GMG Workshop: Workforce of the Future

Calling on experts – join and collaborate in real-time!

Developing an industry approach to training, recruitment and diversity for enabling the workforce of the future is a high priority for the industry. Ensuring that employees are trained to thrive in the future, attracting experts, educating the emerging workforce and promoting agility, innovation and adaptation are keys to success. Today’s connected mines require a workforce with a systems thinking approach, strong digital and technical skills, a solid understanding of human–machine interaction and the ability to synthesize vast quantities of information.

A diverse and inclusive workforce is also critical to success in fostering innovation and enabling the future. In mining, diverse perspectives and being inclusive of local communities also plays an important role in the social license to operate. Our industry still has a long way to go in terms of diversity. Gender diversity gaps – especially in leadership positions – are the most often cited challenge, but they are by no means the only one. For example, generational diversity has also emerged as a key priority.

The workforce of the future was a key topic at GMG forums throughout 2019. It has become clear that there is a great industry need for collaboration in this area, and this workshop will be focused around determining what the priorities and goals of a working group would be if launched.

To accommodate multiple time zones, we have scheduled separate dates and times for the workshops:

June 25, 2020 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM EDT  | 1:00PM – 4:00PM UTC

July 8, 2020 – 8:00PM – 11:00PM EDT | 00:00AM – 3:00AM UTC (July 9)

How to get involved

There are many ways you can contribute to making this project a valuable guidance document:

  • Share this page throughout your company and with colleagues far and wide who have experience, expertise and interest in this area
  • Join the project group!
  • Participate in the workshops to develop pieces of guideline content