The comprehensive 4.5 day professional business continuity management course from DRI International can be a very different experience according to which approach you take as an attendee. The right approach helps participants get the most out of the course, maximizing the return on the rich information and the certifying exam at the end. The DRI’s 10 professional practices that under-pin BCLE 2000 are each reviewed and applied in practical classroom exercises. The professional instructors with relevant and valuable industry experience guide students through the material and help them to assimilate it. However, the other key element for enduring advantage comes from another source.

In a skills-building approach, participants are encouraged to get actively involved with hands-on practice. The DRI business continuity management certifying exam sets the tone for what students need to know. Additional exchanges with the instructors allow attendees to fill any other skill gaps that are identified. A long term view is encouraged that can also be expressed by the idea that the end of the class is just the beginning of the most profitable phase, that of real application.

That means a big change from some traditional learning habits. In these, participation may be passive rather than active, theory preferred to practice and rote learning to application. In this case, the grade at the end of the class is also the end of the story and the information captured during the training soon atrophies and disappears. DRI International knows that for attendees and their organisations to get the most out of these four days of fast-paced professional business continuity management certification course, it needs to be highly interactive with ample opportunities to share and exchange knowledge. That way, participants get the benefit into the future too.