Mining Leaders Program

This program is designed specifically to enable discipline managers to successfully make the transition from Technical Specialist to a General Manager either at site or corporate level.

We build the mining general management capabilities required to optimise operational performance through leading incremental and transformational change.

Create the future for you and your organisation

  • Support your transition to general management
  • Optimise your operation or department today
  • Create future value
  • Online and on campus delivery
  • Expert team of academics and industry practitioners
  • Highly personalised experience

4 Modules delivered over 7 months

  1. Manage shifts in global mining
  2. Build capabilities for performance
  3. Strategise and innovate global mining
  4. Lead transformational change


Application of Mining Leaders Program through

  • Business improvement project
  • Strategic opportunity development
  • Leadership coaching
  • Peer feedback
  • Holistic wellness


Each application is considered carefully prior to acceptance to ensure a consistent level of cohort participants.

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 7 months


 $18,000 ex GST (excludes travel-related expenses for workshop)


 Online learning modules and intensive face-to-face workshops
 Public course (custom in-house courses also available on request)

Applications Due: 30 November 2017 

 Module 1 | Online: Commencing 5 March 2018 
 Module 2 | *Workshop 7 - 11 May 2018 
 Module 3 | Online Commencing 2 July 2018 
 Module 4 | *Workshop 3 - 7 September 2018 

*Workshops are held in Brisbane, Australia

*Final dates are subject to confirmation in November 2017

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Each application for the Mining Leaders Program is considered carefully prior to acceptance to ensure a consistent level of cohort participants at, or talent being prepared for, general management level. The process is as follows:

  1. Apply by completing the Mining Leaders Program Application Form, available from 

(If you are unsure whether you would be suitable for the program, please contact us and we will arrange an initial phone call with the Mining Leaders Program Coordinator to discuss your current business and leadership challenges, and potential suitability for participation in the program).

  1. Application interview with the Program Coordinator. (Applications Due: 30 November 2017)
  2. Notified if accepted into the program.

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Companies who have benefited from the Mining Leaders Program include:

Acacia Mining 



Anglo American




Ok Tedi Mining

Resolute Mining



Rio Tinto 


Discover more about the Mining Leaders Program Impact from our Alumni and Sponsor Organisations

"...Our graduates of the Mining Leaders Program have gained valuable insight to the next stage of their careers. The Program’s holistic approach  delivered by world leading academics and supported by a comprehensive coaching program make it an attractive option for Anglo American’s aspiring General Managers and business leaders. The practical format includes flexibility  of delivery and invaluable networking opportunities..."

Debbie Butler | Talent Manager Australia and Canada, Anglo American – Australia

“MLP has helped me better manage a wider range of mining activities, not just technical. The faculty are from the real world, not just strictly lecturers. When being taught something from people who have actually experienced what they are teaching, it adds credibility and improves student buy-in. It was really  powerful working with the cohort and gaining experience and ideas from such a qualified group of people.”

Ryan Whyte | Manager Processing, MMG Kinsevere – Democratic Republic of Congo

“Best Leadership program as it's both personal and professional. It takes people out of their comfort zones and facilitates wider shared learning and development across the workplace. MLP gave us the knowledge and tools for the future and challenged us to think in a different way." 

Michael Keough | AngloAmerican (Mathew Awari Award Recipient) 

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Pathway to UQ Business School Executive Education Programs 

For the first time in 2018, completion of the Mining Leaders Program will offer 4 units credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership (GCEL) for participants who meet University eligibility criteria. 

Completion of a further two courses from the GCEL program list will not only lead to this qualification, but also provide a pathway and up to 6 units credit (depending on courses chosen) towards UQ's highly-regarded MBA program. 


Contact us

If you have any queries about the Mining Leaders Program, please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss. 

Robin Evans - Program Leader
Transformational Learning

Sustainable Minerals Institute
The University of Queensland

T: +61 7 3346 4009 


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