Are you a member of a community disaster team or are you interested in being involved?
Tablelands Regional Council is hosting a series of online workshops and a webinar to support the development and knowledge of community disaster teams, community groups involved in disaster response and recovery, and interested community members.
‘Stepping Up — Leadership During Disaster is a series of workshops facilitated by Lyndal Scobell from Community Bred,’ said Councillor Bernie Wilce.
‘Lyndal is an experienced disaster management professional and expert facilitator and she will be delivering four modules over four weeks — Disaster Context, Psychological Responses, Leadership, and Strengths-Based Community Recovery.
‘Participants will gain insights and tools to support others during disasters and each session will be repeated to allow as many people to attend as possible.
- The Disaster Context — 10am–12noon Wednesday 22 July or Saturday 25 July
- Psychological Responses — 10–11.30am Wednesday 29 July or Saturday 1 August
- Leadership — 10am–12noon Wednesday 5 August or Saturday 8 August
- Strengths-Based Community Recovery — 10am–12noon Wednesday 12 August or Saturday 15 August
‘Register now for the Zoom sessions as places are limited.
‘We’re also hosting a free webinar with Dr Rob Gordon, a clinical psychologist who has worked in disasters in Australia and New Zealand for nearly 40 years.
‘Dr Gordon is one of Australia’s leading consultants in emergency and disaster recovery, and has consulted to urban and rural communities and agencies in transport accidents, criminal incidents, bushfires, floods, cyclones and droughts.
‘His two hour online seminar will discuss and answer questions about the psychological impacts of disasters on individuals and communities, and reflect on the impacts of Covid-19.
‘Register for the webinar at 3–5pm on Tuesday 28 July.
‘We’re really proud to be offering these opportunities to our community disaster teams, local community groups and organisations who work in the area of trauma and community support during disasters and anyone who has an interest in becoming involved in disaster response and recovery,’ said Councillor Wilce.
The workshop series and webinar are funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.