ExpiredBrilliance in Resilience: Planning for Future Crises


  • Brilliance in Resilience: Planning for Future Crises
    10 May 2022
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

COVID-19 really revved up our contingency planning as an industry. Which begs the question: is your organisation ready for the next hurdle?

Join us for a free one day interactive workshop for the Tasmanian community services industry. This workshop will be a great opportunity to network, share learnings from COVID-19 and undertake a series of exercises using guided scenario planning based on a (non-pandemic) hypothetical situation. The scenario will be highly relevant to our state and our work as community service organisations.

Together, we want to connect and share learnings, but also explore ways we can build even greater resilience — within organisations and across the industry as a whole — to other potential disruptors that could be thrown in the way of us supporting Tasmanians in the many vital ways that we do.

The workshop is aimed at those members of organisations who are responsible for continuity of services. Senior representatives from Tasmanian community services organisations with an interest in being prepared for future crises are encouraged to register. Contributions will also inform recommendations that TasCOSS makes to the Tasmanian Government through our COVID-19 Response Evaluation Project to improve future support for the industry.

Cost: Free Admission

Spaces are limited. To ensure more organisations have a chance to participate, please register a maximum of two participants per organisation.

The workshop will be delivered face-to-face with COVID-19 safety measures in place. Tea and coffee and a light lunch will be supplied.

About the Facilitator: 

The workshop will be facilitated by disaster preparation and organisational culture expert, Dr Christine Owen (University of Tasmania and The Learning Organisation), and hosted by TasCOSS.

Christine has worked with safety critical organisations for over 25 years, including the aviation field, emergency medicine, the fire and emergency services industry and in public safety. Her career history spans engagement in academia and industry to help people and organisations engaged in safety critical work to inquire into, learn from and, if needed, change their work practices. Her focus is a socio-cultural one and includes intervention-based research practices as well as investigation of what enables and constrains learning, development and change in work.

Registrations close 5pm, Tuesday 19 April 2022. For more information, please contact Laurel Cuff, Project and Policy Officer, on (03) 6169 9518 or email Laurel.


Venue Phone: (03) 6381 1686

Venue Website:

4A Commonwealth Lane, Campbell Town, Tasmania, 7210, Australia