Facilitators: Sarah Mackenzie (lead), Jo-Anne Everingham, Pam Bourke


The mineral exploration context is raising new challenges and expectations. This Masterclass will focus on this critical phase of resource extraction and aims to deepen conceptual understanding of the issues and potential impacts of exploration activities on local communities. It 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.

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: building a community profile, undertaking meaningful engagement and identifying strategic investment opportunities. 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.

About Social Performance in the Resources Sector

The Fundamentals of Social Performance Series consists of three core modules comprising the Foundations of Social Performance, Working with Communities, and Understanding Social Impact, each delivered over a four day period. Download the flyer for more information.

The Masterclass Series are led by highly qualified and skilled practitioners working around the globe. These courses focus on specialised topics and offer participants the opportunity to develop new skills, gain exposure to latest practice and make key contacts in the field.

Developed in response to demand for more modular, intensive workshops and flexible study options, our courses offer those working in the mining and social performance field the opportunity to learn alongside peers in the sector and to hear from experts in the field.

Information on upcoming dates, registration and cost is available on the upcoming courses tab.

CSRM also delivers Customised Workshops, enabling teams to develop new knowledge, explore innovative concepts and practices, and to unpack complex sustainability scenarios. Workshop objectives can be tailored to the needs of individual organisations and can be facilitated at The University of Queensland, your corporate office, or on-site with social performance teams.

Registration for courses is done through an online payment form. 

Mastercard, Visa and American Express is accepted, as well as the option to create a Proforma Invoice that can be paid via BPAY or EFT.