Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining

Applied Ethics in Exploration and Mining

Areas of Study: Management | Environment and Community

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Sound decision-making is essential for success in business and a sound grasp of ethics is vital to sound business decision-making. This course explores ethical concerns in the mineral exploration and mining industries, and the consequences of poor ethical decisions on business, industry and reputation.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Professional
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 16 hours

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  • Fee for Certification:
  • Not Available
  • Completion:
  • 32 days
  • CEUs:
  • 1.6 (16 PDHs)

Course Summary

Introduction

Sound decision-making is essential for success in business, and a sound grasp of ethics is vital to sound business decision-making. This course explores ethical concerns in the mineral exploration and mining industries, and the consequences of poor ethical decisions on business, industry and reputation.

This course covers the following topics.

  • Morals, Ethics and Ethical Viewpoints
  • Human Rights and Ethics in the Developing World
  • Environmental and Ecological Ethics
  • Decision-Making
  • Codes of Ethics, Laws, and Corruption
  • Solving Ethical Problems

Content

The course comprises 19 viewing sessions, each of 30–60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables and references and interactive reviews that confirm your achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is approximately 16 hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Patricipants will be able to critically assess decisions in terms of their ethical components.
  • Patricipants will be able to apply an ethical base to holistic analysis of decisions.
  • Patricipants will be able to extract practical ethical lessons from real-life cases.
  • Patricipants will be able to explain the relationship between fundamental principles of ethics theory and their practical application within mineral exploration and mining.
  • Patricipants will be able to identify common ethical issues encountered in exploration and mining.
  • Patricipants will be able to link ethical conduct to legal and business responsibilities.

Recommended Background

  • A basic understanding of the mining process and its contributions and impacts on society, and an appreciation of the fact that ethics apply to your professional practice as an engineer or geoscientist.

Michael Gannon

Michael Gannon is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia since 1989 and a practicing lawyer in the Northwest Territories since 2004. He has worked as a geotechnical engineer, environmental geologist, a university and college lecturer, and energy management consultant. His work as an engineer and/or environmental geologist has taken him throughout Canada and to the US, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico.

Michael has taught ethics, law and professional engineering practice at the University of British Columbia. Most recently (Sept. 2013) he presented on professionalism and ethical decision-making at NAPEG's two-day seminar on law and ethics for engineers and geoscientists.

His law practice includes: human rights law, natural resources law, negotiation, administrative law, civil litigation, and wills and estates.

Michael has hands-on experience working with First Nations peoples of Canada and Papua New Guinea and is fluent in English and Spanish.