(Foundation Collaborators Exclusive Pilot)



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TUESDAY 4 September 2018
WEDNESDAY 5 September 2018



For further information or contact:

Dr Sophie Hancock, Lead – CORE Skills
on 0428 864331 or sophie@corehub.com.au


Registration for this Pilot course is exclusively for those selected personnel from our Industry Foundation Collaboration Partners – from ATCO Australia, Rio Tinto and Roy Hill.

This CORE Skills Program for Leaders is a two-day executive education program for senior management, facilitated by elite Industry Gamechangers backed by rigorous resources educators.  If you are interested in this program but unable to attend the dress rehearsal due to a date issue, the next opportunity to attend a course will be at AGCC in Adelaide in October (register via conference booking) or in 2019 as the Pilot has sold out. Please click the Register button and tick the box to indicate your wish for us to notify you of additional dates to be offered in 2019 if applicable.

We are building peer groups in resources company leadership, to act as coaches, as a community of leaders. If executive participants think they grasped it the first time within the program, it is going to be an order of magnitude more powerful leading people to results by applying it.”



The 2 day program is designed to suit a range of executive positions, including:

  • Company Directors
  • Director Generals
  • CEOs
  • Executive Managers
  • General Managers
  • Senior Managers
  • Any role m aterial to the bottom line of your organisation


Click here for information about the paired 12-week professionals program.


Digital technologies and the resulting flood of data promise to re-order the resources sector as we know it. Learn what it takes to harness opportunities to overcome known resource sector challenges in the Data Science era, and embrace the disruptive context we are IN

Complacency in today’s paradigm is a career- and company-limiting move. Take a journey with CORE Skills and senior industry peers to develop better solutions through the transition. 


This course is designed for senior executives with responsibility for strategy, leadership, and organisational performance in the mining and energy sector. You will typically be responsible for budgets, line management and provide regular contributions to organisational strategy.


This program is a hands-on, practical exploration of the three key themes of strategy, culture and innovation to create, reveal, and capture value by leading in resources. We contend that the best business leaders test assumptions underpinning their plans daily not annually. While participants will likely have received extensive leadership training already, this program will deliver a toolkit with you and for you: improving the clarity of your personal role and the needs of your organisation. Explore and analyse problems to work out which really are your company, and which your peers share across mining and energy. 

In data-driven firms, executives who persist in using old-fashioned ways to measure and manage worker productivity risk missing key drivers of performance. Release huge value for yourself by getting out of the day-to-day and business-as-usual mindsets. Step outside your business to actively assess broader issues and challenge yourself to think like an intrepreneur.

Good leadership and governance in the resources business today requires leaders to be able to translate opportunities drawing on a far deeper understandingof potentially out of sector tech, and weak signals from the globalised marketplace. In the age of disruption, we seek to build resilient change agentsto provide the:

  • Seed for first wave of organisational change, and
  • Licence to experiment, create and deliver success through action


The course has three focus areas:

First, we explore how disruption is coming and how disruption will impact you directly and personally. We will ask how world-class organisations develop a risk radar for visibility into the technical and business context of key dimensions of digital technologies and data science and how these factors are transforming the resources sector. Digital technology is expected to shift the boundaries of companies and influence which activities are execute internally and which reside in networks.  We will also explore the people aspects of disruption including business models as leaders, employees, and community members. Get versed in the dynamic incoming value and productivity opportunity from technologies creating tremendous gains today.Our high-intensity scenarios will test how leaders think and behave.


Second, not all disruptions nor their drivers are created equal. What data do we need to generate from pilot projects in our business? What insights might we gain?  Are there high leverage gaps that we could close?  The big topic is considering how innovation can flourish in a corporate environment. What is needed to unblock and capture the gains? Great ideas need to be able to percolate up and around. In a small company a skilled person can be entrepreneurial but in large corporates both cryptic and well-identified barriers can collectively block progress and erode value. Where are the disrupting agents in your business? How will you personally contribute to maximising the release of hidden and locked up value?


The final focus area prepares participants to think forward to embed sustainable change in their organisation. We will ask leaders to think critically and uncover their own personal imperatives to “make it happen” and redefine commitments to “make it last”. This part of the program will prepare leaders to unleash their visioning and enabling talents towards amplifying their organisations through their in-house peer network, and in preparation to serve, lead, and inspire the 12-week participants from their organisation. In organisations we often talk about the business or culture as something someone else needs to fix. A big part of this program is having leaders take responsibility. The full partnership program measures leadership behaviours before and after the program to close the gap.


Please contact us with any queries, or to clarify your suitability for this program:
Dr Sophie Hancock, Lead – CORE Skills
on 0428 864331 or sophie@corehub.com.au.