Leadership program strengthens Newcrest performance

Early this month the first week of Newcrest’s annual social performance leadership program was held at the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) in Brisbane.
There was strong participation at the program from Newcrest’s various sites, including participants from Cadia, Telfer, Gosowong, Lihir, Fiji, Ecuador, and Corporate, as well as widespread representation from business functions including social performance, exploration, human resources, and health, safety, environment and security.
Manager – Social Performance Kathleen Turner said UQ and Newcrest are working together to deliver this innovative and important initiative.
It is designed to share knowledge across and within both organisations, with the overall objective of continuing to improve social performance across Newcrest’s global operations.
“It is important that all functional areas understand their own roles and contributions towards meeting the company’s social commitments, and that Social Performance activities are fully integrated into day-to-day decision-making at operations,” said Kathleen.
The leadership program is designed as a competency development course and is based on the Newcrest Social Performance Standard.
The program is designed for all employees who have outward-facing community interactions, not just the Social Performance teams. It allows our Newcrest professionals to broaden their skills and depth of knowledge to better manage social performance issues and challenges, in a manner that is consistent with the Newcrest Standard.
The program is also an opportunity for participants to share experiences with colleagues from various sites and functional areas.
And to discuss critical issues with a range of experts.
Feedback from participants was extremely positive, particularly towards the opportunity to engage with colleagues.
And take a step back from their site issues to see the bigger picture.
Participants will reconvene for the second week of the program.
This will be in July.

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