Presilience, Resilience & the Psychology of Risk

Presilience model is that the outcome of a Resilience model is based on ‘recovery’. Presilience is about dealing with an incident to achieve a new agreed normal outcome. Presilience is much more than simply being reliable and ensuring business continuity in case a negative event happens, it’s about high performance and outcomes that make us better than we were before. It’s about constant learning and adaption to seize opportunity, not simply recovering from a negative event. There is a formula to follow and skills to develop that will see businesses and business leaders emerge.



  • Friday, 3rd May 2024, 09:00 - 11:00
  • Online Meeting >> ID: 266 631 805 625, Passcode: HqWH5f


In this session you will learn:

  • Why presilience is the key skill set required to thrive in the new normal
  • How to manage stress and thrive under pressure
  • Understanding the whole of person model in practice
  • Why understanding how we make decisions is crucial to high performance
  • The journey from compliance to resilience
  • Why agility and resilience are crucial for success
  • Why Understanding our own risk appetites and tolerances helps to make better decisions


Dr Gav Schneider is an acknowledged leader in the field of human based risk management and the psychology of risk. He is the creator of the concept of Presilience. He is a highly experienced, security, safety, emergency and risk specialist with decades of experience.

Dr Gav has conducted business in over 17 countries and provided a wide range of services for a very diverse client base, ranging from heads of state to school teachers. He is a leading academic in his field and heads up the Post Graduate Psychology of Risk program at the Australian Catholic University (ACU).

Dr Gav is a much sought after international speaker and author. He is the CEO of the Risk 2 Solution group of companies which are a group of 4 companies that focus on delivering innovative and cutting-edge solutions in the Risk, Intelligence, Safety, Security, Medical and Emergency response sectors.

He is also the author of the highly acclaimed ‘Can I See your Hands: A Guide to Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and Security’ available for purchase, here. Dr Gav has been recognised for his work and was the RMIA Risk Consultant of the Year for 2019 and one of the top twenty global thought leaders in fire and security in the IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencer Awards.