The Water Leadership Program helps emerging leaders to develop the ability to exert influence, drive change and advance challenging integrated water management projects – abilities associated with the most effective integrated water management leaders.
Download the Program Brochure to the left for information on the program delivery, outcomes, benefits to you and your employer and costs.
This is an excellent program that will have a positive impact on your leadership abilities. The program requires commitment that will bring outstanding results and give you the tools to make the next step in your career.
Scott Barnes, Mechanical and Electrical Services Manager, Unity Water
As well as a foundational understanding in all aspects of water management, completion of the program will provide participants with an:
Designed for emerging water leaders at the project to middle management level, this program is customised for the water sector to equip participants with: the ability to drive change when addressing ‘wicked problems’; exercise influence; improved capacity to demonstrate many of the leadership behaviours needed for future executive roles; and an enhanced ability to mentor and manage within their individual work context.
For more information on the benefits to you and your employer, please download the Program Brochure to the left.
Contact our team
For further information on the Water Leadership Program delivery please contact IWC Leadership Specialist: Dr André Taylor, E: firstname.lastname@example.org | P: +61 438 182 709
The Water Leadership Program incorporates a flexible structure with direct significance to current management positions.
As a participant in the program you will complete pre-training exercises including a customised online 360-degree feedback process, two intensive face-to-face sessions, one-on-one coaching and mentor meetings. Monthly activities such as online discussions, readings and webinars are designed to promote continual development throughout the program. A final tailored one-on-one coaching session will end the program, resulting in a total of 17 days commitment, over nine months, to complete the program.
Designed to build your capacity to continually develop as a water industry leader you’re your career, this nine-month program features a balance between academic and real-world approaches to learning including:
For more information on the program delivery structure, time and cost commitment and highlights please download the Program Brochure to the left.
A range of scholarships are awarded annually to high calibre candidates who clearly demonstrate potential as future water leaders. These full and partial scholarships are available to domestic participants, including three full scholarships awarded annually, by the International WaterCentre in collaboration with industry sponsors for the Water Leadership Program.
Applications for the 2018/19 Water Leadership Program Scholarships have now closed.
Scholarship applications are open to team, project and middle managers in the Australian water sector who are Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand citizens currently working in Australia.
Our general eligibility criteria are:
Melbourne Water Leader Scholarship
Download the Melbourne Water Leader Scholarship flyer with full details here.
Clearwater Leader Scholarship
Download the Clearwater Water Leader Scholarship flyer with full details here.
Stormwater NSW Leader Scholarship
Dr Andre Taylor, Leadership Specialist at IWC, presented the Water Leadership Program and Scholarships webinar. The webinar recording is available here
Prospective participants must meet the following prerequisites for entry into the program:
25 – 26 July 2019 (2 days)
Date can change year to year
The Water Leadership Program fees cost AU$9500 (plus GST). This cost can be spread over two financial years if needed. In addition there are travel, accommodation and subsistence costs associated with attending face-to-face training in Brisbane (5 days in February and 2 days in July).
Scholarships are offered every year to assist emerging leaders, irrespective of financial circumstances. If you are unable to commit to the full nine-month program (or are unsuccessful in obtaining scholarship), you may be interested in IWC’s coaching services.
Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Detailed information on the Water Leadership Program structure and delivery can be found in the course brochure and program.
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