Future Workforces for the Mining Sector

On the 27 June 2017, Christine Charles was invited to speak at the inaugural Copper to the World Conference, in Adelaide.

280 people representative of different sectors of the copper value chain were in attendance.  The conference focused on the following themes;

  • Information on the latest trends in the international copper industry and the importance of our international partnerships
  • An Australian perspective on the industry
  • Updates on copper exploration
  • Ongoing developments in innovation and research

Christine’s’ presentation on Future Workforces for the Mining Sector is available here.

The Internet of People - the Human Dilema

The SA Government is co-ordinating the Copper Strategy with Industry to ensure together they are a key contributor to Australia becoming the third largest copper producer in the world. RESA – Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance, South Australia, invited Christine Charles , Design4Growth Managing Director, to present at an Industry Copper Strategy Success forum  in March 2017, on ‘Leading Your Organisation in an Age of Disruptive Technologies.’.

Christine invited participants to consider ‘disruptive technology’ and ‘innovation’ in mining and what they could do to prepare their company for South Australias’ future as a major copper producer.  Review the  powerpoint content here.

The Future of Work - the social side

Christine Charles , Design4Growth Managing Director was invited to present at a RESA – Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance, South Australia forum in September 2016 on the future workforce of a post mining economy.

Christine challenged how industry utilise a digitally enabled society, a globalised professional industry and cyclical industry to promise local jobs, local benefits and diversity?

View the presentation here or review the powerpoint content here.

Leading Practice in Aboriginal Procurement in the Extractive Sector

In September 2016, Christine Charles was invited to present at the Aboriginal Enterprise in Mining, Energy and Exploration (AEMEE) conference held at the QT Hotel in Canberra.  AEMEE is a not for profit organization established in 2005 to advance the welfare of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal businesses, particularly those associated with the resource industry.

Christine’s presentation, Benchmark Leading Practice in Aboriginal Business Procurement in the Extractive Sector drew on her  work experience and position as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, and with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) who are a leading research centre, committed to improving the social performance of the resources industry globally.

An industry perspective on assessing impact on social, health and environmental factors in the extractive sector

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through a combination of conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners who share in the Foundation’s pioneering mission to “promote the well-being of humanity around the world.”

In 2015, Christine Charles was invited to participate in a convention of  prominent experts, influencers, and other key stakeholders to advance knowledge, form new partnerships and financial commitments. Christine’s’ presentation on an Industry perspective on assessing impact on social, health and environmental factors in the Extractive Sector, is available here. 


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