Cost: $1500 (excl of GST)

Participant Profile: Geoscientists, community relations staff and consultants working in the resources sector


This Online Masterclass will focus on the critical exploration phase, and aims to deepen conceptual understanding of the issues and potential impacts of exploration activities on local communities.

As ‘first boots on the ground’, exploration teams are in a unique position. Participants will be introduced to tools and skills to enhance social performance at this early stage of the project lifecycle, and to build an accessible and useful base of social knowledge.

The program includes:

  • Landscape analysis.
  • A framework for operationalising and understanding social data.
  • Engagement at the exploration stage.
  • Stakeholder mapping, engagement approaches and dialogue principles.
  • Identifying social risks, impacts and opportunities.
  • Investing strategically.

The program includes exercises and discussion of case studies on the application of community engagement in the exploration years.

The four-week Masterclass requires approximately 4-5 hours a week of participant time. The course 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. A fifth week provides space for the completion of the assessment  piece.

About Social Performance in the Resources Sector

Developed in response to demand for more modular, intensive workshops and flexible study options, our social peformance masterclasses and 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.

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.

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 and masterclasses 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.