Agile response and recovery planning
in dynamic environments

Learn how to:
  • develop strategies to better forecast and predict key planning issues
  • identify risks and interdependencies that affect planning
  • recognise the importance of understanding different stakeholder perspectives
  • develop strategies to monitor the performance of a plan
  • analyse the impacts of the gap between an intended plan and the actual situation
  • apply tools to review a plan, and identify risks and areas for improvement
Who should attend?

Anyone involved in operational disaster response planning including those commissioning, completing, and enacting plans.


David Parsons, Dr. Christine Owen, and Cameron Scott bring their extensive evidence/practice-based expertise to deliver a highly interactive, engaging, and valued masterclass.

Dave Parsons
David Parsons

David has considerable emergency management experience in a number of emergency management roles in emergency services organisations and the corporate sectors. His specialist expertise is in emergency response management, crisis decision making, exercise management, lessons learned, organisational resilience.

He works with organisations including critical infrastructure, public safety, and health. David has extensive involvement in providing emergency management professional development at Diploma and Degree levels in Australia and New Zealand. His specialty area of interest is in the neuroscience of decision-making and multiagency leadership.

Christine Owen
Christine Owen

Christine is an organisational behaviour and learning researcher with over 25 years’ experience in investigating decision-making, teamwork, coordination, organisational culture and change in safety-critical environments. She has been engaged by industry in a number of practitioner reviews and evaluations of major emergency events.

Christine conducts research into high consequence decision-making, leadership, teamwork, and collaboration in domains including aviation, medicine, emergency management, and public safety. She is passionate about transforming research evidence into practice to improve working lives.

Cancellation, transfer, and refund policy

RRANZ understands there are many reasons why participants may need to cancel or transfer their participation in our courses. Unfortunately, it may not be possible for your place on the programme to be filled by another participant at short notice, resulting in costs that cannot be recouped. Student fees are the only source of funding for the RRANZ programme.

The following cancellation, transfer, and refund policy applies:

  • 30 days or more before the course starts – $50.00 administration fee.
  • 8-29 days before the course starts – 50% of the course fee.
  • 1-7 days before the course starts – 100% of the course fee.

Requests for consideration of special circumstances can be made to

In the event of a regional or national state of emergency, RRANZ will likely cancel any scheduled courses.

This course is subject to a minimum enrolment number.


Date:  26 November 2024

Time:  09:30 - 16:30

Location:   The Elms Hotel, 456 Papanui Road, Christchurch

Price: $850 (plus GST)*

* includes lunch & morning/afternoon refreshments


$775 (plus GST)

closes 31 July 2024

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