As part of our on-going inquiry into resilience, Mike recently attended the British Red Cross conference. Here is his review; we are also hoping that some of the great people he met there will contribute later this year to the blog – so watch this space.
British Red Cross Resilience Conference -Review
Resilience is a hot topic at the moment and for good reason. It is being used to help understand how business and society as a whole can learn how to adapt to changing circumstances and not allow incidents such as recession, volcanic eruptions and flu epidemics to prevent us from being able to carry on and in some cases become stronger in order that strategies can be put in place to help us better manage similar experiences in the future.
British Red Cross has recognised the growing interest in resilience and decided to provide a conference in April this year on the subject ‘Putting Resilience into Practice’. In his opening speech Sir Nick Young, CEO for British Red Cross told us that at their recent strategy meeting they decided to put resilience at the forefront of everything they will be doing over the next few years.
The conference provided speakers from a number of organisations including neighbourhood programmes, prisons and national emergency response teams. All of which gave fascinating insights into what they had learnt about what special ingredients make for effective resilience. Read more