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Higher Education Initiative


Higher Education Initiative

DRI International offers colleges and universities the opportunity to familiarize their students with information on business continuity professions and certifications recognized by private and public sector organizations around the world. At the same time, participating institutions and students have access to the resources, professional networks, and industry knowledge that can only be provided by DRI International.

The Higher Education Initiative is designed to introduce the resilience discipline, including risk management, business continuity, emergency response, and related topics, to a new generation of professionals, fostering connections and opportunities for students in a growth industry. The training we offer is most appropriate at the graduate level for those students with a background in either business or public policy or as part of a continuing education program, but the program can be amended according to institutional need.

DRI Higher Education Initiative

DRI provides all the courseware and material for your faculty to use in the classroom. This course is designed to fit into your existing curriculums and was created to complement your school's existing academic program or to provide a new skill set for non-traditional learners. Course topics include business continuity methodology; developing plan goals and objectives; data gathering; incorporating human resources; integrating alternative strategies for catastrophic event response and recovery; developing training/testing programs; creating plan products; and maintaining business continuity relevancy. Other topics discussed are designing public relations/crisis communications strategies, coordinating efforts with public authorities and establishing emergency preparedness and response procedures.

Explore DRI's Collegiate Conference Series featuring one-day events in collaboration with academia.

Do you represent an institute of higher learning interested in partnership opportunities? Are you a student interested in signing up for a course?

Please submit an inquiry by filling out our Contact Us form.

DRI Higher Education Initiative Nationwide Partners

The University of Utah Professional Education

540 Arapeen Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Durham Technical Community College

Emergency Preparedness Technology Associate Degree

1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703

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School of Graduate Professional Studies Continuing Professional Education

30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355

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McColl School of Business Queens University of Charlotte

1900 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28274

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Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

1 Church Street, 5th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510