Leva Consulting provides a number of services designed to support you
enhance the resilience of your community or organisation.
Leva Consulting designs and facilitates processes to ensure ethical and genuine engagement with communities. The purpose of this work is to seek to listen and to understand the views and experiences of community leaders and members, to support them as they share these with one another, and to engage with them to build ideas and plans that will benefit their community (and potentially other communities).
We work with individuals, groups, communities, governments and organisations to assist you to establish and strengthen effective relationships with one another, so that all parties listen to and understand one another, and work together effectively to enhance emergency resilience.
Community based research
We undertake community based research, particularly to identify and explore community strengths and assets and to understand community resilience more thoroughly. Such research may also inform community planning, implementation, action, and review.
Developing and reviewing community (emergency) planning
We work with communities, community based organisations, local governments and emergency services to ensure that each community is well prepared for an extreme weather event or other emergency, and that they are also well prepared to recover from such an event.
Developing and supporting social and community capital
We intentionally work to enable community members to identify, establish and strengthen connections within their community, to build connections between their community and other communities, and to enable regular renewal of this social and community capital.
Supporting and nurturing community leadership
We support and nurture existing and emerging community leadership through our advisory and project roles. We do this by ensuring that current and potential leaders are included and engaged in our community-based projects. In this way we bring together the wisdom of a community’s elders with the energy and ideas of its children and youth.
Sharing stories of community resilience
We collect, share and celebrate stories of community leadership, capacity and resilience. We invite people to share their stories through our website and we share these stories and examples through articles, publications, social media, and when speaking with other communities through our projects and presentations. We do this to inspire and assist communities across Australia.