Education and professional development

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience invests in individuals and organisations to build knowledge and skills that support disaster resilience. AIDR offers regular professional development and learning opportunities to benefit the disaster resilience sector.

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About the program

Learn more about courses and events delivered by AIDR

Events calendar

Browse and register for upcoming AIDR events

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference

The nation's premier event focused on contemporary disaster resilience practice and research

Australian Disaster Resilience Index Workshop

Join this hands-on, experiential workshop that will provide a customised exploration of the research and website tools in your local or agency context

Decision Making Under Pressure: New Skills for the New Normal Masterclass

Enhance your ability to make high consequence decisions


Explore effective models of disaster resilience education to reduce risk and strengthen communities

Facilitating Successful Debriefs Masterclass 

Debriefing offers a valuable opportunity to review activities undertaken

Knowledge Networking series

This series invites leading thinkers to share insights on specialised topics, broadening our collective understanding and thinking

Leadership in Adversity Masterclass

Explore the leadership skills required to work in increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, sometimes chaotic and ambiguous (VUCCA) environments

Leading Diverse Recovery Teams Masterclass

This masterclass for recovery leaders focuses on enhancing the capability of recovery leaders to work with diverse stakeholders on complex issues to align cooperative goals and purposes

Leading Multi Agency Teams in Deep Uncertainty

This masterclass focuses on enhancing the capability of leaders to launch and manage high functioning interdependent teams to operate effectively in disaster, crisis and adversity

Leave Nobody Behind webinar series

Explore action-oriented good practice in Disaster Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction.

Lessons Management Forum

Share good practice, learnings and innovations in lessons management

Managing Organisational Crises Masterclass

This Masterclass focusses on the key elements that enhance executive and board crisis leadership and what factors may undermine meeting goals and expectations

Meteorology for Disaster Managers Masterclass

Take your understanding of the weather and natural hazards to the next level

Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Clinic

Upgrade your skills to plan for and manage spontaneous volunteers

Recovery Matters webinar series

This webinar series invites a broad range of expert speakers to share their experience and insights on disaster recovery

Volunteer Leadership Program

The Volunteer Leadership Program equips emergency sector volunteers with the skills and confidence to grow as leaders

Resilient businesses, thriving communities webinar

A webinar exploring the links between social infrastructure like personal, professional, and community-based networks and community resilience.

Gender and Sexuality in Disaster Risk Reduction

During this webinar we heard from international and Australian researchers about the challenge's gender and sexual minorities experience during disaster.