VicWater Webinars

VicWater webinars have arrived. Our live session program will be updated regularly, with a range of topics and presenters selected to support our members and their interests.

To view our webinars we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge - older browsers such as Internet Explorer are not compatible.

Upcoming Live Sessions

Cyber-preview

Cyber Security: the real threat to corporations

When: Wednesday 22 July 2020
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Cost: FREE

VicWater will be joined by an international cyber security expert to discuss the real threat facing corporations in the digital age.

This session will be run in Webinar Jam. To register and view the session we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Older browsers including Internet Explorer are not supported.

Leading through COVID-19: an exclusive People and Culture ZOOM workshop

When: Wednesday 10 June 2020
Time: 10.15am - 11.30am
Cost: $195 per person (plus GST)

COVID-19 has placed unprecedented pressure on all organisations; pressure that has required us to adapt not only the way we live and work but also the way we lead. VicWater is committed to providing the leadership support that’s needed in these challenging times.

Join VicWater and Dr Philip Voss of Leading Safety  for an hour-long workshop specifically designed for People & Culture senior executives responsible for leading teams during the COVID-19 crisis. This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to share recent experiences and learnings and focus on your leadership during a prolonged crisis. The session will explore:

  • What adaptations are you seeing in your organisation, and what have you learned from these?
  • What’s happening for you personally and how is this shaping your responses?
  • Where does adaptation fit in your business strategy for the next 12-18 months?

This is an interactive ZOOM session so please ensure your web-cam and microphone are functioning well and your internet connection is stable.

Watch On Demand

Missed a session? Watch the replay. Recorded in real time, these webinars can be viewed at a time that suits you.

For best performance we recommend viewing with Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Older browsers including Internet Explorer are not supported.

The Australian economic outlook with TCV economist Emma Lawson

Recorded: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Duration: 44 minutes
Cost: $66.00 including GST

The present economic environment is extraordinary, unprecedented or any other superlative synonym you can think of. From the lows of employment, to the highs of retail hoarding, we haven’t before experienced these economic changes so fast or so far before.

In this session we examine what's happened to the economy in the last few months, what the RBA is doing and take a tentative look at what it might mean for the future.

This webinar is proudly presented by VicWater and TCV

This session will be run in Webinar Jam. To register and view the session we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Older browsers including Internet Explorer are not supported.

IDAHOBIT with Pride in Water

Recorded: Thursday 14 May 2020
Duration: 94 minutess
Cost: FREE

Join Pride in Water to celebrate IDAHOBIT and LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the water industry

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTIQ+ people globally, and raises awareness for the work still needed to support the LGBTIQ+ community.

On IDAHOBIT (May 17), people all over the world stand against discrimination in support of our LGBTIQ+ mates, colleagues and families.

This year, Pride in Water is celebrating with an online event Thursday May 14. Join us and our special guests as we connect the water industry to celebrate LGBTIQ+ inclusion. The session will run for about an hour with a short Q&A included.

This session requires Webinar Jam. To view the session we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Older browsers including Internet Explorer are not supported.

Let's Talk Mental Health in Regional Areas with Beyond Blue guest speaker John Clark

Recorded: Friday 8 May 2020
Duration: 72 minutes
Cost: FREE

John grew up on a family sheep and cattle farm in Victoria, before moving to Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. He began his career in the Pulp and Paper Industry, and relocated to Tasmania for work. After the demise of the industry in the North West, John switched to the community services sector for eight years. It was in this role John experienced serious burnout, with severe depression and anxiety. After some time in recovery, John commenced a new role with Anglicare as a Family Mental Health Outreach Worker supporting families affected by mental illness.

John is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Trainer, a volunteer speaker for Beyond Blue and Suicide Prevention Australia and is passionate about reducing stigma around mental illness, suicide and encouraging others to get help either for themselves, their families or their mates. He is equally passionate about his three children and wife of 25 years.

If John isn’t out and about talking to mates, you can find him bushwalking Tasmania’s mountains; fly fishing the pristine lakes; hunting and woodworking, cycling or volunteering for the SES Search and Rescue team. Whenever he can, John gets back to Victoria on the family farm because there’s never an end to the work to be done.

Trigger warning: This session includes alcohol abuse and suicide themes.
If you or anyone you know needs help contact:

John also recommended Heads Up - https://www.headsup.org.au/healthy-workplaces/for-managers

Supporting Staff during COVID-19 with Beyond Blue guest speaker Nikky Swanson

Recorded: Wednesday 29 April 2020
Duration: 47 minutes (the first 60 seconds have no sound as the recording began a minute early)
Cost:
FREE

Nikky shared her experience with depression and anxiety and how to recognise the symptoms. She also spoke about workplace stress and the personal tragedy and PTSD that led to hitting rock bottom before Beyond Blue helped her on the journey to recovery.

Nikky concludes the session with an audience Q&A and some simple mindfulness techniques.

Trigger warning: This session includes PTSD and suicide themes.
If you or anyone you know needs help contact:

Sponsorship opportunities are now open

Show your support for the Victorian water industry, with a range of programs and flexible options available

Have an idea for a webinar or want to be featured as a guest presenter? VicWater would love to hear from you.

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