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Enabling Optimal Performance

Course commences 14 August 2023

PD Hours

Enabling Optimal Performance

Course commences 14 August 2023

PD Hours

Essential skills for managing teams and engaging contractors, including the unique requirements for leading local, remote and international teams


Quick facts

Duration Delivery Course Type Next Intake PD Hours Language
20 hours
5 weeks
100% online
Short course
14 August 2023
Up to 20

Course overview

Help your sites and your people reach peak performance with critical skills for enabling safe and collaborative behaviours. From selecting the right people for the right role to ensuring productive arrangements with contractors and helping your people return home safely each day, gain actionable insights into helping your team be their best every day.

Explore topics like:

Organisations as systems

  • Your role in enabling performance
  • Talent selection for business advantage.
  • The correlation between systems theory and mine management
  • How to implement organisation design principles for mining operations

Contracts + Contractor management

  • Understanding contracts and contract terms.
  • Contract management systems and negotiations frameworks
  • Principles of tendering and estimation
  • Collaborating with suppliers and consultants
  • Common causes of disputes between client and contractor

Managing overseas and remote projects

  • Enablers and barriers for remote projects
  • Opportunities associated with cultural differences
  • Leveraging technology as an enabler
  • Communication within remote teams
  • Risks and mitigations for managing overseas projects

Safety and crisis management

  • Your role in upholding legislative requirements
  • Practical activities to analyse your site’s safety culture and safety statistics
  • Understanding and harnessing human factors that can affect safety
  • Evaluating site response framework effectiveness

Spanning 5 weeks, this online course has been designed to help established and emerging leaders harness knowledge and practical application to enable their teams to support critical business goals while empowering their own career journey.


Course pricing

Price inclusive of 10% GST
Associate membership and enrolment bundle
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Price inclusive of 10% GST

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Showcase your studies, validate your knowledge

Verify your new skills and knowledge with a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, email signature, intranet, or any other online account.

Your badge links to a detailed outline of the course, showcasing and validating your new skills in a format that employers and colleagues can easily access and trust.

Learning objectives

  • Examine ways to maximise the achievement of strategic goals through organisational design
  • Develop strategies to engage new hires and motivate employee talent
  • Identify contract engagement and execution practices that ensure successful contractor management
  • Recognise and leverage opportunities associated with cultural differences
  • Consider change and risk management strategies associated with setting up a remote operations centre
  • Examine people-centric approaches to site safety culture and emergency preparedness

Course structure

The five-week course is a collaborative, hands-on online learning experience, taking learners approximately 20 hours to complete. Please note the live sessions are not mandatory, the virtual classroom will be recorded and available on the same day for participants who are unable to attend the live event.

Course content includes:

  • Weekly live virtual classroom (with replay available)
  • Additional resources and readings (case studies, videos, articles)
  • Workplace activities and peer discussions
  • Group discussion forums
  • Learning activities in the form of short test questions

Please note, live sessions are not mandatory; the virtual classroom sessions will be recorded and available for participants who are unable to attend live.

Who should attend?

Mine Managers, Site Supervisors, and Operations Managers
Refresh your knowledge by exploring the latest approaches for improving performance of your team

Site Superintendents and aspiring site leaders
Gain the skills and knowledge to better support your team, and to help you step up to site management roles

Virtual classroom sessions

Module 1

Organisations as systems

Module 2

Contractor management

Module 3

Managing overseas and remote projects

Module 4

Safety and crisis management

Course facilitators

All programs have been developed in consultation with leading organisations in the mining industry, subject matter experts and community leaders to ensure you gain the latest knowledge and develop relevant skills to accelerate your career.

Joanna Krzyzanowska

Principal Mining Consultant, MEC Mining
Joanna is a results focused and experienced mining professional with experience working across a broad range of commodities including diamonds, base metals and coal operations.

Her technical and operational background makes her incredibly qualified to project manage innovative mine solutions in both site based and in consultative roles.

She has leveraged these skills into project management and leadership roles with a focus on adding value, ensuring safe sustainable cash flow and growth through technical influence and strong relationships.

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Course commences 14 August 2023

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