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    Speaker - David Skegg Synopsis Resilience is often defined in the context of how a “system” behaves to recover from an abnormal circumstance, but resilient performance is more than that. A system is said to perform in a manner that is resilient when it can sustain required operations under both expected and unexpected conditions, by adjusting its functions prior to, or following, events (changes, disturbances, and opportunities). Resilience Engineering (RE) looks for ways to enhance the ability of systems to succeed under varying conditions. Resilience is not a single quality as such, and a system cannot be typified as “resilient” – but it is possible to describe the system’s performance as being resilient in a defined context. Since resilience refers to something that a system does rather than to something that a system has, it is not meaningful to propose a single or simple ‘measurement of resilience’ or even to refer to 'levels of resilience'. But it is possible to consider the extent to which each of the four potentials that provide the basis for resilient performance are present in, or supported by, the system. About the Speaker David Skegg has a Master’s degree in Safety science, and recently as Teaching Scholar with CQUniversity at the Accident Forensics laboratory in Bundaberg. Previously with Clyde, Babcock-Hitachi as Manager HSE, and Aurora Energy (Tamar Valley) Pty Ltd [AETV] as Manager, Systems and Compliance, David has been associated with successful significant projects over many years, following his senior management experience with an engineering consultancy. David’s international work has involved short course training to senior managers, especially in the Gulf Cooperative Countries (GCC) of Saudi Arabia, and the Emirates. He has been a Director of JAS-ANZ, and has been a Special Advisor to the Regional Director of the World Health Organisation.
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    Australian Capital Projects – Risk Management, Project Controls and COVID-19 Presenter - Pedram Danesh-Mand, Director of KPMG Australia, NSW President of Risk Engineering Society (RES) Webinar description The full impact of COVID-19 on the Australian construction sector will become more apparent over the next quarter, but there has been much speculation regarding the outcomes for the industry and potential risk mitigation strategies as well as opportunities to make the sector more resilient for future challenges. Infrastructure and construction businesses continue to be faced with the challenges of improving productivity and successful project delivery. Through a review of some impacts on the sector due to COVID-19 and also by sharing KPMG’s recent construction survey results globally and in Australia, the speaker will highlight the opportunities for the sector to improve its productivity by developing and implementing robust governance, project controls, data-based solutions and new digital technologies. Armed with these capabilities, organisations will be more resilient and better positioned to safe-guard themselves in future. Presenter bio With a successful record of executive positions and as an industry innovation award winner, Pedram is currently leading and inspiring teams for setting a benchmark in delivery of Integrated Project Controls (Scope, Time, Cost, Risk) and Project Risk Management to provide clients transparent and practical risk engineering solutions in developing and delivering major projects. Prior to this, Pedram was Jacobs Technical Director (Risk) across Asia Pacific and also Head of Planning & Risk for UGL in a wide range of projects across Transport, Water, Power Generation, Coal, LNG/Oil & Gas. Presentation slides Capital projects beyond covid_20200602.pdf
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    WEBINAR - Coronavirus - Lessons in Risk, Resilience & Complex Systems SPEAKER - Warren Black (Founder & Principle of Complexus) As disruptive as the Coronavirus crisis has been, there is no doubting this is a monumental case example of modern risk management within complex situations. Consider how the crisis has already demonstrated the concepts of disruption, emergence, resilience, chaos, the butterfly effect, systems thinking and many other complex systems phenomena. Join us as we discuss what practical lessons and insights into modern day risk management (particularly within complex situations) we can learn from the Coronavirus Case Study so far. About the speaker Warren Black is an Engineer, Risk Professional and Complex Systems’ Thinker who has particular interest in understanding how the complexity sciences might offer a better means to controlling emergent risks within highly complex, operating environments. Warren consults to industry on how to improve Governance, Risk & Assurance practices so that they may reflect not only the degree of investment at risk, but also the specific complexities in play. He is currently engaged in a higher degree in research (PhD) program, whereby he is Investigating a Systems Thinking Approach to managing Complex Risks, at the Queensland University of Technology, Engineering Faculty. Recording Presentation slides Risk, Resilience & Complex Systems - REBOK Webinar - 19 May 2020.pdf
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    REBOK online webinar event About the presentation 1. The REBOK has been growing over the last 2 years and following its “soft” launch in July 2019 is ready for more interaction from our wider Engineering community. This information session is designed to give all interested parties an introduction to REBOK content and how the REBOK pages work. You will then be inducted into and how you can usefully contribute and share your knowledge to the RISK Engineering Body of Knowledge. 2. COVID-19 has the whole world reeling from its devastating effects. This session introduces the COVID-19 pandemic from an engineering and RISK perspective and provides an opportunity to reflect on how the world got to where it is at now and what factors are at play affecting where the world will head into the short, medium and long term future. Key takeaways o Learn how the REBOK Community is becoming the trusted voice on RISK for the engineering and wider communities o Learn how the engineering profession has contributed to and dealt with solving the disaster presented to us by this COVID-19 Pandemic disaster o Take away a freshly considered understanding of the past Affects and the future Effects of the uncertainty around dealing with the fallout from this pandemic and what you can do now to deal with new problems as they emerge. If you are a leader in your field or just a concerned party: engineer; scientist; or practitioner affected by this pandemic, this session will have something to stimulate your thinking and to help you reflect on your plans for the future. About the speaker Geoff Hurst FIEAust CPENG NER CHOHSP (Director & Founder @ ENGENEOHS Pty Ltd) Geoff Hurst is a well qualified OHS and Risk Engineering professional with expertise in the development of safety and risk management frameworks, embedding & developing effective Health & Safety Management Systems, workplace wellness programs, and implementing workplace cultural change in a variety of settings. He has a depth of experience from opportunities including: manufacturing, construction, local government, entertainment, transport & logistics, service and education sectors. Geoff also has extensive leadership experience in dealing with pandemic and industrial illnesses including: H1N1, SARS, MERs, Industrial chemical exposure and related disasters and has a special interest in the health of Australian workers. Recording Presentation slides Intro to REBOK - COVID-19.pdf
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    A new edition of IEC 31010 Risk Management Risk Assessment Techniques was recently released and will be published as an Australian standard later in the year. This presentation will explain the philosophy the team followed in revising the standard and will explain the differences between the latest release and the 2009 version, and explaining the ‘why’ behind it. Risk is defined in ISO 31000 Risk Management as the effect of uncertainty on objectives - but what do we mean by uncertainty and what implications does this have for the practicalities of assessing risk? Delivered by Professor Jean Cross, this presentation will draw attention to some of the techniques introduced in this edition that were not in the last.
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