RMIA Resilience Practitioner Handbook

In an age of globalisation and increased connectivity including that of media and supply chains, the impact of small events can reach and be felt across the most far flung areas of the globe in seconds. Today, no place is out of reach and almost anything is possible. With this overlay comes the growing rate of disrupters that exist or will exist that will impact what is considered our everyday normal. The link between risk and resilience continues to become closer, and the importance of contemporary risk thinking and practices critical to ensuring your resilience.

The consequences of small disruptions can be devastating particularly when governments and organisations are not armed with resilience. Too many organisations succumb to the mentality of ‘it will never happen to me’ and in fact don’t survive the next event. Arguably, if you are thinking that, you could be next!

Whilst many perceive resilience as an additional cost and/or resource, we have made an easy to use handbook to make the transition easy and effective. We are passionate about making our communities stronger and able to adapt to change, which is why we have created this handbook.

The Organisational Resilience Practitioner Handbook provides you with an overview of “What do I need to know?” and “How do I do it?” and is written by a team of experts from the RMIA’s Organisational Resilience Special Interest Group.

A special thanks to all of those that have contributed to the development of this handbook including:

• Pete Gervasoni (Chair of the Organisational Resilience Special Interest Group)

• Amit Bansal

• Robert Crawford

• Cathy Cyphus

• Rinske Geerlings

• Jennifer Le

• Kathryn McEwen.

The RMIA would also like to acknowledge the support of RiskCloud.

Anthony Ventura

RMIA President and Chairman