Emerging leaders in African mining program

IM4DC and the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) are proud to present the second Emerging Leaders in African Mining (ELAM) program.

Aimed at young professionals working in government, university, civil society, community organisations and the private sector in Africa who deal with mining and development issues and have been identified as emerging leaders in their areas of expertise, the program will run from 2 to 13 February 2015.

To be run in conjunction with the African Mining Indaba 2015 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town, South Africa, the program will provide a unique opportunity for professionals working in the African mining sector to enhance their effectiveness as leaders and contribute to improved governance of the sector.

The two-week program will provide participants with:

  • The opportunity to learn from international and regional faculty and each other about how to lead effectively in the sector
  • Insights into the global minerals industry and emerging trends in the sector
  • Exposure to current thinking about the relationship between mining and development and how to strengthen those linkages
  • Enhanced understanding of what is required to be an effective leader
  • Practical guidance on how to analyse complex problems, devise effective responses and think strategically
  • A unique opportunity to build networks and to interact with decision-makers from the mining industry, government and other sectors.

Core topics will include:

  • The changing global context of mining and what it means for Africa
  • Introduction to leadership
  • Strategies for managing complexity
  • Principles of leader development
  • Dialogue and listening skills
  • Stakeholder mapping and engagement
  • Collaboration and networking.

The program will be jointly delivered by senior personnel from The University of Western Australia, The University of Queensland, The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the African Minerals Development Centre.

Applications are open for this program here