AusIMM leads the way on diversity and inclusion with a brand-new online course to be delivered by industry expert
The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) continues to develop relevant professional development opportunities for people in resources with the launch of its brand new online short course, Diversity and Inclusion in Mining.
Led by industry expert in diversity and inclusion Giulia Savio (pictured), the course will deliver an interactive learning experience, providing participants with workplace-ready resources and action plans tailored to the mining sector. Participants can expect to discover new ways to create an engaged and diverse workforce, inclusive environments and understand how to best educate and support people in the resources sector.
The course is tailored for leaders and culture setters within mining companies, including site managers, change managers, HR professionals and mining executives. The course focuses on four key areas:
- understanding diversity and inclusion and its impact on business, communities and individuals
- addressing unconscious bias and prejudice and its consequences
- influencing change through inclusive leadership
- creating structural change opportunities and encouraging broader business participation.
AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin said that the organisation was proud to be leading the delivery of such an important course.
“AusIMM is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive resources sector that responds to the growing demands of the industry when it comes to professional development,” said Mr Durkin.
“Increasingly, members are seeking out leadership courses like this to progress their own understanding and enhance their capabilities for their industry, their workplaces and their communities.”
Facilitator Giulia Savio has more than 12 years' experience working in diversity and inclusion. She is currently Group Manager, Diversity and Organisational Effectiveness at St Barbara Limited. Prior to this, Ms Savio spearheaded Newcrest’s first Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, embedded the company’s first Indigenous Relations Policy, and expanded the organisation’s approach beyond gender to engage LGBTIQA+ community and well as fostering greater cultural and religious diversity.
The inaugural intake of AusIMM’s Diversity and Inclusion in Mining course commences on 22 March. Find out more.