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DRJ's Informational Update For Thursday, July 14, 2011

Business Continuity Institute Alternative Route to Membership

We All Know That Membership Has Its Rewards

So, the question is "What has your MBCP, CBCP or ABCP done for you lately?"

Use your validated knowledge to gain membership into the BCI - the most respected BCM institute the world over.

Business Continuity Institute Alternative Route to Membership

MBCP, CBCP or ABCP will be considered for membership in the BCI

The Membership Council of the Institute has carefully examined other BCM credentials, mapping them against BCI certification, and felt it was appropriate to extend an invitation to join the BCI to those who hold respected credentials. To date, the Council has identified the MBCP, CBCP and ABCP as credentials whose foundations are broadly in line with the requirements for our gold standard AMBCI and/or MBCI certifications. Recognized as a validation of experience and knowledge, professionals that hold MBCP, CBCP or ABCP certifications and are in good standing are invited to apply for membership in the BCI without having to pass the official exam*.

Three easy ways to apply for individual membership in the BCI:

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One time application fee: $75 Plus annual membership fees (Fee waived for DRJ Fall World 2011 Attendees! For details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Preparing For the Unexpected: The Trigger Events for Systemic Failure

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This topic outlines the situation, complications and solutions to help leaders ensure the continuity of business operations in the face of unprecedented risks. The hypothesis is that a convergence of many long wave cycles is increasing the probability and impact of large scale disasters such as the incident in Japan. Surviving and thriving amidst these threats requires an enterprise resiliency plan that encompasses all internal functions, suppliers, and enterprise eco-system touch points. Are you prepared?

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DRJ Summer 2011: Volume 24, Issue 3

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Supply Chain Resilience Survey 2011

DRJ is delighted to support the BCI's annual survey, which seeks to identify sources and levels of supply chain disruption along with methods used to identify key supply chains, understand the consequences of non-availability, and develop strategies to improve resilience. All respondents will receive a complimentary copy of the final report. To share your experiences and thoughts, please click here.

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Find Innovative Sessions At Fall World 2011

The conference agenda is packed with sessions to meet the needs of practitioners of all experience levels and from all aspects of business continuity and related fields. Register now and attend sessions such as these:

General Session 2: The Business Continuity Professional's Guide to the Galaxy

Presented by Tony Schmitz

Contractors have just arrived outside your organization's front door threatening to demolish it to make way for a bypass. Luckily, in this session, you will learn three important things: 1) don't panic; 2) about the author of The Business Continuity Professional's Guide to the Galaxy, and 3) crisis communications will be a critical component of your response plan. This session will take attendees on a fun and daring journey that will explore communication best practices, lessons learned from real life events, and the true meaning of resiliency.

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Sunday Workshop Session 6: Mock Disaster Exercise

Sponsored by MailGard

In the business continuity industry, quick thinking is a must. What would you do when faced with an instant crises in your organization? Is your team well trained and able to respond seamlessly? In this innovative mock disaster exercise, we will use the scenario of an explosion at your company headquarters. Learn to spring into action and put your continuity plans to the test. Are they as resilient and comprehensive as they need to be? During the exercise you will be able to not only test your knowledge, but also your company's own recovery plans.

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Fall World 2011

Fall World 2011

Interested In Becoming a Certified BCM Professional?

DRJ can help you achieve this goal with our offering of courses from The Business Continuity Institute. The BCI will be offering a post-conference course POC-6: Overview to the Six Core BCM Competencies in BCI's Good Practice Guidelines.

The course will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14 after the close of the conference and will continue through Friday, Sept. 16. This standard five day training course has been condensed into an overview format. All attendees will receive free access to the BCI's world-class e-learning system for pre-conference studies as well as an opportunity to sit for the BCI Certification Examination.

Check out how you can make the most of your travel budget, and further your career options by earning a BCI certification from an organization that is respected around the world.

Sheraton San Diego Hotel Is The Perfect Setting for Fall World 2011

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel offers expansive meeting spaces, lavish guest rooms and manicured lawns. Attendees can enjoy the pool, hot tub and several restaurants for relaxing after conference hours. An airport shuttle is also available. Reserve your room today for the convenience of on-site stay at the conference. The room rate can go up at the discretion of the hotel once our room block is filled. So hurry to claim your spot!

Fall World 2011
Fall World 2011

San Diego Offers Many Tourist Sites!

Arrive early to the conference or stay late and explore San Diego and surrounding areas. Don't miss the many attractions the city has to offer.. Visit the world famous zoo located in Balboa Park, or stroll through museums and parks. Explore a local beach, take in a sporting event, visit an aquarium or check out the nightlife in the Gaslight Quarters. There are endless opportunities in San Diego!

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