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Event date: 25 Sep 2019, 12:00 PM - 25 Sep 2019, 1:00 PM Export event
Mining Differently Webinar: Do Social Licence, Safety and Operational targets keep you awake at night?
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Mining Differently Webinar: Do Social Licence, Safety and Operational targets keep you awake at night?

Stability (TOC) and Agility (Cynefin) delivers Profit, Social License & Safety

Social license and safety have absorbed a lot of attention & billions of dollars yet the return on investment for this effort remains poor. Drawing on the experience of increasing the productivity of over 90 mines worldwide, this webinar will describe 3 myths holding back mining and other businesses. It will highlight the need to understand the Ecological Age we now operate in. In today’s environment, operations require both Stability + Agility. Our recent articles with Austmine highlighted the 3 myths and explained that radical innovation is essential to disrupt and overcome them. "Radical" does not necessarily mean painful or time consuming; it means being aware the world has changed radically and adopting an approach that is aligned to this new environment. You can choose to stay abreast of 21st century thinking or fall further behind.

Hendrik will share an alternate to traditional ways of working that can increase productivity and profit, as it has in over 90 mine interventions worldwide. Our 29 August Webinar dealt with this topic in detail. It provides Stability that frees up resources and time for management to pursue Agility: Stability+Agility. Gary will explain how Agility can be achieved - the ability to renew, adapt, and change quickly in an uncertain and turbulent environment.  his is  essential when dealing with the complex subjects of Social License and Safety. We will be hosting a deeper conversation at 1-day hands-on workshops in Melbourne (Oct 31) and Brisbane (Nov 08)  including how to implement with minimal interference and cost.

Webinar Outcomes

  • How stability is accomplished using Theory of Constraints.
  • How agility is used to deal with social license to operate and safety (Pulse and Cynefin).
  • How to shape your mining operations by doing what comes naturally – storytelling.


Hendrik Lourens is a Sydney based management consultant who has worked with Qantas, John Holland, CPB, Downer & Anglo American. He specialises in applying Complexity Science & Theory of Constraints to deliver breakthrough results. He has turned around manufacturers and improved the safety & productivity of mining and construction companies and published in various mining journals on efficiency and innovation.

Gary Wong is a Canadian professional engineer. He worked for Ernst & Young Consulting as a Senior Manager in Strategy & Transformation. Gary has operated on his own over the past decade focusing on complexity thinking and safety. He is a training associate with Cognitive-Edge Inc. and co-authors  and delivers complexity courses and workshops. Gary is a regular contributor on the website and has been a Stratflow Associate since 2019.

Webinar Details

When: Wednesday 25th September, 12 - 1pm
Venue: Online
Fee: Free
Format of Session: Stability to free up capacity, Agility to deliver Social Licence and Safety vision.



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