Advanced Course: Advanced Community Relations Practice within Extractive Industries
- To develop critical thinking and thought leadership.
- To challenge and expand current thinking on key topics related to Social Performance.
- To help manage human and social complexity i.e. systems thinking, development theory, and human behaviour.
- To build the capacity of practitioners for greater influence and impact in their organisations and communities.
Theory and critical thinking:
- Systems theory.
- Development theory.
- Theories of human behaviour.
- Case studies of community relations practice.
- Types and sources of evidence relevant to community relations practice. Frameworks for best practice.
Academic research and writing:
- Skills in literature search.
- Preparation of a literature review.
- Academic writing and referencing.
- Presentation skills.
- Knowledge management, digital and print platforms.
- Design of thought leadership project.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Critically reflect, explain and discuss the application of appropriate theory to case studies drawn from areas in community relations practice.
- Apply leadership in one aspect of community relations practice in Africa through the utilisation of digital and/or print mediums.