August 11-17, 2019

Please note: This workshop is only being offered in Spanish, currently.

During the week of May 6, 2019, a team from Laurentian University delivered presentations in different regions of Peru, highlighting the Sudbury success story of environmental remediation following prolonged and continuing periods of mining activities. We were delighted to share this presentation to a mix group of university, government, community and industry representatives.


The response to the Sudbury story was overwhelming. Every region wanted to learn more so that they can replicate the Sudbury success story in their own region.


As such, we have designed a one-week “Building Environmental Strategies” certificate workshop that brings teams from the various regions of Peru to Sudbury. This workshop aims to:


1. See and learn first-hand about the Sudbury success story;


2. Work with our Laurentian University team on building an action plan that makes sense for each region;


3. Determine how Laurentian can help to develop your team’s skills and knowledge by investigating collaborative options for further education, research, and training.

  • PRICE$2,999 USD/person*
  • Deadline for registration and payment
  • July 17, 2019
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Deadline for registration and payment: 

  • July 17, 2019


*Includes workshop, materials, accommodations, meals, ground transportation, and activities.

*Flights and visas (if required) are not included.


*This workshop is only being offered in Spanish, currently.


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Why focus on regional teams?


The ability to affect change requires a team of dedicated professionals working together with the same objectives in mind. We believe that, by bringing a regional team from the various regions of Peru is the best way to ensure a common vision and a series of activities to move forward. That process starts with university, community, government, and industry coming together to develop a strategy specific to a region.

Who should be included in your regional teams?


As part of the “Building Environmental Strategies” workshop, regions from Peru interested in participating are required to form a team, of no less than 5 participants and no more than 10 participants. Each team member will bring to the group important and different perspectives.


For each region, there should be:


  • At least 1 senior university leader with strong connections with the local and university community;


  • At least one policy leader from government who can go home and actually influence/enact policy;


  • At least one prominent university researcher (ideally with specialization in environmental and/or mining studies);


  • At least one graduate student who is interested in focusing their career on elements of environmental remediation;


  • At least one practice leader (who represents the industry and/or the community, and who can bring the perspective of front-line reality and wisdom); and


  • At least one person should have a basic level of English to support the translation of activities into Spanish.


By bringing a group from your region, you ensure that there will be a collaborative effort from many organizations in your area, supporting the goals developed during the workshop, and ensuring that progress is made in enhancing environmental remediation.

What to do before arriving?


Prior to attending the “Building Environmental Strategies” Workshop, each Peruvian team is encouraged to meet on at least 2 occasions (in person, online, or telephone) to share the following:


  • Their own knowledge and experience in the region about environmental degradation, the sources of the pollution, the scale of the challenge that lays ahead of them; and


  • What they wish to accomplish while in Sudbury.

What happens when you arrive in Sudbury?


Laurentian University has organized a series of activities where participants are able to experience the Sudbury success story first-hand, the challenges that remain, and the efforts of ensuring continued environmental remediation. We will then work together to guide and help your team build your environmental strategies. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive a Goodman School of Mines Professional Development Certificate of Participation.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

  • Travel Day – Participants arrive in Sudbury.


  • Dinner arranged for those who arrive early

Monday, August 12, 2019

Schedule Details
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast at Laurentian University
8:00am - 8:30am Walk to ELC
8:30am - 11:30am Half Day Environmental Remediation Lecture - Nadia
11:30am - 12:15pm Lunch at Laurentian University
12:30pm - 5:30pm Environmental Field Trip
6:00pm - 8:30pm BBQ at VLWLC and Networking

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Identifying the Negative Environmental Impacts in your Region

During this first session, each team will be asked to work together to identify a list of all sources of environmental degradation within their region. The team will document the main sources of pollution, the negative impact on the environmental and on the quality of life, including aquatic, terrestrial, agricultural, economic, health and social impacts. What evidence is there, if any, of these negative environmental impacts of these past actions and current environmental issues? In addition to building consensus on these questions, each team will be asked to identify one location that will be the focus for the first remediation measures.

Schedule Details
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast at Laurentian University
8:00am - 8:30am Walk to ELC
8:30am - 10:30am Environmental Impacts Lecture
10:30am - 10:45am Description of Today's Goals
10:45am - 1:00pm Group Work with Catered Lunch @ 11:30 am
1:00pm - 3:00pm Group Presentations (10 Minutes), Feedback, Q&A
3:00pm - 3:30pm Snacks and Networking
3:30pm - 4:00pm Travel to Dynamic Earth
4:00pm - 7:00pm Dynamic Earth: Sudbury's Mining and Geological History
7:30pm - 9:30pm Dinner at Dynamic Earth or Local Restaurant and Networking

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Exploring the Government and Industry Context

Government regulation is an important step in remediating the environment, with industry finding new means to increase productivity while reducing their environmental impact. During this second session, the teams will explore the government and industry context, to describe in details both the current (and recent past) practices as well as map out the preferred and desired changes to government and industry context. Throughout this session, each team will work with members of the Sudbury Success Story to identify what worked in a Canadian context and how that might be applicable to various regions of Peru.

● What are the current environmental regulations within your region? What are their current strengths and limitations?

● What environmental regulation reforms are needed to achieve the desired outcomes? 

● What are the policy or legislative levers in place or needed in your country that support necessary reforms? 

● What are the main barriers and/or success factors to implementing such reforms? 

● How do governments/agencies/professional associations in your country ensure that the environmental regulation and environmental remediation remain top of mind?

● What role does/should the business/employer community have in influencing the relevance of practitioner training? 

● How career transition competencies are currently addressed in curricula and in employability frameworks in the education and employment sectors (PES, HR, Employment training etc.) in your country? 

Schedule Details
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast at Laurentian University
8:00am - 8:30am Walk to ELC
8:30am - 10:30am Government Regulations - Lessons Learned Lecture
10:30am - 10:45am Description of Today’s Goals
10:45am - 1:00pm Group Work with Catered Lunch at 11:30 am
1:00pm - 3:00pm Group Presentations (10 Minutes), Feedback, Q&A
3:00pm - 3:30pm Snacks and Networking
3:30pm - 4:30pm Tour University (Cliff Fielding/Top of Parker) as we travel to Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
4:30pm - 5:30pm Government and Indigenous Reception at ISLC
5:30pm - 7:00pm Indigenous Dinner sponsored by Government/City
7:00pm - 9:00pm Presentations: Community Perceptions and Indigenous People

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Skills Development

The Sudbury Success Story did not happen overnight: new faculty members were hired with unique skillsets, new academic programs (undergraduate, graduate) were created and launched, new research funding were sought from all levels of government to put together a strong research agenda. Our success started with having the right university professors, the right programs, the right students and the right graduates.

● Who are the faculty members in your region that can lead and foster a growth in research, academic program development and training learners?

● What are the academic programs offered within your region that can help shift mindset and produce skills workers to support your goals?

● What academic partnerships (student exchange, course and program development and delivery) between Laurentian University and your region in Peru that could help accelerate your success?

● What are the building blocks to build a strong research-based approach to finding solutions to your environmental remediation challenges?

Schedule Details
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast at Laurentian University
8:00am - 8:30am Walk to ELC
8:30am - 10:30am Skills Development Lecture
10:30am - 10:45am Description of Today's Goals / Break
10:45am - 1:00pm Group Work with Catered Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Group Presentations (10 Minutes), Feedback, Q&A
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:30pm Laurentian Faculty & Staff Meet and Greet Reception and Buffet Dinner
6:30pm - 9:00pm Canoeing on Lake Laurentian or Hiking in Conversation Area

Friday, August 16, 2019

Drafting an Action Plan

In this session, the teams will take the information they have collected, and transform it into an action plan, which provides a detailed outline of the tasks required to accomplish their goals. The final action plan offers a clear roadmap for how to get there. Creating a comprehensive action plan can help ensure that desired outcomes are met in the most timely and effective manner possible. It will break down the process into actionable steps based on a given timeline. It will highlight the role of each stakeholder (university, government, industry, community, etc.), and what each stakeholder needs to contribute to achieve the desired outcome. The final written action plan provides accountability and a valuable reference tool. 

Schedule Details
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast at Laurentian University
8:00am - 8:30am Walk to ELC
8:30am - 10:00am Action Plan (Who, What, When, Why)
10:00am - 10:30am Description of Today's Goals
10:30am - 1:00pm Group Work with Catered Lunch at 11:30 am
1:00pm - 5:00pm Group Presentations (20-30 Minutes - Action Plan for Change)*
2:30pm - 2:45pm Coffee Break
5:00pm - 6:00pm Free Time
6:00pm - 9:00pm Sponsored Farewell Dinner and Networking

*With Feedback, Q & A (Open to invited guests and everyone who was part of the week, to act as an "Advisory Panel" to provide feedback.

Presenting the Action Plan for Change

Each team will present their action plan for environmental remediation. The action plans will be discussed to highlight strengths and areas for continuous improvement. The point is to celebrate the accomplishments of each team in moving forward with a coordinated plan for environmental remediation in their region of Peru.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

  • Participants are transported to the airport

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For questions, registration for workshops and inquiries, please contact our Administrative Assistant: Denyse Leroy 705.675.1151 ext. 7222.