MAC Chapter Event - Crisis Leadership Skills

by Melbourne Alumni Chapter (MAC)

Alumni Chapter

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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Rio Tinto

Melbourne Business School, 200 Leicester Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia

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Crisis Leadership Skills – essential tools for leaders in this time of digital transformation, financial uncertainty and climate change

The frequency of crises is increasing. This increase is due to many factors including climate change, digital transformation, financial mismanagement and poor political decision making.

Societies are more connected than ever before with the various forms of social media adding to the 24/7 news cycle. Unfolding crises are covered in minute detail and instantly shared. Much of this information is accurate but a lot is not, therefore leading to increased confusion.

When the response to a crisis is poor, senior leaders are targeted and corporate casualties occur. How can we plan better responses? How should leaders prepare themselves and their organisations to better handle crises?

Based on over 15 years of work identifying the causes of poor responses to crises, four themes have emerged: poor planning, inadequate use of information and business intelligence, ineffective resource management and deficiencies in certain senior leadership behaviours.

In this presentation Peter will discuss the key themes and their suggested solutions from his new book “Preparing to Lead in a Crisis”.

Option 1 - Presentation
6pm Registration
6.30pm Presentation
7.30pm Drinks and nibbles

Option 2 - Dinner
6pm Registration
6.30pm Presentation
7.30pm Dinner with Peter Dunn

Please note: All tickets include a free copy of Peters book "Preparing to Lead in a Crisis"

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Rio Tinto

Melbourne Business School, 200 Leicester Street, Carlton, VIC 3053, Australia


Major General Peter Dunn, AO, FAICD (Retd)

Peter Dunn made his first career in the Australian Army. He retired from the Army in 2002 as a Major General after holding many senior leadership positions and being involved in numerous situations that required the use of crisis management techniques. Peter moved to work in the public sector and was subsequently engaged to build and head a new emergency services organisation in the Australian Capital Territory after the disastrous 2003 Canberra bushfires.

After establishing the new organisation, Peter moved into private enterprise where he has operated since 2006. He has worked for major global consulting firms where he specialised in strategic leadership and capacity development. Peter now concentrates his efforts on crisis management and development issues in a global context. He travels widely in remote areas of Australia and internationally.

Peter has extensive experience on both public and private sector Boards. He is currently Chair of the Malpa Institute which works to reduce the social disadvantage being experienced by young Indigenous Australians, particularly in the health sector.

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