IWC & AWA Online Team Leadership Course for YWP's 2019

IWC & AWA Online Team Leadership Course for YWP's 2019
The Australian Water Association (AWA) through a partnership with the International WaterCentre (IWC) is proud to offer the latest round of our Online Team Leadership Course. This course meets the needs of young water professionals (YWPs) using the latest online learning platforms, research findings and facilitation techniques.

Effectively leading teams can be difficult, especially when leaders need to exert influence across boundaries without much authority. YWPs can also find themselves in the ‘team leadership hot seat’ early in their careers without the tools, experience and confidence to excel. 

This six week, online short course aims to equip YWPs with the knowledge and skills they need to become outstanding team leaders. The course will utilise a variety of media and interactive activities (e.g. videos, readings, online discussions and quizzes) to help you engage with the course content. The course will explore the following themes: 

• An introduction to leadership in the water sector.
• An introduction to leadership development.
• An introduction to ‘self-leadership’ as the foundation for all other forms of leadership development.
• Guidance on team leadership, including fundamental concepts, tools and tips.
• Additional guidance on leading cross-boundary teams in the water sector, including virtual teams.

As a participant you won’t need to be online at the same time as others on the course, so as a busy professional you have flexibility with respect to when you participate each week. In order to complete the course, you must make time to participate fully each week and complete all assigned tasks. Please read the course outline carefully to ensure you are able to commit fully to its requirements. There is some provision to catch up if you miss a week, but this is at the course coordinator's discretion. We highly recommend completing the course in line with its schedule, so as to maximise your learning experience.  

Additional information

Please note that this course is for water professionals under the age of 35 with less than 10 years of experience in the industry and you will be asked to verify it at the time of registration. 

Registration for this course will end on Friday 28 June 2019, or at the point at which the course sells out. Places are limited, so we advise booking well in advance. One week before the course commences you will receive an email from IWC providing further course information, pre-reading and access to the online learning platform. For more information on the course design or content, please contact the course coordinator, Declan Hearne at the IWC (, ph. 0405 997 600).For information on registration or to express interest in participating, please contact Robbie Goedecke at AWA (, ph. 02 9467 8424).

This course offers limited capacity for attendance by international Young Water Professionals, if you wish to make an overseas inquiry please email Please note that this course requires a good level of English (both reading and writing) and a reliable internet connection for the duration of the course. 


YWP Member: $383.90

Non-Member YWP / Non-YWPs: $548.90


Registrations have now closed. 

Cancellations must be made in writing to Cancellations received prior to or on Friday, 28 June 2019 will be issued a refund, less a $50 administration charge. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after Friday, 28 June 2019. Substitute delegates will be accepted without charge.


15/07/2019 - 25/08/2019

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