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  2. Opening the whole humanitarian sector, from leadership to execution, from specific technology to community development, to engineers is an important challenge. In part, this involves raising the awareness of engineers that their particular leadership strengths can bring unique value to any humanitarian enterprise. Explaining these strengths is a challenge which can usefully be taken up by our College of Leadership and Management (CLM). The attached ppt file, originally a Sydney CLM event, makes the case, and was an important step in the Sydney CLM/ Canberra CLM co-operation which brought about this Humanitarian Engineering Community of Practice. I hope CLM can, indeed, bring some focus to the question "what's special about engineering leadership". CLM 180614.ppt
  3. Will be interesting to hear any outcomes from this gathering Noteworthy that there is a view suggesting the need for a "reimagined" role - clearly a perception that the "traditional" role is inadequate in the modern context.
  4. This very useful article is specifically interesting in its comments about building communities of practice. Ettridge_et_al-2020-Journal_of_International_Development.pdf
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    To discuss launch early March, and later events
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    To discuss March launch
  10. This article addresses the challenges associated with what has become known as "voluntourism". Humanitarian engineering education fieldwork and the risk of doing more harm than good.pdf
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  13. Engineers Australia College of Leadership and Management Board Statement on Humanitarian Engineering Community of Practice Preamble On 27 May 19 the CLM Board decided to support the development of a Humanitarian Engineering Community of Practice (CoP) within the umbrella of the College. Since the early 1980s several dedicated organisations utilising engineering to address humanitarian and development challenges have emerged. These include Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief (RedR), and Engineers Without Borders (EWB). EA conducted the Year of Humanitarian Engineering in 2011. Follow up activities within in EA were discussed and Humanitarian Engineering was proposed as a subset of the Sustainability Engineering Society (SENG) within the Environmental College, but this was never developed. Vision The Humanitarian Engineering CoP has been developed by Canberra and Sydney CLM Branches over the last 18 months. This CoP will be open to EA members and interested non-EA participants (as are the two other EA CoPs). This is considered important because Humanitarian Engineering and Humanitarian work more generally are not solely the province of engineers. An IT platform similar to EA Xchange, the online space for members to collaborate, share their experiences and network will be used. Actions The nascent capability will be developed by Canberra and Sydney CLM Branches in consultation with National CLM Branches and selected external stakeholders by the end of 2019. The Humanitarian Engineering CoP will be expanded and officially launched once the development work is completed in 2020 Acknowledgements I congratulate the initiative and determination of the Sydney and Canberra CLM Branches collectively and particularly the individual efforts of Dr R. Care, Mr R. Mitchell, and Mr J. Smith. Leadership takes many forms and I look forward to promoting further leadership initiatives across our CLM Membership like the Humanitarian Engineering CoP DR A. Hellstedt Chair College of Leadership and Management
  14. Rob Mitchell

    WEC Melbourne

    Soft launch for CoP at WEC
  15. The attached document is a condensed version of a case study authored by R. Mitchell and published in "Case Studies in System of Systems, Enterprise Systems and Complex Systems Engineering" ISBN 978-4655-0239-0. Ch 8, Construction of an Afghanistan School Condensed RM150308.pdf
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