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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.

The Value of Cyber Resilience: Building a Case Executives Will Support

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Wade Richmond

Join cybersecurity expert Wade Richmond for an information-packed hour of important information on one of the profession’s hottest topics. Explore aspects of cybersecurity and business continuity, with the goal of integrating the two and achieving the ultimate goal -- cyber resilience. Learn how to talk to top management about these issues and sell them on the concept of cyber resilience.

Tags: Cybersecurity, DRI Webinar Series, Resiliency, White Paper, Cyber Resilience, Executive Support

Leading From the Front: Executive-Level Engagements in Crisis Management

Event: DRI2017

Author: Larry Chase, Crystal Witt

Attend this session for a unique and proven approach to smashing through traditional barriers and earning a sustained executive buy-in, especially where crisis management is concerned. The presenters will share logistics of key successes in gaining significant ground in program maturity and execution through proven and thoughtfully targeted training/awareness programs. Learn more about this winning strategic model which results in a unprecedented cultural gains. See what happens when you color outside the lines and challenge everything so as to closely align a rapid program elevation agenda to a company’s most treasured values.

Tags: DRI2017, Executive Support

Surpassing Best Practices at Warp Speed

Event: 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, DRI2016, Executive Support

Power Up Your Program with Positive Messaging: Essential Marketing Tips to Drive Stakeholder Buy-In and Employee Management

Event: DRI2016

Author: Gina Manos and Ray Bonilla

You and your teams put a lot of effort into contingency planning to ensure your business functions endure even when faced with challenges. Attend this workshop to get simple, yet powerful tips on how to transform your message and materials into compelling content your audience will embrace.

Tags: DRI2016, Executive Support

How to Determine Appropriate BCM Program Metrics for Your Executive Management Audience

Event: DRI2016

Author: Michael Kadar

This session is a continuation and expansion of the Business Continuity Management Risk Index (BCM-RI) concept introduced at DRI2012 and returning the next two years. Continued interest in program metrics for executive management has resulted in another return, expanding beyond risk and preparedness to include compliance and program maturity.

Tags: DRI2016, Executive Support, Case Study

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

Event: DRI 2015

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

How to Determine Appropriate BCM Program Metrics for Your Executive Management Audience

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Michael Kadar

This session will present a step-by-step method that guides you through the identification of the most appropriate metrics to report to executive management. This includes basic foundational issues related to deciding whether to focus metrics reporting on risk, preparedness, compliance, and/or maturity.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Executive Support, Metrics

The Resiliency Yardstick: Winning BIAs and Exec Buy-In

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Larry Chase

Larry Chase shares his criticality matrix as well as executive fiduciary statements, as he explains how to take the BIA product to create an organizational "value chain" for mapping the critical path in people, process, and technology resilience.

Tags: BIA, Executive Support, Resiliency

Managing Crisis Situations as Part of Resiliency

Event: KL2014

Author: Kanryu Nagase

This presentation details Mr. Nagase's experience managing crises and the lessons learned for resiliency.

Tags: Case Study, Emergency response, Executive Support, Infrastructure, Asia, Resiliency

The Business Continuity Management Risk Index (BCM-RI) Implementation Case Study

Event: DRI 2013

Author: Michael Kadar

Is there a metric that clearly can demonstrate to executive management the overall value of the business continuity management (BCM) program to the organization? Can BCM professionals quantitatively measure current risk levels that can be compared with established risk tolerances and report them to management in a meaningful way that drives both risk management and BCM initiatives? How could such a metric actually be implemented successfully in a large organization? This session explores these questions and presents a case study of how the BCM-RI was developed and implemented at DTE Energy. You will learn how the BCM-RI was implemented to measure the overall risk/preparedness level of DTE Energy business units, departments, subsidiaries, and the entire organization. You will see how gap analyses were performed to effectively compare BCM-RI levels to risk tolerance levels previously defined by management. Finally, you will learn how DTE Energy plans to expand the BCM-RI to develop risk indices for use by enterprise risk management and business resilience management programs.

Tags: Executive Support, Metrics, Process, Resiliency, Risk Management

Possibility Thinking in Global Business Continuity: ""They Stopped Saying 'No'"

Event: DRI 2013

Author: Ann Hepenstal

Possibility Thinking in Global Business Continuity: ""They Stopped Saying 'No'"

Tags: BIA, Emergency response, Executive Support