enGauge is a new email newsletter prepared by the Bureau of Meteorology. It provides updates about developments in water information and is released six times per year. We think it is a great e-newsletter packed with information of interest to those of us working in the ‘water’ industry. Of particular interest in the latest enGuage is the launch of an exciting new spatial water information product. The Geofabric, or as it is formally known, the Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric, is a specialised Geographic Information System (GIS). It shows spatial relationships and connections between hydrological features such as rivers, dams, reservoirs and catchments. Subscribe to enGuage here. We have also updated our links page to include the e-newsletters, twitter, RSS feeds and bloggers we follow. Provide us with a recommendation and we can add yours! Siwan
At the ARRC we know how important it is for people to share experiences and knowledge first-hand, rather than through someone else. As a result, we now have a new ‘testimonials’ page where our clients can share what they thought about the workshops and interactions they have had with us. We encourage people to share insights, ideas and information, so please take a look at what our clients say about the work we do. Siwan
We have just come back from a fascinating and enjoyable four days running a workshop hosted by Desert Channels Queensland and attended by staff and members of the wider community. The workshop focused on connecting through conversation, as well as examining communication styles and how to promote creativity in the workplace. We arrived in the middle of a thunderstorm which was very exciting (!) and the landscape was transformed due to the rain – as a result, we went up in a helicopter to take a peek and, for those of you that know me (Siwan), that is a very brave thing to do! Thank you Desert Channels Queensland and the Longreach community for being so welcoming and participating enthusiastically in the two days, we had a great time.
Siwan and Nerida
This is what Mike Castrisos, Corporate Consultant with Desert Channel Solutions had to say “Our staff worked through a two day workshop that was held at the Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach Queensland. Over the two days, our staff focused on connecting through conversations, communication and creativity. Sounds interesting! Well it was! Siwan and Nerida didn’t miss a beat! All participants felt valued and respected and took from this event something relevant after the two days. For me the highlights were some self discovery of how I could improve and perfect my skills in communication and conversation. The added bonus was “meeting” TED.com – a wonderful site! Check it out! A brilliant resource for initiating conversations and communication strategies for presentations.” More
“To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go into theirs – and it is necessary to follow in order to lead” William Hazlitt
What does the team you work in look and feel like? Is it a happy and productive team or is there continual tension as each one of you goes about your work in different ways? We have just completed a workshop with CSIRO Stream Leaders focusing on what makes a ‘great’ leader. The resources we shared with workshop participants are now available with two new web pages – Building strengths based teams and Being an effective leader. We hope you find the material on these pages useful, and remember, if you would like us to tailor a workshop for your organisation around these topics please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The Happiness Institute featured this piece by one of their regular readers who thought that it might be of interest to others in the context of their personal and professional lives. Bronnie Ware is a palliative care nurse, and during her time working with people who were facing death, she discovered the ‘top five regrets of the dying’. We are sharing this with you as we believe that the regrets people feel are often as the result of choices we make. We can choose to do things differently, and at the ARRC we encourage you to think about what Bronnie has to say and consider how you can ensure you are looking after yourself, those you love, and those you work with. Read more