Education for Organisations

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ENROL (WLP)
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WHY STUDY WITH US?

HOW YOUR ORGANISATION BENEFITS INCREASED CRITICAL THINKING

Our integrated approach allows your candidates to increase their capacity to identify, develop and implement best practice integrated water management solutions to wicked problems

T-SHAPE LEADER DEVELOPMENT

Our focus on “T-shaped” leadership develops your water specialists with deep knowledge in their field capped with skills to drive change, overcome complex water management challenges and create supportive organisational culture

AMPLIFIED COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Our ability in equipping your candidates with an understanding in all areas of water management, delivered by leading experts across disciplines, enables a unique competitive advantage in the water industry

TESTIMONIALS

IWC COURSES

MASTER OF INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT (MIWM)

THE PROGRAM

The International Water Centre’s Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) gives candidates a profound base in water management, with the advantage of an integrated approach from a unique collaboration between Australia’s leading universities. This course is designed to enable candidates with the ability to directly apply their work from the beginning of the program and throughout. Practical and theoretical approaches to assessments enable dynamic, pragmatic learning with a focus on critical thinking and problem solving.

STUDY OPTIONS

  • Full time
  • Part-time*
  • Distance*
  • Master’s Degree
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Graduate Certificate

*Note: part-time/distance available only to Australian/New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.

STRUCTURE AND SPECIALISATION STREAMS

The structure for the program allows for three choices in specialisation streams with the final project tailored to meet your organisations goals, industry relevance or industry expansion, both nationally or internationally.

Specialisation Streams

WASH and development

With a heavy focus on community engagement and development skills, this stream concentrates on alleviating poverty and improving access to water and sanitation services in developing countries.

Urban Water

Development of design, planning and engagement skills are accelerated in this stream for all aspects of transforming urban sustainability and water management.

Water, land and people

Centred around stakeholders and socio-economic factors, this stream focusses on integrating water resource planning and effective stakeholder management to promote sustainable water management.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Our unique approach and collaborative teaching staff enable the program to provide the best possible career opportunities through professional development, diverse study destinations, multicultural peers and innovative final projects. Participation in conferences, workshops and professional development courses allow candidates to network with leading industry experts and gain access to our Alumni, now spanning over 70 countries worldwide.

Opportunities for diverse study destinations provide candidates with exposure to industry relevant water issues at a national and international level, with field trips including North Stradbroke Island, Gladstone, Perth and Thailand.

An area of specialisation can be chosen by candidates that is of professional interest to them and is organisation specific, which is built upon by the options offered across the program structure. Candidates are provided practical experience in consolidating and applying the concepts, principles and methodologies they have learned throughout the program and final projects in our program challenge candidates to design, apply and undertake self-directed project work.

WATER LEADSERSHIP PROGRAM (WLP)

THE PROGRAM

The International Water Centre’s Water Leadership Program (WLP) assists existing and emerging middle management leaders to exert influence, drive change and overcome challenging integrated water management projects. Based on rigorous research and international literature, this peer-reviewed, industry lead program provides a ‘feedback-intensive’ development style designed to drive middle management level leaders into a position of influence. The program is customized to the water sector and delivery involves significant input by highly respected executives in the industry, including former CEO’s of leading water agencies.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Featuring a balance between academic and real-world approaches to development, the Water Leadership Program is delivered collaboratively amongst leading universities. Essential elements of the program include mentoring and coaching from industry executives, conceptual models for effective water leadership, 360-degree feedback tools to identify individual strengths and weaknesses and challenging cross-boundary projects.

These elements are incorporated in the program to establish and expose the leadership qualities of individuals and enhance self-awareness to execute the best possible strategies for influencing within the industry.

ORGANISATIONAL PROGRAM BENEFITS

At the International Water Centre, we understand that a return on investment (ROI) is an essential aspect of making decisions for your organisation. That is why we have drawn on international research to design the program with the ability to deliver a positive and timely ROI to employer organisations.

The program’s design is peer reviewed by an internationally recognised, independent, leadership development expert and is refined every year following a comprehensive evaluation process. As part of the evaluation process conducted for the first two rounds of the program, the International Water Centre conservatively estimated that organisations fully funding staff to participate in the program would see a positive ROI in less than one year (on average).

Since 2011, this rigorous and transparent annual evaluation has found the program to be successful in meeting its objectives, satisfying participants, positively influencing their leadership behaviour and strengthening their leadership ability for their respective organisation. Tangible benefits surveyed from program participants include:

  • Greater self-awareness, competence and performance as a leader, resulting in a clearer career direction and boosting motivation in colleagues
  • Improved confidence in leading teams and social networking, resulting in more efficient and effective project delivery
  • Enhanced ability to motivate and inspire colleagues, resulting in extra effort and increased productivity in the workplace
  • The acquisition of a wide range of skills and tools to successfully engage in leadership in a variety of contexts.

ENROLMENT PROCESS (MIWM)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Prospective students must meet the following prerequisites for entry into the program:

  • A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution
  • English language proficiency, as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English language proficiency
  • Professional experience in a water related field is preferred, but not essential

IMPORTANT DATES

Event Semester 1 (February – June) Semester 2 (July – November)
Program applications close
(International candidates, full-time)
No mid-year intake 30 November the year before enrolment
Program application close
(Domestic candidates, full-time or part-time/distance)
31 January the year of enrolment No mid-year intake
On-campus workshops and field work 25 February – 3 March, 2017 Check UQ academic calendar
International IWC Master Scholarship application submittal 1 May – 1 August, annually closed
Domestic IWC Master Scholarship application submittal closed 1 July – 1 November, annually
Endeavour Postgraduate Awards close April 2017 closed
Australia Awards Scholarships Closed closed
International Scholarships close TBA TBA

FAQ’s

Before enrolling

Do you need an engineering/science/mathematics background to enter the program?
No. A background in one of these disciplines would be beneficial, but is not a prerequisite to enrol.

Is there a minimum GPA to enter the program?
No.

Do you give credit for prior studies?
Unfortunately, this program does not grant advanced standing or credit. Students are required to complete the full Master, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate program.

Can I enrol in the program in semester 2?
No. There are no mid-year intakes and the program begin in annually in February.

Applying

Where do I enrol?
You must enrol at The University of Queensland. You cannot enrol through IWC’s other foundation member universities. However, you will receive your degree with all four university crests.

I have accepted my offer of admission from The University of Queensland, what do I need to do now?
Once you’ve accepted your offer of admission, submitted all required documentation and paid your tuition fees deposits, you need to enrol in your classes via mySI-Net (from December each year).

Costs and financial assistance

What do the fees cover?
Tuition fees cover the subjects of your program, most field trip accommodation, transport and meals, course materials and networking opportunities.

Are there any scholarship opportunities/financial assistance?
Yes, IWC offers full and partial scholarships. Other opportunities for scholarships can be found through the Australian Government, international scholarship programs and other financial aid which can be found on our scholarship page.

International students

Which visa category should I indicate on my student application
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What are the English language requirements?
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Is my undergraduate degree recognised in Australia?
If you are unsure of whether your undergraduate degree is recognised in Australia, please contact The University of Queensland – Online Enquiries
Telephone: (Outside Australia) +61 3 8676 7004
(Within Australia) 1800 671 980
Email: study@uq.edu.au

I am an international student and have applied for the program, what do I do now?
Once your application has been received, you will receive an electronic confirmation of a receipt and a student number. You can track your application with this information or contact The University of Queensland for visa advice and application status.

General enquiries for international students

If you have any questions regarding admission, visas or status of your submitted application, please contact:

The University of Queensland – Online Enquiries

Telephone: (Outside Australia) +61 3 8676 7004

(Within Australia) 1800 671 980

Email: study@uq.edu.au

WATER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ENROLMENT PROCESS

ENROLMENT PROCESS (WLP)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Prospective students must meet the following prerequisites for entry into the program:

  • At least three years of experience working in the water industry/sector or have completed postgraduate research in the water sector that involved working closely with industry stakeholders
  • English language proficiency, as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English language proficiency
  • Ability to attend the five days of face-to-face training and mentoring in Brisbane
  • If you are employed, organisational support to attend the program is preferred, but not essential

IMPORTANT DATES

Event Dates
Scholarship applications open
(Domestic students only)
1 July 2017
Scholarship applications close
(Domestic students only)
30 September 2017
Program applications open 1 September 2017
Program applications close 9 November 2017
Program begins 1 December 2017
Training starts February 2018
Date TBA
Program ends 31 August 2018

FAQs

Before enrolling

What’s the total time commitment for the program? 
Approximately 15 days of time over nine months for full commitment to all activities. However, elements of the program are created for flexibility and can be managed around work commitments.

Is the program part of a university degree? 
No. As an external program it enables us to keep the cost down. However, we are working on ways for participants to gain ‘academic credit’ at our partner universities should they wish to complete postgraduate degrees in management or integrated water management.

Do I get a certificate at the end of the program? 
Yes. Participants will receive a ‘certificate of participation’ or a ‘certificate of completion / excellence’. These certificates list the elements of the program that have been completed and acknowledges the significant achievement of the participant.

Is there a technical component to the course? 
No, it is a leadership course for water professionals. For those wanting to learn more about Integrated Water Management and gain technical skills, we provide a Master of Integrated Water Management course.

Can I contact past participants to discuss their perspective of the program?
Yes. The International Water Centre can put you in contact with participants who have completed all elements of the program.

Applying

Could I still enrol in the program if I am away from work for part of the year or busy doing other work? 
Yes, as long as you can attend the face-to-face training in February and have access to the internet during December when we run the online 360-degree feedback process. The delivery of the program is flexible, so participants can take part in various elements on-line if they fall behind for personal or work-related reasons. The program has been designed for busy water professionals who work full-time.

I can’t commit to the full nine-month program. Do you offer any alternative?
Yes. We also offer a one-on-one coaching service. This service provides the flexibility to work on your leadership skills individually with one of our experienced and qualified leadership coaches.

SPONSOR A SCHOLARSHIP

VALUE PROPOSITION

When you sponsor a scholarship, you give emerging water leaders the opportunity to join the International Water Centre and gain the knowledge, skills and experience they need to tackle complex integrated water management challenges.

The International Water Centre attracts outstanding global water professionals harnessing strong relationships with leading organisations across the water sector.

Our flexible scholarship programs can be tailored to the individual requirements of your organisation, with benefits including:

  • Naming of the scholarship
  • Ability to direct final project in a topic of choice
  • Access to final project and problem-based learning assessments
  • Opportunity to arrange internship and speaking engagements
  • Acknowledgement and recognition of scholarship in promotional material, such as the International Water Centre’s website and digital platforms

TESTIMONIALS

*from scholarship provider – GWP (MIWM) + Clearwater (WLP) (?)

OUR SPONSORS

The International Water Centre is proud to acknowledge the following scholarship sponsors.

INTERNATIONAL

GWP Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship

DOMESTIC

Clearwater Water Leadership Program Scholarships
Three full tuition scholarships are awarded annually for emerging leaders in the water industry. Applicants for this scholarship must work in the water industry in regional Victoria, have a strong desire to develop leadership skills and wish to influence, drive change and advance challenging integrated water management projects. Value of this scholarship is AU$11,500, which covers:

  • Full tuition scholarship
  • $2,000 allowance at beginning of program to cover additional expenses (travel, accommodation, etc)

PREVIOUS SCHOLARS

INTERNATIONAL

MASTER OF INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT

“I will continue to address wastewater management issues and work towards empowering disadvantaged communities to embrace change and adopt healthier practices.”

Camaria Holder / Project Engineer, Caribbean Water Treatment Ltd, Caribbean
Scholarship recipient and Master of Integrated Water Management current student

“I was attracted to the IWC’s practical approach to water management and its focus on building future water leaders.”

Declan Hearne / Program Coordinator/Development Consultant, HELP Davao Network, Philippines
Scholarship recipient and Master of Integrated Water Management Graduate 2013

DOMESTIC

MASTER OF INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT

“The MIWM offers me the chance to learn from a mix of industry leaders, academics and international experts. This, by itself, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Kevin Loh / Water Development Analyst, Origin Energy, Australia
Scholarship recipient and Master of Integrated Water Management current student

“I hope to contribute to and be effective in changing the support frameworks required by water managers to collect, analyse, evaluate and make decisions regarding the application of integrated water management solutions.”

Angela De Duonni / Consultant, Access Management IQ
Scholarship recipient and Master of Integrated Water Management current student

DOMESTIC

WATER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact our scholarship team about sponsoring a scholarship via:
Email: admin@watercentre.org
Phone +61 7 3014 0200

ALUMNI

The International Water Center’s Alumni Network (IWCAN) consists of a global network of water leaders working to solve the world’s water challenges.

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IWC Water Leadership Program
versus Master of Integrated
Water Management

To understand the relationship between the IWC’s Master of Integrated Water Management and the Water Leadership Program, and how they both contribute to the IWC’s vision of creating water leaders, download a high level conceptual model of effective water leaders below.