education and training


In addition to our MASTERMINING courses MineAfrica Inc. is pleased to announce an innovative partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), Schulich School of Business at York University, to deliver co-branded educational and training programs for the international natural resources sector and to promote SEEC's Custom Leadership Development and Business Continuity programs for all industry sectors.

For more information on any of these training programs email Wayne Floreani.

Custom Integrated Mining Leadership Development Programs
The mining industry is experiencing a leadership skills shortage, particularly amongst emerging and high potential employees. You can increase your business results with improved performance from, not only your emerging and high potential leaders, but also from frontline and senior staff through Custom Mining Leadership Development Programs from the globally renowned Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), Schulich School of Business at York University.

SEEC has worked with leading mining companies such as Nordgold, Newmont, Vale, Kinross and Xstrata Nickel/Glencore, and with other leading organizations including Toyota, RBC, Scotiabank, Samsung, Husky, Bell, Capital One, and Home Depot, training over 80,000 professionals globally with 82% reporting improved business results and 87% reporting improved job performance.

The five Custom Integrated Mining Leadership Development Programs incorporate key principles of respect, equity, diversity and inclusion.

A Great Virtual Experience
You receive the programming in a virtual classroom format designed to connect, engage and excite your participants through: 1) flexibility (short and frequent sessions, group breakouts and interactive discussion); 2) Depth (leadership videos, deeper dive into content, self-paced); 3) Accessible (Habit Builder App, 24/7 access to content, fully mobile, modularized for quick access, personalized dashboards).

The five Custom Mining Leadership Development Programs, which can be taken individually, combined or customized in any format specifically for your organization, include:

High Potentials
The program will develop the overall leadership capability of high potential leaders in the critical areas of business acumen and people leadership.

Emerging Leaders and Individual Contributors
A practical and hands-on group experience whereby emerging leaders will be introduced to vital career empowerment strategies that they can apply on the job right away.

Frontline Leaders (Supervisors and Managers)
Increase the management maturity level of front-line mine supervisors and superintendents by standardizing the application of organizational processes and management tools, and by introducing global best practices in mining management.

New Leaders
Learning to Lead is designed to help first-time leaders or those transitioning into a new leadership role understand the nature of the transition from being a great individual contributor to being a team leader, and to develop the critical people skills that often make the difference between longer-term career success and failure.

Senior Leaders
The Senior Leaders Program is an intense strategically focused program that aligns with current global strategy. Focus is placed on WINNING at the highest level. Key objectives are Strategic Foresight, Change Catalyst, Global Mindset, Global Stakeholder Collaboration, Talent Champion.

For more information about Custom Mining Leadership Development Programs from the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) for your organization email Wayne Floreani.

Download the brochure:
  • Mining Leadership Series
  • Frontline Mining Leadership
  • Data Analytics
  • Mining Mini MBA
  • Mining Academy
  • Integrated Project Management
  • Business Continuity

    We also offer a number courses and workshops under MASTERMINING brand including "Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z". Course are offered in general public sessions and also customized, in-house versions designed to meet the specific needs of your organization.

  • Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z

  • International Security for Miners: Are you prepared to manage and respond to a kidnapping and ransom, security, travel or terrorism event?

  • Medicine for Miners: International Travel and Occupational Health Workshop

  • For more information on all of our courses email Wayne Floreani.

    Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z

    Join the more than 400 participants who have mastered the mining industry by taking our acclaimed 3-day course "Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z". This modern and interactive course provides you with an overview on all aspects of mining and financing including:

    Day 1 - Introduction to Mining (mine life stages, exploration, mining studies, the mining process, design and planning, quantification and interpretation, extraction and processing, rehabilitation)

    Day 2 - The Economics of Mining (operations into economics, exploration expenditure, determining capital requirements, mining equipment options, economic evaluation)

    Day 3 - Financing and Deal-making (raising funds and financial instruments, equity investments, debt and project finance, joint ventures, marketing and off-take agreements, technical report and media release interpretation)

    Your course leader is Dr. Willem Smuts Pr.Sci.Nat., who has 29 years' technical and management experience in research, exploration, mining and consulting covering Africa, SEA and the Americas. He has extensive success in leadership roles in environments ranging from government, small consultancy to global corporations. Dr Smuts has successfully coordinated and executed exploration programs for several commodities, including coal, industrial minerals, gold and diamonds. Past roles include Assistant Director Fossil Fuels South Africa; Regional General Manager Sub-Sahara Africa for a Halliburton subsidiary from 2001 to 2004; editor/managing editor of three award-winning mining magazines with a global readership. Willem was on the boards of several international private junior companies and was the CEO and president of a Canadian junior that reverse listed on the TSX.V three years ago. Dr. Smuts has independently consulted on coal, diamond, gold and base metals exploration and has been delivering hands-on mining courses and workshops for companies and individuals around the globe. Dr Smuts is a Qualified Person pursuant to the Canadian NI 43-101 code and is recognized as a Competent Person under Australian and South African Mineral Resources Codes.

    Medicine for Miners: International Travel and Occupational Health Workshop
    available on a custom basis
    People are your most important assets and protecting them when travelling to, or working in medically challenged regions is life and reputation saving. This workshop will provide you with a concise overview on the basics and principles of travel and occupational health in developing and tropical countries, the major medical, legal and logistical risks facing you and your employees, and how to proactively deal with these risks in a cost-effective manner. Your workshop leader is international health management expert Dr. Albie de Frey, Director of Geneva-based iNHEMACO S.A.

    Topics covered include:
  • An introduction to travel health, concepts, benefits and practice
  • Organisational cross-border Duty of Care
  • A global geographical health risk profile
  • Vaccine preventable disease for expats and national employees
  • What it does and does not cover
  • Malaria myths
  • Health insurance coverage - what to look out for
  • Medical emergency management - you need more than just a number

  • International Security for Miners: Are you prepared to manage and respond to a kidnapping and ransom, security, travel or terrorism event?
    available on a custom basis

    Natural resources companies and travelers abroad have increasingly become targets for kidnapping, bribery, terrorist acts, vandalism and theft. A proactive, planned approach to preventing and dealing with these threats has become an absolute necessity. This practical, hands-on, interactive course led by international security expert Alan Bell will provide you with an overview on assessing security threats, developing a corporate crisis management plan and how to respond.

    Learn how to protect yourself, your employees and your assets at this expert and timely international security seminar for natural resource and related companies and business travellers.

    Course Fees
    Course registration fees include all course materials, breakfasts, coffee breaks and lunches where applicable. Discounted rates are available for more than one participant from the same organization. Contact us for details. Fees quoted do not include taxes where applicable.

    Professional Development Credits
    Courses may count towards continuing education credits for professional designations for investment advisors, accountants, lawyers and engineers, etc. It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure that their professional development credits are applicable to the individual regulatory and licensing bodies under which they are governed.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course the refund is 90% (your cost is 10%)
    Cancellation between 8 weeks and 2 weeks before the course the refund is 50% (your cost is 50%)
    Cancellation between 2 weeks and the day of the course the refund is 0% (your cost is 100%)
    Or, in all cases we will credit 100% to another course within one year at the full price for the alternative course. After a year there would be no refund at all.
    Or, the registration can be transferred to another individual from your organization.
    If we cancel the course 100% of your fees will be refunded.

    For more information on all of our courses email Wayne Floreani.