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Awards of Excellence

DRI KL2016 – Awards of Excellence Categories & Criterion for Nomination


1.Industry Newcomer

This award is directed for new business continuity champion who shows exceptional potential in this line of profession. Nominees should not have more than two years of business continuity experience and must be able to demonstrate originality, dynamism and innovation in the learning and understanding of the awareness of BCM and its importance within his/her organization. Nominations should be submitted in the form of maximum 500 words in essay format, and should show evidence of the nominees’ application of originality and innovation in the fast-track learning and understanding of BCM.

Eligibility:

  • Nominee does not require to be certified by any recognized BCM organizations/institutes.
  • Nominee must be an active learner and/or practitioner in Business Continuity Management (BCM) for less than 2 years (as of 1st July 2016).
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016.

2. Best ABCP – Two Awards

Nominees’ ABCP membership must be in good standing and he/she must demonstrate continuous learning and practicing on BCM and/or DRP since 2014. ABCP certification supports entry-level proficiency with some knowledge in business continuity planning, but who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in the field. He/she must also demonstrate sound record on his/her BCM learning and improvement as well as contributions to the organizations in terms of BCM awareness. These achievements and contributions shall be verifiable by 2 references (can be from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Judges of the Committee. Nominations should be submitted in the form of maximum 500 words in essay format.

Eligibility:

  • Nominee must be an active Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) and shall be in good standing.
  • Nominee must be an active practitioner in Business Continuity Management (BCM) more than 2 years (as of 1st July 2016).
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016

3. Best CBCP – Two awards

Nominees’ CBCP membership must be in good standing. He/She must have at least 5 years of significant practical experience in DRI’s 10 Professional Practices for Business
Continuity Planners. He/she must also have significant BCM related achievements as well as made positive contributions to the community and industry since 2011. These achievements and contributions should be documented and shall be verifiable by 2 references (not from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Judges of the Committee. Nominations should be submitted in the form of maximum 1,000 words in essay format.

Eligibility:

  • Nominee must be an active DRI Certified professional (in good standing)
  • Nominee must be an active practitioner in Business Continuity Management (BCM) more than 2 years (as of 1st January 2016)
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016.

4. Program Leader of the Year – BCM

In this category, recognition will be given to practitioners who excel in the business continuity field. Among the factors considered are the use of imaginative ideas to resolve issues, resourcefulness and innovative during the initiation of business continuity culture in the organizations involved, strengthening relationships between service suppliers, insurers and business continuity professionals, and being creative towards future developments in business continuity planning. Nominations should be submitted in the form of maximum 1,000 words in essay format.

Eligibility:

  • Nominee must be an active DRI Certified Professional (in good standing)
  • Nominee must be an active practitioner in Business Continuity Management (BCM) for more than 5 years (as of 1st July 2016).
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016.

5. Team of the Year

This award recognizes the human capital of business continuity departments across the organization, including teams that cross fields or are geographically dispersed. The award is designed to acknowledge collaboration, development and specific achievements of the team internally or partnering with external consultants. Collaborative team work and exceptional communication skills are essential ingredients for a successful business continuity management program, and judges will be looking for evidence of these in each entry as well as examples of the tenets contained within DRII’s 10 Professional Practices. The winning entry will demonstrate evidence of leadership by the team director. Entries should be no more than a maximum of 1,000 words in length.

Eligibility:

  • BCM program is established and managing actively and continuously since 2013.
  • Minimum one staff must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 1 July 2016.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016.

 6. Strategy of the Year

For this award, judges will evaluate a business continuity program, particularly its strategy. Recognition will be given to the overall philosophy behind the strategy, use of innovative techniques and ideas, as well as the success of implementation across the entity. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 1,000 word statement and should include an outline of the nature of the program. Among the factors considered will be the successful implementation and testing of processes, the effective use of business impact and risk analysis, the integration of an entity wide business continuity culture, the addressing and management of people issues, and evidence of applicable resources to achieve the above.

Eligibility:

  • BCM program is established and managing actively and continuously since 2013.
  • Minimum one staff must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 1 July 2016.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016.

 7. Continuity Awareness Award

This award will recognize the level of awareness that is both educational and drives the business continuity message throughout the organization (public or private) and the broader community as a whole. The initiative’s aim should be to persuade buy-in at executive board level, executive management and at all levels throughout the organization. Examples may include films, road shows or scenarios, innovative use of media or any unique/unusual idea for raising business continuity awareness.

Eligibility:

  • BCM program is established and running continuously since 2011.
  • Minimum one staff must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 1 July 2016.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016

 8. Best Service Provider (Consultancy/Recovery Centre)

Designed to recognize the very best in service delivery amongst full service business continuity providers in DRP, this category will be judged on both a company statement which is prepared by both the service provider and at least a customer/client, targeted at disaster recovery planning managers across all industry sectors. The company statement should demonstrate the company’s commitment in promoting business continuity and disaster recovery to its customer base and the wider audience, which may include staff awareness, training and user-group activity, amongst other efforts. The judges will award innovation and quality as well as customer service and satisfaction and an ability to respond to changing market demand. Entries should be no more than a maximum of 1,000 words in length.

Eligibility:

  • Service Provider must have a functional Business Continuity Management (BCM) advisory service or facilities which is part of its business offering.
  • BCM advisory or facility was established and offered its service more than 5 years (as of 1st July 2016).
  • Minimum of one staff must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 31 July 2016.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016.

 9. Best BCM Organization – Private Sector

This award recognizes organization, including teams in the private sector that cross fields or are geographically dispersed. The award is designed to acknowledge collaboration, development and specific achievements of the team internally or partnering with external
consultants/service providers. Collaborative team work and exceptional communication skills are essential ingredients for a successful business continuity management program, and judges will be looking for evidence of these in each entry as well as examples of the tenets contained within DRII’s 10 Professional Practices. The winning entry will demonstrate evidence of leadership by the team director. Nominations should be submitted in the form of maximum 1,000 words in essay format.

Eligibility :

  • Organization must have an active BCM unit/department with robust BCM programs for more than 5 years and at least 1 team member is certified by DRI International.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016.

10. Best BCM Organization – GLC/Public Sector

This award recognizes organization, including teams in the GLC/Public Sector that cross fields or are geographically dispersed. The award is designed to acknowledge collaboration, development and specific achievements of the team internally or partnering with external consultants and service providers. Collaborative team work and exceptional communication skills are essential ingredients for a successful business continuity management program, and judges will be looking for evidence of these in each entry as well as examples of the tenets contained within DRII’s 10 Professional Practices. The winning entry will demonstrate evidence of leadership by the team director. Nominations should be submitted in the form of maximum 1,000 words in essay format.

Eligibility :

  • Organization must have a functional Business Continuity Management (BCM) department/section which reflected in the organization chart.
  • Organization’s BCM Department/Section was established more than 5 years (as of 1st July 2016).
  • Minimum of one staff must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 1 July 2016.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”.
  • Nominations shall be submitted online not later than 15 July 2016.

Submissions are now over for the 2016 Awards of Excellence. The finalist will be announce shortly. For any further enquiries about the Awards of Excellence nomination, please contact Yin Yin at yinyin.cheong@dri-malaysia.org or call her at 03-92058589