Planning is a process not a document. Crisis Ready will work with you to make sure your team is truly ready to act on the day. We will build plans and processes that are complex enough to be realistic and simple enough to be useful. Strategic policy through to practical templates will all be integrated, unified and useful. We focus on making all documents including policy, systems and plans accessible to your whole team using clear language and graphic elements to represent processes. We also create tools and templates which enact your policy and values in concrete and practical ways.
Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. Crisis Ready specialises in providing experiential learning for your teams so they can apply best practice ideas to their own experiences and their own needs. We make sure that lessons learnt will be relevant, remembered and create real change.
Excellent communication can build credibility, aid problem solving, develop relationships and inspire action. It is essential during crisis and emergency. Crisis Ready brings together expertise in motivation and psychology, and performance skills, to deliver intensely practical sessions that really change participants’ understanding and capability.
A plan that hasn't been exercised, isn't a plan. Don’t wait till a crisis hits to learn the lessons. To be Ready you need your team to test the plan and their own ability to respond. The objective of our exercises is to enhance both plans and people. Our simulation exercises are realistic, engaging and challenging. They will be tailored to both your team and your plans, making sure that the level of challenge creates the best learning outcomes.
EMPA is a not for profit company committed to improving public communications in disasters and emergencies. Crisis Ready regularly contributes to EMPA Conferences by participating in Conference Committees as well as delivering presentations, workshops and training pro bono.
Crisis Ready offers assistance to disaster agencies during disasters at reduced rates and even pro bono. We are in the process of forming a Community Action Group for the NSW SES.
The Crisis Ready team regularly deliver lectures and participate in workshops to a number of Universities. Crisis Ready is committed to growing the next generation and so offers internships and work experience to University students. Students wishing to apply should download this Internship Guide.
Brisbane based Peter Rekers and Rebecca Riggs head up a diverse and versatile team of specialists with extensive real-world crisis experience. Together we offer a unique blend of practicality and creativity which informs all the work we do. Our work in government and corporate sectors means we understand complex reputational crises. Our practical involvement in the emergency sector means we have faced cyclone, flood, fire and life threatening disasters. Our expertise as spokespeople means we have intimate knowledge of the techniques necessary to communicate our messages with strength and commitment and to truly connect with stakeholders and community members. Finally, our capability as trainers and educators means we can share what we have experienced with your people and give them the awareness and the tools they need to apply it.
“Crisis Ready’s Crisis and Issues training was invaluable to our organisation. They catered to our specific media needs and ensured that we were well prepared to respond swiftly and appropriately to any media issue that could arise. Thanks for your expertise and support – I couldn’t recommend them more.” —Patricia Galliford Deaf Services Queensland
“Crisis Ready are exceptional trainers who understood the needs of all our people from our senior management through to operational staff at our mine sites. Their tailored training allowed each participant, whatever their position or experience, to progress significantly. Their understanding of both the mining industry and the media allowed them to lead our people to a greater understanding of the media’s place in crises and therefore develop a strategic approach to media responses. ”—Jason Mills Newcrest Mining Limited
“Crisis Ready have run a number of excellent crisis simulation exercises for me over the years, for a variety of projects. They really challenge us and bring the team together.”— Kyle Roggenkamp CPB Contractors