Customized Training for the Mining Industry


Dr. Rob Stevens is an engaging and dynamic trainer and educator who is passionate about the mineral exploration and mining. Rob’s approach is based on his experience as a professor and technical author combined with extensive local and international experience developing training programs for the mining and investment industries, government, post-secondary institutions, and international development agencies.

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Training Courses Offered

Customized training courses covering the entire mining life cycle that will help to build your team, support successful community engagement, enhance your professional practice and improve your understanding of mining investments. Courses range from half a day to multiple days and can be dovetailed with team facilitation and project management to support broader project execution and successful outcomes. 

  • Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials for:
    • Corporations (employee and stakeholder development)
    • Governments
    • Communities
    • Investors
    • Legal, Accounting and Investment Professionals
  • Mine Closure and Reclamation
  • Feasibility Studies and Mine Operations
  • Environmental Assessment and Management
  • Community Engagement


  • Engaging and informative style using a storyteller approach
  • Challenging technical concepts explained effectively
  • Customized content for each engagement (virtual or in-person)
  • Accessible regardless of technical background
  • Global examples and practices used to support an understanding of local projects
  • Visually rich presentations

Facilitation, Project Design and Management


Design and management of technical projects and teams, and international development programs. The approach is to combine technical excellence with training, facilitation, and project management to ensure projects excel. Pakawau works with partner consulting companies and individuals to provide a range of services.

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  • Technical project design and management
  • Environmental management and Reclamation
  • Community engagement
  • Capacity development (team, communities, governments)
  • International development
  • Guidance documents, policies and briefs

Mining Policy Advisor


Mining policy review, analysis and development that are benchmarked to leading global standards. Includes mine closure, reclamation, environmental management, mining codes, land use and mineral tenure. Advisory services for governments, associations and industry.

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Example Engagements

  • 2018-2020: Policy analysis for the Association for Mineral Exploration focussed on permitting, land use, mineral tenure, environmental assessment, reclamation and taxation.
  • 2019-2020: BC Mining Code Review Committee (appointed by the Minister of Energy and Mines).
  • 2016-2018: Mine closure policy and guideline development with the Governments of Argentina and Papua New Guinea
  • 2017-2018: Technical capacity development, policy review and training on the environmental management of mines in Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia, Suriname