Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

How to Manage during a Crisis; World Experts to Speak at SCU

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

How to Manage during a Crisis; World Experts to Speak at SCU

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Byline: Jasmine Burke Jasmine.Burke@northernstar.com.au

A WORKSHOP held by Southern Cross University will focus on transport and logistics in crisis events such as floods and storms.

Experts and industry leaders from Japan, the United States and Australia will converge to share insights of the issues and potential solutions during the workshop at the university's Gold Coast campus.

It is the first event in the four-part industry-first engineering and asset management briefing series, and will focus on how to manage organisations in adverse conditions including natural and human-induced crises and disasters events.

Dr Jeremy Novak, the course co-ordinator for the Master of Engineering Management and MBA Program at Southern Cross, said the free event would provide a platform for the sharing of ideas and issues.

"The aim of the industry briefing series is to bring together industry, government and academia to discuss contemporary issues organisations face and determine practical solutions to real-world problems that add strategic value," Dr Novak said.

"This is an important area of discussion because critical infrastructure and asset organisations are vital to our communities and way of life, so their ongoing management in adverse conditions is imperative. …

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