Natural Hazards Research Australia, in partnership with Central Queensland University, hosted the first Non-Technical Skills for Emergency Management Community of Practice online meeting.
Hosts: A/Prof Chris Bearman and Dr Peter Hayes, Central Queensland University
Speaker: Mark Thomason, formerly Manager Risk and Lessons Management at the SA Country Fire Service and currently a postgraduate research student at CQU’s Appleton Institute.
About the event
This Community of Practice enabled practitioners to increase their expertise, hear about what other agencies are doing, share ideas and engage in collaborative problem solving. The session used a mixture of presentations and discussions to examine the various opportunities to enhance non-technical skills in teams and organisations.
The first Community of Practice provided an overview of the new Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC publication A Guide to Non-Technical Skills in Emergency Management. Mark Thomason (formerly Manager Risk and Lessons Management at the SA Country Fire Service and currently a postgraduate research student at CQU’s Appleton Institute) discussed his recent work on developing non-technical skills in the SA Country Fire Service and attendees had a chance to shape the future of the Community of Practice.
For any questions about the meeting, please contact Vaia Smirneos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9412 9630.