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Keep up to date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.
News
Farewell to Ellie Kay
Farewell to Ellie Kay
This month we say farewell to Ellie Kay, the youngest of the ResOrgs team. Ellie has been instrumental in the development of the Trajectories programme of the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, keeps us on track with our diversity and wellbeing goals, and has been involved in many ...
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News, Organisational Resilience
Building risk management strategies into the vertical construction sector
Building risk management strategies into the vertical construction sector
Achieving a high level of productivity in the construction industry remains challenging. Within the sector, there are also differentiated performance outcomes between the horizontal and vertical construction sector. The recent successes of horizontal infrastructure projects such as the Northern Toll Road Gateway, Waterview Project, and Christchurch Infrastructure Recovery are in ...
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News, Organisational Resilience
Keeping up with an evolving strategic risk landscape
Keeping up with an evolving strategic risk landscape
By Erica Seville The insurance sector, like many others, is at an interesting juncture, as the nature of the strategic risks facing the sector evolves and anticipated time-frames for change shorten. At first glance, it is a sector populated by well capitalised, established and large incumbents. It is a sector ...
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News, Organisational Resilience
Mental Health Awareness Week coaching special
Mental Health Awareness Week coaching special
We know that being the business continuity or resilience champion in an organisation can be both personally and professionally challenging. In acknowledgement of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are offering a special on our one-on-one organisational resilience professional development coaching. Connecting with others and sharing problems (and successes) ...
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News
EarthEx 2019
EarthEx 2019
Want to test your resilience planning? Have a go at Earth Ex 2019. This web-based exercise takes you through a Black Sky hazard scenario, testing your readiness and response plans. We recently did it and even though resilience is our core business, we still found it useful to test our ...
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News
The link between diversity and wellbeing: a no-brainer for NZ organisations
The link between diversity and wellbeing: a no-brainer for NZ organisations
By Ellie Kay As the ResOrgs diversity and wellbeing champ, I have often written on, well, diversity and wellbeing. When it was suggested that I think about writing a blog, though, I wasn’t really sure where to start. Sure, my colleagues have become accustomed to my regular, tome-length diversity and ...
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Board’s Role in Crisis
Board's Role in Crisis
  • Have you been on a Board of Directors or a CEO of an organisation that experienced a crisis within the last 10 years?
  • Do you feel you learned from that experience?
  • Would you like to share your experience to help others facing crises in ...
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Emergency Management, News
Tracy Hatton interviewed on water sector resilience
Tracy Hatton interviewed on water sector resilience
Tracy Hatton was recently interviewed by the Resilience Shift about the importance of water resilience. Resilient Organisations, in collaboration with the Resilience Shift recently published a resilience primer on potable water infrastructure ...
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Emergency Management, News
EarthEx
EarthEx
The virtual multi-sector global resilience exercise EARTH EX opens on 21 August 2019 and remains open to participate in any time through to the end of October. The ResOrgs team have registered and will be taking part in this exercise. and we encourage organisations to register and take part. What ...
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Bumpy roads to reconstruction
Bumpy roads to reconstruction
In the latest issue of BRANZ's Build Magazine, a recent QuakeCoRE project involving researchers from Resilient Organisations, the University of Auckland and Market Economics, address the question of what differentiates the earthquake rebuilding timeline of Christchurch from other places like Kobe following the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake and Los Angeles ...
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