Custom Training and Workshops
The ERGP provides a variety of training in workshop and seminar formats. Explore the subjects below or request something specific. Our instructors are experts from Canada and the international resource governance community.
Establishing a Natural Resource Development Framework
Investigate approaches to developing the overall framework of energy legislation, including occupational health and safety, environmental protection, and the relationship between a government and its regulatory functions.
Energy Reform Implementation
Learn how to reform current governance frameworks so they meet new objectives, such as increasing foreign investment, while enhancing transparency and accountability.
Best Practices in Regulation and Policy
A high-level view of best practices in resource governance, targeting specific governance needs. Topics can include economics and financial analysis, royalty and tax collection systems, land-use planning, environmental impact assessments, regulatory design, and enhancing foreign investment. We share lessons learned in Canada.
Establishing an Effective and Independent Upstream Regulator
Understand key principles in establishing an effective and independent upstream regulator by studying Canada’s journey in an ever evolving upstream petroleum environment.
Unconventional Resource Management and Revenue Streams
Some resources are unique, so governments may choose distinct approaches in developing those specific management frameworks. Learn how unconventional oil and gas development, such as hydraulic fracturing from shale, may require different considerations in fiscal governance and regulatory frameworks.
Social License to Operate and Local Benefits
Many jurisdictions understand that the public, especially those who live near energy projects, will influence development by supporting or objecting to it. Investigate how to create a system where these important stakeholders can be appropriately included, consulted, and engaged.
Governance and Community in Resource Development
Integrated systems of legislation, regulation, policies, rules and processes that operators must follow to ensure resource development balances economic, environmental and social factors. We explore policy outcomes and regulatory objectives that identify what a government wants to achieve.
Gender Based Analysis
Gender Based Analysis (GBA+) is an analytical tool used to assess the potential impacts of policies, programs, services, and other initiatives on diverse groups of women, men, and people with other gender identities. GBA is becoming increasingly important to the operations of governments, industry, and private business both in local and international contexts. As many global funding institutions and multilateral organizations turn attention to improving equity for women and girls, GBA becomes increasingly relevant.
Environmental Impact Assessment
EIA evaluates the likely impacts of a development project to consider social, political, cultural, health, and direct environmental outcomes. Prior to decision making, EIA creates an opportunity to plan and mitigate risk factors as projects are designed an implemented. This analysis is fundamental to responsible project design in any industry and involves screening to determine the scope of the EIA, scoping to determine relevant units of analysis, evaluation and development of alternatives, reporting, review and decision making, and finally monitoring, compliance, and enforcement.
Human Rights Impact Assessment
Corporate responsibilities in human rights are a clear component of the UN Guiding Principles and many organizations in the energy, extractive, and environmental sectors are performing Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIA) as part of their operating models. HRIA is aimed at analyzing operating and organizational structures to ensure shared codes of conduct are upheld, and that human rights are respected and supported.