Emergency Management for Local Government Leaders

Emergency Management
In person
Monday, 10 June, 2024
9:00am - 12:30pm
ONE70, LV1, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007

$295.00 (plus GST)

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Local Governments play a fundamental role in Emergency Management due to their legislated responsibilities, strong relationship with the local community networks and knowledge of locally available resources.

To be at the apex of leadership, guiding the Local Government and the community in crisis times can be immensely stressful, as well as career defining.

It is acknowledged by all professions that crisis impacts the way we react, manage and lead, while under incredible stresses.  In fact, how leaders perform in a crisis could have a huge bearing on the success of a CEO/Executive's career.

Leaders will be judged as to how they perform in a crisis: by their organisation; by the Elected Members; and, importantly, the community they serve. This can change significantly depending on the size and complexity of the disaster and how much media attention the event attracts.

The stakes are simply too high, professionally and morally, to not appreciate the importance of effective leadership in emergencies and then to not be prepared to apply effective leadership to Local Government and the community during a crisis.

This course will offer solutions to be ready, resourced and provides a better understanding with regard to what is needed to be achieved prior to, during and recovering from a disaster.

Target Audience

Local Government CEOs, Directors, Managers, Mayors/Presidents and Elected Members.

Learning Outcomes

  • To enhance understanding of the elements of, and the capacity to, lead Local Government and communities during a crisis.
  • Understand the comprehensive framework of Emergency Management in WA.
  • Increase your awareness of requirements for Local Governments implied through the WA Emergency Management Act and other legislation and policies.
  • Appreciate the role of the Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMC) and the value of practical emergency planning.
  • Understand the responsibilities of Local Governments in Community Disaster Recovery.
  • Information on where to find available resources for Local Governments’ Emergency Management responsibilities.

Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy

All transfer or cancellation requests must be made via our request form.

Please refer to the WALGA Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for further conditions including COVID-19, On-Site training and course cancellations. 

Upcoming Course Dates

Dates Delivery Method Duration Fees Register
Monday, 10 Jun 2024 In person 9:00AM - 12:30PM

$295.00 (plus GST)

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Friday, 4 Oct 2024 In person 9:00AM - 4:30PM

$690.00 (plus GST)

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