Call for Workshops on CIP Conference Lisbon 16 June 2017 • Unique opportunity to work together with worldwide peers

Very excited about our upcoming event, we look forward to welcoming you at our 4th international conference on “Managing Crises Today – Insights On Dealing With Complexity”. This year’s conference will take place on Friday 16 June 2017 8.30am-5pm at the University of Lisbon – Faculdade de Psicologia. If you are interested in joining, please save the date and sign up for news. We will inform you about the programme, speakers, fees, flight discounts and further details in due time.

Since our formula of keynote speakers and workshops was highly appreciated by the attendees of our past conferences, we are continuing on the same path. Our ambition this year is to provide even more participation during interactive workshops since this remains one of the main suggestions by the attendees of past editions. The aim of these workshops is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in risk management, crisis management, risk communication, crisis communication or any other domain related to risk and crisis.

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Time to renew your membership • What’s new in 2017?

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We hope that the past years you have been able to enjoy the benefits of your CIP Institute membership to the fullest.

The year 2017 is looking equally or possibly even more interesting! Next to be invited to new member-only webinars (live or recorded video on demand), as a renewed member you will be eligible for a discounted rate when joining the 4rd International CIP Conference in Lisbon (16 June 2017). This year, the conference will focus not only on a high level of interactivity, it is also our ambition to generate “workshop deliverables” to be co-created and shared with the members during the conference and afterwards. This can be anything from a member webinar, a small report or a short paper, to a blog post, a diagram, mind map, etc.

As before, the contribution for your renewal is €50 and valid for a membership period until 31 December 2017.

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Workshop: Current and emerging challenges in risk and crisis perception for the nuclear sector.

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

Since the seventies, far before the Tsjernobyl and Fukushima accidents, the applications of nuclear technology are controversial. “How to depolarise the public debate about nuclear energy?” is the one-billion-dollar question for decision makers inside the nuclear sector.

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Workshop: Better risk communication about fires involving hazardous materials. Risk perception and the mental models approach.

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

In January 2011, a major fire erupted at a chemical storage and packing company in The Netherlands. In the aftermath, the risk communication to the public was heavily criticised. In the present study, we employed a mental models approach to improve risk communication in case of a fire involving hazardous materials.

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Workshop: Drawing the line: Cross-boundary coordination processes in emergency management

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

When disaster strikes the common perception is that chaos arises and emergency response organizations need to put the situation under control by employing a centralized command structure. Command and Control is the dominant paradigm for many disaster theories and for the response organizations themselves.

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Workshop: Flipping the response: What can self-organizing communities do for you during a crisis?

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and many other platforms have enabled citizens to connect, communicate and collaborate with each other in a previously unparalleled manner. Recent critical events, both natural and man-made have shown us that this is not limited to carpooling (Uber) and couch surfing (Airbnb). Today, in times of crisis, people reach back to these platforms for information, communication and even coordination: Facebook groups are formed by spontaneous volunteers to help, Twitter becomes an information exchange platform and Whatsapp becomes a viable alternative to connect and coordinate with others.

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Workshop: What might we do differently in a world where uncertainty and non-predictability are ever present and chaos is normal?

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

Our world is a complex interactive process that is full of uncertainty and is often quite unpredictable. Our management systems are however based on predictability and certainty. If we accept that predictability and certainty are false gods, how else might we approach the task of management. If we accept uncertainty and non-predictability are ever present (where chaos is normal), what might we do differently?

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