Leading Culture Change in Mining

We recognize many businesses struggle to integrate all of the disparate safety initiatives within their organizations. NMA’s CORESafety provides many helpful tools and resources, yet successful implementation requires strong leadership support and a comprehensive plan. This course has been designed to assist senior leaders to develop a comprehensive safety culture change process and plan for implementation. Research shows organizational culture plays a key role in talent retention, productivity, business performance and most importantly, employee safety.

Utilizing a collegial format, leaders will be asked to share their unique perspective in a structured roundtable discussion. Leading an organization through a safety culture change is a process that requires careful planning and a strong commitment to execution. Best practice strategies on strengthening the organization’s safety culture will be explored. Grounded in practical application, leaders will be asked to apply best practice principles to developing a concrete plan for their organization. This course is focused on assisting leaders to systematically approach their culture change initiatives, including the use of NMA’s CORESafety tools as well as launching an effective safety and health management system (SHMS).

Target Audience:

  • Executive Leaders


  • Teach leaders how to strengthen an organization's safety.
  • Develop a safety's culture change process and plan for implementation.
  • Learn from other leaders during round table discussion.
  • Assist leaders in systematically approaching their culture change initiatives.


  • Structured round table discussion with a collegial format.
  • Dialogue with fellow leaders: 
    • Discuss important considerations for assessing your organization
    • Share experiences with CORE Safety tools and principles
    • Compare and contrast diverse culture change theories
    • Utilize case examples to ground the discussion in practical application and analysis.
    • Explore key strategies to motivate your people
    • Discuss how to establish a learning culture: a culture in which collaboration and communication are strong, mistakes are discussed openly, and all people are working toward a shared vision of safe production
    • Identify the forces that work for and against culture change
    • Enhance your understanding of human behavior to drive sustainable changes within your business


  • Two days; 8am - 5pm 

Course Dates:

  • TBA


  • EMCIS Main Office - 1600 Jackson St. Suite 160 B, Golden, CO 80401 



  • Melanie Kinser, PhD.
    • Dr. Kinser is the owner and founder of ThinkWyn, a consulting firm focused on leadership development and organizational change. She utilizes her background in psychology to engage leaders to enhance safety and to strengthen organizational culture. Dr. Kinser has designed and delivered leadership, safety and organizational change initiatives to universities, global organizations, businesses and non-profits. Dr. Kinser has extensive experience working with clients in Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction, Utilities, Healthcare and Nuclear. Dr. Kinser holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Missouri - Columbia.



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