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.

Contact us to tailor professional development opportunities for your organisation:

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

Building Multi-functional Team Effectiveness Masterclass

Learn how to launch and manage high functioning interdependent teams to operate effectively in disaster, crisis and adversity.

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 Debriefs Clinic

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.

Lessons Management Forum

Share good practice, learnings and innovations in lessons management 

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