About our programs

The flagship initiatives of the Trust are its leadership training programs for emerging leaders in the water and environment sector in Australia.

The renowned Science to Policy Leadership Program is a challenging and highly-regarded initiative, now well established on the national development calendar. This is complemented by the Women in Water Leadership Program, first offered in 2016. The Trust also designs and delivers bespoke programs across our region.

The Trust supports the delivery of the annual Peter Cullen Lecture as well as fostering respectful and constructive conversations around water issues through forums, roundtable discussions and informal lunches and gatherings with thought leaders.

Additionally, the Trust delivers a Fellows Mentoring Program and supports the Peter Cullen Trust Fellows Network. The Network in turn delivers ongoing opportunities for development, exchange and action — including through community and public policy engagement on water and environmental management issues.

The Trust operates through an inclusive structure which encourages engagement between, and contributions from, the Board, Trust staff, the Fellows and Friends.

NB: Please note that the Peter Cullen Leadership Programs are open to Australian citizens and residents only at this time.

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 “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”.