Forum Themes

Image Tessa MeadowOrganisational Effectiveness in Times of Seismic Risk – Lessons for Wellington

A forum held at Victoria University’s Rutherford House in Wellington on October 18, 2011.

The Forum comprised four themes (in order of presentation): Building resilience before the event; Restoring confidence and effectiveness immediately after; Leading people after the event; and Rebuilding our future – is an earthquake required?

Click on the theme titles in the side-bar to go straight to our speakers’ words and pictures.  Or click on the sidebar images to download a printable PDF (400 KB) for each theme.  

October’s Rotary Forum offered up a room-full of experience to explore the possibilities and the practicalities around developing a more resilient Wellington region. A host of brilliant ideas, analyses, up-to-date information and critical insights were presented. See the photo gallery.

This site aims to support the continuing conversation, to share knowledge and promote the actions needed to raise resilience and effectiveness for organisations in the Wellington region.

Ian Athfield on 'Rebuilding Our Future'Read what our speakers had to say on the four themes and view their PowerPoint presentations, and take part in ensuing conversations. You’re invited to join the Rotary Forum database to contribute your expertise, share ideas and to receive updates from us. If you’re not on the database, you can still share your thoughts – click the comment icon.

The speakers – 17 experts and leaders: Dr Alan BollardAllan FreethDr Helen AndersonMargaret JefferiesDave MiddletonPeter Townsend,Jacki JohnsonSteve Brazier (not present on the day), Bill ButzbachGeoff BascandCharles WaldegraveRichard BallantyneProfessor Bruce GlavovicColin JamesIan AthfieldRoger Sutton and Fran Wilde. Click on a speaker’s name to view their presentation.

Forum host: Hewitt Humphrey – Radio New Zealand Broadcaster and President-elect, Rotary Club of Wellington 

Hear Hewitt’s Radio New Zealand news bulletin from 22 February, 2011.

Summary of Presentations – Themes 1, 2, 3, 4

A roundup of the combined presentations for each of the four themes: 

Theme 1: Building resilience before the event

Chair: Glen Hughes – Southern Regional Manager, OPUS International Consultants

Theme 2: Restoring confidence and effectiveness immediately after an event

Chair: Donald Bell –Territorial Commander, Salvation Army

Theme 3: Leading people after an event

Chair: Mayor Celia Wade-Brown – Mayor of Wellington City

Theme 4: Rebuilding our future: Is an earthquake required?

Chair: Pat Walsh – Vice Chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington

Forum Summary – Lessons for Wellington

Fran Wilde   – Chair, Greater Wellington Regional Council

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Links of interest

http://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/historic-earthquakes/top-nz/gallery/index.html (a fascinating gallery of images with snippets of info too)

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