"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value" - Albert Einstein

Communication materials to download

We want you to spread the news about the Resilience Shift and provide here some materials you can use with your collaborators and teams. Please get in touch with any feedback or requests for what you'd find useful to help you share our work.

Resilience Shift High-level Presentation

Resilience Shift Poster

Our approach:

To be successful the Resilience Shift must provoke a substantial change in mind-set and practices connected with critical infrastructure, and become a self-sustaining movement.

This is as much about how we do it as what we do. Our approach is through learning by doing in collaboration with others, as well as by sharing knowledge and fostering a global community. We want to create value or benefit for those we are seeking to influence – maximising the impact for society.


Guidelines for collaborators:

Our terms and conditions are available here. Please contact info@resilienceshift.org with your queries.


Programme partners:

Lloyd’s Register Foundation:

The Resilience Shift was set up in 2016 to address the recommendations of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Foresight review of resilience engineering, delivered in partnership with Arup.

Cambridge University Technical Services:

We have appointed Cambridge University Technical Services (CUTS) as our Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and ‘critical friend’.

They will provide independent technical advice that will inform the strategic direction of the programme and review the quality of approach and outputs. It will provide scrutiny of and advice on the programme through critiquing the quality and value of the approach and outputs. It will also provide a conduit to a wider knowledge base from academia and within industry.

Professor Peter Guthrie of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge will chair the TAG supported by Dr Kristen MacAskill.

Please see the project pages in the Focus section of our website for more information on collaborators for specific activities.


Methodologies used (in year one):

  • We developed a methodology for industry consultation to understand current practice. We conducted an Arup-wide online survey (182 responses), focus groups in the UK and US (c.80 people), 1-to-1 consultation (20 senior staff).
  • Research was carried out to clarify our understanding of critical infrastructure, infrastructure interdependencies and resilience engineering through a combination of Resilience Shift grants and Arup’s in-house research funding.
  • An initial literature scan was completed and various tools and approaches identified that the programme might leverage including SURE, REDi, HAZUR, and RVR (resilience value realisation), and a ½ day workshop with Roland Kupers consultancy to explore the relationship between complexity and resilience and sustainability and resilience.
  • Our CVP (customer value proposition) approach was developed using templates designed by Strategyzer to help us develop a Mission Model Canvas modified for our purposes by Marcela Ruibal of ValueLab.
  • We also worked with Mark Foden of Foden Grealy Ltd to explore ideas around an influence and outreach strategy to help us to explore how best to create a movement around the Resilience Shift.


Inspiration and insight helping us to shape the programme has come from the work of thought leaders including:

Erik HollnagelDonella MeadowsPeter Senge  | Professor Brian WalkerDavid Woods