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CECAN Webinar: The difference between Adrenaline and Core Strength – Investing in Resilience as an Organisational Capability

Online, 2 Feb 2021, 1pm
Jon Ainger & Henrietta Curzon

Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

Presenter: Jon Ainger, Director & Henrietta Curzon, Insight Lead (IMPOWER)

Webinar Overview:

Covid has undeniably pushed public sector organisation to their limits to overcome ongoing challenges. Their ability to bounce forward from these challenges is not only a testament to their resilience, but to their willingness to grasp everyday disruption. Resilience is often seen as the ability to ‘keep going’ – we believe a better definition is required. Our work with nine local authorities has sharpened our definition to recognise the core strength required to anticipate, adapt to and bounce forward from disruption.

Our book ‘The EDGEWORK Manifesto’ describes how to deliver change and impact in complex systems – we now need to build resilience into that complexity.

In our webinar, we will share key insights and have a rich discussion about what resilience really means, with a focus on practical elements. We are also keen to get feedback on the framework and its potential application from the webinar participants.

Presenter Biography:

Prior to IMPOWER, Jon worked in a range of public policy and strategy consulting roles, with a consistent focus on public service reform. After six months on secondment at the Cabinet Office, Jon joined IMPOWER at its inception in September 2000 and has spent the past 20 years working to build innovative approaches to solving complex public sector challenges. Jon has pioneered our work on demand management, applied behavioural science and codified our unique approach to delivering change in complex systems – EDGEWORK. Jon continues to work every day with clients, and on pushing IMPOWER to find new ways to help those clients improve and become more resilient.

Henrietta worked in the police and local government for over 15 years and was seconded to the Public Service Transformation Network, a cross-government initiative, before joining IMPOWER in June 2014. Henrietta is IMPOWER’s Insight Lead and has been instrumental in developing our understanding of resilience and testing and iterating our new framework to assess organisational resilience.

How to Join:

This talk will take place via a Zoom Webinar (registration now closed).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. In case you are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be uploaded to our website following the event.

Link to Webinar Recording:

If you were unable to join the webinar, you can watch the session via our YouTube channel below. We are also pleased to be able to share a PDF version of the PowerPoint slides, please click here to view.

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