New handbook outlines what’s required of today’s resilience professional

In today’s increasingly connected world, small disruptions can be felt across the globe within seconds and ‘disruptors’ upend industries overnight, changing the way we think and do business.

Resilient organisations are ready to deal with the disruptions and the disruptors. They will see, anticipate, create and take advantage of new opportunities to survive and hopefully thrive.

A new resource, the Resilience Practitioner Handbook has found choosing the right resilience practitioner is paramount in determining if resilience in an organisation is a positive, forward-looking ‘strategic enabler’, encouraging leaders to take measured risks with confidence.

“The Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA) Special Interest Group on Organisational Resilience, has launched the Resilience Practitioner Handbook in a panel session today at the RMIA National Conference in Canberra,” said Special Interest Group Chair, Pete Gervasoni.

“The handbook, outlines the skills, attributes and tools required by the modern-day resilience professional and it has been written from the perspective of current experts practicing resilience in their respective organisations.

"We found while experience and skills are critical, it's the personal qualities that underpin their success in driving change throughout an organisation.

"We found the successful resilience professional needs to be a 'jack-of-all-streams' and understand an organisation from end-to-end,” Pete said.

Dynamiq is strategic resilience partner of the RMIA and sponsor of the Special Interest Group.

CEO Daniel Pritchard said, “It’s never been more important for organisations to build adaptive capacity within their people so they can effectively prepare for and respond to change.  

“The Special Interest Group has been working hard over the past 12 months to provide this practical resource for resilience professionals and risk managers to assist with their personal and professional development,” Dan said.

The handbook advises resilience professionals to: 

- Influence and build relationships with strong communication skills and emotional intelligence

- Be politically savvy in knowing how to work with organisational behaviour and decision making processes

- Develop innovative solutions by analysing multiple perspectives and harnessing the ideas of others

- Drive change by being persistent, keeping processes on track and maintaining commitment.

Download the handbook here.

Watch this video on the Resilience Practitioner Handbook. 

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