Training, Research and Development

Through collaboration with academia, research institutions and IFIs we design, apply and share innovative impact assessment and management methods and technologies. In partnership with others, CIG experts have collaborated in the development of methodologies and tools for the integration of Ecosystem Services (World Resources Institute), Community Health Impacts (SOS International), Human Rights (Danish Institute for Human Rights) and Resettlement Planning (Intersocial and Frederic Giovannetti) in impact assessment.

CIG has links to the University of Queensland’s Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM) in Australia, the University of Strathclyde’s Faculty of Engineering in Scotland, and the University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Services and approach:

We work with our clients to define their training objectives. We undertake a learning needs analysis by looking at specific skills gaps, performance issues and regulatory compliance requirements. The identified training objectives inform the development, design, delivery and evaluation of the course.

Our pedagogical approach is centered on immersing course participants in real world cases, addressing real problems faced by participants, and facilitating practical work and reflection on practice. We emphasize interdisciplinary work and effective communication across a range of disciplines and stakeholders.

We offer off-the-shelf courses and course customised to our clients’ needs.

  • Off-the-shelf courses draw on recent academic research and industry good practice. Content can be adapted and applied to the learner to fit the organization. Our courses promote shared experience, observation and learning among participants. Courses can be delivered at client preferred venues. Some of our courses are open to the public at various forums, such as the IAIA annual conference.
  • Customised courses follow a completely tailored format to fully address our client’s requirements. All subjects/topics within the off-the-shelf courses can be customised to meet an organisation’s learning objectives. Course evaluations undertaken at conclusion of the course will help guide on-the-job application of the acquired skills and knowledge, and identify further training needs.

All our courses can be delivered in English, Spanish and Portuguese; some courses are available in French and Russian.

Learn about the short courses that we offer.