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1 Exploring water leadership development Empower Water Leaders Eline Boelee & Marjon Reiziger 29 May 2013

2 Outline Objectives Methodology Water Leadership Development for whom? What kind of Water Leader? Options for Water Leadership Development Standards and guidelines

3 Objectives Study for UNESCO-IHE and ADB Where are Water Leaders needed? What is a Water Leader? How can Water Leaders best be trained? o Analysis of training programs Development of standards and guidelines for Water Leadership Development Program

4 Methodology Literature / internet review 30 semi-structured interviews Online survey: 370 respondents Feedback from experts

5 Methodology - survey

6 At various levels n = 372 Water Leadership Development for whom?

7 In different sub-sectors n = 313 Water Leadership Development for whom?

8 What kind of Water Leader?

9 knowledge characteristics change vision skills perspective

10 What kind of Water Leader? - characteristics Hardly: charisma, connector, example, listener, modesty, patience n = 315

11 What kind of Water Leader? - knowledge 5% - no water knowledge at all < 30% - specific topics, e.g. flood protection, water technology, drivers of water use, water quality n = 315

12 Options for Water Leadership Development - I Option Target group 1 Empowering top water leaders Top level decision makers 2 Empowering water planners Senior level professionals 3 Empowering water managers Mid-level water professionals 4 Empowering women water leaders NGOs, CBOs and other national- level organizations with focus on women (Africa, South Asia)

13 Options for Water Leadership Development- II Option Target group 5 Empowering young community water trainers NGOs, CBOs and other national- level organizations 6 Modules on water and leadership in existing MBA MBA students (could also be MA in e.g. law or economics) 7 Modules on management and leadership in existing water MSc MSc students in water 8 Leadership in development projects Management teams of development projects

14 Standards and guidelines Step 1Clarify the target audience 2Undertake focused research on target audience to understand leadership roles and development needs 3Assess interaction between individuals, organization and enabling environment 4Undertake complimentary market research 5Build a robust business case, start fundraising and decide 6Design the leadership development interventions 7Build the content of the program 8Raise funds and deliver pilot progam 9Evaluate performance and improve, ensure funding 10Adapt and develop fully-fledged WLDP After Taylor & McIntosh

15 Standards and guidelines Example: Empower Water Leaders Vision on the future Empowered Water Leader Target group o Mid-level Features of the Water Leadership Program o Blocks of training & on-the-job mentoring Standards…

16 Standards 1.Clear vision on Water Leadership 2.Well defined objectives 3.Strict admission procedure 4.Expert 360 degree assessment 5.Top teachers / key-note speakers 6.Content 7.Up-to-date interactive e-learning 8.Certification 9.Gender and Diversity 10.Outcome monitoring 11.Quality control

17 Practice - outcomes and recommendations Plenary, Friday 31 st May, 14:00, A1 Joint International Water Leadership programme (IWLP) by IWC, Nyenrode and UNESCO-IHE

18 Purpose of 5th Symposium Thank you for your attention. Marjon Reiziger, MFG Advice Eline Boelee, Water Health


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