Upcoming Event


DRIE Ottawa is hosting December‘s quarterly meeting via GoToWebinar

Join us on December 9th at 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for 2 awesome presentations.

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Don‘t Just Muddle Through! How to Provide Meaningful Psychosocial Support by Tobi Martin M. Phil., M.Sc. R. Psych, Lead, Psychosocial Response Team, Alberta Health Services

You can take straightforward, practical action to help those around you maintain resiliency during an emergency or disaster.

Tolerating a pandemic can be exhausting and organizations often don‘t know how to help people get through it. Researchers have identified five straightforward elements that can be used to help individuals and business cope during COVID. Learn how to implement these elements to build resiliency and help individuals do more than just survive.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the five essential elements
  • Learn how to implement each of the five elements to build resiliency
  • Develop practical ways of applying the five elements in your

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Exercise Considerations for Outage, Emergency, and Disaster Plans by Jeanne Powell MBCP, President/CEO, DAHR Consulting Services

Outage, Emergency, and Disaster - they're all the same, right?  Likewise, aren't Tests, Drills, and Exercises the same things?  Wrong!  Most of us throw these terms around as though they mean the same thing and are interchangeable, but they're not.  They describe different magnitudes of business disruptions and walkthroughs with or requiring different resource and effort concentrations.  Generally speaking, our execution planning focus is met through well conceived walkthroughs that enable everyone involved to better highlight gaps, overlaps, intra and inter dependencies of individual plans and mixtures of plans, as potential scenario dimensions might require.  Come learn about the differences between the terms and how applying combinations may enable better evaluation and practice designs.   

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difference between Outages, Emergencies, and Disasters.
  • Understand the difference between Tests, Drills, and Exercises.
  • Understand unique considerations for all.
  • Understand how well-designed exercises help highlight individual plan overlaps, dependencies, and gaps as scenario dimensions require.

Register now!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Previous Event

Thank you to our September Event presenters for a very informative presentation.  Members can access our archive for past presentations.

Student Scholarship

The 2020 Dr. Wayne Boone Memorial Scholarship will be awarded at the December meeting.

For more information about the Scholarship please click here.

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