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Community Relations Practice: Understanding your Context, Impacts and Risks
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Aims

To equip participants with the knowledge and tools to better understand and respond to the complex factors influencing the Extractive and other industries and associated community and social issues.

To enable participants to gather and analyse the social and economic data related to their operation.

To enable participants to identify and assess the impacts and social risks related to their operation.

 

Content

  • Introduction to community relations within the Extractive and other industries which operate in environments with social complexity and high community interaction e.g. forestry, renewable energy etc.
  • Factors influencing community relations and social issues.
  • Standards and guidelines applicable to community relations and social issues.
  • The extractive process, and broader industry aspects, in relation to social and community issues.
  • The operation, local and regional context.
  • Information gathering processes and tools.
  • Information analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Stakeholder and institutional capacity analysis.
  • Appreciative inquiry.
  • Zone of influence and responsibility.
  • Social and economic impacts and risks in the Extractive and other industries.
  • Managing and using socio-economic data.

 

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss factors influencing community and social issues within the Extractive and other industries.
  • Explain complexity and inter-connectedness.
  • Explain the effects of Extractive and other industry processes on social and economic conditions.
  • Communicate effectively from an individual and corporate perspective regarding social and economic conditions and impacts.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate information gathering processes and tools.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate information management tools applicable to the daily needs of an Operation.
  • Interpret data related to local conditions.
  • Identify and analyse social and economic impacts and risks in the Extractive and other relevant industries.
  • Apply an appreciative inquiry approach to understand baseline conditions.
  • Understand zone of impact and responsibility.
  • Improved understanding of and ability to influence and effect change internally


Method of Assessment

Portfolio of Learning (100%)

Number of Notional Study Hours: 100

The University regards this as NQF Level 6 and 10 CPD Points


Admission Requirements

The following are minimum entry requirements for admission onto the short course:

  • Responsibility for community relations functions within their professional organisation in Africa
  • Evidence of practical community relations field experience
  • Evidence of competency at NQF level 5 or equivalent (international applicants can seek equivalency from the South African Qualifications Authority); and
  • Proficiency in English - speaking, reading and writing.



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