August 2021 newsletter

Kia ora koutou

In this issue:

  • RRANZ Masterclass series
  • Recent and interesting reading in the Response and Recovery space
    • Resilience re-imagined: A practical guide for organisations
    • Manchester Arena inquiry - lessons for response leaders
    • Recovery Matters webinar series
    • Communicating during a public health crisis
    • The future of EOCs - Six shifts to consider from COVID-19
    • Latest journals available to read online

2021 Masterclass series - limited spaces available

We have had a great response to our Masterclass series - with only a few spaces remaining in our final two sessions for our 2021 series. Be quick to secure your place.

Response and recovery decision-making under pressure

29/30 November 2021

Learn how to build individual and team capability to make decisions under high pressure, stress, and uncertainty.

Leading in a multi-agency response and recovery environment

6/7 December 2021

Enhance your capability to mobilise and manage high functioning teams to operate effectively in disaster, crisis, and adversity.

Find out more and register online

RRANZ courses 2021

There are still opportunities to complete a RRANZ course this year.

PART 1 (ONLINE) - WEEK BEGINNING:
16 August 2021
4 October 2021
PART 2 (FACE-TO-FACE 1-WEEK BLOCK)
22 Nov 2021

Check out the RRANZ website for more information and to apply online.

RECENT AND INTERESTING READING IN THE RESPONSE AND RECOVERY SPACE

Resilience re-imagined: A practical guide for organisations

This report, produced by Cranfield University, in partnership with the UK's National Preparedness Commission and Deloitte, looks at how businesses responded to COVID-19, and how they can make themselves more resilient to future challenges. Read the report

Manchester Arena inquiry - lessons for response leaders

The Kerslake report, outlining the finding of an independent review into the preparedness for, and emergency response to, the Manchester Arena attack in 2017, provides a clearer insight into the failure of inter-agency communications. Read the full report

Some of the media coverage of the inquiry also makes interesting reading.

Two issues highlighted in these articles include:

  • Ensuring your inter-agency linkages are robust and can cope with a surge event.
  • Considering all the elements of an organisation in training exercises so they know what to do not just the front line responders.

Recovery Matters webinar series

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience has a great series of short webinars covering many aspects of recovery.  Check it out now

Communicating during a public health crisis

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention's Crisis and emergency risk communication (CERC) Manual describes the principles of crisis and emergency risk communication and how to address different challenges while communicating during a crisis or emergency. It provides guidance for all stages of an emergency and can be applied to any public health emergency.

The future of EOCs: Six shifts to consider from COVID-19

COVID-19 has put Emergency Operation Centres under pressure like never before, requiring public and private sector leaders to leverage existing or create new infrastructure to “coordinate resources, information, and emergency risk communication to respond to the public health threat". There are a number of lessons learned in how such EOCs should be set up and operated.

A recent McKinsey article suggests six major shifts that are likely to define how EOCs should pivot going forward in this pandemic and others to come. Read more

Latest journals available to read online

The Australian Journal of Emergency Management July edition has a special themed issue on the management of animals in emergencies.

The Canadian Journal of Emergency Management July edition.

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