30 June 2020
Kate Berg, Senior Sustainability Officer Climate Change Adaptation from City of Melbourne, was one of the 2019/2020 Clearwater Water Leader Scholarship recipients. She is currently completing the course in Water Leadership with the International Water Centre (IWC) . Clearwater is currently offering two scholarships for the Water Leadership program.
Kate acknowledges that 2020 has been a challenging year to design and complete water project goals. One of the major and unexpected learnings she has gained during the nine month leadership course is 'how to lead during a pandemic'. Kate shares her leadership insights below:
Start with self-leadership. If working from home, away from my team, has taught me anything, it’s that leadership starts with us. If you are going to lead others, you are going to need to build a strong foundation. We take a deep dive into self-leadership through the IWC Leadership Program where we discuss the three principles of self-leadership: 1) self-awareness, 2) self-reflection and 3) self-regulation. Through my own research I’d like to add a fourth 4) self-compassion/ empathy. So what does this look like: