Executive Coach, Lachlan Catchment Management Authority
The Lachlan CMA is undergoing considerable change due to an organisational restructure which requires staff to apply for positions realigned to the new philosophy and institutional arrangements. For all staff this is an uncertain and unsettling time. The Lachlan CMA requires assistance to coach and support staff through this period, so that they can think about the sort of position they would like to hold in the new organisation, gain insights and skills for confidently performing in interviews, or consider the possibilities of leaving the organisation altogether through the taking up of a voluntary redundancy.
Siwan is coaching eight staff members over a three month period to assist them during this difficult time and provide them with interview technique, planning for the future and other work related skills and assistance they may require. A testimonial about the value of Executive Coaching is provided with this link.
RipRap Edition 35: Restoring Rivers and Wetlands to Life (out in March 2013)
Following the success of the newly updated RipRap 34 on Bringing back native fish, we are now working on RipRap 35 which will be focusing on Restoring Rivers and Wetlands to Life.
We can confirm that CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Commonwealth Environment Water Holder, Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Rivers Institute are all contributing articles.
Rivers of Carbon (June 2012-June 2017) Funded through the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund
‘Rivers of Carbon’ will work in partnership with landholders, NRM Regional Bodies and other organisations in the Southern Tablelands region to link remnant vegetation and previously rehabilitated sites to form intact riparian corridors. The project will also extend riparian corridors into the wider terrestrial landscape to facilitate species movement in the face of climate change, as well as leveraging biodiverse Carbon Farming Initiatives in these highly productive areas.
Science and local knowledge will be used to identify priority areas for on-ground works, and will focus on important threatened species habitat. The project is a collaboration between the Australian River Restoration Centre and Greening Australia Capital Region.
Supporting People – ARRC Yellow Awards
One of the most important things we do is to support those working in river restoration. To this end, we created the ARRC Yellow Awards to acknowledge the importance of those people who have energy, enthusiasm and who take the time to share their knowledge with others.
Find out more » learn about those people who have received this fabulous award.
- Peter Cullen Trust – Critical Friend for 2012 Graduates and Workshop For PCT Fellows
- Bringing back Native Fish RipRap, Murray Darling Basin Authority
- True Tales of the Trout Cod – more booklets and videos
- Greening Australia Capitol Region Workshops
- Keynote speaker: Healthy Waterways Alliance Symposium and Awards
- Examination of Science and Knowledge Needs for the Basin Plan
- Looking Back…… Thinking Forward – Sydney Catchment Forum
- Keynote Speaker Australian Stream Management Conference 2012 – The Human Impact of Managing for Extremes
- Evaluation of Hawkesbury-Nepean River Recovery Program
- Targeted workshop focusing on shared vision and strategy
- Provision of advice on community engagement and knowledge sharing with the Border Rivers-Gwydir CMA
- Anecdote Circles and Social Network Analysis with the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority
- Knowledge and Adoption Strategy and Implementation, National Water Commission
- Knowledge Management and Sharing Workshops
- Connecting through Conversation Workshop
- Keynote speaker Sustainable Living Festival
- Session speaker on science and policy – Australian Society for Limnology Congress
- Connecting through Conversation / Communication and Creativity Workshops
- CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country – Stream Leaders Workshop
- Connecting through Conversation – narrative techniques for organisational knowledge sharing
- Using remote sensing for water planning
- Using storytelling to share knowledge
- Sharing ideas about ‘innovation’
- Tailored knowledge leader training
Researchers into the region
A few years ago Land & Water Australia ran a series of ‘Researcher into the Region’ workshops. These workshops were very successful as they combined the theory of research with the practice of on-ground experience. The ARRC is now running ‘Researcher into the Region’ workshops for NRM Regional Bodies, or other organisations who would like a tailored, research workshop for their region.
The workshops run over one and a half days with the hosting organisation providing the venue, participants and catering. The ARRC develops the workshop program, engages researchers to present on topics of interest to the region, facilitates the event, and provides workshop materials. If you would like one of these workshops in your region, please contact Siwan.
How can ARRC help you?
The ARRC builds on the success of Land & Water Australia’s National Riparian Lands R&D Program, which ran for thirteen years and significantly improved our understanding of Australian river function, and the management actions that can protect, enhance and restore riverine environments.
- acts as a clearing house for rivers information by bringing together ‘the best’ river materials and information;
- provides an efficient, effective way to share knowledge about all aspects of river and riparian management or restoration;
- develops communication products (CDs, guidelines, manuals etc.) that describe practical methods to achieve particular outcomes;
- puts people in touch with experts who can provide specific advice;
- organises training, workshops and conferences so people can learn about the latest research and share their experiences; and
- establishes domestic and international exchange programs to keep new ideas flowing into and between communities across Australia.
The ARRC offers a range of free and commercial services including event coordination, workshop organisation and facilitation, publishing and editing, database management, knowledge management, and research into river management and people issues. The ARRC draws together consortiums of experts to undertake work in response to client needs.
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