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Strategy & Governance

Course commences 9 October 2023

PD Hours

Strategy & Governance

Course commences 9 October 2023

PD Hours

Learn how to develop, drive and deliver mine systems and strategies underpinned by good governance to address corporate, commercial and community risks and opportunities - essential knowledge for running successful site operations. 


Quick facts

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

Course overview

The ability to understand, develop and deliver mine site strategies and supporting systems is critical knowledge for established and aspiring site leaders alike.

Learn from site leaders with decades of experience in navigating and translating corporate business strategy into mine objectives and developing your own strategies that address site and industry trends, risk and opportunities.

The course focuses on how to both design and deliver mine strategy and methodologies for execution, leveraging good governance to identify and respond to external governing bodies and requirements, and internal governing systems

With a focus on learning practical skills and applied knowledge, the course offers participants the opportunity to bring or reflect on their own site strategy for meaningful insights from industry leaders and peers.

This course is the first offering in the Mine Operations Manager Core Skills series - courses designed to support aspiring and established site leaders with the insights, skills and knowledge essential for running successful site operations. 

Course pricing

Price inclusive of 10% GST
Membership and enrolment bundle
Price is inclusive of 10% GST
Price inclusive of 10% GST

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Next intake 9 October 2023

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Who should attend?

Site Superintendents and aspiring site leaders
Gain the skills and knowledge required for managing site strategies to help you step up to site management roles

Mine Managers, Site Supervisors, and Operations Managers
Refresh your knowledge to enhance and learn the latest approaches and trends for successfully leading systems and strategies on your site

Learning objectives

  • Explore the purpose of corporate strategy and governance and the actions of a manager that enable strategy to succeed

  • Investigate major industry trends and develop a workplace plan to identify and harness business opportunities and risks

  • Explore the actions of a mine manager that help ensure team members comply with governing codes and legislation

  • Examine the impact of ESG and the role of the mine manager in managing risk

  • Discuss methodologies in risk mitigation and the risks and benefits of mining contract services

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 webinar will be recorded and available on the same day for participants who are unable to attend the live event. Course content includes:

  • Live virtual classrooms
  • Additional resources and readings (case studies, videos, articles)
  • Selective examples of tools used
  • Group discussion forums
  • Learning activities in the form of short test questions

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.

Stephen Williams

Associate, Enthalpy Pty Ltd
Stephen is a creative thinker with a solid understanding of the technical, financial and organisational issues which drive enterprise performance. Stephen understands the concerns of company boards and financiers within the resources sector particularly with regard to major capital projects and company transactions.

Stephen has more than 25 years’ experience in the resource industry in operational, project development, consulting, managerial and governance roles. Stephen’s resource sector experience has been in open pit, underground and mineral sands mining, downstream processing and manufacturing. His commodities experience includes copper, coal, gold, iron ore, lead, zinc, silver, nickel, diamonds, industrial minerals, uranium and bauxite.

Stephen has extensive international experience in resource project development, mergers, acquisitions and divestments. He has provided technical, environmental and stakeholder input to asset evaluation (risk and valuation) as part of the due diligence processes while working and reporting directly to company boards and financial brokers.

Neil Conway

Associate, Enthalpy Pty Ltd
Neil has had extensive experience at a senior managerial level across Rio Tinto, a global mining group.

Primarily Neil has been involved in leading major capital investment studies for the Rio Tinto Group. He was involved in or led the studies which led to the development of the Hail Creek coking coal mine, the Kestrel underground coking coal mine and the Clermont thermal coal mine in Queensland's Bowen Basin.

Neil has also been involved in assisting with the divestment of major operations (Clermont Coal mine in the Bowen Basin of Queensland).

Prior to leaving Rio Tinto Neil led a major process safety initiative across the Rio Tinto Group which culminated in a US$500M capital spend to protect personnel in the event of potentially catastrophic process failure events.

Erin Sweeney

Senior Manager of Strategy and Growth, MEC Mining
With a career spanning from the coal basins in Queensland to the high-altitude ranges of Ecuador, Erin has worked underground and in the open pit across multiple commodities in the mining industry as a geologist, geotechnical engineer, mine engineering manager and acting mine manager. With a career now focused on Brand, Strategy, and Growth in the consulting sector, she has leveraged her wide spanning industry experiences and knowledge to track emerging industry trends and evolving governance and legislation impacts on mining. Erin is passionate about formulating strategy that allows business to navigate through multifaceted challenges in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA).

Course program

Module 1

Industry trends drive strategy development

Module 2

Turning strategy into action

Module 3

Governing codes & legislation (inc. orebody knowledge)

Module 4

Strategic threats, risk prevention & mitigation

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