Specialist Training

Intensive specialist training courses are designed for water professionals needing to upgrade or broaden their technical knowledge and skills. Specialist technical training courses give insights and knowledge in specific aspects of water management, tailored for current and future leaders in the sector. Examples of courses offered are listed below and are based on common demands but programmes for more specific needs can also be easily tailored.

Teamwork, Training skills, Professional Mentoring and Communication will also feature strongly, to ensure an integrated setting and effective use and transfer of new knowledge. Examples of specialised training courses ICE WaRM has run are:

Water Resources Planning and Management – focuses on planning and management of water resources, a much-needed area of capacity building in the region.

Integrated Catchment Management – provides participants with an understanding of a range of catchment management issues which will interact to impact planning and management decision-making.

Policy and Governance – explores the issues involved in the management of common resources such as water, particularly in relation to trans-boundary issues.

Analytical thinking (including problem analysis and appreciative enquiry) – opens participants to the latest analysis and thinking techniques, to better understand how problems can be solved and opportunities identified and maximised by selective application and adaptation of knowledge from various sources and different disciplines.

Applying, adapting and updating knowledge and responding to new needs –gives new insight on how newly acquired knowledge can retained, applied, adapted and updated, and how needs for new knowledge can be effectively identified and addressed.

Teamwork, Networking, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution skills – reinforces participant skills in the areas of Teamwork, Networking, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, providing participants with social skills and personal toolkits to effectively manage change and knowledge transfer and application processes.

Training skills, Training of Trainers, Workshop Facilitation, effective Professional Mentoring and Communication – provides participants with special training and communication related skills, to maximise the uptake and passing on of the new process, technical, social, environmental and institutional knowledge they have gained.

Principles of Project Management – provides participants with the skills and knowledge to successfully manage projects at all stages.

Water Modelling – provides participants with the skills and knowledge to successfully use modern modelling tools.

For more information on technical courses, contact ICE WaRM.

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