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Science to Policy Leadership Program

The Peter Cullen Water & Environment Trust invites applications from professionals who are actively involved in water and environmental system science, advocacy or management, to participate in our unique leadership program.

What is the Science to Policy Leadership Program?

A transformational program designed to create long-term impact and change for Australia’s water and environment managers.

Our Science to Policy Leadership Program enables Australia’s future water and environment leaders – their leadership capabilities, communication skills and ability to affect change. The Program is designed to bring about transformational, sustainable impact, not just temporary inspiration.

This highly regarded program will:

  • transform participants thinking and improve their individual effectiveness in a team;
  • provide practical tools and insights to inspire action for positive change;
  • develop insight, knowledge and critical thinking skills around flexible and adaptive leadership styles;
  • connect participants with others who value life-long learning in a national network of supportive peers.

 “You are completely immersed, it enables you to break down barriers and this is about working through the process together. I’ve got more out of this two weeks than anything I’ve ever done, ever”.

Only 16 outstanding candidates are selected to undertake a remarkable journey which will significantly improve their clarity, confidence, shared vision and strategic capability, enhancing their opportunities to take up leadership roles and proactively contribute to a sustainable world. It challenges participants to stretch themselves beyond their current boundaries and realise their potential to make a real difference in their chosen water related careers.

Successful participants in the program graduate as Fellows of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust. Fellows benefit from the Trust’s high-level networks and the opportunity to engage in structured mentoring, continuing development, practical engagement, activities and ongoing support.

2018 Program dates & information

Applications are now open

Application closing date:  17 May 2018

Program dates:
Session 1:  10 – 14 September
Session 2:  5-8 November

How to apply

To apply for a position in the program, please read the below factsheets, download and complete the application form and return to the Trust prior to the application closing date.

 “There were opportunities to experience, to learn by doing, to gain a deeper understanding. Going in, I lacked confidence, coming out, it’s completely changed”.

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