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Keep up to date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.
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 ...
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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 ...
Creating future ready farm businesses
Creating future ready farm businesses
Earlier this month, the North Canterbury Drought Response Committee, in collaboration with Resilient Organisations and Fraser Pastoral, held a workshop for a group of farmers in the Hurunui District of Canterbury. The workshop focused on how farmers could build their capacity now to navigate future turbulence. Farmers in North Canterbury ...
Resilient Organizations
Resilient Organizations book available to buy online
How resilient is your organization? Resilient Organisations' Co-Leader, Erica Seville has written a practical and highly readable guide to building resilience in your organisation. The book covers the key indicators of organizational resilience and the actions that will build a resilience capacity and enable your organization to survive and thrive ...
Latest Report: Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop
Latest Report: Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop
Our latest report summarises the Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop held in February this year and lessons learned about research collaboration, coordination,and impact following major disruptive events.It includes te research and research coordination priorities for the Kaikoura earthquake and tsunami, that were identified during the workshop. View full report ...
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