Date(s) - Monday, 19/10/2020 - Friday, 20/11/2020
All Day AEST
19 October 2020 9:00am–20 November 2020 5:00pm
|This Masterclass will focus on the exploration phase of resource extraction and aims to deepen conceptual understanding of the issues and potential impacts of exploration activities on local communities.
The mineral exploration context is raising new challenges and expectations. As ‘first boots on the ground’, exploration teams are in a unique position. This Masterclass will provide participants with insights and initial tools and skills to enhance community relationships at this stage of the project lifecycle, and to build an accessible and useful knowledge base of social data, all crucial to future project development.
The four-week Masterclass requires approximately 4-5 hours a week of participant time. As well as a section introducing the contemporary exploration context, the course focuses on three core skills:
It includes exercises, case studies and an assignment to apply the learnings to your own work context as well as opportunities to interact with your fellow students and tutors.
Sarah Mackenzie (course contact)
T: 61 429 597 819
Sarah is a research manager at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) within the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (UQ-SMI). With a background in international development, Sarah has worked as a social performance practitioner in mineral exploration across Africa. Her current areas of expertise include community engagement, community development, social investment, and gender as a crosscutting theme.
Pam is a senior researcher at CSRM, UQ-SMI. She is an experienced community development and social planning practitioner and trainer, working with the extractive sector, government, and NGOs across Australia and internationally. Pam teaches community relations for the resource sector at the University of Queensland and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
Dr Jo-Anne Everingham
Jo-Anne is a senior research fellow at CSRM, UQ SMI. She conducts applied sociological studies of mining and exploration- affected communities, especially in rural and regional Australia, examining local development impacts and community relations.
The course is currently being offered at a rate of $1,500 AUD plus GST per participant.
Rates for groups can be negotiated.
Please contact the team for more information.