Manager as Leader and Influencer

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Course Length
20 hours

Edumine Courses

16 May 2024


Upcoming Sessions


Course overview

Become an effective mine manager with field-proven insights.

You also get access to a three month All-Access Subscription to Edumine enabling you to learn from the 110+ on-demand courses offered on a variety of topics. 

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Duration Delivery Start Date  PD Hours Language
20 Hours / 5 weeks 100% online 26 August 2024 Up to 20 English


From leading teams across remote sites to 24 hour operations, the resources sector offers unique challenges for leaders, underpinned by continuous change, pressure to perform and complex corporate expectations. Reduce the stress of people management while you gain the skills and frameworks to be an exceptional team leader with the Manager as Leader and Influencer short course. This course has been developed by leaders with field-proven experience building and leading teams successfully in the resources sector.

Gain the essential knowledge you need to successfully lead a team in mining:

Critical skills and obligations as a manager

  • Your ethical obligations as a manager, and the risks of unethical behaviour
  • Translating corporate expectations and communicating them to your team

People management tools to unlock high performance

  • Performance coaching to enable success
  • Influence at all levels of the business to create positive change
  • Skills for team morale and engagement, including the right leadership behaviours to use in different contexts and cultures
  • Lead performance feedback discussions effectively

Tools and frameworks to support your path to success

  • Frameworks for continuous improvement as a leader, including reflecting on your performance and asking for feedback from others
  • Manager’s toolbox of productivity techniques and tools, including delegating, managing your energy and time

This course is part of the Mine Operations Manager Core Skills series, designed to support new, aspiring and established leaders develop the skills to lead successful teams and operations in the mining industry.

Course structure

The five-week course is a collaborative, hands-on online learning experience, taking learners approximately 20 hours to complete. Please note the live sessions are not mandatory, the virtual classroom will be recorded and available on the same day for participants who are unable to attend the live events.

Course content includes:

  • Live virtual classroom (with replay available)
  • Additional resources and readings (case studies, videos, articles)
  • Workplace activities and peer discussions
  • Group discussion forums
  • Learning activities in the form of short test questions

Note: This course will be delivered by AusIMM through a partnership with Edumine.

Course Sessions

28-Aug-24 7.00pm
18-Sep-24 7.00pm

Note: All times are in Pacific Time.

Who should attend?

• Managers looking to upskill as people leaders
• Established leaders looking for a refresher for getting the most from their teams
• Senior specialists preparing to step into future leadership opportunities

Course facilitators

All programs have been developed in consultation with leading organisations in the mining industry, subject matter experts and community leaders to ensure you gain the latest knowledge and develop relevant skills to accelerate your career.


Melanie McCarthy

Former General Manager, Mandalay Resources Costerfield Operations, Australia
Principal - Melanie McCarthy Mentor



Learning objectives

  • Examine and design a personal leadership identity based on values and understand how that impacts your language and behaviour
  • Explain the ethical obligations of managers and the risks associated with unethical behaviour
  • Identify how you communicate key messages that cascade down from chain of command and how that affects people’s morale, engagement levels and business performance
  • Discuss tools available and implement techniques to be a more productive manager who can delegate, coach for performance and have difficult performance conversations
  • Compare differences and practice flexible communication styles in various contexts, considering different cultures and over distance, e.g., site and head office.
  • Recognise how to enhance the quality of your relationships and your ability to influence others to create business results and create cohesive supportive cultures where people feel appreciated
  • Explain what culture is, and the link between strategy and structure
  • Outline the requirements for superior team performance, to ensure that everyone has a personal sense of purpose, and value.


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