NPSIA-PT&D is pleased to offer this NEW 2-day workshop in Sustainable Resilience; the ability and capacity to face and withstand the unexpected and the unwanted, to recover, and then carry on. The new emphasis on Resilience in  International and Public Affairs management increases the premium on appropriate and timely preparation for plausible, fast-arriving futures.

Registration: registration for this workshop is now open.  Please download the registration form here.

  • Date: December 18 & 19, 2017
  • Location: Room 3112 River Building, Carleton University
  • Parking: available
  • Time: 9 AM – 4 PM daily
  • Fee: Early registration: $ 800 + HST until December 1, 2017.  $ 900.00 + HST thereafter.
    Note:  NPSIA, NPSIA-PT&D alumni and Ottawa Diplomatic Association members: $ 750.00 + HST

What you will learn: 

  1. Better understand concepts, roles, definitions and principles of Resilience,
  2. Understand ‘well-being’ in a policy context as a concept that cross-cuts durable personal, professional and community welfare in both national and international settings.
  3. Learn processes for constructing sustainable Resilience, and the roles of adaptation, foresight and competence-building in support of contemporary issue management.
  4. Practice what has been learned on two different and evolving global issues which are demanding ever-stronger Resilience; the Fukushima reactor crisis and climate change.

Featured facilitator:  
David Harries

Educated as a nuclear engineer David Harries has worked in the public and private sectors as a senior military officer, as a consultant in personal and corporate security, and as a senior adviser and professor in heavy engineering, humanitarian aid, post-conflict/post-disaster response and recovery, executive development and university education. His current focus is on research, curriculum development, teaching and facilitation of strategic foresight related to security and resilience. He is Chair of Canadian Pugwash and head of its Foresight Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Initiatives Project and ProteusCanada, Associate Executive Director of Foresight Canada, head of the Leadership and Management community of and from 2002 to 2012 was Chair, Canadian Node of the Millennium Project.