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Upcoming training masterclasses on 'Collaborative planning' and 'Leading high performing teams in the water sector'

The International WaterCentre will be presenting two half-day masterclasses following the upcoming CRC Water Sensitive Cities Conference in Melbourne this month. Register now (before 15 October) - places are limited.

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IWC will be presenting two half-day Masterclasses:

This half day master class aims to help water practitioners to lead high performing teams. It will primarily focus on the challenge of leading multi-disciplinary project teams that span functional silos within an organisation and/or organisational boundaries, but will also be relevant to people leading teams of staff. Participants will learn about the features of high performing and dysfunctional teams, important team roles, techniques to foster creativity and innovation in teams, and strategies to improve team leadership (including virtual team leadership). They will also learn about features commonly associated with multi-disciplinary, cross boundary project teams in the water sector, and the implications of these features in terms of team leadership strategies. Participants will be provided with several practical tools to help them improve their team leadership capacity and the performance of their teams.

This half day master class aims to help water management professionals and practitioners to develop effective collaborations between organisations, and also to improve their community engagement. It will primarily focus on how to structure collaborative activities to help organisations work together to achieve change in integrated water management. Participants will learn about different types of organisational collaboration and about community engagement, the importance of power relations when planning any engagement activities, and the features of successful collaboration. Tools to help decide whether or not organisations are “ready” to undertake collaboration will be presented. If collaboration is seen as appropriate, then frameworks will be presented to foster behaviour change. Many of these frameworks are also useful for improving community engagement programs. Conceptual frameworks to help design collaborative interventions will be presented, along with case studies that demonstrate how the frameworks can be used to progress integrated water management agendas. Participants will be provided with several practical tools to help them design and implement collaboration between organisations.



Both Masterclasses will run concurrently on Thursday 23 October 2014 between 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (AEDT). Lunch will be included.



The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank
Clarendon Ballroom, Podium Level 



Registration is free for four representatives from each Essential Participant and each Other Participant and two representatives from SME Associates

Registration fees for non-Participant delegates and for additional Participant delegates are:

  • Half day training session / master class (includes lunch) - $300
  • Half day student session / master class (includes lunch) - $250


How to register

Registrations close on Wednesday 15 October 2014.


About the CRC Water Sensitive Cities Conference 2014

The inaugural Water Sensitive Cities Conference is coming to Melbourne this year. Presented and managed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), this two-day conference will showcase the CRCWSC’s internationally recognised research and collaborative efforts to create sustainable, resilient and liveable water sensitive cities and towns.

Date: 21-23 October, 2014
Location: Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Representatives from all levels of government, water utilities, urban developers and academia, along with private industry organisations (including small-to-medium businesses), are invited to join with the internationally recognised CRCWSC thought-leaders at the event.


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