Free Speaker Series! Risk Sensing, Micro-Gaming, & the Development of Crisis-Resilient, Anti-Fragile Systems

Free Speaker Series! Risk Sensing, Micro-Gaming, & the Development of Crisis-Resilient, Anti-Fragile Systems

Free Speaker Series!

Risk Sensing, Micro-Gaming, & the Development of Crisis-Resilient, Anti-Fragile Systems

Hosted by UCLA Extension, InfraGard, & the Port of Los Angeles



Phillip Van Saun, director of Risk, Security and Resilience for the University of California, will present the risk-sensing process and discuss how to recognize and respond to the red flags of a crisis-prone culture; how to make incremental changes to mitigate the potential for a slow- burning problem to develop into a full-blown crisis; and how to apply the ‘battle-tested’ crisis management needs assessments, checklists, communication plans, talking-points, and crisis and continuity plans described in his book, Failure is an Option: A Primer and Guide for Managing Crises.

About the Speaker:

Instructor Phillip Van Saun

Phillip is a graduate and former instructor of the National Inter Agency Crisis Communications program and the White House Military Office’s executive support program. He has worked in the crisis management field since 1987, when he was assigned as a Marine to the White House emergency response mission as a member of Marine One—the Presidential Helicopter Squadron. Following military service Phillip  served as a consultant to the White House Military Office providing emergency response training to White House support personnel. In 1990, he was awarded the Presidential Service Award for his service to the White House. He holds a Master of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in communication from Trinity International University and completed the executive seminar in crisis management at Harvard University. Phillip has served as a keynote and plenary speaker to such diverse groups as: White House Military Office, Department of Energy, Government of Mexico, Panama Canal Authority, University of San Diego Master of Science in Executive Leadership, University of California Office of Risk Services, Rady School of Management MBA program, Utah Emergency Management Association, Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation, Science and Ethics Forum, International Emergency Management  Association, California Emergency Management Agency, National Public Radio and the American Association of Medical Colleges.


Schedule & Location:

Tuesday, June 25 9am-12pm

Port of Los Angeles Administration Bldg., Board Room, 2nd Floor

425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA  90731


Register today for this FREE event!

Visit, click on  “Quick Enroll” and enter Reg# Z5220.


For more information:

Visit or contact Shane Henderson at; (310)   206-2920

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