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WEBINAR: Sustainable Extraction – Environmental Initiatives for Canada’s Resource Industries

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 3:00pm EST
Cost: NEIA members eligible for a 50% discount

Canada’s natural resources are in demand all over the world, but are our extraction industries working as efficiently as they could be? Evidence is showing high rates of failure for extraction projects, often stemming from environmental performance concerns and legacy issues of past practices. Failing to address this issues has led to stakeholder conflicts, regulatory and policy-related challenges, and unfavourable external environments. Industry has been working hard to change its historic reputation and improve environmental practices, but many companies are finding it difficult to engage and sustain momentum when the sector continues to experience extended market fluctuations and economic impacts. So what can companies do now to help alleviate these issues and start working in a more efficient, environmentally-conscious capacity?

Join us for Sustainable Extraction: Environmental Initiatives for Canada’s Resource Industries, taking place Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm ET. In this 60 minute session, mining and environmental expert Karen Chovan will present key strategies to facilitate engagement and empowerment of personnel to participate in and sustain positive change within our resource industries. Every person, team and discipline in an organization plays a significant role in the facilitation of initiatives aimed at improving stakeholder support and improvements in environmental performance. These personnel need only the connection and alignment of their own roles to the proposed targets, and the opportunities to present and implement solutions and strategies within their scope. With small contributions from all team players, success can be had through alignment. This webinar will review:

  • The necessary components, and a communication strategy to follow, for the vision of an organization’s improvement initiative
  • The criticality of helping each business unit, and the teams within, to make a connection between their typical roles and responsibilities, and the attainment of the associated goals
  • The need for flexibility in the plan to get there – ensuring that each team is allowed to determine how, how much, and when they can contribute to the initiative, based on their current scopes of work and relationship with the initiative goals, and
  • The critical need to address and remove any barriers that each team might have to successfully participate in the initiative.

NEIA members can attend this webinar for only $99… That’s 50% off of the total registration fee! To take advantage of this special rate, please contact publications@conferenceboard.ca or call 1-866-242-0075. Don’t forget to quote code EXNEIA1!

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