Practices to People: Introduction to Community Communication for Exploration Geologists

On 4 and 5 April, People and Mining in collaboration with Ore Deposits Hub & the Social Practice Forum are organising a new virtual workshop:

Mineral exploration is hot right now AND the social licence to operate has never been hotter!

Community interaction can make or break an exploration campaign. Whether that’s talking to local farmers for access or acquiring a drilling permit.

Do you have the skills for positive and successful community communication across the world in North America, Africa, Asia, Europe or South America?

Join community communication experts and experienced exploration geologists to learn the practical essentials of successful community communication as an exploration geo. Not only will you learn the fundamentals, you will practice these skills in scenarios based on real exploration projects from around the world in the Communication Challenge!


Who is this workshop for?

Whether you’ve just got your boots on the ground in your first exploration job, or you want a refresher on best practice, this workshop is for you!

Are you a student who’s eager to be a top exploration geologist? Email us a copy of your student ID to and we’ll give you a 50% promo discount code for this workshop!

Unable to pay this fee? Send us an email and we’ll find a way for you to join.

50% of all funds will be donated in the form of PPE to communities via the Pact charity. Remaining funds contribute to running costs.


Workshop Schedule (times in CEST, Brussels)

Day 1: 4th April

16:00 – 16:10 Welcome from Ore Deposits Hub, People & Mining and the Social Practice Forum

16:10 – 17:05 Session 1: What to know, what to do, and how to behave

17:05 – 17:20 Break

17:20 – 18:10 Session 2: Putting it into practice – How to get started and what it should look like

18:10 – 18:25 Break

18:25 – 19:15 Session 3: Day-to-day practices

19:15 – 19:30 Summary and briefing for the Communication Challenge


Day 2: 5th April

16:00 – 16:10 Welcome back & introduction to the Communication Challenge

16:10 – 17:30 Communication Challenge

17:30 – 17:50 Break

17:50 – 19:20 Communication Challenge feedback & interactive panel discussion

19:20 – 19:30 Final summary


Apr 04 - 05 2022


4:00 am - 7:30 pm