Saturday

Sessions marked ** are repeated at some stage over the weekend.

10:00 – 11:00  Event Registration

11:00 – 11:10 Welcome to Country – Dja Dja Wurrung Clans

11:10 – 11:20 Welcome from your MC’s – April Himmelreich (The Basin CFA) and Jacque Quaine (Monash SES)

11:20 – 11:30 Ministerial Address – Mary-Anne Thomas MLA, Member for Macedon

11:30 – 12:00 Community Connections – Craig Lapsley (Emergency Management Commissioner)

12:00 – 12:10 Update from your MC’s

12:15 – 12:45  Breakout Session 1 – Choose your preferred session

Grand Ballroom: Building relationships with schools and disaster risk reduction in children. Matt Henry (CFA)

Banksia: Community resilience: What does it look like and can it be measured? Deanne Bird (Risk Frontiers)

12:45 – 13:35 Lunch

13:35 – 14:05 Breakout Session 2 – Choose your preferred session

Hepburn: The importance of engaging with youth. Jim McArthur (NSW-SES)

Creswick: How to bring others with you. How to engage the rest of your brigade or unit and get others involved? Sharon Linke (CFA)**

Lindsay: Cultural diversity, recruitment and engagement. The Noble Park story. Matt Pond and Andrew South (CFA)**

Pepperberry: Embracing traditional owners and engaging with Indigenous communities. Phil Tori (SES)**

Banksia: Investigations into residential fires. How does fire causation influence fire prevention? Nicole Harvey (CFA)

Ironbark: Driving through floodwater: What can be done to change behaviour? Andrew Gissing (Risk Frontiers)

14:10 – 14:40 Breakout Session 3 – Choose your preferred session

Hepburn: Engaging kids and families through creative arts. An example from the Captain Koala & Friends Show. April Himmelreich (The Basin CFA)

Creswick: Maximising conversations with community members and what makes a great display. Tarryn Campbell (CFA)**

Lindsay: Cultural diversity, recruitment and engagement. The Noble Park story. Matt Pond and Andrew South (CFA)**

Pepperberry: Social vulnerability and disaster: When disadvantage collides with hazards. Gwynne Brennan (CFA)**

Banksia: What’s the BMO? Rules for building in bushfire prone areas. Mark Holland (CFA)

Ironbark: Why evaluation and partnerships matter. Outcomes from the FloodSafe research. Frances Taylor (SES)

14:45 – 15:15 Breakout Session 4 – Choose your preferred session

Hepburn: Engaging the community through activities for kids. Faye Bendrups (Footscray SES)

Creswick: Building community networks and identifying key players. Jemma Nesbit-Sackville (SES)

Lindsay: Embracing traditional owners and engaging with Indigenous communities. Phil Tori (SES)**

Pepperberry: Social vulnerability and disaster: When disadvantage collides with hazards. Gwynne Brennan (CFA)**

Banksia: The social aspect of planned burning. More than just the land and fuel. Owen Gooding (CFA)

Ironbark: What our communities are actually saying. Adapting bushfire engagement messaging and programs to affect behaviour change’. Troy Gersback (NSW RFS)

15:15 – 15:35 Afternoon Tea

15:35 – 16:05 (Agency specific sessions)

CFA – Grand Ballroom:  The new service delivery model and what is the brigade role in the Community Education? John Haynes and Tammy Garrett (CFA)

SES – Banksia: Community engagement at VICSES: Where are we at and where are we going? Kate White and Frances Taylor (SES)

16:10 – 17:00 Key Note Speaker

Grand Ballroom: Enhancing Community Resilience: What Emergency Managers Can Learn from Vanilla Ice. Dan Neely (Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office, NZ)

17:10 – 17:40 Optional Twilight Sessions

MEU Bus (30 max): Talking the Talk in the MEU. Combatting disaster with conversation. A Case Study from a community under siege. Travis Hearn, Alan Waters and Kayla Dwyer (CFA)**

Pepperberry: Connecting with Rotary and engaging Youth in Benalla. Sarah Ford (Benalla SES) How to bring others with you. How to engage the rest of your brigade or unit and get others involved. Sharon Linke (CFA)**

Banksia: How to bring others with you. How to engage the rest of your brigade or unit and get others involved. Sharon Linke (CFA)**

Ironbark: The effect of animals on emergency management planning. Michael Chapman (Arthurs Creek CFA) and Paul Webster (Berwick CFA)

19:00 Dinner & Entertainment (Grand Ballroom)

Don’t forget to wear your ‘Touch of Sparkle’.

Music by Kayla Dwyer and The Red Austins.

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