Many proponents in the extractive sector are experiencing extended permitting delays or denials due to opposing stakeholders. To reduce risks causing such external concerns and delays, a front-end planning & mapping framework is proposed to increase visibility and understanding of complex systems, improve communications, and facilitate collaboration between multi-discipline stakeholders.
Over the last decade, there have been increasing demands for local communities to have direct involvement in decision-making, in co-development initiatives, and overall for improved environmental performance throughout the life of mining developments. As a result, pressure from external stakeholders is changing the space of environmental assessment and engagement processes, regulatory requirements, and management standards.
In fact, mining proponents have been failing to gain approvals, or experiencing extended permitting delays and significant rework due to dis-satisfied external stakeholders. When compared to baseline projections of budget and schedule, the result has meant high project failure rates – on the order of 70% within this sector.
To avoid such failures, industry must:
Unfortunately, standard project management programs tend only to refer to these processes at a high level. To become effective in streamlining to gain environmental approvals, both in-sector knowledge, and more in-depth discussion and training are necessary.
This workshop offers a front-end planning framework and processes to improve communications between multi-discipline stakeholders, to increase the visibility of complex systems, and to facilitate collaboration, by breaking down silos. The process allows for expanded dialogue around various project aspects, helping to reduce potential impacts of project processes and deliverables on the environment, the local economy, and the corporate bottom line.
This workshop offers registrants an opportunity to learn about iterative and collaborative conceptual design, integrated project planning, and lean project management strategies. Students will be introduced to proactive, streamlined approaches to maximizing value while ensuring minimal social and environmental impacts of future developments.
The course will be taught in person, in a group setting over the course of two days, with a large proportion of time dedicated to applied and interactive exercises. Hands-on learning is the best strategy for everyone to fully comprehend lessons, as well as to be able to repeat the processes on their own projects, and as such more than half of the class duration will involve active, applied work within the class.
Problem relevancy and solution guidance will be conveyed somewhat lecture style, with opportunities for dialogue during these short segments. Lecture periods will be interspersed with instructor-led, independent work, 1-1 and group discussions, and interactive, inclusive exercises.
Exercises will include:
Type of training
This course combines classroom lectures and group work.
Objectives and outcome
After taking this course, participants will:
This course is best suited for Project Managers, Engineers & Assessment Professionals who:
Karen Chovan is the Principal of Enviro Integration Strategies. She has worked close to 20 years in the mining sector, with experience ranging from managing field / construction projects, performing geological and closure-related studies, to acting as an internal sustainability consultant in a corporate environment, managing organization-wide change. Core responsibilities have included assessment of existing processes and programs, developing responsive action plans to address risks and accountability gaps, leading corporate strategic planning, and embedding sustainability into project design and management systems.
Karen is a forward thinker and is on a mission to engage, empower and enable individuals and teams to make a positive impact on project and development outcomes by casting a wide net of influence, educating and informing those who can truly make a difference, and by providing the strategies, tools and techniques necessary to achieve this mission.
For additional information, please visit: www.envirointegration.com