Volume 25 Issue 4, 2010

Education for uncertainty: preparing for the next national security crisis

Australian Emergency Management Institute

Two-day workshop, 8-9 December 2010


The increasing complexity of our society combined with the fragility and rapid change of the earth’s systems ensures we are in a race to protect Australia from the next crisis. The critical role of ‘education for uncertainty’ in meeting this challenge is obvious but what form should it take, what educational challenges are evident and what initiatives across the country are underway?

The Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) and the National Security College (an initiative of the Commonwealth Government and the Australian National University) are seeking expressions of interest to attend a two-day workshop to help us define this future.

We are seeking speakers and workshop participants from a wide range of organisations who have a professional interest in education. We invite you to nominate and encourage you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster for inclusion in this important event.

Workshop themes are:

  • education for uncertainty
  • the professional training needs of emergency management/national security
  • teaching and learning

The workshop will be held at AEMI, Mt Macedon, Victoria. There is no cost for the workshop, meals, accommodation and transfer between the airport and Mt Macedon. Participants must pay for their own flights.

For information about how to nominate visit www.em.gov.au
or email: aemi@ag.gov.au
or phone 03 5421 5100