August 2022 newsletter

Kia ora koutou

In this issue:

  • Upcoming RRANZ courses
  • Meet our RRANZ Administrator, Jennifer!
  • New EM courses
  • Our future world
  • More great EM reading


We have now released our 2023 dates for Part 1 and Part 2 courses. There are limited spaces available for our final Part 1 course for 2022 beginning in early September.

Dates coming soon for masterclasses.

We are always happy to talk through our courses and whether they are right for you.

Find out more and register online

Meet our RRANZ Administrator, Jennifer!

Jennifer is originally from the state of Nebraska in the USA. She ‘accidentally’ found herself in New Zealand twice – first as a study abroad student in 2014 when two other programmes fell through; and again in 2020 when her working holiday plans were foiled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jennifer joined the RRANZ team when she took up a role at Massey University’s Joint Centre for Disaster Research. While relatively new to the EM space, Jennifer has spent years coordinating education opportunities, everything from study abroad and professional development to school outreach and museum programmes. In her words, she helps build the bridge between learners and learning providers in a non-traditional learning context.

When she’s not baking delicious homemade treats, Jennifer spends her free time singing in choirs and with her local faith community. She also enjoys learning about history and even volunteered as a costumed historical interpreter for a few years. And she continues to upskill her tramping and outdoor skills, which were non-existent before moving to New Zealand. The RRANZ team would also like to congratulate Jennifer, who was recently granted NZ Residency!


It’s fantastic to see the National Emergency Management Agency (NZ) roll out the first course in their new National Training Package series.

Aimed at building emergency management capability and interoperability across the system, the national training packages will provide basic level training for those working in an Intelligence, Planning, Operations, or Logistics function in any organisation that uses a CIMS structure to manage incidents. The first course, ‘Knowledge of the CIMS Intelligence Function’ is a self-paced online course freely available on Takatu.

Find out more


This report from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation covers the global megatrends impacting the way we will live in the coming decades.

How will these impact your organisation and how emergency management is carried out?

Read the report

More great EM reading

Subscribe for free to these two journals, both offering peer reviewed articles on contemporary issues.

Subscribe to newsletters at these two portals to keep up to date with their latest news and research.

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