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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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Business Continuity Career Path and Overview

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - University of Texas at Dallas - Mar. 28, 2023

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman, President of the DRI International Foundation and recognized expert in business continuity, will provide an overview of this exciting career. Full of opportunity, continuity careers are a chance to affect real change within organizations and this job is never boring. Bring your questions about the current state of continuity and what’s to come. Al Berman has the answers.

Tags: Resilience Careers, Higher Education

Get Schooled! What We All Can Learn from Higher Education Continuity

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2019

Author: Stephen Woods, Tara Brown

Fires, floods, blizzards, burst pipes. Sound familiar? Attend this session for a look at continuity from a higher education perspective. From the recent California wildfires to the East Coast arctic freeze, hear from resilience professionals from Yale University and UCLA about unique, and not-so-unique challenges faced by these two world renown universities. Explore actual case studies, talk about what worked and what didn’t, and share solutions that can be applied regardless of your industry. You’ll want to take notes, but no final exam…we promise.

Tags: Case Study, Higher Education

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Pathways to Resilience: Planning a Future in the Resilience Industry

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Pace University - Oct. 17, 2018

Author: Kelsey Rose, Jerome Ryan

Join DRI board member Jerome Ryan and Director of Global Operations Kelsey Rose for an interactive discussion of the career options in business continuity and related fields. Their talk will cover everything from the current state of the industry to future trends in the resilience job market. In addition to learning the latest insights and resources from DRI, you will get to hear personal career experiences and advice from our speakers.

Tags: Resiliency, Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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Business Continuity: A Career and a Profession

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - University of Kentucky - Aug 3, 2018

Author: Al Berman

DRI Foundation President and CEO Al Berman discusses the issues facing organizations today and into the future. This includes; cyber issues surrounding mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), the impacts of supply chain in a global economy and privacy of individuals vs. security needs of governments.

Tags: Cyber Resilience, Cybersecurity, Higher Education, Internet of Things/IoT, Organizational Resilience, Supply Chain, Resilience Careers

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Maintaining Critical Staffing During an Incident

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - University of Kentucky - Aug 3, 2018

Author: Joe Monroe

Joe Monroe, Chief of Police for University of Kentucky, presents on how the nation’s colleges and universities can prepare to respond to various types of operational interruptions. Campuses face a variety of risks that can disrupt teaching, research, extension services, and healthcare. These risks can be all-encompassing, localized, or personal. Because disasters often cause loss of life, loss of income, property damage and adversely affect individuals and families, universities must make plans to continue their core functions as seamlessly as possible.

Tags: Higher Education

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IT and Business Continuity Management at NorQuest College

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College - May 17, 2018

Author: Claire Mechan,Dave Melanson

Business Continuity Coordinator Claire Mechan, ABCP, and David Melanson, BSc, discuss continuity and cyber security at NorQuest College.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cybersecurity, Canada, Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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The Power of Collaboration: A Business Continuity Management System for the Alberta Post-Secondary Sector

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College - May 17, 2018

Author: Jim Ross

Jim Ross, Campus Alberta Risk Assurance Committee Director, Risk and Assurance Services, MacEwan University presents on collaboration as a BCM system for the Alberta post-secondary sector.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Canada, Higher Education

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Current Issues and Careers in Business Continuity

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Chloe Demrovsky

DRI Executive Director Chloe Demrovsky's presentation on current issues and careers in business continuity.

Tags: Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - St. John's University - Sept. 12, 2016

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman will cover the realities and trends in supply chain, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he will discuss issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he will talk about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cybersecurity, Emergency response, Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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Local Opportunities to Expand BC/DR Skills

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Saint Louis University - Sept. 15, 2016

Author: Bill Darte

Learn how business continuity and disaster recovery are positioned with the body of knowledge of two important security certifications popular with the community — CompTIA Security+ and ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). The SLU Center for Workforce & Organization Development offers a variety of programs and certifications for professionals, some of which include academic credit for students.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Security, Technology, Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - Saint Louis University - Sept. 15, 2016

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman will cover the realities and trends in supply chain, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he will discuss issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he will talk about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cybersecurity, Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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Business Continuity - A Career and a Profession

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - University of St. Thomas - April 23 2016

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman will cover the realities and trends in supply chain, including strategies currently being implemented by Japanese manufacturers, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he will discuss issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he will talk about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cyber Resilience, Cybersecurity, Higher Education, Supply Chain, Resilience Careers

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Quantifying Risk Continuity of Healthcare

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - University of St. Thomas - April 23 2016

Author: Mike Mastrangelo

Given the high level of risk at the UTMB Campus, we work to eliminate the subjectivity of the risk assessment process as much as possible and to quantify that risk where possible. The risk assessment process is the foundation of UTMB's Preparedness Program and it affords officials the the best information to optimize preparedness and respond to incidents. An overview of the Preparedness Program will be provided - looking at specific examples of risk quantification including hurricanes and chemical incidents (Hydrofluoric Acid incidents in particular).

Tags: Healthcare, Higher Education, Risk Assessment

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Current Issues and Careers in BCP

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

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman covers the realities and trends in supply chain, including strategies currently being implemented by Japanese manufacturers, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he discusses issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he talks about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain, Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference - University of Maryland - April 10, 2015

Author: Al Berman

DRI President Al Berman covers the realities and trends in supply chain, including strategies currently being implemented by Japanese manufacturers, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he discusses issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he talks about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain, Higher Education, Resilience Careers

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Launching a Sustainable Business Continuity Program in a Higher Ed Culture (Without Getting Eaten Alive)

Event: Annual Conference - DRI2015

Author: Melanie Lucht

From obtaining executive-level buy-in to applying industry best practices in a higher education environment to selecting and implementing an online tool, learn how Carnegie Mellon University launched a sustainable business continuity program that fits the culture of the institution (and can perhaps apply to yours).

Tags: Executive Support, Higher Education

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