The ARRC believes that bringing people together to share information and knowledge is the most effective way to make connections, linkages and support networks between organisations and groups working in river management and restoration. We do this through a range of conferences, training courses and other events.
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The ARRC can organise and manage events that meet your needs at competitive rates. To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Social Media and Marketing Training – The ARRC has partnered with Curate Bee to offer social media and marketing training so that you can get the best out of the efforts you make ‘online’ through Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and RSS (to name a few). Our first workshops on this topic will be held in 2013 so stay in touch via our blog for details.
- Information and Knowledge Management Strategy training – If you can arrange a sufficient number of participants in your region or organisation, we can work with you to arrange an affordably priced Knowledge Leaders training where people will learn how to facilitate the Information and Knowledge Strategy process in www.ikrk.arrc.com.au and more. Find out more…
- Riversymposium 2012 – Rivers in a Rapidly Urbanising World 8-11 October - This year the Riversymposium was held in Melbourne. As a National Riverprize judge I am always so excited to attend these events and see the wonderful work that people across Australia and the world are doing in river restoration. The ARRC partnered up with Leadership Australia to run a workshop on leadership and creating powerful partnerships at the Riversymposium For more information about Riversymposium and to access the proceedings follow this link. Siwan
- ‘Looking Back… Thinking Forward’, 2012 Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority Community Forum, March 31st, Homebush - Siwan provided the keynote talk to get the day off to a great start, and then worked with groups to develop shared ideas and goals for future projects. More information.
- Siwan Lovett Keynote Presentation on ‘The Human Impact of Managing for Extremes’, Australian Stream Management Conference 6-8th February, Canberra 2012 - There is a tendency in natural resources management to focus on the biophysical aspects of climate change, in this presentation Siwan discusses the impacts change has on human beings and how we need to be aware of this in our work. She talks about the need for new organisational approaches that equip people with skills and confidence to adapt to change, rather than trying to stop change from occurring and avoiding taking risks. For more click here.
- ARRC Interactive Seminar at the Australian Stream Management Conference 6-8th February, Canberra 2012 – The Stream Management Conference was an excellent event and focussed on the topic of ‘Managing for Extremes’. The ARRC ran an interactive seminar on the 7th of February focusing on effective stakeholder engagement using narrative techniques. Click here for more.
- The Annual Water forum at the Albury-Wodonga campus of La Trobe University will be held on 29th July 2011 – The forum is sponsored by La Trobe University, North East Water and the Department of Primary Industries (Vic) and this year covers topics relating to urban water and the management of environmental water reserves. Speakers include prominent members of industry, government and academics working in the field. Visit the La Trobe University website for more information.
- Anecdote Circles and Social Network Analysis with the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th May - we are continuing our great working relationship with the LCMA and delving further into how to ensure knowledge and information in the organisation is shared, managed and updated. We will be using a social network analysis survey tool combined with anecdote circles to bring together two lines of evidence about knowledge management in the organisation. Stay tuned for updates as we embark on this exciting project.
- Knowledge Management and Sharing Workshops February – March 2011 – we have had the pleasure over the past few months of running workshops with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Sydney Metro Catchment Management Authority and Lachlan Catchment Management Authority. Each of these workshops were tailored for the organisations we were working with. To find out more about how we can meet your organisation’s needs, please contact us email@example.com.
- Connecting through conversation Monday 21 February 2011 - Narrative techniques for organisational knowledge sharing. Please join us at our workshop exploring how storytelling and other narrative techniques can transform and enhance productivity and happiness in your organisation. Read more and register.
- Sharing Water Knowledge Forum 29-30 March 2011 (cancelled) – this forum was bringing together scientists and practitioners for two days of workshops and inspirational speakers. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority, CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country, National Water Commission and E-Water had signed up with the ARRC to faciliate and make available the latest research and on-the-ground knowledge for managing water for different purposes. Unfortunately, the release of the Guide to the Basin Plan and the furore that accompanied this meant that two of our main sponsors were tied up and unable to attend the Forum – however, don’t worry, we will endeavour to do the Forum again some other time.
- Connecting through Conversation / Communication and Creativity Workshops (November 15 – 16, 2010, Longreach) – Desert Channels Queensland asked us to run two one-day workshops in Longreach focusing on conversation (Day one), communication and creativity (Day two). We had a terrific time. Longreach Workshop Flyer and Testimonial.
- CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Stream Leaders Workshop (November 8 – 9, 2010 Canberra) – this tailored workshop focused on managing the transition into senior management roles, leadership skills and the value of internal and external networks. Webpages with the content from these workshops are available with Being an effective leader and Building strengths based teams as well as a testimonial.
- Connecting through Conversations: narrative techniques for organisational knowledge sharing – Workshop (October 20, 2010) Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra. We explored how storytelling and other narrative techniques can transform and enhance productivity and happiness in your organisation. Workshop resources can be found here., as well as testimonials.
- Storytelling workshop with CSIRO (2 June) Tthis workshop involved senior scientists thinking about how they can use story to communicate key messages arising from their research. For more on storytelling link here.
- Dave Snowden’s Leading through Complexity Training (June-July) These seminars will provide a basic introduction to complexity theory in human systems and links to the Cynefin framework that is used in the ARRC’s Information and Knowledge Resources kit. Dave is a leader in the field of knowledge management and you are encouraged to attend. Dave will be running seminars in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth. Link here for more.
- Knowledge for managing Australian landscapes – the legacy of Land & Water Australia conference (18-19 May 2010, Canberra) reflected on the legacy of Land & Water Australia research, explored how this research can inform the future, brought people together in a content-rich celebration, and highlighted some recent work that is yet to bear fruit. Link for conference proceedings.
- Innovation Strategy Workshop with Central West Catchment Management Authority (10-12 May 2010) focused on the key characteristics organisations need to inspire, motivate and develop an innovative culture. Two workshops were held, one with CWCMA staff and the other with external stakeholders, to explore ideas about innovation and how to put ideas into action. Link here for more on innovation.