Deepen your knowledge and strengthen your strategic leadership and governance skills to create a legacy of healthy and sustainable water systems and communities

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

This program is designed for Directors of Victorian Water Corporations and Catchment Management Authorities (water sector directors) who want to develop:

The VicWater Director Masterclass Program consists of two, 1-day, in-person Masterclasses. The Masterclasses are complementary but can be taken independently depending on what’s most relevant to you.

The Masterclasses allow for a deep dive into key themes, focus on ways of thinking and will draw extensively on the experience of the facilitators, speakers and participants.

The VicWater Director Masterclass Program consists of two, 1-day, in-person Masterclasses. The Masterclasses are complementary but can be taken independently depending on what’s most relevant to you.

The Masterclasses allow for a deep dive into key themes, focus on ways of thinking and will draw extensively on the experience of the facilitators, speakers and participants.

  • deeper insight into the sector and ways of thinking to strengthen governance and leadership skills

  • a strategic mindset for providing oversight that goes beyond compliance to create a legacy of healthy and sustainable water systems and communities

  • greater foresight and ways of thinking to address the emerging trends and forces shaping the future of the sector and prepare for long-term success

“The Masterclasses were challenging, informative and a wonderful opportunity to strengthen relationships with colleagues.”

STEPHEN ANGUS, CMA DIRECTOR

“I found the workshop to be both challenging, highly engaging and valuable to better understand and execute my role.”

Les McLean, CMA director

“The best board governance and leadership program I have attended! Thank you!”

Victor Perton, Director of Yarra Valley Water

Masterclass 1

Contemporary ways of thinking: sector governance and leadership

This Masterclass focuses primarily on the ‘oversight’ and ‘insight’ role of directors. It will touch on aspects of governance, compliance, regulation, strategy and leadership in an integrated way and explore:

  • the evolution of water and catchment management sector governance and policy goals

  • the director’s dual role of Board governance and sector governance

  • the concept of public value related to the sector

  • the characteristics of exemplary Board leadership in the sector

DATE

21st February 2024
12:30 – 21:00 (inc dinner)

22nd February 2024
9:00 – 13:30

Masterclass 2

New Ways of Thinking: Addressing Long-Term Challenges

This Masterclass will focus on the ‘foresight’ role of directors. It will explore the responses and capacities required to adapt to long term challenges including climate change and indigenous water justice.

There will be a strong focus on new ways of thinking about the sector drawn from sustainability transitions research and indigenous knowledge systems and practices.

An evening dinner will include a panel discussion with with invited guests

DATE

June 2024 (tbc)

COST

$1,800 per person (ex GST)

“The Masterclass enabled an insightful look at the historical context of our current approach to water governance. With this background, directors could recognise opportunities for government policy and community engagement to improve water and catchment planning.

PETER HILBIG, CMA CHAIR

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The VicWater Director Masterclass Program
is a partnership between VicWater and Monash University.
Supported by:

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VicWater respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways throughout Victoria and pays its respect to their elders – past, present and emerging.
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