Course curriculum

Module's for this course will be released weekly.

  • 2

    Why is leadership important to the future of river basins?

    • The need for change

    • Leadership is needed for change

    • The value of being a 'leader-manager'

    • Substitutes for leadership

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

  • 3

    Self Leadership

    • What is self-leadership?

    • Elements of self-leadership

    • Clarifying one's purpose

    • Clarifying one's personal values

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

  • 4

    Understanding different leadership roles river leaders can play

    • Introduction to leadership roles

    • Exploring seven river leadership roles (Part 1)

    • Exploring seven river leadership roles (Part 2)

    • Learning to play specific leadership roles

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

  • 5

    Ethical leadership

    • Why is ethics important to river leaders?

    • Barriers to ethical behaviour and leadership

    • Introduction to ethical thinking

    • Five principles of ethical leadership

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

  • 6

    Power and influence

    • An introduction to power

    • Strategies to build power

    • Influence models

    • Building an influence strategy

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

  • 7

    Situational leadership

    • Becoming a situational leader

    • The Cynefin framework

    • Goleman's six style framework

    • Adapting to national culture

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

  • 8

    Building and communicating shared visions

    • What is a shared vision?

    • Tips for building shared visions

    • Tips for communicating shared visions

    • Using storytelling to build and communicate shared visions

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

  • 9

    The five practices of exemplary leadership

    • An overview of the framework

    • Understanding the behaviours within the five practices of exemplary leadership framework

    • Cross-cultural considerations

    • Tips to improve your transformational leadership

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

  • 10

    Strategies to manage your growth as a river leader

    • Principles of leadership development

    • Methods of leadership development (Part 1)

    • Methods of leadership development (Part 2)

    • Using an individual leadership development plan

    • Individual Leadership Development Plan Template

    • Reflection Questions

    • Recommended Resources

    • Multiple-choice Quiz

    • Self-Assessment Survey

    • Conclusion to the course

Instructor

Instructor

Dr André Taylor

Dr André Taylor's personal mission is to help leaders to fulfill their potential and enable positive change through leadership development, team development and facilitation work. He is a leadership development specialist, sustainability and water practitioner, educator, coach and facilitator. Dr André Taylor has worked in the water and waterway sector for most of his 27 year career. Over this time, he has worked in consultancies, local government, state government and in academia. https://watercentre.org/about/our-people/andre-taylor/

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Leadership for River Practitioners

Jennifer Mackay-Ortiz

The course was excellent! Very well presented. Quality information delivered and motivational. Thanks.

The course was excellent! Very well presented. Quality information delivered and motivational. Thanks.

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