Due to the unfolding global COVID-19 situation, Design Summits planned for June 2020 departure have been postponed until further notice. Registrations of interest for these programs remain open.
Develop the skills required to be a globally responsible professional and powerful enabler for change.
EWB Professional programs build on our deep understanding of community development practice and engineering for social value creation. Leading practice, approaches
Our programs activate a movement of professionals with the skills to influence systems in order to contribute to sustainable development and generate future-ready industries.
Cultivating the skills and attributes required to navigate a complex future, and work effectively in an increasingly
Creating a movement of engineering and technical professionals who have the capacity to shift industry toward a sustainable future.
Impact through Collaboration
Promoting impact through long-term, equitable relationships; leveraging the knowledge and expertise in our networks.
EWB’s Immersive Program is a structured series of workshops and cultural immersions taking professional participants on a powerful learning journey over seven days. The program brings together a diverse group of professionals, academics and emerging leaders who form a multi-disciplinary cohort, alongside local community members and stakeholders. All Immersives are designed and hosted by EWB Australia’s expert facilitators in collaboration with
This is a unique professional development opportunity where you will be challenged, inspired and motivated, and gain the skills to take your aspirations as a
Working Ethically and Sustainably On-Country
Cape York, Australia – 2020, postponed until further notice.
What does Indigenous-led sustainable development look like in Australia? Deepen your appreciation of contemporary Indigenous culture and Traditional Knowledge through deep cultural immersion. As we meander up the Pacific coastline we’ll witness the direct impact of climate change, and other complex factors, on communities in Australia.
Coinciding with the 250th anniversary of the Cook arrival on Australian shores, this program weaves perspectives, stories
Climate Resilience in the Pacific
Port Vila, Vanuatu – 2020, postponed until further notice.
Engineering and related sectors have much to contribute to halting global warming, but it’s not business as usual. Climate change is already impacting the Pacific, where cyclones, floods
Explore complex systems contributing to climate change with a future focus on adaptation and resilience.
What will you learn?
Our programs are inspired by a diversity of knowledge areas such as human-centered design, social responsibility, sustainable development, systems theory, international development, regenerative development, participatory approaches
Develop personal and professional breadth skills
Understand systems and roles that affect sustainable development
Appreciate community-based approaches for delivering value to diverse stakeholders and clients
Apply tools, frameworks and professional skills in a cross-cultural context
Work in a collaborative team environment
Build cross-cultural competencies
Understand factors for working in complexity
Practice sustainable systems thinking
Communicate with diverse stakeholders
Each program explores key Sustainable Development Goals
“I gained insights into better knowing how to ask purposeful yet open-ended questions, and to embrace the ambiguity. Asking questions with a solution already in mind does not allow me to really listen and be present – and it’s essential in order to gain a greater depth and breadth of insights to create solutions.”
Our programs are led by a team of expert facilitators who guide the learning journey and critical reflections. Each program contains a number of engaging and immersive elements that support participant learning and transformation.
Deep Cultural Immersion
Field Visits and Case Studies
Peer Learning and Discussion
“I’d definitely say there would be a huge range of positive impacts on my professional work because of the experiences I gained during the program. I will be using this experience to provide evidence for at least 13/16 competency claims [for Engineers Australia’s CPEng chartered status]. My learnings on the program will also help me better understand my client’s needs and how to ask the right questions… so that I can deliver a better outcome to the client more efficiently and effectively.”
Continuing Professional Development
Cost and Inclusions
Limited time only – until 14th February 2020
On sale 14th February until 20th March 2020
Participation cost covers all costs incurred during the Immersive including:
- Professional facilitators
- 24/7 program support
- Remuneration for guest speakers, facilitators, translation (if required) and community hosts
- Accommodation: Twin-style and
(Vanuatu, Cape York) and tent camping (Cape York)
- All in-country logistics
- All meals
- Chartered transportation
- Full travel insurance and comprehensive risk and safety processes
ofEWB’s programs and activities
Not included in the cost are:
- Visa costs
- Medical costs
- Other personal costs
Register your interest
This is a unique professional development opportunity where you will be challenged, inspired and motivated, and gain the skills to take your aspirations as a change-maker to the next level in your practice.
Please register your interest below to join an upcoming program or find out more about future programs.
Other Opportunities for Professionals
Become a Professional Fellow
Build your mentoring and leadership capabilities and engage with student teams in challenging environments on the Humanitarian Design Summit.
Are you proactive, adaptable, culturally-sensitive and adaptable? Volunteer and contribute to local development projects.