The Institute aims to be a national and international centre of excellence through the development of advanced thinking in the concept of resilience. Our mission is to assist the Federal and State Governments, the emergency services, organisations and civil society enhance their leadership and management capabilities, and thus enable them to prepare for, and respond better to, disruptive challenges. This is achieved by:

(1)  conducting evidence-based research that will enable informed decisions to be taken on policy, and to assist the development of resilient systems, procedures and practice;

(2)  providing information, management tools and specialist advice to organisations and individuals; and

(3)  increasing the knowledge and skills of individual leaders and managers through education, training and resilience-focused workshops and seminars.

In addition to building national and community resilience within Australia, our work assists the Federal and State Governments achieve their foreign policy and humanitarian objectives by developing resilient national capacities in the countries of South East Asia and the Pacific Rim.