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.
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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.
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Course commences 8 April 2024
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Who should attend?
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
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
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
Industry Trends Drive Strategy Development
- Describe the key industry trends to watch and how they feed into strategy
- Develop an ideal set of indicators that would provide useful competitor insights, including acquisitions/divestments, value chain and supplier agreements
- Consider the indicators that may signal an opportunity to work with others to increase organisational performance
- Deliberate on the relationship between strategy, organisational performance and external stakeholder perceptions
- Discuss ESG as a transformative trend in the industry
- Examine how monitoring indicators or trends that could affect strategy is an important part to being adaptable to change
Turning Strategy into Action
- Define and analyse the role of strategy in enabling businesses to succeed
- Examine methodologies for executing strategies
- Discuss the key strategic decisions impacting your role as mine manager
- Describe the difference between strategy and planning
- Construct the actions of a mine manager that ensures strategy is actioned
- Describe corporate governance
Governing Codes and Legislation
- Describe the laws, rules and codes that monitor the resources industry and how they interrelate
- Explain the causes of common disclosure failures
- Examine the role of manager in ensuring minimum standards for professional practices and public reporting
- Describe the legislative frameworks that inform the duty of care of a mine manager
- Examine the rise of ESG as a political and ethical discussion
- Outline the actions of a mine manager that ensures team members comply with governing codes and legislation
- Describe the difference between governance and compliance
Strategic Threats, Risk Prevention and Mitigation
- Explain the process of effective risk management
- Examine common external strategic threats and identify ways to mitigate these
- Examine the impact of ESG on managing risk
- Examine common internal strategic threats and identify ways to mitigate these
- List the fiscal and management risks of very high impact/very low possibility events
- Conduct a SWAT analysis to identify risks / improve mitigation strategies in the workplace
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 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.
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.