We look forward to welcoming you at our 5th international conference: “Better face it – All management is crisis management. Resilient organisations cope with the future’s challenges.”
This year’s conference will take place on Friday 8 June 2018 in Madrid. If you are interested in joining, please save the date and sign up for news. We will inform you about the programme, speakers, fees and further details in due time.
As we did last year in Lisbon we opt for a formula with keynote speakers and workshops and will work with 3 tracks.
Track 1: Polarization / the new normal? Are we facing a society were fake news, mass manipulation techniques and propaganda are the norm?
Track 2: Cyber challenges / can we be prepared? Our fast moving digitizing environment is challenging us all. How can we benefit, and yet be safe navigating this cyber future?
Track 3: Business, crisis and resilience / Today’s managers live in the fast track! All management feels like crisis management. What are the lessons to be learned?
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. They are a platform to share knowledge and reflect on each other’s work and offer a 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.
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.
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.
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?
More webinars are coming up in the next months! Each webinar will be organised and presented by one or more CIP members.
The aim of these webinars is to enable discussion and exchange of knowledge, expertise and ideas amongst the CIP members on current and emergent topics. A webinar can address any specific or general challenge.
Crisis management teams need to make fast and complex decisions about unique situations. Research in judgment and decision making shows that this seems to be easier said than done. Reasons for making wrong decisions lay both in individuals as well as in team processes.
On January 29th 2015, a man wielding a fake gun has been arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS, causing the main evening bulletins to be cancelled. That evening, approximately 60.000 tweets have been posted online about the situation. Continue reading →
Our conference programme in Amsterdam consists of lectures by international keynote speakers, but we also make room for various workshops by CIP members. These six workshop were reviewed and selected from the proposals that we received as a result of our Call for Workshops.
When something bad happens in an organization that upsets normal operations and occupies the attention of senior management, complex forces are unleashed that are difficult to manage from the outset. Despite the best of intentions, lawyers often undermine the organization’s interests in the response to crisis. Working together, lawyers and the companies they represent can learn to overcome outdated but long-held views of the lawyer’s role, to improve the company’s response to crisis.
Charlie Madison is Chairman & Founder of Atlee Risk Consulting. He and his company combine legal and management experience to bring an enlightened approach to legal liability risk management, including helping companies implement programs of improvement through the New View of Human Performance and High Reliability Organizing. You can find interesting articles on his blog to learn more about his work.