FAQs

Who is Leading in Mining™ for?

What makes Leading in Mining™ unique?

What is the cost of the program?

What are the dates of the next program and how do I register?

How can I get more information?


Who is Leading in Mining™ for?

Leading in Mining™ will benefit anyone who is connected to the mining, metallurgy and petroleum industry and sees themselves as a leader – either now or in the future. The Leading in Mining program offers all the participants a unique and powerful leadership development experience, regardless of what leadership development experience they have had in the past or what position they hold in an organization.

In general, participants tend to fall into one of three categories:

1. Those who are either new to leading or work for a relatively small organization that does not offer its own leadership development programs. Leading in Mining™ offers these participants a relevant and effective way to both develop their leadership and expand their network.

2. Those who have attended (or are attending) in-house leadership programs offered by their own organization or are scheduled to attend such programs in the future. Leading in Mining™ is not designed to replace internal leadership programs, but to reinforce and expand concepts introduced internally. While the topics covered may be somewhat similar, the rich, unfiltered discussions and practical application that are integral to Leading in Mining are quite unlike anything offered by internal programs.

3. Those who are quite senior in their organization and have attended a wide variety of leadership programs in the past. Attendance in the Leading in Mining™ program offers these participants a chance to gain a fresh perspective on both their organization and their leadership. By learning in a non-hierarchical and non-judgmental environment, senior leaders are able to become engaged and unassuming learners – something that is not always possible within the pressures of their senior role.

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What makes Leading in Mining™ unique?

Real conversation and real issues: Leading in Mining™ brings together people from different organizations. Unencumbered by the politics of their organization, participants are able to speak openly and raise very real challenges without fear of being judged or breaking confidences.

Development, not training: Through the numerous and powerful assessments, participants grow profoundly, both as leaders and as people. Using the developmental framework proposed in Rooke and Torbert’s article Seven Transformations of Leadership, participants learn how their leadership behaviour is driven by how they make sense of the world. Exercises, application and reflection throughout the year allow participants to grow into more effective post-conventional leaders.

Hierarchical mix: New appreciation and awareness. Leading in Mining™ breaks down hierarchical barriers in an industry that has been too hierarchical for too long. By leveling the playing field and having all participants, regardless of title or experience, be learners in which they can share experiences and help each other solve leadership challenges, we model what is possible when we show up as people rather than positions. Profound learning happens for everyone. Those at the top feel liberated and humbled by the counsel offered to them by less experienced participants who in turn grow in confidence and skill through interacting with senior leaders. It’s a powerful dynamic.

One industry: Understanding each other’s world and developing relationships to last a lifetime. All participants in Leading in Mining™ are in some way connected to the mining, metallurgical and petroleum industry. When real challenges are discussed (as they are frequently), participants clearly understand the context and thus can offer real and relevant suggestions. In addition, participants’ relationships develop so strongly they sustain well beyond course end.

Small groups: Customized and personalized. With a maximum of just 12 people per cohort, the content and agenda can be adapted to meet the very real needs of participants. Personal and organizational challenges can be explored in a way that is simply not possible in larger programs.

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What is the cost of the program?

Cost for joining the 12-month program is $9,750 + HST all inclusive and covers the following:

  • All assessments
  • All facilitation, coaching and mentoring expenses
  • All course materials including books, articles, etc.
  • Access to online programs as required
  • Conference facilities while at the workshops
  • Mine site visit

Not included in the fee are:

  • Travel to and from the workshops sessions
  • Hotel accommodation and dinner while attending the workshops

What are the dates of the next program and how do I register?

New groups are launched every six months. With just 12 participants per cohort, it can fill quickly, so don’t delay in signing up. To register, download the registration form, complete it and send it to leadinginmining@cim.org.

Start dates for future cohorts: 

Cohort 7:  November 2016
Cohort 8:  January 2017
Cohort 9:  October 2017

How can I get more information?

Please send an email to leadinginmining@cim.org. Alternatively, ask for names of alumni of the program to get the “inside scoop”. Send us a note and we will connect you with those who can share their experiences as participants in this program.

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