Six steps to

Leading Resilience



Developing disaster resilience requires strong leadership.

Communities and community organisations that can ‘bounce back’ from disasters and emergencies are important. Organisations that are not well-prepared will not be able to support their clients and communities to recover. Community organisations are generally not well prepared for disasters and emergencies and so it is particularly important that the leadership of community organisations steps up to the role of leading their organisation's disaster preparedness.

Important Outcomes

When Step 1 is complete, your organisation will:

  • Understand the difference between emergencies and disasters
  • Understand the emergency management cycle: prevention, preparedness, response & recovery
  • Have developed a clear mandate for action on disaster resilience in your organisations and specific goals to be achieved.

Disaster Resilience



Disaster resilience is about ‘bouncing back’ from disasters and emergencies.

Emergency Management: Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery



Emergency Management is about managing risks to communities and the environment. It is the core business of Emergency Services but every individual and organisation has a part to play.

Leadership for Disasters and Emergencies



Leadership is essential to build an organisation that can “bounce back” in disasters and emergencies.