Disasters have a wide-ranging impact on all of us, our organisations, our staff, our communities and the people who use our services and supports.

Organisations across the Community Services Industry have learned from the recent disasters, in particular the COVID-19 pandemic, that your planning and preparedness is crucial. A key part of this is having a solid Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

Join us for the second webinar in this series to explore the Disaster Management and Recovery Toolkit to support you to develop your BCP, or to strengthen the one you have.

The session will focus on scenario-based planning and practical resources for service providers. Being prepared will mean you can continue delivering services for users, particularly the most vulnerable, in the face of a range of disasters and pandemics. Learn how to have the right plan in place for business continuity during times of service disruption.

Walk away with insights from scenario planning and preparedness from COVID-19 and other disasters you can use. In unprecedented times, your success is linked to the information you can gather now and your preparedness.

Hear from speakers who will share their experiences of developing a business continuity plan and putting it to the test:

  • Matthew Gillett, General Manager – Programs, CSIA
  • Donald Butler, Human Resource Manager, Centacare CQ
  • Dr Michelle Villeneuve, Associate Professor, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney

A link to the online event will be provided prior to the event for you to join in.

This interactive session will encourage discussions that will contribute to the development of recommendations for developing workforce capacity in the community, health care and disability service sectors to engage in DIDRR.

These webinars are hosted by Community Services Industry Alliance Ltd and supported by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund #QDRF and the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.