Why resilience professionals need to be a jack-of-all-streams

Resilience and risk professionals are tasked with navigating their organisations through an increasingly turbulent world with disruptive technological change.

A new handbook outlines the skills, attributes and tools required by the modern-day resilience professional.

The Risk Management Institution of Australasia (RMIA) Special Interest Group on Organisational Resilience, will launch the Resilience Practitioner Handbook at the RMIA conference running from 15 - 17 November in Canberra.  

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

CEO Daniel Pritchard said, "We’re seeking to advance the thinking around organisational resilience for the benefit of our clients and the wider business community."

"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. 

Special Interest Group Chair Pete Gervasoni said, "We found the successful resilience professional needs to be a 'jack-of-all-streams'.

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

Watch this video on the Resilience Practitioner Handbook. 

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