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02/26/2014

DRI International Announces Launch of Its New Glossary for Resiliency

DRI International is proud to announce the upcoming release of the International Glossary for Resiliency, a new language guide designed to improve communications and increase clarity across the business continuity community.

A volunteer committee of industry leaders gathered to review 2,189 unique terms from 22 different reference documents, and voted on the standard set of terms and definitions that would be featured in the glossary. After nearly two years, DRI can finally present the results of that work: a common set of universal terms that will reduce confusion, remove inconsistencies, and facilitate coordination between parties.

“When we were asked to offer a DRI glossary, we took on the challenge,” said Chloe Demrovsky, DRI Managing Director of Global Operations. “We expect that this will be a living document, subject to revisions and changes from the community as we work to achieve our goal of uniformity in the industry.”

On March 14, the International Glossary for Resiliency will be made available to everyone simply by logging onto MyDRI (https://drii.org/crm/login.php) and downloading the PDF file.

In the meantime, as we get closer to glossary launch day, be sure to check out our social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) for a fun series of posts on the weird words, odd definitions and strange phrases that make language lively (and sometimes, very confusing)!

You’re also invited to join us on Thursday, March 27 at 2:00 PM EDT for a special webinar presentation, “Why Words Matter: DRI’s International Glossary for Resilience Unveiled, Survey Results Revealed.”

During the one-hour session, committee members will discuss:
• The glossary’s origins and goals
• The process of selecting sources, terms and definitions, and some of the tough choices made along the way
• The results a post-release reader survey
• And more!

To participate in this webinar, go to:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/124765438

<b>About DRI International</b>
DRI International was founded in 1988 as a non-profit organization with a mission to make the world prepared. As the global education and certification body in business continuity and disaster recovery planning, DRI International sets the standard for professionalism. There are more than 11,000 active certified professionals worldwide. A DRI credential ensures employers that candidates understand the tenets of business continuity. It is the only certification that requires maintaining a current degree of knowledge through continuing education. DRI International organizes major industry events throughout the world. It offers corporate training programs and partnerships with colleges and universities.

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