Resilience is the capacity of a system (people and the environment) ‘to absorb a shock or setback and to flourish in spite of it, maybe even because of it’ (Outback, Apr/May 2017), Participants will learn how communities and organisations can prepare and manage change (including shocks and disasters), while creating opportunities towards a positive future. Course presenter Paul Ryan will share the latest resilience thinking from across the globe and practical examples from our own backyard. The course will also cover the seven key principles for resilience: 1. Develop a ‘complexity’ view of the world 2. Plan for change 3. Foster cohesion, self-organisation and local responsibility 4. Design for flexibility 5. Manage connectivity 6. Value, retain and build diversity and redundancy 7. Orientate towards slow variables, leverage and tipping points 8. Learn for change.
The workshop is open to all interested community members, including Traditional Owners, youth, business owners, farmers, tourism operators, natural resource management professionals, environmental volunteers, health professionals and government agency staff.
If you’re interested in change management and developing your ability to increase the resilience of your local community, environment, business and/or industry then this free one-day course will provide you with new knowledge and skills to achieve this. For further details or queries contact: Ashley Rogers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0488 196 216.
The workshops are free thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s Our Catchments, Our Communities Program and the Goulburn Broken CMA.