The Training Hub link above has specific information about taking up the GAD Pod training.

The GAD Pod has developed a suite of resources to support increased understanding of the impact of gender on disaster, and to provide practical strategies to incorporate gender considerations into emergency management policy, planning, decision-making and service delivery. Our education and training resources include two comprehensive training packages and a Train-the-Trainer package.

Since 2013, the GAD Pod has provided training to over 350 delegates from the emergency services sector (both career and volunteers), including MFB, CFA and DELWP fire fighters, SES, police, local government, churches and the community. Ongoing evaluation has led to the refinement and modification of these modules to suit the sector’s needs and to ensure their alignment with current practices and frameworks. Indeed, the training has been thoroughly evaluated, including an external evaluation report of our NDRGS-funded program.

The Training Hub link on this  website has information on the full suite of training developed and offered by the GAD Pod. Of particular note:

  1. The new ‘Lessons in Disaster’ training package now combines the original ‘Family Violence After Natural Disasters’ and ‘Men After Natural Disaster’. The ‘Lessons in Disastertraining package aims to strengthen organisations’ capacity to challenge gender stereotypes, develop strategies to address gender inequalities, and to respond appropriately to family violence.
  2. ‘Train the trainer’ is available for this new combined training package. Successful completion of the ’Lessons in Disaster Train-the Trainer’ certifies individual participants to deliver the training package under agreement with the GAD Pod.
  3. Unique ‘Under Pressure: LGBTI-inclusive emergency services’ training will be offered soon.

WHO: Liam Leonard, with a wealth of experience in researching and working in the field of LGBTI health and wellbeing, and recent forays into the EM sector, will lead this highly valued training. Liam has over 25 years experience as a social policy expert and LGBTI advocate. He is a past Director GLHV, he has been the lead investigator on a diverse range of state and national LGBTI research projects and led the development of the world’s first LGBTI inclusive accreditation program, the Rainbow Tick.

WHAT: The 3-hour training is for emergency service organisations, local government, churches or anyone interested in LGBTI inclusive professional practice and EM management that is diverse and encompassing of all.

WHY: There is an opportunity for senior leaders, middle managers and front line workers to understand why ‘we treat everyone the same’ is not an effective emergency response.

WHEN: Commencing July 2019

Please contact the GAD Pod for further information: space@netc.net.au

Training covers 2019

The Training Hub link above has specific information about taking up the GAD Pod training.

Original modules

The original modules are outlined below (now refined as above). The first two were funded through WHGNE, and two through NDRGS, with support from both WHGNE and WHIN.

Family Violence After Disasters

fvThis comprehensive training package is designed to provide emergency services and recovery workers with an understanding of family violence after natural disaster. It provides participants with the knowledge and skills to identify family violence after natural disasters and to provide referrals where appropriate. The package includes a suite of resources including journal articles, conference presentations, postcards and ‘Snapshots’. It is freely available for web-download here.

Individual parts of the training package are available below:

Family Violence after Natural Disaster Powerpoint

Family Violence after Natural Disaster Participant Handbook

Family Violence after Natural Disaster Facilitator Guide

Family Violence after Natural Disaster Evaluation Form

Men after Disaster

men-panelThis training package is designed to provide emergency services, recovery workers and community members with an understanding of how masculinity is framed internationally and in Australia, and explore how this concept of masculinity was challenged during and after the Black Saturday bushfires. It assists participants to identify the risks and harms of hegemonic masculinity, and identify practical ways to reduce these harms in both disaster planning and response.

Individual parts of the training package are available below:

Men After Disasters Facilitator’s Guide

Men After Disaster PowerPoint

Gender Equity and Disaster

gender-equity-and-disasterThis training package aims to to broaden the understanding of the impact of gender in the delivery of effective emergency management services and to assist services to develop strategies to address gender inequalities.

Individual parts of the training package are available below:

Gender Equity and Disaster Facilitator’s Guide

Gender Equity and Disaster PowerPoint

Gender Equity and Disaster Participant’s Handbook

Gender Equity and Disaster Evaluation Form

Living LGBTI in Disaster

lgbtiThe aim of the training package is to broaden the understanding of the impact of being LGBTI in the delivery of effective emergency management services and to assist services to develop strategies to address inequalities.

Individual parts of the training package are available below:

Living LGBTI in Disaster Facilitator’s Guide

Living LGBTI in Disaster PowerPoint

Living LGBTI in Disaster Participant’s Handbook

Living LGBTI in Disaster Evaluation Form

The training was featured in the February edition of the Monthly. Keep an eye out for upcoming videos on this topic as well!