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  • AWA is pleased to support, through both the Sustainability Specialist Network and the Young Water Professionals Group, a series of interactive training sessions designed to support practitioners who wish to be more effective at promoting sustainable practices and policies.  Presented by Dr André Taylor, this full day course focuses on the leadership behaviours and strategies effective sustainability change agents typically use. Workshops will be held in city CBD's for ease of access.


    One day

    Key Dates*

    Melbourne, 3 September 2013 and Brisbane, 5 September 2013


     * AWA reserves the right to withdraw events if minimum numbers are not met.  Registration will be accepted until ten days prior to the event, upon which a decision will be made on the status of the course. 


    Who should attend?

    The Course will suit practitioners who:

    • wish to be more effective at driving sustainable practices in their organisations (e.g. water recycling, energy efficiency, water sensitive urban design, total water cycle management, etc.); 
    • are keen to learn new approaches to exerting influence and driving change, particularly across organisational boundaries; 
    • are prepared to reflect on their own leadership behaviours and share these with others in the course; and 
    • are ready to change their leadership behaviours and prepared to make the time to implement some actions following the workshop.  
    The course has been designed for professionals at an entry to middle-management level who are seeking to promote more sustainable practices within their organisations. Although the primary target audience is water management practitioners, most of the course is also relevant to sustainability practitioners from other industries. It has been designed to be an ideal lead-in to a 9-12 month leadership development program.  

    Course Content

    • Start the process of building self-awareness as a sustainability leader.  
    • Recognise which leadership behaviours are critical and when to use them.  
    • Learn tips and techniques to drive change and to continue to develop as a leader over your career. 
    • Learn from research findings and practitioners. 
    • Be engaged by a range of interactive exercises throughout the day. 
    • Build a personalised developmental plan to begin the process of becoming a more effective sustainability leader. 


    Member - $450 (ex GST)
    Non Member - $500 (ex GST)
    Discounts available for groups of 5+


    Whats Included?

    • Presented by experienced water professional who conducted his PhD on this topic. 
    • Lots of practical tips and anecdotes. 
    • Identification of actions each participant can take to be more effective at driving change to promote sustainable practices. 
    • Comprehensive course notes.  
    • Networking with other water industry professionals and learn from their experiences.  
    • Lunch and mid-session breaks.  

    Note: This course was attended by approximately 140 people nationally during 2009/10, and consistently rated very highly in attendee satisfaction. 


    If you have any queries regarding this course, please send an email to AWA.  AWA is also able to run the workshop for individual organisations upon request, if numbers are sufficient. 

    To search for future events, please visit the AWA Event Calendar.