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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.
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.