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07/05/2015 – Young Emergency Planners Workshop

Young Emergency Planners Workshop – Canberra

In July 2015, Emergency Management Australia (EMA) will be hosting the Young Emergency Planners Workshop in Canberra.

The Young Emergency Planners Workshop aims to bring together emerging planners (aged 35 and under) to explore future challenges within the emergency management sector and prompt innovative solutions and management strategies. Attendees will be drawn from across Government (Local, State and Commonwealth) and the non-Government sector and will require a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in the Emergency Management sector to be able to fully engage in, and benefit from, participation in this Workshop.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • Prompt innovation in emergency planning through the exploration of future challenges and the documentation of potential management strategies;
  • Provide up-and-coming young planners with a professional development opportunity though the exploration of key cross-sectorial planning issues and challenges;
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for young emergency planners from across the country; and
  • Provide the basis for a post-workshop paper discussing innovation in emergency and disaster management.

Costs associated with flights and accommodation for participants attending this event will be covered by EMA. Travel allowance/per diems and salaries would need to be covered by the participants agencies, where required.  If you are interested in attending the workshop, are under 35 years of age and have had at least 3 years’ experience in the Emergency Management sector, please send your expression of interest addressing all four of the objectives of the workshop as listed above to “” by close of business Thursday 14 May 2015.

Gordon Hall
SESVA President

Please note:
Should you have any queries regarding the workshop please contact either Antonette Gaffney on (02) 6141 3125 or Jessica Cox on (02) 6141 39 26.


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