This is a course for managers, professionals, students and concerned stakeholders in mining who require a better understanding of the impacts of mining on the environment and communities.The course discusses the underlying causes which have shaped the public's evolving perception of the mining industry and presents ways in which mining companies can overcome these perceptions.
The following subjects are covered:
- Separating Fact from Fiction
- Characteristics of Mining
- Canadian Mining Facts
- Mining Images - OK Tedi, Porgera, Grasberg and others
- Public Perception of Mining
- Promotion of Mining
- Mining and Communities
- Adding Value to Communities
The course is presented as 10 learning sessions, each of 30 to 60 minutes duration. It includes three interactive review sessions for verification of course learning objectives. Total course duration is equivalent to approximately 7 hours of learning content.