Live Session Bundle Series: Strategic Risk-Reduction

2 courses

14 Sep 2021



Course Series Details

This is 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 

This course is delivered in partnership with EIT Raw Material.

Course 1:  Strategic Risk Reduction: Embedding ESG & SDG Aspects into Decision-Making

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

Course 2: Strategic Risk-Reduction: Addressing ESG & SDG aspects through Design

If you're mine design teams struggle with how to address ESG or SDG objectives, or you’ve been trying to break down silos to facilitate collaborative problem solving, then you’ve found a course that can help. The interactive processes explored during the course facilitate dialogue and informed decision-making around a number of project objectives, helping to reduce negative impacts of projects on the environment, and create positive benefits to the local economy, and the corporate bottom line. The processes also provide a means to boost external multi-stakeholder engagement, in turn reducing project delays or risks of disapproval.

This course offers registrants an opportunity to learn about collaborative risk identification, alignment processes and prioritization, and integrated project planning through hands-on application of the approaches throughout the training.

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 2022​ | 9:00am - 12:00pm EST - Check the exact time and date in your city here.



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.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Registered participants who attend both courses will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.



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 and EIT Raw Material 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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