Pre Conference Courses

When you come to a DRI conference, take the opportunity to add to your skill set with one of these special pre-conference courses. You can take the first step towards becoming DRI-certified, add a specialty certification in audit, risk, or healthcare, or start the process of attaining a master-level credential. Interested in technology? Then the IT/DR Planning workshop is for you.

Each hour of instruction is worth 1 Continuing Education Activity Point (CEAP), which certified professionals can use to maintain their certification. Courses range from 16 to 32 hours of instruction.

All pre-conference courses will be held at the Renaissance Hotel Nashville.

DRI2018 Conference Course Offerings

Business Continuity BCLE 2000 Pre-Conference

2/8 – 2/11
Nashville, TN

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An in-depth course using real-world examples and hands-on workshop exercises, this is the course for those entering the business continuity field who want to develop a robust program that will protect your organization. During your time with an experienced instructor, you will work through the major elements of business continuity planning including evaluating risks, gaining executive buy-in, communicating in a crisis, conducting program audits, and more. This course is designed to give students all the tools they need to pass the Qualifying Examination and continue on the path toward becoming a DRI Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), or Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

Business Continuity Review BCP 501 Pre-Conference

2/10 – 2/11
Nashville, TN

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A fast-paced course built for experienced professionals who want to take their career to the next level, Business Continuity Review (BCP 501) is a short, effective refresher. You’ll get the chance to re-acquaint yourself with the key elements of business continuity planning and the DRI Professional Practices. With guidance from experienced instructors, the aim of this course is to give you the tools you need to pass the Qualifying Examination, which is the first step toward becoming a DRI Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), or Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

Continuity Master’s Case Review BCP 601 Pre-Conference

2/10 – 2/11
Nashville, TN

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Take your business continuity career to the ultimate level: become a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP). The highest certification level you can earn with DRI, MBCPs are distinguished among their peers and also are inducted into the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society, the only academic and professional honor society dedicated solely to the security learning community. How do you earn your MBCP? The first step is this workshop-style course to prepare you for the Masters Case Study Examination, an intensive, high-level case study that will rigorously critique and assess your understanding and knowledge of business continuity practices. The goal: to help establish you as a leader in your field.

Continuity Audit: NFPA 1600 BCLE AUD (NFPA 1600) Pre-Conference

2/8 – 2/11
Nashville, TN

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DRI’s Audit course is accredited by ANSI, the premier accreditation body in the United States, widely recognized by both the public and private sectors. The course provides the training, tools, and hands-on experience needed to audit business continuity, disaster, and emergency management programs. Using a hypothetical case study company, you’ll gather information and make determinations about whether the program you are auditing conforms to the NFPA 1600 standard.

Risk Management Continuity RMLE 2000 Pre-Conference

2/8 – 2/11
Nashville, TN

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Risk Management is a top priority in all sectors, from supply chain to cyber-security. As a professional in this field, you have to be at the top of your game, to truly identify the threats your organization faces – and how to protect against them. You need to be able to perform risk assessments, reduce organizational vulnerabilities, select cost-effective risk controls, and obtain buy-in from upper management. Risk Management Continuity (RMLE 2000) focuses on teaching those skills and many more.

Healthcare Continuity HCLE 2000 Pre-Conference

2/8 – 2/11
Nashville, TN

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This course teaches healthcare organizations how to develop a comprehensive business continuity program that helps employees and patients by protecting service delivery and data availability when they’re needed most. You will learn business continuity best practices for the healthcare field, with a curriculum that reflects the NFPA 1600, Joint Commission, HIPAA, and other vital laws, regulations, and standards.

IT/DR Workshop BCP IT/DR Pre-Conference

2/10 – 2/11
Nashville, TN

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Never before has our reliance on automation been greater. And never before have we seen so many threats that could compromise systems and data. With DRI’s IT/DR Planning course, you will learn about your responsibilities, the benefits and drawbacks of the tools and processes available to you, and how your organization can increase its preparedness. You’ll come away with the skills you need to create an IT/DR project plan and gain management approval for it. If you work in business continuity, IT, security, or a related field, and have an interest in your responsibilities when it comes to IT/DR, this interactive course is for you.