1 day of instruction (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Certificate of Completion provided
8 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded towards recertification if applicable
“AMAZING! I wasn't sure what to expect in a mindfulness course, but the instructor balanced the coursework with mindfulness meditation sessions extremely well. The instructor helped us practice the tools we can implement during actual incidents and exercises, and all points in between. The instructor’s knowledge of the science behind mindfulness gave credence to the techniques, and judging by how much better I felt after practicing them in the class, it worked!” - CBCP, USA
“I really enjoyed this course. It provided me a great deal of perspective, not only in my professional work, but in my personal life as well. I will most certainly be implementing many of these practices going forward. I would highly recommend this training to all!” - CBCP, USA
At the end of this workshop, you should be able to:
1. Familiarize yourself with the definition and key benefits of a regular mindfulness practice
2. Understand the scientific research behind mindfulness
3. Identify the most common decision-making traps recovery teams tend to fall into during a disruptive event
4. Leverage mindfulness tools to improve incident management
5. Integrate mindfulness practices into an existing Business Continuity Management (BCM) exercise and training program aligned with FEMA’s Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) framework
6. Pass the 20-question multiple choice question exam
Lesson 1: Mindfulness Definition and Scientific Research
- Define mindfulness as a formal and informal practice
- Learn the key benefits of a regular mindfulness practice
- Review scientific research that shows how mindfulness can help lower stress, increase emotional regulation, and improve situational awareness
Lesson 2: Cognitive Distortions
- Learn effective decision-making shortcuts that can be leveraged during a business disruptive event to save time
- Understand the most common decision-making traps recovery teams fall into during incident management (e.g. sunk-cost bias, groupthinking)
Lesson 3: Mindfulness Practices to Improve Incident Management
- Review and practice mindfulness exercises to lower stress, increase emotional regulation, and improve decision-making during a disruptive event
- Learn how to adapt these practices to your organization’s existing crisis management process
Lesson 4: Integrating Mindfulness Into an Existing BCM Training and Exercise Program
- Quick overview of FEMA’s HSEEP framework
- Learn how to integrate mindfulness practices into different type of BCM exercises aligned with FEMA’s HSEEP framework
- Review tools to train C-level executives and recovery teams on basic mindfulness practices to optimize incident management
- Learn how to adapt foundational mindfulness practices to your organization’s existing BCM training and exercise program and corporate culture
Note: This course includes short (5-15 minutes) guided meditations. Mindfulness is a secular practice and no special attire or seating posture is required.
Additional Courseware: Digital guided meditations (pre-recorded)
For in-person courses:
This course will be held in-person and the exam will be held on the morning of the final day. As soon as you are finished taking the exam, you will be able to leave for the day. A computer is required for this course in order for you to take the exam. The system requirements will be sent to you via email together with information about how to access the course materials prior to the start of the course.
For courses held online:
All online courses are held via Zoom and a computer is required for this course. The system requirements will be sent to you via email together with information about how to access the course materials prior to the start of the course. You will also be provided with instructions for how to take the exam online following the course.
For international courses:
This course is being hosted by a DRI International partner. To register, you will be asked to provide your contact information and we will put you in touch with the local team for details.
For courses held pre-conference:
This course is being held in-person prior to the DRI Annual Conference at or near the conference venue. You can then attend the conference immediately following your course.
Courses are scheduled subject to a minimum enrollment. If enrollment for a particular course does not meet the minimum, that class is cancelled or rescheduled. If DRI International must cancel a class for any reason, DRI's liability is limited to the paid registration fee. DRI makes every effort to notify registered participants as soon as possible if classes are cancelled.
Registration applies only to the individual named on the registration form. If you want to substitute another individual from the same company, you must contact the course registrar prior to the first day of the course. The cancellation fee is $150.00 U.S. currency however, there is no charge for moving to another course with a limit of three course transfers. See FAQ for additional details. Rescheduling must occur within twelve months of the originally scheduled course and no more than three course transfers are permitted. If you exceed the alotted twelve months for rescheduling or limit of three course transfers, no refunds will be made and your registration fee will be forfeited to DRI.