Strategic Risk Reduction: Embedding ESG & SDG Aspects into Decision-Making - Live Course

3 modules


Course Length
12 hours

Edumine Courses

18 Aug 2021


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Course Details

A growing global population and shift to global equality has created a dependence on mining; and yet, external stakeholders continue to challenge the environmental assessment space, engagement processes and requirements, as well as cause increasing stringency in regulatory requirements and management standards for such developments.

Put simply, external stakeholders now want to either be involved in the decision-making process, or to be able to clearly see how impacts to people and planet have been considered and avoided for large developments.

In the Strategic Risk Reduction: Embedding ESG & SDG Aspects into Decision-Making course, delegates will learn about the sustainability framework, and how it functions as a means to focus on, identify, and integrate short and long-term social, environmental and financial considerations into the planning, decision-making and operational strategies of proposed infrastructure and developments.

Using the framework, delegates also gain a means to improve transparency of proposed plans amongst design teams and stakeholders involved in the process.

Dates: November 22, 29, December 6, 2021 

Duration: 12 hours – 3 live-session hours over 3 days, plus 1 hour/week review

Time: 9:00am - 12:00 pm EST - Check the exact time and date in your city here

Price: $999 USD

See below for course policy 

Learning Objectives 

At the end of this course you will:

  • Have a good understanding of mining-relevant ESG and SDG considerations,
  • Have a transparent framework to engage multi-discipline teams in dialogue about these issues
  • Understand how the P5 framework can support performance gap assessments on current projects
  • Be able to utilize the P5 framework to compare design and process options for any evaluation within a project, with multi-discipline, multi-stakeholder teams
  • Be able to demonstrate how and why a decision was made between project options
  • Facilitate making sustainability-informed decisions and recommendations – for the best possible outcomes of a project.


Karen Chovan 

With over 20 years' experience in the mining sector, Karen is the CEO and founder of Enviro Integration Strategies Inc.. Her experience ranges from managing field / construction projects and performing geological and closure-related studies; to acting as an internal sustainability consultant in a corporate environment, and managing organization-wide change. 

Over the last two decades, Karen's 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. 

She's a forward thinker and on a mission to engage, empower and enable individuals and teams to make a positive impact on project and development outcomes. She is driven in casting a wide net of influence; educating and informing those who can truly make a difference, and providing the strategies, tools and techniques necessary to achieve this mission. 

Course Structure and Delivery 

This course will be taught live - virtually, in a group setting over the course of three x 3-hour sessions, with a large proportion of time dedicated to applied and interactive exercises.

The course will be a blend of hands-on and own-project learning, and as such more than half of the class duration will involve active, applied work within the class.

Exercises will include:

  • Ice-breaker exercises – to help engage the class at the start of each session, and encourage recognition of differing perspectives, knowledge and experiences
  • Extended breakout discussions – around the 5Ps for a particular case study, to help gain a full appreciation of how these relate to real projects & how we might prioritize aspects
  • Staged and directed brainstorming – around various options for an example project component, including related risks and requirements, and possible concerns or benefits, utilizing checklists and examples
  • Extended breakout discussions – to compare and contrast, then rank potential solutions on a case study, taking into account the numerous requirements, pros and cons of each
  • Presentation and comparison of results from various “teams” in the classroom

Who Should Attend? 

This course is ideal for project managers, engineers & assessment professionals who:

  • have 5 or more years' mining sector experience
  • desire a justified means to incorporate environmental and social considerations into planning, design and operations of future projects
  • desire a transparent, communicable method of assessing and comparing design options 

Bundle Series

This is part two of a two-part live online course series on the topic Strategic Risk Reduction. The two courses are presented by Karen Chovan and are titled Embedding ESG & SDG Aspects into Decision-Making & Addressing ESG & SDG aspects through Design. If you want to purchase both courses at a discount price, click here


Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation. 

A 10% administration fee will be levied for cancellations made 4 or more weeks prior to the first day of the course. Thereafter, the following cancellation refund schedule will apply. 

  • Cancellation made more than 3 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 70% of the registration fee is reimbursed. 

  • Cancellation made more than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: 50% of the registration fee is reimbursed. 

  • Cancellation made less than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the short course: no reimbursement of registration fees. 

Edumine reserves the right to cancel an advertised course on short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. 

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