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Julian Smallshaw

IQ’s Julian Smallshaw to present this month’s IQ Academy ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar

EMPOWERING people through great leadership is the focus of this month’s ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar from IQ Academy.

The 30-minute webinar, presented by Julian Smallshaw, head of educational development at the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), will take place from 12.30–13.00 on Thursday 30 August 2018 and is the eighth in this popular series of webinars organized by IQ Academy.


Mr Smallshaw (pictured) says: ‘The UK quarrying industry is ahead of the game in many areas but over the years one segment of training has been neglected; we haven’t invested the necessary time and resources in developing future leaders.

‘That’s not just at the top of companies, but also in the all-important area of supervision. A number of companies are now recognizing the value of investing in this area as a driver of business growth and success.

‘Encouraging and financing professional qualifications for people working in mineral extraction should be second nature to businesses. After all, more knowledgeable employees are more productive, better motivated and more loyal. Plus, investing in education and training is a powerful and tax-efficient way of bolstering staff retention and creating an organization-wide culture of learning and innovation.’

IQ Academy ‘Lunch and Learn’ is a compelling series of issues-related seminars delivered by IQ Academy. The next webinars to run are: 

Creating Well-being: Dr Carolyn Yeoman of OCAID Wellbeing Ltd – 27 September
Data in the palm of your hand – Mobile, digital and 3D geology: Clive Mitchell of British Geological Survey – 25 October
Lunch and Learn with Mark Packham of Mining Surveys (UK) Ltd – 29 November
Lunch and Learn with Andy Sales of BDS Marketing Research – 20 December.

IQ Academy ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinars count towards valuable continuing professional development (CPD). The series of online presentations has been very popular, with hundreds of attendees from across the mineral and extractives industry to date. For more information and to sign up, visit:


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