Upcoming courses

SIA Training

Resettlement and impact assessment
15 December 2016 - 15 December 2016
Online, Other Countries

IAIA is pleased to host a free webinar on 15 December on "Resettlement and impact assessment - points of intersection," presented by IAIA member Liz Wall. This webinar will look at points where the worlds of resettlement and impact assessment intersect and how they can help to inform each other. Case studies from around the world will be used to illustrate the points of intersection, focusing on project design considerations, baseline surveys and management measures. Participants can gain an understanding of the complexity of resettlement and opportunities for improved project planning through greater integration between impact assessment and resettlement. Liz Wall is an independent consultant with more than 15 years of global experience assessing and addressing social impacts associated with large projects in developing countries, almost all of which have generated some level of resettlement. As a former IFC social specialist she is an expert in the implementation of the IFC Performance Standards and has worked in over 40 countries. The webinar will be at 4:00pm Perth/Singapore time, which is 8:00am London/UTC time. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8875152685508392452?source=IAIAConnect

Land Acquisition, Resettlement & Social Sustainab
21 November 2016 - 02 December 2016
Groningen, The Netherlands, Europe

This training course will be based on good international practices and standards, lessons learned on the ground and practical case studies, and will include a technical site visit to a resettlement site. The course will be delivered by some of the worlds leading social assessment and resettlement practitioners, specialists from international development institutions, as well as key academics from the University of Groningen, to provide capacity building in the practice of managing the social issues of investment projects focusing on land acquisition and resettlement. More information at: http://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/winter_schools_2016-2017/land_acquisition/

SIA and Management: focus on fracking
10 November 2016 - 07 November 2016
Glasgow, Europe

The training program is designed to have an effective blend of instruction and participatory process. The experiences of the participants are utilised by encouraging personal contribution and discussion. Learning is facilitated through the use of break-out groups and a structured case-study exercise. A range of resources and learning formats are used. The course provides frameworks and tools to consider issues such social & business risk assessment, social impact management plans, sustainable livelihoods, human rights, gender, free, prior and informed consent, agreement-making, cumulative impacts, benefit-sharing, grievance mechanisms, and highlights emerging trends. The morning starts by introducing the key principles of SIA and it then provides an SIA process ‘refresher’ or ‘refiner’, with a collective review and shared learning of the SIA process. The afternoon focuses on the real and practical issues facing SIA and practitioners today, in projects that apply fracking techniques. More info at: http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/civilenvironmentalengineering/siam2016/

IAIA Special Symposium Water and Impact Assessment
31 August 2016 - 02 September 2016
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom, Other Countries

This IAIA symposium aims to: Advance a multidisciplinary discussion about the challenges and opportunities associated with the management of water-related impacts across investment sectors; support IA professionals in effectively meeting challenges associated with water IA, management, and planning; and promote new approaches in impact assessment.

Community Research Methods for the Resources Secto
15 August 2016 - 18 August 2016
Australia, Oceania

Designed as a core component of the UQ Diploma and Masters Program in Community Relations and Responsible Resource Development programs, CSRM is offering the intensive session to external participants as a professional development opportunity. Participants will engage with recent developments in researching and understanding community issues associated with resource developments from leading researchers and industry experts. More info at: https://www.csrm.uq.edu.au/events/community-research-methods-for-the-resources-sector?thanks=upcoming_events

Land Acquisition, Resettlement Course - Mozambique
18 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
Maputo, Mozambique, Africa

This training course will be based on good international practices and standards, lessons learned on the ground and practical case studies, and will include a technical site visit to a resettlement site. The course will be delivered by some of the worlds leading social assessment and resettlement practitioners, specialists from international development institutions, as well as key academics from the University of Groningen, to provide capacity building in the practice of managing the social issues of investment projects focusing on land acquisition and resettlement.

Land Acquisition, Resettlement & Social Sustainab
27 June 2016 - 08 July 2016
Groningen, Europe

This training course will be based on good international practices and standards, lessons learned on the ground and practical case studies, and will include a technical site visit to a resettlement site. The course will be delivered by some of the worlds leading social assessment and resettlement practitioners, specialists from international development institutions, as well as key academics from the University of Groningen, to provide capacity building in the practice of managing the social issues of investment projects focusing on land acquisition and resettlement. More information at: http://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/winterschools/land_acquisition/

Curso Latinoamericano Reasentamiento Involuntario
20 June 2016 - 30 June 2016
Bogota, Coltmbia, South America

El Curso Latinoamericano de Reasentamiento Involuntario  CLAR  es un programa creado e impulsado por una alianza institucional, compuesta por cuatro universidades latinoamericanas (Universidad de los Andes, Pontificia Universidad Catslica de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Catslica del Perz, Universidad de Costa Rica) y el Banco Mundial. Los temas que se desarrollan buscan profundizar la comprensisn de los desafmos, los marcos legales y el manejo de mzltiples herramientas en procesos de reasentamiento.

Human Rights and Impact Assessment
09 May 2016 - 10 May 2016
Nagoya, Japan, Asia

This two-day, intermediate level master class outlines the human rights issues associated with large projects (with an emphasis on the extractive industries), and provides participants with practical ways to operationalise the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as established in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were developed by Prof John Ruggie (who received the IAIA 2014 Global Environment Award). Communities living in conflict and post-conflict countries, as well as areas affected or recovering from natural and industrial disasters, are often exposed to violations of their human rights, which affects the magnitude of the impacts received and the possibility of recovering from the crisis and compromises a socially sustainable future. The course seeks to bring human rights issues into the impact assessment field of practice and, by using integrated impact assessment methods, will provide an effective way to identify the human rights issues of projects and the scenarios where projects are developed. This master class is designed for practitioners involved in the impact assessment of private sector projects who have some understanding and knowledge of social impact assessment methodologies and practice and who want to increase their knowledge of human rights issues. This can include: those individuals within companies or institutions (e.g. financial institutions) who are responsible for commissioning and overseeing impact assessments; and internal and external practitioners that carry out impact assessments. The course has been developed as a partnership between the Danish Institute of Human Rights and the Community Insights Group.

Gender Dimensions of Renewable Energy Financing
24 February 2016 - 24 February 2016
Online, Other Countries

The new Paris Agreement sends a strong message to the world to move towards implementation and achieve effective mitigation actions. With energy production and consumption accounting for two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, its clear that this mitigation would require an increase in renewable energy investments. Moreover, the international community also agreed to double the percentage of renewable energy worldwide as one of the commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals. The transition to low carbon energy systems requires significant investments in capital stocks and infrastructure over the next 10-15 years. Bringing a diversity of perspectives to the investment decision process, including women and men, is important to ensuring the energy pathways finance reflect the priorities and vision of society as a whole. This webinar will explore the gender perspectives of renewable energy financing and understand where the potential is to influence financial flows for renewable energy in ways that empower women, as well as men, to be part of a clean energy future, and will explore what difference having women at the table could make in designing that future. The Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is a five-year program launched by USAID and IUCNs Global Gender Office in 2014. GECCOs overall goal is to leverage advancements in womens empowerment and gender equality through, and for, the benefit of climate change and development outcomes. Through its series of webinars, GECCO aims at increasing knowledge and sensitization of key stakeholders in the energy and mitigation sectors as a means to advance womens empowerment.

IAIA Impact Assessment Courses in Panama City
04 December 2015 - 05 December 2015
Panama City, Other Countries

Four training courses will be offered 4-5 December, covering the topics of environmental, social, health, cumulative, and biodiversity impact assessment. LIST OF COURSES: 1.Social and Health Impact Assessment and Management: Principles and Practice 2 days; 2.Cumulative Impact Assessment: An Introductory Workshop for Environmental Professionals 2 days; 3.From Environmental Impact Assessments to Biodiversity Action Plans: A Practical Approach 1 day; 4.Risks due to not Incorporating Environmental and Social Issues in Project Planning 1 day;

Webminar: Gender in large-scale infrastructure
13 November 2015 -
Various,

"Gender in large-scale infrastructure: What we know, what we need & the out-of-the-box opportunities" Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies, to institutional reforms and project development—increasing energy access and providing a low emission development pathways for many around the world. It has been a central pillar of the commitments towards achieving universal access to modern energy and is recognized as a cornerstone within the Sustainable Development Goals. While efforts at integrating gender considerations into climate change and the renewable energy sector have progressed over the years, most progress has taken place in small scale, community-based projects. Though these initiatives demonstrate ways in which engaging women improves the success of energy access and climate mitigation efforts, the results are often not well documented. A significant knowledge gap on gender and mid- to large-scale renewable energy projects exists. This webinar is a part of the GECCO Energy webinar series and will highlight some of the related information gaps, as well as difficulties in addressing gender considerations within mid- to large-scale renewable energy projects and what solutions exist for increasing access to benefits by women and men of communities located in the project’s vicinity. The content of this webinar will be further expanded by succeeding learning sessions. Register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7707359177706968577

Land Acquisition, Resettlement & Social Sustainab
09 November 2015 - 20 November 2015
Groningen, The Netherlands, Europe

This training course will be based on good international practices and standards, lessons learned on the ground and practical case studies, and will include a technical site visit to a resettlement site. The course will be delivered by some of the world’s leading social assessment and resettlement practitioners, specialists from international development institutions, as well as key academics from the University of Groningen, to provide capacity building in the practice of managing the social issues of investment projects focusing on land acquisition and resettlement. More information at: http://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/winterschools/land_acquisition/

The Process of Social Impact Assessment
26 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
Asia

The course will introduce participants to procedures that should be followed in order to comply with requirements for a sound social impact assessment process, considering strategic priorities and strong engagements with prior and informed consent, social performance standards, supply change management, governance, local content. The course will provide tools for planning hydropower and other water-related projects in the best possible way on a national, regional and local level.

Land Acquisition & Resettlement course
06 July 2015 - 30 May 2015
Groningen, The Netherlands, Europe

Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability (6-17 July 2015) This summer school (training course) promotes understanding about and develops skills in managing the social issues caused by the large-scale land acquisition and resettlement activities associated with major development projects (e.g. mines, dams, highways, industry parks, electricity transmission corridors, agricultural developments, etc).

Introduction to Impact Investing
25 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
Bangkok, Thailand, Asia

Introduction GRM International will be hosting a 2 day training workshop in Bangkok, Thailand from 25-26 June 2015 exploring the subject of Impact Investing at an introductory level for both development and private sector professionals. Facilitators will emphasise how Impact Investing can be harnessed to deliver both financial and social returns, commonly required by investors across developed and emerging markets alike. The workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the broad definition of Impact Investing illustrated with the use of various industry related case studies and also provide practical considerations for making impact investments. A must for leaders in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, wanting to understand how to access the capital available for compelling investment opportunities that have the potential to deliver important social benefits, and to enhance the value proposition of a financial return to investors. Overview The seminar aims to clarify jargon and fundamental financial concepts, commonly encountered by both development practitioners and the private sector working in partnership. The interest in and commitment to "impact investing" is fast growing, as alluded to in the recent publication of the G8s Report of the Social Impact Investment Task force, Governments, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Philanthropists, alike generally all actively seek to invest capital across the spectrum of players, targeting sustainable investment. Capital available to this sector of investing continues to grow globally annually. Active players in the investment space encompasses a wide range of investors/actors including Foundations, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), Corporations, Banks, Multilateral and bilateral institutions (i.e. Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)), Philanthropy and CSR initiatives, Private domestic funds, Crowd funding and Institutional investors. To access this source of finance and capitalise on these investment/social opportunities requires an understanding of the Impact Investing landscape, the financial terms , the products, various assets classes and mechanisms used to unlock this funding for development. Workshop Outline The training workshop will cover the following areas:  What is envisaged by the broad definition of Impact Investing?  Discussing the common core characteristics of Impact Investing, namely; o Intentionality, o Return Expectations, relative to risk and asset classes; and o Impact measurement.  What all the hype is about?  What is mean by delivering Impact?  Where Impact Investing fits in comparison to conventional investing and philanthropy?  The linkages to conventional finance?  The types of asset classes or products impact investors invest typically use?  Key sectors/themes in impact investing?  Track record to-date of impact investing? The training workshop will also include:  Demystification of some financial terminology.  Exploring and understanding the various sources of finance available from different groups of Impact Investors.  Understanding the roles of different Impact Investors and their divergent views.  Impact Investing networks/associations/platforms facilitating Impact Investing  Metrics and measurement of Impact, developing a best practice but understanding the current taxonomies/methodologies in use i.e. IRIS, GIIRSetc.  Payment by Results; expanded for RBA; RBP; SIBs/DIBs; SYNs discussing the merits and challenges of each Expected Outcomes: Each participant will leave with the skills and knowledge needed to work closely with various investors/actors to secure funding, with an emphasis on opportunities and cross sector case studies.

Managing Resettlement and Livelihoods on Projects
25 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
London, Europe

Many organisations are operating in a context of increased awareness and regulation regarding the potential social and environmental impacts of their activities. At the same time, companies increasingly appreciate the business case for ‘getting social engagement right’. We would like to invite you to join GRM International, as we host a 2 day training workshop, Managing Resettlement & Livelihoods on Projects delivered in collaboration with Intersocial Consulting on international best practices in resettlement planning and implementation in London from 25-26 June 2015. The training is based on Intersocial’s extensive experience in planning, implementing and reviewing resettlement projects worldwide, including the recently published ‘Land Access and Resettlement: A Guide to Best Practice’, of which trainer Eddie Smyth is the co-author.

Social Risk Management Training
22 June 2015 - 24 June 2015
London, Europe

COURSE OVERVIEW This training is premised on the notion that stakeholder engagement must take into account risk emanating from and presented to society, as well as from a particular form of business. Social risk can be integrated into operational risk and into reporting. It is primarily about anticipation, and designing efficient strategies. This revolves around the correct identification of actors and drivers, a rigorous planning and evaluation system, and careful reporting. This intermediate level course would be ideal for: social responsibility and social performance personnel, community relations managers, community liaison, land acquisition, rehabilitation teams, local procurement, HSSE personnel. LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of the course, participants will be able to: - Highlight social risks and opportunities - Manage community relations according to the mine project cycle of exploration, permitting, exploitation and closure - Use stakeholder mapping and conflict mapping - Engage with communities for outreach project design - Use the correct grievance procedures - Apply a range of relevant monitoring and evaluation tools - Allocate human and financial resources - Set relevant performance indicators adapted to business and community requirements COURSE OUTLINE The three-day workshop contains two broad pillars: 1. Strategic training on the potential risks and opportunities with a focus on engineering and operations, on company conduct, and supply chains. 2. Methodology and implementation of four key tools with easy but powerful implementation: community mapping, human rights impact assessment, intervention design, monitoring & evaluation.

Extractive Industries & Sustainable Development
08 June 2015 - 19 June 2015
New York, USA, North America

Executive Training Program - Columbia University Extractive Industries & Sustainable Development The program is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to promote the responsible development of the extractive industries sector in resource-rich developing countries and to encourage a rich dialogue about best practices from around the globe. The two-week training emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of resource-based development. By working through real case studies and with practitioners and experts in the field, participants will be able to apply analytical tools and frameworks to the unique context of the extractive industries in their country. http://ccsi.columbia.edu/2013/12/14/executive-training-program-on-extractive-industries-and-sustainable-development/

Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution
26 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Various, Other Countries

The extractive industry has the potential to significantly transform environments, communities and economies. At times, such transformation may manifest in conflicts or disputes between a resource developer and local communities, or even complete breakdown of the company's social licence to operatewith associated costs for the company, local communities, and the broader public. This three-part course draws on multi-faceted research at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining from centre director Professor Saleem Ali, deputy director Dr. Daniel Franks, and research manager Phil Clark to provide: an understanding of the costs of conflict in the resource industry; processes and mechanisms by which communities can make their concerns heard and which companies can draw on to work with communities to negotiate and resolve conflict; and the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts in the research sector, and the process of using ecological factors to promote peace. More information at: http://www.edumine.com/courses/live-webcasts/environmental-and-social-conflict-resolution-in-the-resources-sector/?utm_source=eduminer-en-150318&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eduminer

Stakeholder Engagement Master Class
12 May 2015 -
La Trobe University City Campus, Melbourne, Oceania

The Stakeholder Engagement Master Class will teach how to: Classify and prioritise stakeholders; Map links between issues and stakeholders; Use stakeholder maps to generate insights for tactics; Understand how stakeholder engagement builds your social licence to operate; Develop an effective approach to planning stakeholder engagement. This workshop is ideal for professionals operating in a challenging and complex stakeholder environment.

Establishing and Maintaining SLO in Mining
21 April 2015 - 23 April 2015
live webcast, Other Countries

The focus of the course is on the strategic management of socio-political risk. It begins with topics concerning assessing the location, severity, and causes of socio-political risk in the project's stakeholder network. Then principles for mitigating risk are reviewed. They include strategies for changing the network structure and for devising more appropriate stakeholder relations strategies. Finally, specific community initiatives and programs are discussed to show how they meet multiple risk reduction criteria simultaneously, such as those advocated in corporate social responsibility and sustainability charters and guidelines. Register online: http://www.edumine.com/courses/live-webcasts/establishing-and-maintaining-a-social-licence-to-operate-in-mining/?utm_source=eduminer-en-150218&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eduminer

Social Impact Assessment & Management
18 April 2015 -
Florence, Italy, Europe

This intermediate course provides a current overview of leading industry practice related to social impact assessment and management, and social performance that is consistent with IAIA’s International Principles for SIA. We address the current issues relevant to the business of managing the social impacts of planned interventions. The trainers include: a person with considerable industry consulting experience; and a leading academic in SIA. In our course, SIA is regarded as being more than just the ex-ante prediction of social impacts, it should be the process of managing the social issues, and a mechanism to ensure social and economic development.

Human Rights and Impact Assessment
18 April 2015 - 19 April 2015
Florence, Italy, Europe

Register online: http://conferences.iaia.org/2015/human_rights_and_ia.php This two-day, intermediate level master class outlines the human rights issues associated with large projects (with an emphasis on the extractive industries), and provides participants with practical ways to operationalise the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as established in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were developed by Prof John Ruggie (who received the IAIA 2014 Global Environment Award). The course seeks to bring human rights issues into the impact assessment field of practice and, by using integrated impact assessment methods, will provide an effective way to identify the human rights issues of projects. The master class is designed for practitioners involved in the impact assessment of private sector projects who have some understanding and knowledge of social impact assessment methodologies and practice and who want to increase their knowledge of human rights issues. This can include: those individuals within companies or institutions (e.g. financial institutions) who are responsible for commissioning and overseeing impact assessments; and internal and external practitioners that carry out impact assessments. The course has been developed as a partnership between the Danish Institute of Human Rights and the Community Insights Group.

IAIA15 Training Courses
18 April 2015 -
Florence, Italy, Europe

IAIA15 Training Courses – Register by 28 February -Quality Assurance in EIA: Guide and Review -Human Rights and Impact Assessment -Integrated Environmental Management: How to make EA more Effective -Making Social Impact Assessment Count in the ESIA Process: Examples from Indigenous Communities -Multicriteria Analysis for Impact Assessment: Theory and Practice Social Impact Assessment and Management -Strategic Thinking SEA for Sustainability -Raising the bar of Biodiversity in Impact Assessment for -Promoting Inclusive Development -Resettlement and Livelihoods -Cultural Heritage Component of Impact Assessment: Methods, Issues and Application of New Technologies -Cumulative Effects Assessment -Towards more Sustainable Oil and Gas Sector Projects -Organized Reasoning and Environmental Impact Assessment -Decision Makers Course in Effective Online Public Participation

Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
30 March 2015 - 31 March 2015
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania

Training course on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation for the Extractive Industries - 30-31 March 2015 Conflict around extractives industry projects can be costly to a business operation both in dollar terms but also in eroding community trust and confidence. CSRM research discovered that delays caused by conflict with communities can incur costs of roughly US$20 million per week for mining projects valued between US$3 billion and US$5 billion. To download the original research article visit: https://www.csrm.uq.edu.au/news/conflict-costs

Managing Community Impacts
23 March 2015 - 27 March 2015
Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa

Developed in partnership between Synergy Global and the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, the Community Relations Practice within the Extractive Industry programme addresses the critical need for capacity and professional skills in community relations within the African extractive industry.

IAIA Special Symposium Resettlement & Livelihoods
20 October 2014 - 24 October 2014
Kruger National Park, South Africa, Africa

Across the world, land access for public and private sector projects often causes significant physical and economic displacement of communities. Resettlement is typically fraught with challenges, risks and controversy. Poorly undertaken resettlement can result in a number of impoverishment risks, like landlessness, marginalization, food insecurity and social disarticulation. The symposium will improve understanding of land access and resettlement issues, share lessons learned and discuss opportunities to improve performance. Symposium topics include: • Government and private sector-led resettlements • Livelihood restoration and improvement • Integrated planning, assessment and monitoring • Security of land tenure • Alignment between international standards, corporate policies and national legislation • Engagement and community relations • Negotiation and consultation • Project-related employment and procurement opportunities • In-migration • Culturally appropriate resettlement housing • International and Mozambican case studies

Technical & Economic Analysis of Open Pit Mining
01 September 2014 - 01 September 2014
Paris, France, Europe

Modular training program qualifying for international certification endorsed by MINES ParisTech 3 possible training solutions meeting your needs, September 2014 to July 2015, in Paris Training Course 1 to 2 weeks (MINES ParisTech-Geosciences Centre certificate) Seminar 3 to 7 weeks, consisting of several courses (MINES ParisTech-Geosciences Centre certificate) Full Program 20 teaching weeks, 3 weeks of technical visits, 15 weeks tutored project (MINES ParisTech specialized training degree-eq to Master)

Social Risk Management & Development
13 May 2014 - 14 May 2014
Bangkok, Asia

Key training topics include: Identifying and analysing social risks and opportunities Managing community relations including: - Stakeholder engagement - Community outreach project design - Grievance procedures - Monitoring and evaluating Community relations for extractive projects across exploration and permitting to exploitation and closure

Implementing Management & Monitoring Intervention
05 May 2014 - 09 May 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa

How to implement appropriate management and monitoring interventions by: -Understanding the trends, standards, and expectations of monitoring and reporting on extractive industry impacts on communities -Learning how to effectively use the leading tools required to manage these impacts -Exploring how to mitigate extractive-related impacts on communities, including but not limited to: land take, local employment, security, mine closure, livelihood destruction, water, artisanal small-scale miners, and community safety -Developing generic social management and monitoring plans -Understanding the relationship between management responses and an organisation's structure and culture -Exploring the variety and components of management and monitoring plans for specific extractive-related impacts, such as Resettlement Action Plan, Local Employment Plan, Grievance Management Plan/Procedure -Monitoring indicators, data collection, and data analysis -Reporting and acountability -Strategies to sustain personal well-being in the management and monitoring of complex community issues.

Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution
18 February 2014 - 20 February 2014
live webcast format - global, -- Please Select --

The extractive industry has the potential to significantly transform environments, communities and economies. At times, such transformation may manifest in conflicts or disputes between a resource developer and local communities, or even complete breakdown of the company's social licence to operate—with associated costs for the company, local communities, and the broader public. This three-part course draws on multi-faceted research at the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining to provide: an understanding of the costs of conflict in the resource industry; processes and mechanisms by which communities can make their concerns heard and which companies can draw on to work with communities to negotiate and resolve conflict; and the causes and consequences of environmental conflicts in the research sector, and the process of using ecological factors to promote peace.

Social Impact Assessment and Management (Angola)
28 January 2014 - 30 January 2014
Angola, Africa

3 day training programme » Introduction to social impact assessment – principles and process » Human Rights and understanding how communities work » Communities’ involvement » Understanding social issues » Impacts estimation and assessment » Significance establishment » Understanding the organizational operation » Development of mitigation and improvement strategies » Development of the impacts’ management plan » Monitoring and adaptive management » Emerging issues

Social Performance and Community Relations
10 December 2013 - 12 December 2013
Brisbane, Australia, Oceania

Independent SP offers hands-on training programmes delivered by an experienced trainer/practitioner: Social Performance and Community Relations Masterclass Community Relations for Exploration Masterclass Community Research Methods in the Extractive Industry Course Scenario Planning for Complex Community Relations Challenges Training Workshop

Community Relations in the Extractive Industry
04 November 2013 - 09 November 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa

This proactive course provides practical training on stakeholder engagement, conflict resolution, grievance management, and many more valuable skills that participants can begin applying to their daily work immediately after completing the course. The course attracts professionals within Africa from extractive industry operations, governments, NGOs, community based organisations and more, and addresses the key skills and knowledge needed by professionals to successfully manage their jobs in dealing with community relations.

Social Impact Assessment and Management
19 June 2013 - 20 June 2013
Glasgow, Scotland, Europe

The course provides frameworks and tools to consider issues such as social impact management plans; sustainable livelihoods; human rights; gender; free, prior and informed consent; agreement-making with Indigenous peoples; cumulative impacts; social investment partnerships; grievance mechanisms; and highlights emerging trends.

Social Risk Management and Stakeholder Engagement
17 June 2013 - 19 June 2013
London UK, Europe

Channel Research, a global leader in M&E and Social Risk, are holding a three-day interactive training programme on Social Risk Management and Stakeholder Engagement. This workshop will focus on strategic training on risks and opportunities, and methodology and implementation.

Context, Situation and Community Profiling
20 May 2013 - 24 May 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa

This intensive 5-day course focuses on a highly practical understanding of the local area and the key influences and impacts in the extractive industry. Course Content: Introduction to community relations within the Extractive Industry, Factors influencing community relations and social issues, Standards and guidelines applicable to community relations and social issues, The mining process in relation to social and community issues, Relationships between labour, community, government and industry, The Operation, local and regional context, Information analysis and interpretation of data, Stakeholder and institutional capacity analysis, Social and economic impacts in the Extractive Industry, Managing and using socio-economic data.

Ecosystems Services Review for Impact Assessment
11 May 2013 - 12 May 2013
Calgary, Canada, North America

This hands-on training will provide participants with: • A context and rationale for addressing ecosystem services in ESIA. • A conceptual framework for assessing project impacts and dependence on ecosystem services. • Excel-based toolkits for prioritizing ecosystem services. • Instructions for assessing project impacts and dependence on ecosystem services. • Principles for mitigation and management strategies related to ecosystem services.

Society, Regional Development & Resources
25 September 2012 - 27 September 2012
Perth, Australia, Oceania

Social impact assessment in the resources sector is a process by which the social and economic implications of resource developments are identified, evaluated, and acted upon. Sometimes conducted as a compliance process for government approvals, many resource developers are today voluntarily undertaking social impact assessment to understand better their social footprint and respond to increasingly complex project and regional development landscapes, escalating government and societal scrutiny, and expectations associated with social licence to operate. Moving beyond static, point-in-time evaluations, lead organisations increasingly see the potential of social impact assessment as a knowledge platform, one that supports and complements a suite of adaptive management responses such as mitigation and development plans, reporting and social return on investment frameworks, and project inception to closure life-cycle planning. Outside of the organisational setting, impact assessment and associated systems also hold the potential to add value to the multiplicity of stakeholders with an interest and responsibility in regional development through increased clarity and transparency of decision-making and planning, and supporting capacity to evaluate beyond single development outcomes within cumulative impact settings. This three day program provides a forum for practitioners, organisations, and government to discuss and debate the current state-of-play of social impact and assessment. The workshop will include case studies and panel discussions drawing on national and international trends in impact assessment and evaluation. Taking a modularised approach, the program will be structured as: • Day 1: Social impact in Western Australia – the state of play • Day 2: Social impact national and international trends and case studies • Day 3: Thinking about regional development – the potential implications of social impact and assessment practice.

Latin American Resettlement Training Program
16 July 2012 - 27 April 2012
Bogota, Colombia , South America

Fortalecer las competencias prácticas de gestión de procesos de reasentamiento y profundizar la comprensión de los desafíos que presenta, los marcos legales nacionales y estándares internacionales (ej. Banco Mundial, IFC, Principios del Ecuador) que lo rigen y el manejo de las múltiples herramientas que emplea. Esto con la finalidad de contribuir a que los procesos de reasentamiento resulten en oportunidades para mejorar las condiciones de vida de la población involucrada en ellos y promover un ordenamiento territorial construido sobre los principios de sostenibilidad y equidad. Desarrollado y dictado por: Una alianza institucional integrada por el Banco Mundial, la Corporación Financiera Internacional y cinco universidades latinoamericanas: la Universidad de Los Andes de Colombia, la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, la Universidad de Costa Rica, y la Universidad de Buenos Aires, con la participación de profesores invitados.

Realising the full potential of SIA
17 April 2012 - 18 April 2012
Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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Post grad certificate and post grad diploma in SIA
17 February 2012 -
Sydney campus or online, Oceania

The program is available for part-time study. The postgraduate certificate requires three 4 credit point units (HGEO802 SIA and Cross-Cultural Negotiation (Feb-Jun); HGEO812 Urban SIA (Aug-Nov) and HGEO810 Human Geography Research A (available semester 1 or 2). The postgraduate diploma requires six 4 credit point units, the three listed above and a further three from a range of electives that includes units in Human Geography, Environmental Studies and Anthropology. The program is available in as an internal program taught on Macquarie University’s beautiful campus in Sydney, Australia, or can be studied in fully online mode for students unable to attend classes in Sydney. Website: PGDip = http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2012/DegreesDiplomas/PGDiploma/Postgraduate+Diploma+of+Social+Impact+Assessment PGCert = http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2012/DegreesDiplomas/PGCertificate/Postgraduate+Certificate+of+Social+Impact+Assessment For international students, the program’s availability in part-time study mode only means that it is not possible to meet the Australian visa requirements for a student visa to study on-campus as the student visa is available only for full-time study programs. It is possible, however, for international students to study the program in distance mode, relying on delivery using the Internet. Applications for enrolment in this way need to be completed via the Macquarie International website: http://www.international.mq.edu.au/applications The program is fee-based. Program classifications and information on fees is available at http://www.international.mq.edu.au/study/courselist_index.aspx?CourseLevelID=2&StudyOptionID=1&mi=831. This is the best website for international applicants to look at in the first instance. Fees for external are the same as the fees for students attending classes on campus.

Social Impact Assessment (master degree level)
01 February 2012 -
Groningen, The Nethelands, Europe

This 'course' is a one unit of a Masters program (5EC). It comprises 2 hrs per week of contact for 8 weeks. Additional reading and assessment is required. For more information, contact Prof Frank Vanclay at frank.vanclay@rug.nl

Online Introduction to Health Impact Assessment
28 November 2011 -
Online, -- Please Select --

IMPACT, University of Liverpool, UK, intends to run the next Introduction to HIA online course from November 28th 2011. This participatory and synchronous course is the equivalent of a one day face to face introductory course. Potential delegates should contact h.a.dreaves@liv.ac.uk or impact@liv.ac.uk in the first instance for further information

Measuring what matters
19 October 2011 - 19 October 2011
Santiago, Chile, South America

Measuring what matters: monitoring and evaluating the social performance of mining projects Leading companies are now taking a more strategic approach to managing community impacts and there is a greater focus on delivering sustainable socio-economic benefits to communities and regions. However, most mining projects still have only a very limited capacity to monitor and assess their impacts on an ongoing basis and to evaluate what return they are getting on their social investments. This makes it difficult for mining companies to demonstrate to external stakeholders that they are adding economic and social value. Inadequate attention to monitoring also means that companies often lack critical information on whether social programs they manage or fund are delivering the desired outcomes. In the community development field, it is now routine for programs and projects to be monitored and evaluated. This workshop will draw on experiences from this field, as well as work that the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining has undertaken within the mining sector, to provide practical guidance to practitioners and managers on how they monitoring and evaluation capability of their organisations can be strengthened.

Socio-Environmental Conflicts Prevention and Resol
18 October 2011 -
Santiago, Chile, South America

Este curso permitirá compartir la experiencia desarrollada en Chile por Fundación Casa de la Paz, con el trabajo desarrollado por profesionales y ejecutivos de empresas mineras con presencia en el contexto latinoamericano y global, de manera de plantear aprendizajes y condiciones favorables para la prevención y transformación de conflictos socio ambientales susceptibles de replicar en el marco de realidades socioculturales diversas a la nuestra. Este curso entregarar a los participantes un sustento conceptual, metodológico y práctico para la aplicación de herramientas de prevención y transformación de conflictos en oportunidades de desarrollo social y valor compartido.

Mining and Local Economic Development
18 October 2011 -
Santiago, Chile, South America

The participants in this course will take away tools and experiences to help analyze their current economic development work, and develop new opportunities with communities. By fostering truly sustainable economic development, professionals and companies will forge stronger trust bonds with communities of interest, thus enhancing their social license to operate.

Laying the groundwork for sustainability
18 October 2011 -
Santiago, Chile, South America

This two day course will draw upon ten years of Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) experience developing collaborative approaches to address and resolve complaints received from communities. The course will share experiences from over 40 private sector investments in 28 countries worldwide. Although the complaints span multiple sectors (including mining, oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing and infrastructure), material presented will be tailored to those concerns that arise in the mining sector, and complaints related to mining projects will be highlighted. The course is targeted toward companies, public sector institutions and civil society organizations interested in learning about how collaborative processes can help prevent, resolve and move beyond environmental and social conflict in mining. Individuals working in community relations (because they are the first line of interaction with the public) as well as in technical areas (because they are often responsible for the activities that result in community concerns) will be interested in learning the skills offered in this course.

Responsible Resource Development
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania

To help meet the changing professional training and development needs of the extractive resources sector, the Responsible Resource Development program will be built around two common core courses, engaging directly with the sustainable development agenda at both the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level. The program structure will give students the opportunity to take further courses in one of three thematic areas: environment, health and safety, and community relations. Students continuing to the Master Degree level will complete their program with a supervised thesis.

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