As the Victorian water and catchment management sector responds to economic, environmental, and social challenges, Directors have an important role to play. The VicWater Director Development Program introduces tools and ways of thinking to deepen your knowledge and strengthen your strategic leadership and governance skills to create a legacy of healthy and sustainable water systems and communities.
Who is it for?
This program is designed for new Directors of Victorian Water Corporations and Catchment Management Authorities who want to build and strengthen:
- knowledge of emerging and complex issues facing the sector
- mindsets that challenge convention and recast risk as an opportunity
- a strategic leadership approach that is adaptive, purpose-driven, ethical, strategic and inclusive that meets the environmental, social and economic needs of our time
- cross-organisational networks that will help you to achieve your vision and shared goals.
New ways of thinking
This program explores ways of thinking that support collaborative and future-focused decision making. These skills will help you to support and influence your organisation to create a legacy of healthy and sustainable water systems and communities.
Practical and interactive
You will have the opportunity to bring your experience into the conversations, share your stories, and learn from your peers in a supportive environment. We use case studies, research and invited industry experts to develop your capacity to identify and address the challenges and opportunities of the sector.
The program complements AICD and DELWP Director Development Programs and comprises two suites of training modules: a Contemporary Issues Suite (comprising 6 training modules) and a Future Focus Suite (comprising 6 training modules). Participants are required to complete all modules within each suite and will obtain the full benefit by completing both suites.
The Contemporary Issues Suite is offered as a 6 week fully on-line package.
The Future Focus Suite is offered as a 6 week hybrid format (attendance in-person or on-line).
Prices listed are for one full registration in the selected Package and covers the full curriculum as listed.
An early bird discount of 10% is available for fully paid registrations received at least one month prior to the scheduled course commencement date.
VicWater and Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) have formed a partnership to deliver the Program. MSDI is supported by water sector leadership educators from International Water Centre (Griffith University) and the Peter Cullen Trust.
The partnership combines a deep knowledge of the water sector with academic rigour and education experience to develop tailored leadership courses that promote critical thinking, problem solving and adaptive pathways for change.
Our industry experts include:
Professor John Thwaites (Board Chair, Melbourne Water Corporation)
Cheryl Batagol (Director, Fishermans Bend Development Board)
Professor Rob Skinner (Director, Yarra Valley Water)
Dr Jane Doolan (Director, Southern Rural Water; Member, Murray-Darling Basin Authority)
Dr Ron Ben-David (Director, Climateworks Centre)
Jo Plummer (former Board Chair, VicWater)