Author: Tim Piers

Ask About the Hippos: Organizational Culture and DEM Practice

Posted by Tim Piers on September 6, 2017

I was watching a great video of Ernesto Sirolli titled “Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!” and was struck by how its message parallels our response to potentially disruptive events. In this video Ernesto relates a formative experience he had while working for an NGO in Africa in the 1970’s. His team was […]

Communication Techniques for CIR

Posted by Tim Piers on January 26, 2016

Any of us who are familiar with Critical Incident Response know how important our ability to communicate is. After experiencing a potentially disruptive event it is natural for employees to reach for any number of coping strategies to manage their stress. When responding we hope to let them know that a stress response is normal […]

Interning at R3 Continuum

Posted by Tim Piers on November 24, 2015

Hi, I’m Tim, the MSW intern here at R3 Continuum (R3). I am a graduate student at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to being accepted for placement at R3 Continuum the field of Critical Incident Response was unknown to me. I have had an exciting couple of months learning about CIR and […]