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Keep up to date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.
John Vargo speaking on resilience and social enterprises
John Vargo speaking on resilience and social enterprises
John Vargo spoke about organisational resilience with Steve Moe on his podcast series, seeds. In this series of podcasts Steve talks with people making a positive impact, particularly relating to social enterprises and entrepreneurs.   Listen to the podcast on iTunes or access it via Castbox App on android phones.  It is also available at www.seeds.libsyn.com. ...
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Job vacancy: Research Assistant position
Job vacancy: Research Assistant position
Based in our Christchurch office, you will be working on a broad range of projects spanning resilience research and practice. One of your major projects will be the Resilience Assessment Warrant of Fitness funded by the Resilience to Nature's Challenge - National Science Challenge. This is a new project to develop ...
Building a better understanding of metadata and geospatial data
Building a better understanding of metadata and geospatial data
We've uploaded a series of short videos to YouTube to help system users build a better understanding of metdata and how it can build better research practices. The New Zealand government has committed funding over the next decade to researching our country’s most pressing problems.  The National Science Challenges are ...
If you had $5 billion for developing seismic resilience in NZ, what would you spend the it on?
If you had $5 billion for developing seismic resilience in NZ, what would you spend the it on?
We recently asked a random sample of New Zealand university academics about preferred and overlooked areas of spend in developing resilience to earthquakes. The survey is part of our joint effort wth QuakeCoRE to collate a transdisciplinary list of options that might assist in investment planning for developing seismic resilience ...
Incentivising organisational resilience
Incentivising organisational resilience
Businesses need to believe they are going to be impacted, that they can reduce this impact through their own actions, and that it is an essential part of business to do so.  Those who believe these things invest in resilience.  However, it is not enough to rely on the ‘enlightenment’ of ...
Attending QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting as a new Post-Doc
Attending QuakeCoRE Annual Meeting as a new Post-Doc
“Half of us today attended the QuakeCoRE meeting last year, the other half are here for the first time – many crossed continents to join us,” announced Professor Brendon Bradley, QuakeCoRE Deputy Director, before dinner on the first day of the 3-days meeting in Taupo, September 2017. Our new Postdoctoral ...
Raising the bar - getting our keystone organisations better engaged and prepared
Raising the bar – getting our keystone organisations better engaged and prepared
Following on from their National Emergency Management Conference in early June, the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) have uploaded videos of some of the conference presentations, including Erica Seville's presentation on better preparing organisations' for crisis ...
Erica Seville shortlisted for a Continuity and Resilience Consultant 2017 Award at the BCI Australasian Awards
Erica Seville shortlisted for a Continuity and Resilience Consultant 2017 Award at the BCI Australasian Awards
ResOrgs Managing Director, Erica Seville has been shortlisted for a Continuity and Resilience Consultant 2017 Award at the BCI Australasian Awards. This is a well deserved recognition of Erica's continuing work leading and mentoring a group of researchers and consultants working to make public and private sector organisations more resilient.  Alongside this, in ...
Learning new creative strategies for designing and facilitating learning experiences
Learning new creative strategies for designing and facilitating learning experiences
How much time do we spend ‘perfecting’ a report, or a proposal, or any of our outputs only to find we were answering the wrong question? Or that our solution did not gel with those meant to be served? Design Thinking offers a new way of approaching problems that can ...
Resilience to Nature’s Challenges Researchers want to Make Resilience Visible
Resilience to Nature’s Challenges Researchers want to Make Resilience Visible
The human brain processes information visually. How can we help people see resilience? Stories. Photos. Displaying layers of data on a map. The trajectories toolbox has ammased a bank of over 400 indicators that have been used to capture some aspect of resilience to disruption in the complex systems that ...
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