2018 Lessons Management Forum

On 14-15 August, more than 100 people practitioners gathered in Melbourne for the third annual Lessons Management Forum, hosted by AFAC and the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience.

Over the course of two days, attendees explored examples, ideas and learnings from local initiatives through to national coordination under the themes of ‘lessons identified’ and ‘implementing lessons.’

One highlight of this year's event was the presentation of the inaugural AFAC Lessons Management Award to Queensland's Logan City Council.The award recognised project team Carla Bailey, Laura Cooper and Margaretta Burton, who spearheaded the development and delivery of a formal lessons management program; supporting the council's disaster management function. 

The award was made possible with the generous support of ISW, who have been instrumental in developing lessons management software solutions.


AIDR's Noreen Krusel and Carla Bailey from Logan City Council

Dr Noreen Krusel, Director of Knowledge Management and Research Utilisation at the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, with Carla Bailey of Logan City Council. Ms Bailey accepted the inaugural AFAC Lessons Management Award on behalf of the Council.