CLAW 2020

No other year has shown how important crisis management preparation is as 2020. We have all had to deal with an ongoing crisis, which asked for a huge amount of creativity, mental resilience and patience. Maybe some of you are already completely done with the concept of crisis. However, now is also a great time to solidify what we learned from all this during CLAW2020, the crisis management event for the GÉANT community on 1 December 2020. was a day filled with top notch training, a keynote that will leave you smiling and a fun exercise. And this year you can attend the whole thing online!


Crisis Management team at CLAW 2019

This year, the programme will consist of one day, instead of the usual two. On that day, we will begin with a keynote by Anna Wilson (HEAnet), who gave an unforgettable keynote last year about the lessons from crisis management during 9/11. This year, she will regale us with a story of another airplane-related crisis, but one with a happy ending this time, to see what we can learn from a crisis averted.

The core of the day will consist of three parallel, interactive workshops about:

  • Time Management and How to Triage Info
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • How to Deal With the Media

A maximum of 30 people will be allowed into each workshop, to make sure it offers an interactive experience.

We will end the day with a short crisis exercise, to test what you have learned. This will be a lighter version of the exercise you will normally experience at the physical CLAW. So this time it will be a little bit less stressful and a bit more playful. It will be a continuation of the story of the crisis in Guilder, so people who attended CLAW previously (see the clip below for an impression of that exercise) might have a slight advantage.

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