DRI International (Disaster Recovery Institute) is a world-leading nonprofit organization that helps people around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has over 15,000 certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering courses from introductory to masters level. Providing a wide range of continuity-related credentials, DRI certifies both individuals and organizations.
Acertia, in partnership with DRI International, has established DRI UK, a training partner that will run DRI courses in the UK, providing globally-recognized accreditations for Business Continuity professionals.
Unlike training run by other organizations, DRI certification supports continuous professional development, since professionals who earn certification in business continuity are required to maintain their certification. This involves a variety of methods including attending conferences and meetings, membership in local organization, making presentations, and conducting training sessions. All instructors are DRI-certified and are required to complete a training session with DRI’s Director of Education prior to the course beginning.
Each year DRI International hosts an event designed to address the topics certified professionals care about most and providing a first-rate educational experience that informs and inspires. This is a unique opportunity to hear and speak with the leading experts in the industry – real industry leaders from around the globe talking about their actual experiences – and is a model that has helped influence the annual BANG Resilience Symposium that Acertia aims to run in May every year.
Find the 2018 dates for DRI UK Business Continuity (BCLE 2000, BCP501 and IT/DR) courses in London below:
Find out more information by visiting the DRI website here
Acertia also works with Meirc Training and Consulting, to deliver courses in BCM, Crisis Management and IT Disaster Recovery Planning. These courses are predominately hosted in the Middle East - details can be found below:
Find out more information by visiting the Meirc website here
Acertia runs a number of highly focused workshops independently, with coverage of a wide range of related resilience topics: Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management and Vulnerability Assessment, to name but a few.
These workshops are especially valuable for industry professionals who wish to further advance and broaden their subject matter knowledge.
Acertia are able to help you to fully understand your organizations vulnerability by providing clients with specialized knowledge and recognized training for identified key personnel.
As part of our educational process these workshops aim to provide CPD points, vital for your continual development as an industry professional.
Great value! Industry standard information for a very reasonable price, places limited.
Crisis Management – 3 days
Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3i) and Media Handling
For anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of Crisis Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3i) and Media Handling, and wants to be challenged by realistic scenarios, this is an opportunity which cannot be missed. This workshop provides delegates with concrete solutions and strategies, whilst gaining insights into the delivery of effective C3i implementation and Crisis Management response.
This is a practical workshop that provides delegates with a framework that is aligned with the British Standards Institute (BSI) BS 11200 and International requirements. It includes specific templates for Crisis Management that delegates will be able to take away for use in their own organizations.
It incorporates elements that bring to life Crisis Management, and using tested processes & procedures identifies how to analyse complex incidents to deliver effective solutions, providing processes & procedures for building operational recovery.
Understand the characteristics of incident, crisis and disaster management;
Understand roles and responsibilities at all levels of a crisis management structure in public & private sector organisations;
Understanding how to manage communications during a crisis;
Learn best practice in dealing with the media;
Learn about Incident Management Team (IMT) and Crisis Management Team (CMT) working, whist gaining knowledge of command, control, communications, intelligence (C3i) and decision making in a crisis;
Learn to set up and operate a crisis command center;
Delegates will also learn to apply effective stakeholder management techniques in advance of and during a crisis, provided with:
A course delegate slide pack and a CMT plan template;
Knowledge of the characteristics of and effects of incident, crisis and disaster;
The confidence to set up and operate an effective crisis management center;
Crisis management structure and the required communication between teams;
Knowledge of dealing with internal & external communications, as well as the media;
An understanding of best practice as a main advisor to management in a crisis;
Knowledge and understanding of Cat 1 & 2 methodologies and operations relating to management of a Major Incident;
We also run bespoke, in-house training, tailoring our courses to the needs of your company, which can be run on-site, if you so wish. For more information please email