look out for? A recent survey of the financial sector – including banking, insurance, and related professional services – has pinpointed critical issues, along with some of the blind spots that are le
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DRI Hosts Networking Events for Young Leaders in Resilience

The DRI Young Leaders in Resilience (YLR) Committee – created to serve risk management and related disciplines through developing and supporting relationships amongst its practitioners – provided two social opportunities in May for networking among its members and welcomin
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DRI Speaking Engagements: May 6, 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 Young Leaders in Resilience Networking Happy Hour – New York 05/09/2019 – 05/09/2019 New York, U
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Get #HurricaneStrong During National Hurricane Preparedness Week!

As the 2019 hurricane season gets underway, now is an excellent time for resilience professionals to make sure their plans are in place and their organization knows how to respond to a weather emergency. That’s why May 5-11 is the National Weather Service’s Hurricane Prepa
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When Does an ‘Incident’ Become a ‘Crisis’? [Infographic]

The DRI Glossary Committee’s latest white paper, “You Say Incident, I Say Event – A Look at Defining a Term” is now available to the resilience community! This insightful paper, found in the DRI Library, offers an inside look at how the International Glossary for Resil
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Ask Betsy: Building a Rapport and a Plan with First Responders

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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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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