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The Future of Resilience is...featuring Kenton Friesen

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

This week we feature Kenton Friesen in our #FutureOfResilience series.

"The future of resilience is promising but un-necessarily complex; and if clarity is not sought and established then the future of resilience itself is at risk of remaining ambiguous and potentially fading into irrelevance."

Kenton Friesen, BA, BSc, CEM, CBCP, MBCI, ISO 22301 LI

Something to consider:
1.It is interesting that the ISO Online Browsing Platform (OBP) has 48 definitions for the word “resilience”.
2.There are many different perspectives regarding “resilience”, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Personal Resilience

  • Community Resilience

  • Climate Resilience

  • Technology Resilience

  • Organizational Resilience

  • Business Resilience

  • Operational Resilience

3.Many think the idea of proactively addressing risk is a new concept. Those who have being using the Emergency Management pillars of Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery have been proactively trying to mitigate risk to reduce the need to prepare for, response to, and recovery from risks and hazards for decades.

Kenton Friesen, BA, BSc, CEM, CBCP, MBCI, ISO 22301 LI

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Kenton is a continuity and emergency management professional with experience identifying, applying, and managing corporate resiliency strategies. He is experienced with leading and / or facilitating cross-functional project teams with the mandate of increasing organizational resiliency, including the development of continuity / preparedness training programs, crisis communication and/or urgent mass notification systems, quality improvement, and client or stakeholder relations. Mr. Friesen has been a trusted continuity and emergency management advisor to Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), and Dillon Consulting Limited. His credentials include a B.A. (Geography), B.Sc. (Business Computing), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) and is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM). Additionally, his affiliations include the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (DRIE) Central Chapter, International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Canada Council, Disaster Recovery Institute Canada (DRIC), and the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) – Manitoba Chapter.


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