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Keep up-to-date with our latest news, publications, projects, and other interesting and useful insights into resilience.

Feb 11 2018

Improving resilience to natural disasters: West Coast lifelines vulnerability and interdependency
Improving Resilience to Natural Disasters: West Coast Lifelines Vulnerability and Interdependency David Elms, Ian McCahon and Rob Dewhirst have been taking a fresh approach to evaluating infrastructure resilience investment priorities for West Coast communities. By looking at the West Coast’s infrastructure as a system, they identify vulnerabilities that prevent ‘flow’ through that system and the …

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Dec 14 2017

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.

Oct 25 2017

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 …

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Oct 3 2017

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 businesses to …

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Sep 29 2017

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. …

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Sep 4 2017

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.  

Aug 19 2017

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 …

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Aug 4 2017

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 …

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Jul 2 2017

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 …

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Jun 20 2017

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 …

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Resilient Organizations

Jun 13 2017

Resilient Organizations book available to buy online
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 …

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Jun 11 2017

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. …

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