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Research Advisory Group – (WHGNE) Long term resilience project

By | November 16th, 2017|Committees and Appointments, Recent Work|

Dr Moreton was invited to join the Research Advisory Group that supports the project outlined below.  This project is funded by a National Disaster Resilience Grant (NDRG), with funding provided to a consortium as outlined.

New research: What contributes to long-term disaster resilience?

Monash University, Women’s Health Goulburn North East and Women’s Health in the North are undertaking new research […]

Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience (AIDR) – Community Recovery Handbook

By | November 16th, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Dr Moreton has been engaged to review the case studies currently included in the Community Recovery Handbook from the AIDR Handbook Series.  This work will consolidate and revitalise the current set of case studies included in that Handbook, and complements the work of the Community Recovery Handbook Working Group (of which Dr Moreton has been […]

Supporting Community Leaders in relation to disaster recovery

By | August 2nd, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Leva Consulting supports the development of leadership capability within communities, and in particular in relation to disaster recovery.

Dr Moreton is mentor to a disaster recovery artist based in Queensland, as part of a leadership program funded by the Australia Council.  Dr Moreton and her mentee are working together to strengthen the role, influence and the prominence of […]

National Disaster related projects

By | August 2nd, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Dr Moreton has been engaged to work on key national projects designed to strengthen community resilience and support disaster recovery, nationally.

One such project involved working for the Social Recovery Reference Group of the Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee reporting to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).  Dr Moreton facilitated community consultations to ensure that community voices […]

Projects that build organizational resilience

By | August 2nd, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Leva Consulting takes on projects that build community resilience in ways that are not directly disaster related.

Working with SHINE for Kids has been one such project.  This project has involved providing leadership as the interim CEO – while longer term plans were made to fill the unplanned vacancy of ongoing CEO.  The project also involved developing […]

EMPA 2017

By | July 19th, 2017|Conferences and Events|

It was a great pleasure for Dr Margaret Moreton (Principal of Leva Consulting) to be invited to speak at the Emergency Media and Public Affairs conference in June 2017, in Sydney.  The title of Margaret’s presentation was “Are the media a force for community recovery, or an impediment?” […]

ANZDEM conferences (2017 – 2018)

By | July 19th, 2017|Conferences and Events|

Dr Margaret Moreton (Principal of Leva Consulting) presented at the 2017 and 2018 Australia and New Zealand Emergency Management conferences, in the Gold Coast (Australia).

In 2017, Margaret’s presentation was entitled “Community resilience, effective community engagement and community led recovery – myth, mystery or achievable goals?”

Throughout this presentation, Margaret […]

TAFE NSW – Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

By | April 23rd, 2017|Recent Work, Signature Projects|

Dr Moreton was part of the team delivering the community recovery units of an Advanced Diploma  of Public Safety (Emergency Management) for the TAFE NSW.  Dr Moreton worked with Anne Leadbeater to deliver a pilot, as guests of the State Recovery Office in South Australia.  This program assisted participants to engage with community recovery concepts and processes, […]

The challenges of establishing Leva Consulting

By | March 5th, 2017|Leva Consulting|

Who knew that it is often harder than it looks to set up a new business?  Probably anyone who has set up a business before us.  Significant IT challenges (particularly focused on email) have been occurring and reoccurring since Christmas.  Hopefully now all gremlins are defeated and the email system is now going to work.  Over the next […]