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Leading the Management of Critical Incidents

About the program

Through scenario based learning, this workshop provides you with the foundations for leading the management of critical incidents.

Learning intentions

By the end of this workshop, it is expected that you will have increased your understanding of the policies, processes, communications skills and leadership skills required to effectively manage a critical incident.

Target audience

If you work in a school you will find value in this workshop and are welcome to enrol, however the workshop is designed to be of benefit in the leadership development of middle leaders and principals.

About the facilitator

Chris Gostelow is the Manager of the Department of Education’s School Psychology Services.  He has extensive experience in supporting schools after critical incidents in both metropolitan and rural environments. His support for schools has ranged from schools affected by natural disasters (flood, cyclone and fire) to acts of violence and from suicide to community disasters. 

Chris has written publications, presented workshops for school leaders, psychologists and other professionals.  He has studied critical incident management and suicide prevention for many years, completing a Churchill Fellowship on the topic in 1993.  In addition Chris has worked in the private sector with organisations affected by armed holdup and other critical incidents.  He has strong inter-agency connections in the emergency management area.  He brings a practical and experience-based approach to running training and likes an interactive style.

Lead School Psychologists from School Psychology Services will facilitate this workshop.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Developing self and others
  • Leading the management of the school
  • Engaging and working with the community.


    One-day workshop


    8 May 2019
    9 August 2019
    5 September 2019


    Register now


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Day Date Time
Wednesday 8 May 2019 8.30am to 4.00pm
Friday 9 August 2019 8.30am to 4.00pm
Thursday 5 September 2019 8.30am to 4.00pm

Register now.




Leadership Institute 
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. (Institute doors open at 8.00am.)
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Leadership Institute is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville. We co-locate with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).


Please note the Institute does not have on-site parking available:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Leading the Management of Critical Incidents on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Leading the Management of Critical Incidents

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