Recovery leadership

Facilitated training Disaster

Those who find themselves with a recovery leadership role in the wake of disaster feel the weight of responsibility and the moral obligation to do the best job possible for the communities involved.

This masterclass sets recovery leaders up with the learning from recovery leaders and from previous disasters - all the things other leaders wished they had known.

Please get in touch to discuss the needs of your organization or team.

Meet your facilitator

Jolie Wills


Jolie has a Masters in Cognitive Psychology and is a leading psychosocial expert in disaster and disruption. Jolie has studied how the mind works under prolonged pressure, how we make decisions and how our reactions and behaviors are impacted by stress. Jolie is a survivor of the Christchurch earthquakes and has lived disaster recovery with her family first-hand. She led the psychosocial recovery program for New Zealand Red Cross in response to the earthquakes and has supported those working in disasters around the world. Jolie is a Winston Churchill fellowship recipient, a Leadership New Zealand alumna, an Edmund Hillary Fellow, a co-author of Leading in Disaster Recovery: A Companion through the Chaos and is an advising member to the global Counter Terrorism Prevention Network.