Upcoming Webinar: ‘Resilience is a Verb’ with Prof. David D. Woods

You are invited to take part in our upcoming webinar entitled ‘Resilience is a Verb’ with Prof. David D. Woods, taking place on 13 May 2019 at 15:30-16:30 CEST. You can join the webinar here.

SNAFU is the natural state of systems and SNAFU Catching is essential for the viability of systems in complex worlds. But organizations rationalize this core finding away. In this webinar, Prof. Woods will discuss how resilience engineering studies in real settings have revealed patterns in adaptation in complex networks and discovered surprising new fundamentals about how all adaptive systems work — fundamentals that overturn assumptions made by many disciplinary areas of study. The result is a novel pragmatics for interventions to build adaptive capacities in organizations producing/undergoing scale change and extensive interconnections.

David Woods is a professor at Ohio State University, and former president of both the Resilience Engineering Association, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. For over forty years, he has worked to improve systems safety in high risk settings and advised organisations on critical issues in human-machine systems. These include studies of human coordination with automated and intelligent systems (check out these videos here and here), and accident investigations in aviation, nuclear power, critical care medicine, crisis response, military operations, and space operations. Since 2000, as a response to several NASA incidents, he has proposed resilience engineering based on the dangers of brittle systems and the need to invest in sustaining sources of resilience. Recently he started the SNAFU Catchers Consortium in industry-university partnership to build resilience in business critical digital services. His work in resilience engineering has led to the first comprehensive theory on how systems can build the potential for resilient performance despite complexity.

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Title: Resilience is a Verb

Host: Prof. David D. Woods, Professor at Ohio State University

Date: 13 May 2019

Time: 15:30-16:30 CEST

To join the webinar, click here.

Please RSVP by emailing euan.morin:regionsormland.se

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