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Awards of Excellence DRIKL2016 Categories

1.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 a maximum 1,000 words.

Eligibility:

  • Nominee must be an active practitioner in Business Continuity Management (BCM) more than 8 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”

2. Best CBCP

Nominees’ CBCP membership must be of 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 2010. 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 Committee of Awards. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 500-words statement

Eligibility:

  • Nominee must be an active practitioner in Business Continuity Management (BCM) more than 5 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”

3. Best ABCP

Nominees’ ABCP membership must be of good standing and he/she must demonstrate continuous learning and practicing on BCM and DRP since 2010. 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 vefiable by 2 references (can be from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Committee of Awards. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 500-word statement

Eligibility:

  • Nominee must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 31 December 2016
  • 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”

4. Industry Newcomer

This award is directed at new business continuity champions who show 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 a maximum 500-words statement, and should show evidence of the nominees’ application of originality and innovation in the fast-track learning and understanding of BCM.

Eligibility:

  • Nominee is not required to be an active DRI Certified professional
  • 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”

5. 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. 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 500 words in length.

Eligibility:

  • Nominee must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 31 December 2016
  • Nominee must be an active practitioner in Business Continuity Management (BCM) more than 8 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”

6. 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. 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 500 words in length.

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 January 2016)
  • Minimum of one staff must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 31 December 2016.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”

7. 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 – prepared by both the service provider and a customer, targeted at disaster recovery planning managers across all industry sectors. The company statement should demonstrate the company’s commitment in promoting business continuity 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 500 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 January 2016)
  • Minimum of one staff must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 31 December 2016.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”

8. 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 new media or any unique/unusual idea for raising business continuity awareness. 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 program is established and running continuously since 2010.
  • Minimum of one staff must be an active DRI Certified professional as of 31 December 2016.
  • If there is no submission for this category (minimum 2 submissions), the award will be categorized as “no takers”