SEEC, MineAfrica launch new academy for global mining industry

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MineAfrica Inc. and the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC), Schulich School of Business at York University, are delighted to announce an innovative partnership to deliver co-branded educational and training programs for the international natural resources sector.

Courses will initially be offered online with plans to move towards a combination of more traditional classroom setting, as well as at client site, as the COVID-19 situation gradually resolves.

The global natural resources industry stands to benefit significantly from this partnership, combining Schulich Executive Education Centre’s global reputation and expertise in delivering professional, executive learning, front-line training, and MineAfrica’s 20-year track record in global seminars and MASTERMINING training programs.

Two types of co-branded programs will be offered: 1) custom courses for specific clients, and 2) open online courses for individuals wishing to further their careers in the industry.

Content will focus on two areas:

Mining specific including:

  • Front Line Mining Leadership
  • Mini-MBA for the Mining Industry
  • Integrated Project Management in Mining
  • The Data Driven Mine: Data Analytics in the Mining Industry
  • Talent Management: Building a Talent Pipeline in the Mining Industry

Business continuity and leadership development for all industry sectors, including:

  • Leadership in Troubled Times
  • Employee Engagement in a Virtual World
  • Emerging Leaders’ Playbook

Courses will be offered in English and client specific training and courses can also be offered in French. Courses and training may count towards continuing education credits for professional designations for investment advisers, accountants, lawyers and engineers, etc.

In addition to jointly produced programs MineAfrica will market the full range of SEEC’s custom and public mining programs.

Our first jointly produced program in our “Success Strategies in Challenging Times and Beyond” series will be a complimentary online webinar on “Agile Mining Supply Chains in Challenging Times” taking place on June 25, 2020. See details below.

“SEEC is absolutely delighted to be partnering with MineAfrica in this important training and development initiative. Together we will be able to offer relevant, engaging and world recognized talent development for this most important sector in one of its most important regions,” said Rami Mayer, Managing Director, Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University

“We are excited to be partnering with internationally renowned SEEC and its roster of in-house academic experts and four hundred plus industry leaders in presenting these innovative new programs to our clients and to the international natural resources sector in a format that is particularly relevant vis-à-vis the current global situation and highly relevant to the future, “ said Bruce Shapiro, President, MineAfrica Inc.

Agile Mining Supply Chains in Challenging Times

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 11-12pm, EDT

Supply chain is a crucial component in the mining industry at the best of times; and more so given the uncertainty and anti-globalization sentiment created during the COVID-19 environment.

This complimentary one-hour webinar will provide you with practical advice and lessons learned from industry leaders and academic experts on what you can do in response to these challenges to ensure a sustainable supply chain that benefits industry, government and society as a whole.

Register Online Today!

About MineAfrica Inc.

MineAfrica is a business development and marketing company providing the premier platform, since 2002, for mining companies, advisors to the mining industry, service providers and governments to promote themselves to a senior level, Africa focused audience of financial institutions, analysts, mining executives and media. Under its MASTERMINING brand it delivers educational and training related to the natural resources sector. It also delivers seminars and programming under its mineLatinAmerica brand.

About Schulich Executive Education Centre, Schulich School of Business, York University

SEEC is a strategic business unit within Canada’s leading business school, the Schulich School of Business, York University, providing lifelong learning for the development of professionals and executives. It has earned a reputation as a global leader for its innovative programs and services in variety of industries, including natural resources under its Global Mining Academy.

For more information, contact the SEEC Mining Academy info centre at 1-416-360-6546 or email

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