Pandemic ripple effect on communities - readying ourselves for change

Online webinar

As Western Australia emerges from one of the most profound emergencies we have experienced since WW2 we pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. We look on in horror at the death toll and upheaval in other countries and thank ourselves and good leadership in averting the same tragedy here.

Forget about the 'new normal' apart from personal hygiene on our radar and wariness of large crowd close contact, (and distant travel of course) we seem to be back to normal here in WA.

What we might not be aware of it the tsunamic ripple effect that will/has come from this global emergency and how it will affect our communities so profoundly into the future. Readying ourselves to work with and among our communities coping with these ripple effects will be the greatest challenge that Community Development has ever faced.
Are you ready?

Lewis Winter has worked within emergency services and emergency management for over 40 years. Over his time he has worked for and with communities understanding the fact that emergency management 'IS' all about communities. He believes having a community confident in their ability to look after themselves and in turn look after one another is the key to our future in this troubled turbulent world we live in.

For the past 9 years Lewis has been engaged by Charles Sturt University lecturing in emergency management for undergraduate and post graduate degrees. He also consults and advises privately for Government bodies, here and overseas, as well as private industry on all facets of emergency management. 

Lewis has researched extensively networks within Australia and overseas around what communities can expect as they get buffered by wave after wave from ripple effects of COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

Join us for this powerful and edifying webinar understanding how Community Development will be the axis of recovery and how all will need to adapt to change for the future.

Spoiler alert - it's not all bad news.


Wednesday 29 July 2020


11.00am - 12.00pm


Online webinar

Cost (incl GST)

Members and *Local Government Members: FREE
Non-Members: $25 (incl. GST)

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