Training for Sustainable
Social Futures

Our training is built on more than 20 years of consultancy business in applied social performance with a focus on the extractives, fossil fuels, and renewable energy sectors.

Whether you call it ‘social performance’ or ‘community engagement’, ‘resettlement’ or ‘land access’, we offer a range of stand-alone or bespoke training solutions that offer a nuanced understanding of specific sectors and their requirements.

Our Approach

We take a dynamic approach to training by providing a variety of solutions that cater for corporates, communities, civil society and the public sector. Our training can be stand-alone of form part of an accredited career progression.

We also offer accredited training in the field of Synergy Global Consulting’s work to positively influence the ecosystem and enhance social performance and community relations.

Training content and material development

We can draw on an enormous repository of Synergy’s material to curate business-specific training or develop entirely new, bespoke training material.

Training logistics and delivery

We take care of the logistics from finding the right venue to setting up sound and lighting and providing experienced trainers and facilitators for dynamic delivery and audience engagement.

Process design for both training and workshop settings

We help organisations to design, develop and refine in-house training and workshops.

Train-the-trainer support

We train and provide support to delegated in-house trainers and facilitators.

On-the-job mentoring

Supporting peer-to-peer learning

Synergy facilitates connections and gatherings between peers to build communities of practice and advance institutional learning.

Our topics include:

  • Social impact, risk assessment and management
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Procurement
  • Enterprise development
  • Community development
  • Resettlement, land access, and livelihood
  • Human rights
  • Community Benefit Creation Partnerships
  • Responsible security
  • Stakeholder engagement and co-creation
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Conflict management
  • Understanding levels of community support







Community Relations Practice in Partnership with WITS University

Since 2013, Synergy has run courses in Community Relations Practice in partnership with Wits University’s Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry. The programme is the most globally subscribed accredited course on community relations/social performance practice and attracts a wide range of participants from entry-level to senior management.

The Wits University training (NQF 5 & 6 certificate) programme includes:

  • Introductory course:
    Social Performance Practice
  • Short course 1:
    Community Relations Practice: Understanding your context impacts and risks
  • Short course 2:
    Managing Community Engagement
  • Short course 3:
    Managing Community Investments & Benefits
  • Short course 4:
    Community Relations Practice: Management of Community Benefits and Partnerships
  • Advanced course:
    Advanced Community Relations Practice (within the extractive industries)

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