AusIMM takes learnings online

WITH much of its traditional professional development activities stymied by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy has taken to the online realm.
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AusIMM has turned to the digital realm to get professional development done.

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The institute has launched the Digital Discovery Series to provide professional development opportunities to its members, including those practising social distancing.

It will be using webinars, videos, audio content, articles and publications to do that.

AusIMM launched the Digital Discovery Series with a webinar on how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting the sector.

That webinar attracted more than 700 participants.

The expert panel, comprising BHP Mitsubishi Alliance head health and safety environment Bobbie Foot, Royal Flying Doctors WA CEO Rebecca Tomkinson, Sustainable Minerals Institute research manager - occupational health and safety Nikky LaBranche, and facilitated by SRK Consulting managing director Mark Noppe, discussed changes under COVID-19.

Those changes include operational modifications and health and safety practices on site, the importance of mental health support and what professionals and the industry could learn from the pandemic.

AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin said the Digital Discovery Series was part of the approach the institute was taking to deliver online professional development.

"The online hub will be rolled out as AusIMM focuses on a range of topics important to professionals and their practice," he said.