How to deal with crises? Complex interactive processes as determining factor for successful risk/crisis management 2nd International CIP Event
July 2-3, 2015
in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Associate or Associate Student Membership includes all membership benefits and admission to the conference (Fri 3 July)
Now available: Full Conference Programme
|Morning from 9 am|
|Discussion Welcome and introduction of the day
Dr. Peter Vasterman
University Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Dr. Hugo Marynissen
President CIP Institute, Managing Partner PM (Belgium)
Keynote Organizational safety and pre-accident investigations: an introduction
Dr. Todd Conklin
Los Alamos National Laboratory (US)
In this presentation, Todd will introduce High Reliability Organizing (HRO), how we can identify complex potential incidents before they take place and how time-pressed professionals should shape their safety programs.
Todd Conklin speaks all over the world about his book Pre-Accident Investigations: An Introduction to Organizational Safety and the “new view” of human error, based on human performance theory.
Keynote Trying not to ruin everything: The critical role of legal counsel in advising an organization undergoing crisis
Dr. Charlie Madison
Atlee Risk Consulting (US)
When something bad happens in an organization that upsets normal operations and occupies the attention of senior management, complex forces are unleashed that are difficult to manage from the outset. Despite the best of intentions, lawyers often undermine the organization’s interests in the response to crisis. Working together, lawyers and the companies they represent can learn to overcome outdated but long-held views of the lawyer’s role, to improve the company’s response to crisis.
Charlie Madison is Chairman & Founder of Atlee Risk Consulting. He and his company combine legal and management experience to bring an enlightened approach to legal liability risk management, including helping companies implement programs of improvement through the New View of Human Performance and High Reliability Organizing. You can find interesting articles on his blog to learn more about his work.
Keynote You ask for safety, you get a bureaucracy
Prof. Sidney Dekker
Griffith University (Australia)
This presentation is about how our best intentions to prepare for crises can leave us unadaptive, unimaginative and ill-prepared.
Sidney Dekker is professor and best-selling author on human error, safety, complexity and systems thinking.
|Lunch at 12.30 pm|
|Afternoon until 5.30 pm|
|Discussion “Bubble of Knowledge” proceedings
One of our projects launched this year was aimed at improving our knowledge exchanging process. Six enthusiastic students from all over Europe took up this challenge, analyzed our needs and requirements, and will present their developed proposition that provides us with highly participative ways to map and access the vast amount of available knowledge among and through our members.
in collaboration with MSc Management of Learning – Maastricht University
These six workshops were selected from our Call for Workshops. They are divided in three tracks of two workshops each. More information
Keynote The importance of leadership, imagination and adaptation when leading a crisis team
Antwerp Fire Service (Belgium)
Bert is expert in Crisis Intelligence, an approach that provides valuable new insights into setting up more efficiency and better coordination in Crisis and Disaster Management. He will speak about the importance of leadership, imagination and adaptation when leading a crisis team.
|Discussion Couch session
In a collective session, the keynote speakers answer questions and give feedback on various remarks and reflections made during the workshops.
|Discussion Closing arguments & next steps
Prof. Juan Manuel Domínguez Ortega
Managing Partner SD Group (Spain)
|Dinner at 7 pm (facultatively)|
Thursday 2nd of July, 2015
The day before the Conference, the Annual Meeting will be held for our Institute committees at the same location in Amsterdam. If you want to participate in the further development of the CIP Institute and its activities, you are most welcome to join us.
Friday 3rd of July, 2015
9.00 am - 5.30 pm
The main objective of our conference is to have an open and engaged dialogue on the Complex Interactive Processes that emerge in times of crises. Aimed at both practitioners and scientists, we tackle various issues such as development, research, domain demarcation, theoretical underpinning, practical application, and the like.
The programme consists of lectures by international keynote speakers and workshops by CIP members. We are aiming to provide a solid foundation for dealing with crises, and these activities are built on that mission.
Register now to join us
Our programme is subject to possible last minute changes
Sidney is professor and best-selling author on human error, safety, complexity and systems thinking
Todd speaks all over the world about his book Pre-accident investigations: An introduction to organizational safety and the "new view" of human error, based on human performance theory
Charlie is Chairman & Founder of Atlee Risk Consulting. He and his company combine legal and management experience to bring an enlightened approach to legal liability risk management
Bert is expert in Crisis Intelligence, an approach that provides valuable new insights into setting up more efficiency and better coordination in Crisis and Disaster Management
This year's conference will be held at the “Oudemanhuispoort” Campus of the
University of Amsterdam
1012 CN Amsterdam
The CIP Institute is a non-profit organization that brings together scientists and practitioners from various disciplines in an inspiring and innovative platform to exchange and develop knowledge about the Complex and Interactive Processes (CIP) in the field of crisis. It was founded in 2013 and currently groups around 70 members from eleven countries worldwide.
All founding members are working in fields related to risk/crisis communication and/or management. CIP Institute successfully fulfils its aim to bring together members from various backgrounds, including academics, researchers, practitioners and consultants.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join our organization that is going to make the difference in future developments about risk and crisis. Become member to support our objectives, join our efforts, join the network and access member-only content.
Members who want to spend time and energy in co-creating the next steps of the CIP Institute and community are welcome to attend our events or develop specific initiatives. The next Annual Meeting will be held during the 2015 Event in Amsterdam.
If you think involvement in CIP Institute’s future suits your interests, please write to
Our members are related to various aspects of crisis, be it preventive, corrective, or in terms of recovery.
Their areas of expertise include:
The persons below have participated in the foundation of the CIP Institute. They are also contributing to the further development of the Institute in our various Institute committees.
|Luc Adriaenssens||General Manager||Belgian Pharmaceutical
|Daniel Alonso||Partner||SD Group||Spain|
|Dalila Antunes||Environmental Psychologist||Factor Social
|Ute Bock||Risk Manager||Fiat Chrysler Rimaco/FCA||Switzerland|
|Bert Brugghemans||Fire Chief||Antwerp Fire Service
|Luc Claessens||Coordinator Safe Schools||City of Antwerp||Belgium|
|Juan Manuel Domínguez||Managing Partner||SD Group||Spain|
|Hugo Ketels||Interim/Crisis General Manager||Equity Care Partners||Belgium|
|Dr. Mike Lauder||Director/Owner||Alto42||United Kingdom|
|Dr. Hugo Marynissen||Managing Partner||PM risk-crisis-change||Belgium|
|Prof. Dr. José Palma-Oliveira||Professor||University of Lisbon||Portugal|
|Stijn Pieters||Managing Partner||PM risk-crisis-change||Belgium|
|Eleanor Treharne-Jones||Global Communications Director||TRUSTe||United Kingdom|
|Tim Van Achte||Advisor||PM risk-crisis-change||Belgium|
|Anne-Marie van het Erve||Managing Partner||Inconnect||The Netherlands|
|Frank Vergeer||Managing Partner||Inconnect||The Netherlands|
|Jan Vervoort||Business Continuity Manager||V.V.M. De Lijn||Belgium|
Complex Interactive Processes (CIP) Institute vzw is a non profit association
Address: K. M. Hendrikaplein 57
9000 Ghent, Belgium
Company n°: BE 0553 488 532
IBAN: BE87 0688 9978 8494 (BIC: GKCCBEBB)
Bank where account is held: Belfius Regio Zuid-Gent / Business Center - Koning Albertlaan 142 - 9000 Gent - Belgium
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