Southern QLD Branch – Digital Tech Talk: Social Licence in a Time of Crisis
Participants will gain insights into how the pandemic is affecting relationships with communities and how building a strong social licence to operate requires building resilient communities.
Date: Thursday 16th April 2020
Time: 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm AEST
Digital Tech Talk: Online
Presenter: Dr Kieren Moffat
CEO and Co-founder Voconiq
AusIMM Member – $10.00
Non Member – $20.00
Please note: Registrants who cannot join the webinar at the scheduled time will receive a link to the recording to watch at a later time convenient to them.
Digital Tech Talk Overview
COVID-19 is fundamentally testing every aspect of the global mining industry. In this discussion, Dr Moffat will share current insights about how the pandemic is affecting relationships with communities, the role of companies in supporting communities under testing conditions, what community engagement looks like when key mechanisms are no longer available, and how building resilient communities is about building a strong social licence to operate.
These insights are intended to be food for your own thoughts and come from Voconiq data collected in the last month in more than 30 communities around Australia and Latin America and recent discussions with community engagement teams across Australia managing an unprecedented and fast-moving crisis.
Dr Kieren Moffat
Kieren is a social scientist committed to building deeper, more reflective relationships between mining companies, communities and governments. Prior to co-founding Voconiq he was a Senior Research Scientist with CSIRO where he published extensively on mining and social licence to operate. Over the last fifteen years he has worked across a broad range of industries in more than twenty countries using quantitative social psychological research methods to reveal the pathways to deeper community trust for companies and industries, and to provide a voice for community members in decisions that affect their lives. Kieren was awarded a PhD from The University of Queensland in social and organisational psychology in 2008.