Research Staff - Climate Futures

Research Staff - Climate Futures

Worshop Program

Registration & Welcome

Peter Rogers Co-Director Climate Futures

Welcome to the Workshop


Session One - Communicating Policy for Enhanced Partnerships in Community Resilience


Chris Collett
Assistant Secretary, Emergency Management Policy Branch
Australian Government Attorney-General's Department

National Strategy for Disaster Resilience – Genesis, development and implementation


Wendy Graham
Director, Resilience and Planning
Ministry for Police and Emergency Services

Title talk TBA


Murray Kear AFSM
State Emergency Service (SES), New South Wales

Where is the pendulum? Resilience or Reliance

10.00 Panel discussion with speakers
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00-12.00 Session Two - Communication of & Challenges to Successful Project Development & Delivery

Mary Farrow
Chairman, Committee of Management
Emerald Community House

The Snakes and Ladders of successful community based initiatives 


Jelenko Dragisic
Chief Executive Officer 
Volunteering Queensland

Strategic Collaboration as a Wicked Problem


Lew Short
Group Manager Community Resilience
Royal Fire Service (RFS), New South Wales

Insights into strategies & issues for Community Resilience

11.20-12.00 Panel discussion with speakers
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Showcasing Successful Community Resilience Projects
13.00 Jeremy Mansfield
Head of Development & Volunteer
Green Cross

Title talk TBA
13.20 Gina Scandrett
Community Development Officer

Erin Jackson
University of Canterbury Students’ Association President
Student Volunteer Army, Christchurch

The Real and the Imaginary Effects of the Student Volunteer Army
13.50 Tom Davies
Edge Environment

Australian Resilience Taskforce and the Building Resilience Rating Tool (BRRT)
14.10 Michelle Perera
Emerald Community House

PAVE- a grass roots community engagement project
14.20 Panel discussion with speakers
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-17.00 Structured Plenary
‘Setting the agenda: Next steps & proposed projects’
(Chair: Peter Rogers)
17.00-17.30  Open Networking (Drinks)


For further information contact
Leigh Staas, Executive Officer of Climate Futures
Phone: 02 98506297

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