CCRM Conferences and Events

Conferences and Events


Discovery of Pragmatic Safety Management System Effectiveness Metrics; Thursday, February 21, 2019. 8am to 5 pm. Sibley Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley.


How Organizations Think About the Unthinkable: A Risk Management Workshop about Avoiding, Managing and Mitigating Crises University of California, Washington DC Center,
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 9:30am - 5:00pm

Conference Documents


Participant Biographies

W. Earl Carnes, Practicing High Reliability:Organizations Designed for Humans

Margo Beth Crouppen, High Reliability and Crisis Managment (HRCM): A Stanford University Press Book Series

Richard S. Hartley, High Reliability Organizations a Practical Approach

Peter M. Madsen, HRO Perspectives on Interdependence In and Across Organizations

Erwann Michel-Kerjan, The Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center

Ian I. Mitroff, Crisis Management, Risk Management, and HRO: An Overview

Emery Roe, HRCM Book Series: An Author's Perspective

Paul Shrivastava, Aethetics of Resilience

Timothy J. Vogus, Bridging the Academic/Practicioner Divide: Toward Highly Reliable Health Care



Discover Cal Lecture: Oil Spill Aftermath Recovering from the explosion and spill that resulted in 4.9 million barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico — a wound in the earth that could not be staunched for nearly three months — requires our best minds. Discover Cal offers perspectives from Berkeley experts about the effects on the environment and efforts to make oil companies more careful, accountable, and socially responsible. Speakers include Terry Hazen, head of the Ecology Department, Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Joint BioEnergy Institute; Kellie McElhaney, founding faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business; and Thomas Azwell, doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources. For more information, see the lecture website.


Disaster Resilience: Comparative Perspectives, University of Pittsburgh workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, April 23-24, 2010.

Public Hearing: Collision of Two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Trains
Near Fort Totten Station, Washington, DC
June 22, 2009
February 23 - 25, 2010
Day 3 - Thursday, February 25, 2010
High Reliability Organizations Witness Panel 6: Dr. Karlene Roberts, Director for Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California, Berkeley; Earl Carnes, Senior Advisor, High Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy; Dr. Rick Hartley, Principal Engineer, B&W Pantex

High Reliability Organizations 2010 International Workshop, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana




High Reliability Management and Crisis Leadership, workshop. Emery Roe with Paul R. Schulman. Sponsored by MINDexpert in Singapore, November 23-24, 2009.


HRO Workshops at United Steelworker's Health, Safety and Environment Conference, Houston, Texas, August 2009

CCRM Associates Earl Carnes (Department of Energy - DOE) and Bill Hoyle (independent consultant) presented two workshops on high reliability organizing (HRO) at the United Steelworkers Union's Health, Safety and Environment Conferenc in Houston, Texas, in August 2009. A Total of 74 people attended one of the identical workshops.  The participants came from diverse industries and included both union and management members of facility safety committees.  The response was very positive.  The people most interested came from the oil refinery sector.  Carnes and Hoyle are in ongoing discussions with the Steelworkers Union about ways to promote HRO in DOE facilities represented by the union.


UC Berkeley Law Library web site on “Disasters and the Law: Katrina and Beyond”




Conference at Boalt Law School on Rebuilding a Sustainable City after Katrina
(January 19, 2006) 

Conference on As the Flood Waters Recede: Environmental Justice & Katrina
(March 10, 2006)

Conference on ReEnvisioning the Delta
(March 16-17, 2006)

Development of GIS web site for mapping Katrina

Law course “Disasters and the Law: The Legal Implications of Hurricane Katrina”