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Based in Brisbane, Australia, we were founded with the vision of harnessing the diverse expertise of the world’s leading water professionals, to educate and empower individuals, communities and organisations, to change the way people think about and address complex water management issues.
We are following the examples of leading international water organisations in an attempt to close the financial gap for water, in line with Sustainable Development Goal ambitions.
We believe that planned and delivered WASH services need to be embedded in a whole-of-water-cycle approach, to manage risks and build resilient systems. Adopting a whole-of-systems approach allows fuller consideration of the range of benefits, trade offs, impacts and risks.
We know there is a high and growing need for leadership knowledge, capabilities and skills in the water sector. We also know that projects and programs in the water sector, which increasingly need to deliver more integrated and sustainable outcomes, often critically hinge on good leadership. And finally, we know that water leaders need to be able to operate in VUCA contexts, which are characterised by high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Water leaders are often tasked with managing complex problems that cross organisational boundaries, over long timeframes, with multiple stakeholder. These challenges require particular forms of leadership. The Graduate Certificate in Water Leadership is the world’s first professional, postgraduate qualification in leadership for the water sector. The degree builds on and uses the development process of the award-winning Water Leadership Program, to deliver an additional level of academic rigour and learning. It is a part-time, one-year program delivered in partnership between the IWC and Griffith University. As a student, you will engage in a 3600 feedback survey, attend two intensive teaching and learning periods in Brisbane, learn from a series of online classes and resources, develop an individualised leadership development plan and be personally coached as you implement that plan. You will also undertake a challenging leadership development project. During the program you will engage in and learn from a series of assessments designed to ensure can critically understand and apply knowledge from the research literature to plan, implement and critically reflect on your leadership actions.
Next intake Trimester 1, 2020
We have drastically changed the way our catchments operate, through land clearing, vegetation change and urbanisation. In a changing climate, extreme weather events are exposing the fact that our catchments are no longer resilient. In the Graduate Certificate in Catchment Hydrology, you will learn how to design and deliver hydrological catchment analysis, to better manage our catchments.
Next intake Trimester 1, 2020