Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development

Learn how to deliver better community engagement and benefit sharing strategies that foster social licence to deliver successful projects.


State Governments are driving faster rates of renewable energy development to meet targets, address climate change and replace retiring coal fired power stations. Renewable energy is also being positioned as a key economic opportunity for regional communities.

We need renewable energy developers who can secure and maintain community support for current and emerging opportunities. Getting the social aspects right will:

  • Help the renewable energy industry thrive into the future
  • Deliver benefits in regional communities and harness community support
  • Assist State Governments to meet their renewable energy targets

This eight-week online course will equip renewable energy practitioners with training in best-practice community engagement and benefit sharing concepts and methods. Hear from industry leading guest speakers each week.

Who Should Attend?

Renewable energy practitioners, advocates and policy makers, especially those in project development, project management and community engagement roles.

Course Outline

Week 1: Understanding social licence + engagement principles

Week 2: Gaining strategic knowledge of the social context

Week 3: Developing effective community engagement plans + evaluation methods

Week 4: Engaging with Indigenous communities

Week 5: Benefit sharing concepts + options

Week 6: Legal + financial models of co-investment + co-ownership

Week 7: Forming partnerships for local economic development (procurement, employment & legacy initiatives)

Week 8: Effective complaint management + handling tricky situations

For more information

Course content:

Dr Jarra Hicks

Course registration/delivery queries:

Yunus Centre

Energy Industry Partners


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