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Adaptive Leadership

Accelerate your career and learn to lead teams of the future with authenticity, clear direction and emotional intelligence.

Quick facts


10 hours over
3 weeks


100% online

Course type

Short Course

Next intake

26 October

PD Hours

10 PD hours


Course delivered in English

Course Overview

The future of the mining sector is equally about talent as it is technology. As technology transforms businesses, developing talent with key human skills will be more essential than ever.

AusIMM’s Adaptive Leadership course will take participants on a learning journey to build a leadership trait that has become one of the most important of our generation – adaptability.

Become ‘Future Fit’ and learn practices and strategies to grow adaptability and an innovative mindset that responds to the demands and changes of the mining sector. Enrol today to become a catalyst for transformation in your workplace.

AusIMM’s Adaptive Leadership course is part of the Mining 4.0 AcademyAdaptive Leadership is a framework of leadership that is becoming an essential part of an Industry 4.0 toolkit.

About the AusIMM Mining 4.0 Academy

The AusIMM Mining 4.0 Academy is a series of short courses designed for people working in the mining industry. Delivered online, the courses will upskill and future-proof professionals, while providing practical insights into working effectively in an Industry 4.0 world.

Each course has been designed to be industry relevant, contextualised to today’s mining environment for the practical application and will help mining companies to:

• Build measurable capability uplift
• Drive behaviour and mindset change
• Develop community and networks across silos and disciplines


Module 2 changed my life: the adaptive mindset. Now I understand adaptability is key to the engine of change and this can be embraced by everybody who want to sail in the seas of challenges. We can learn to be adaptable. Extraordinary course!

Most immersive and engaging course I have ever done.

Terrific course, exceeded my expectations and I am motivated to put this into action!

Learning objectives

  • Appraise the obligations and liabilities of the Competent Person under the JORC Code
  • Describe a holistic view of the JORC Code and the role it plays in the minerals industry
  • Interpret the JORC Code within the context of your working environment
  • Apply the JORC Code in the reporting environment
  • Recognise and counter common misconceptions about the JORC Code
  • Identify good and poor technical reporting
  • Apply the lessons learned from case studies
  • Demonstrate the correct application of the JORC Code

Find out more about Mining 4.0 Academy

Course pricing

Member $596

Non-member $745

+ GST (for Australian based participants)

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Enrolments for the October intake are now open

The three week course is a collaborative, hands-on online learning experience, taking learners approximately 10 hours to complete. Please note the live sessions are not mandatory, the webinar will be recorded and available on the same day for participants who are unable to attend the live event. Course content includes:

  • Short, bite-sized videos
  • Live webinar
  • Team project
  • Live discussion
Getting Started Module

The Adaptive Leadership framework

Module 1

Adaptive leadership: Where do you stand?

Module 2

The adaptive mindset

Module 3

A roadmap for Adaptive Leadership

Wrap up

Your leadership capabilities



Mining industry professionals

Invest in your future and build new competencies.

Aspiring leaders

Work towards the next step in your career by learning to adapt.

Those in decision making roles

Understand the shifting demands placed on you and your team.

Andrea Clarke
Founder, CareerCEO and author of ‘Future Fit: how to stay relevant and competitive in the future of work’

Andrea Clarke likes to refer to herself as a recovering television news reporter who is obsessed with helping people accelerate their careers. As a correspondent, she covered major news events around the world for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel and Thomson Reuters before working on humanitarian aid programs to re-build Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrea then led the communication campaign for the Save Darfur advocacy movement to stop the genocide in Sudan.

She moved back to Australia in 2012 and founded CareerCEO with the purpose of helping people build confidence, communicate with authority and accelerate their careers. This was the inspiration for Andrea to write her first book, Future Fit: How to Stay Relevant and Competitive in the Future of Work. The book was a finalist in the Australian Career Book Award 2019, a winner of the Australian Business Book of the Year 2019 and a finalist in the UK Business Book Awards 2020. Nothing is more rewarding for her than helping others succeed. She is very pleased to be part of your career journey.
Andrea Clarke
Darren Stralow
Darren Stralow
Chief Development Officer, Northern Star

Darren is a mining engineer with more than 19 years’ experience in the resources industry and has been part of the Northern Star Resources leadership team as the company grew from a junior to ASX100. He has held various roles in mining operations, mine management and business development and has been involved in significant M&A transactions, including Northern Star’s recent purchase of the KCGM Superpit.

Darren has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the Western Australian School of Mines and a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate. He is also a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

What are the technical requirements to participate in the course? i.e. do I need a webcam, microphone, etc?
The course will be run entirely online via a cloud-based platform called Cahoot which can be accessed via computer, tablet or phone. Participants will simply need to have a working Internet connection and a computer, tablet or phone with sound to access the course. They will not be required to download any software and will not require any hardware like a webcam or microphone.

How long will the course take?
The entire course will run over three weeks. It is expected that participants will take about eight hours to finish the entire course. This includes attendance at live webinars and completion of all learning activities.

Must a participant complete and pass all modules in order to finish the course?
Yes, it is a requirement for participants to complete all modules and pass all learning activities.

Can a participant sign up for only one or two modules?
Unfortunately no, the course must be completed in its entirety.

Will the course be delivered in other languages?
At the moment, no, but we will be looking at delivering the course in other languages in the near future.

AusIMM is proud to be collaborating with Cahoot Learning in the creation and delivery of the Mining 4.0 Academy.

Cahoot Learning has been at the forefront of delivering engaging and impactful professional development online for the past 15 years to 1,600,000 professionals in 123 countries. Its unique and effective learning model based on relationship and collaboration has been honed through working with world leading learning institutions such as Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development and the MIT Professional Education.

Confirmation of Enrolments:
Participants will receive a confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Receipts for payments will be attached to the confirmation letter. Payment is required within 7 working days of enrolment.

Please note that all international transaction fees and local tax withheld are the responsibility of the enrolling participant (or their company). Please ensure the transmitted payment will cover any such amount. Payment must accompany all enrolments. We accept the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

The total amount invoiced to the participant and/or company must be paid in full prior to course commencement date. The payment must be made in Australian dollars. Participants and/or company is liable for fees and taxes.

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations of enrolment must be by email only ( Refunds will apply as follows:

  • More than 28 days before the course – Full refund
  • 28 – 7 days before the course – Refund (less $150 administration charge)
  • 7 days or less before the course or non-attendance – No refund (no exceptions)

An organisation may send an alternative participant if enrolment has been paid and the enrolled person is unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, the course administration must be advised of the change via email ( prior to the course commencement date. No changes are allowed once the course has commenced.

Only pre-enrolled, pre-paid participants will be guaranteed access to the course. Upon receipt of your enrolment and payment, AusIMM will send confirmation.

AusIMM member fee:
To qualify for the special fee of ‘AusIMM member’ as quoted on the enrolment form you must be a financial (paid) member. AusIMM 2020 membership fees were due by 1 January 2020. Non-member enrolment fees apply to all non-members and non-financial AusIMM members.

Participant list:
Please note that all enrolled participants may have their name, position, company and email address shown within the online course platform.

AusIMM reserves the right to change the intake schedule or to cancel or postpone the course if minimum numbers are not met.

Throughout the course the participant must provide all answers in English.

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