Aug 03, 2020  
2016-2017 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar-ARCHIVED 
2016-2017 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar-ARCHIVED [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MINE 307 Front Line Supervision W | 1.5

Lecture: 1.25
Lab: 0
Tutorial: 0.25
This short course provides a base for engineering graduates placed into leadership positions in mining organizations. The Supervisor role is defined, core duties of the position are examined and students are given a variety of tools or strategies to achieve the defined goals of the role. Students are exposed to basic principles of leadership particularly coaching techniques and motivation. Safety leadership is hightlighted and reinforced extensively throughout the material, most importantly the Supervisor’s direct responsibility for ensuring compliance with Safe Operating Procedure and associated Safety norms. The Supervisor’s influence in meaningfully contributing to an organization’s safety and performance culture is examined and discussed. Important aspects of Performance Management for both individuals and groups are covered with examples from real-life situations. Several cases involving direct and indirect costs associated with situations directly controlled by the Supervisor are studied to reinforce the key link nature of the position. Course material also deals with the subject of change in the workplace and includes strategies for managing it; how a Supervisor can best facilitate change that results in a positive outcome. Detailed discussions are held on common problems facing Supervisors and a simple problem solving methodology is provided along with examples. Course facilitators are experienced mining professionals with a history that includes front-line supervision up to executive positions; all material is reinforced with real-life examples. Students are graded on a pass/fail system. Offered as an intensive 2-day short course in the winter term.

Academic Units:
Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 18
Engineering Science 0
Engineering Design 0

PREREQUISITE(S):  Must have completed the 2nd year of Mining Engineering 

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