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A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.

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“You Say Incident, I Say Event” – A look at defining a term

Event: DRI White Paper/Survey

Author: DRI Glossary Committee

In recognizing the critical importance of effective communications within the resilience community, DRI created a committee to develop a new reference document that combines the most common business continuity and resilience terms and definitions into a single guide. Most terms were relatively straightforward in their definition, and others required more discussion and analysis by the committee. The analysis of one term, incident, became a long-term discussion, with no consensus reached. The Glossary Committee presents this white paper on defining incident to showcase the continuing effort for effective communications in our community.

Tags: Best Practices, Communications/Crisis Communications, White Paper

WBCM: Tips from the Trenches – Ask Betsy…In Person!

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2019

Author: Betsey Sayers

Following on her smash hit Women in Business Continuity Management Ask Betsy webinar, Betsy Sayers is back with tips from the trenches. She promises that attendees will walk away with solid examples and templates that you can use – plus some more of those handy “Betsyisms” that are pretty much guaranteed to get you out of any tight spot. Always creative in her approach to continuity, Betsy will show how she uses the Professional Practices for status reporting and teach you all how to play pandemic poker!

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Best Practices, Women in BCM

Women in Business Continuity Management: Ask Betsy

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Betsy Sayers

During DRI2018’s WBCM panel discussion, nearly 50% of session attendees responded that the stereotype they were most concerned with was being labeled as “too aggressive,” particularly when disagreeing with others’ views. Please join us as we take that conversation further with Betsy Sayers, MBCP, ITIL, ICS – IT/DR. With more than 25 years of industry experience, including serving as a DRI Instructor, Betsy shares her views on the best tools to communicate clearly — and with objectivity – while maintaining a style that honors who you are and what you believe. Special thanks to our webinar sponsor OnSolve.

Tags: Women in BCM, Best Practices

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Women in Business Continuity Webinar: Ask Betsy (supplemental flyer)

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Betsy Sayers

When Betsy Sayers is in a tough spot, she always knows exactly what to say. That’s because she’s awesome...and she has a few handy phrases written in the back of her notebook at all times. She’s generously shared those words of wisdom with you (see...awesome, right?). If you haven’t checked out the Women in Business Continuity Management Committee’s “Ask Betsy” webinar, you really should, right here at https://drii.org/webinars

Tags: Women in BCM, Best Practices

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The Japanese Approach to BC/DR

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2018

Author: Shinobu Sasaki

Japan is a country that continues to suffer serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, and floods. In most cases, these are widespread incidents that impact a fairly large geographic region. In planning or such wide area disasters, the DR strategy may depend on the location where the incident occurred. Using real-lie case studies, this session will explain the unique approach the Japanese have to BC and DR.

Tags: Best Practices, Business Continuity Program, Global Strategy, Earthquakes, Asia, Case Study

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Recovering from Violence: Best Practices for Mitigating, Responding to, and Recovering from Workplace Violence

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

Author: Michelle Cross and Lorie Alioto

Violence of any kind is a disrupting event; the more severe the violence, the greater the disruption. How to companies survive workplace violence and what are the best practices that take a company beyond survival to full recovery and back to business?

Tags: Active Shooter/Workplace Violence, Best Practices

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Surpassing Best Practices at Warp Speed

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2016

Author: Larry Chase

Larry Chase, DRI's 2015 Business Continuity Program Manager of the Year, will share his repeatable secret sauce and game-changing winning practices that have earned numerous international honors during his two decades of private sector successes. If you are looked to or expected to deliver the wow factor with your program by your executives, staff/team members, stakeholders and partners.

Tags: Best Practices, Executive Support

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Aligning With ISO in a Non-Regulated Environment

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Dominican University of California - July 10, 2015

Author: Ed Clayton

How do companies in a non-BCP-regulated environment attain alignment with ISO 22301? The presentation will discuss the Chevron Business Continuity Program, the link to its Operational Excellence Management System Process (MSP), and the benefits this creates in providing a sustainable program that aligns with BCM best practices and ISO 22301.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Best Practices, Regulations and Standards, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance

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ISO22301-DRI Professional Practices Crosswalk

Event: DRI Professional Practices

Author: DRI

This document highlights the connections between the ISO22301 and the DRI Ten Professional Practices.

Tags: BIA, Process, Best Practices, Professional Practices, Regulations and Standards