Applications now open for Cape York Immersive, 1-7 July 2023!
Impactful Futures ImmersivesTransformative and immersive professional study tours designed to expand your understanding of emerging global challenges, build skills and define the role you play as a committed corporate citizen. Register Your Interest
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 and methodologies at the nexus of engineering, design and community development sectors are translated into immersive training initiatives that build critically important professional skills – such as dealing with complexity, leadership and cross-cultural competencies.
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 – 1 July to 7 July 2023
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.
Climate Resilience in the Pacific
Port Vila, Vanuatu – dates TBA
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
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 and adaptive change process.
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
A note for Australian engineers working toward EA Chartered Status: Activities undertaken through EWB Immersives can be provided as evidence of CPD hours toward Engineers Australia Chartered Professional Engineering Accreditation. These programs will assist you to gain exposure and build competencies that are difficult to attain in the workplace.