RMB SENSING JOURNEY

Alison Janicke, EWT Head of Resource Development
AlisonJ@ewt.org.za

As part of the RMB Senior Leaders Programme, leaders are provided with opportunities to step out of their usual arenas, in order to see and experience “sparks of the future” – people and places of innovation and collaboration in service of society as a whole and not just the agenda of a few – and to connect more deeply with those on the edges of the mainstream. They call these “sensing journeys”. Inevitably, such experiences open their eyes, hearts and minds to possibilities not found in the business-as-usual space, and enable a reconfiguration of purpose, relationships, and meaningful action.

A cohort of ten RMB leaders conducted their sensing journey site visit to the EWT on the morning of 20 February. The interactive onsite visit involved an opportunity to engage and participate meaningfully with EWT staff to enable them to get insight into the EWT’s work and vision. Activities included a presentation covering the work of the EWT, the support received from RMB, and the impact owning our property will have on the EWT in the future; a visit to the wetland on the EWT’s Conservation Campus,  including a discussion on how to identify alien species, the negative effects of these species, and how to remove the species, followed by an opportunity to navigate the wetland, identify an alien species and remove the species; and a variety of demonstrations of EWT work, including an EWT Conservation Canine detection demonstration.