OUTreach/ Leading From Yourself

Photo by Heru Ramanda

Photo by Heru Ramanda

Delft, The Netherlands, 2 August 2015 — Where do you start to develop your leadership? To find the answer, twenty professionals from countries across Asia, Africa, South and North America enrolled in the summer course Becoming a Water Leader, organized by UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.

Guided by course leader Wouter T. Lincklaen Arriëns and coordinator Carel Keuls, the emerging leaders started by digging deep to discover how to lead from yourself.

Influential water leaders joined as guest speaker to share how their leadership had developed through challenges and choices in their life and career.

The leaders then chose which abilities to develop for specific water leadership roles, and practiced a range of new skills to make a difference in any situation they will find themselves in, individually and in teams.

For graduation, each participant created an Individual Leadership Development Plan, and together they developed four collaborative team projects to practice their chosen leadership role and make a difference by tackling real issues 'on the ground' and innovate ways of learning while studying for their Masters in Delft.

The course was led by TransformationFirst.Asia Pte Ltd, working in partnership with the International WaterCentre in Australia, Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands, and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.