Workshops & Events

Upcoming Events:

Past Workshops:

  • Collaboration for Improved Development Outcomes: Looking to lessons learned and future opportunities. Members Workshop, June 27th, Ottawa
  • The Role of the Private Sector in Contexts of Fragility and Conflict. Mini-workshop with CDA collaboration. April 12, 2018. Toronto.
  • Measuring Outcomes. Members Workshop and AGM. March 2, 2018. Toronto.
  • Collaborating with the Enemy. Mini-workshop with Adam Kahane and Reos Partners. December 5, 2017. Toronto
  • Tools for Inclusive Engagement. Member Workshop. December 1, 2017. Toronto.
  • February 24th, Plenary Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality: A ‘How to’ workshop to unpack how NGOs and Mining Companies can address gender inequalities to advance GE within their own organizations and in the communities where they operate. Toronto
  • 7th Annual CEO Summit: Advancing Gender Equality, December 5th, 2016, Toronto
  • October 27th, Measuring Social Change: Challenges, Trends & New Approaches (to better decision making), Plenary Workshop, Toronto Summary Report
  • June 27th, Financing for Development: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of New Financing Instruments & Mechanisms. Members Workshop – Financing for Development Workshop Report (PDF)
  • March 9th, Roundtable on Transparency, Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue and Capacity Building as Drivers of Strengthen Local Governance, PDAC 2016
  • February 1st, Plenary Workshop: Sectoral Trends, Policy Priorities & Mapping Mining to the SDGs, 2016, Toronto – Workshop report (PDF)
  • 6th Annual CEO Summit: Sustainable Development & Sustainability: A View from the Boardroom, November 19th, 2015, Toronto
  • Community Perspectives & Community Engagement: How do you get at different vulnerable and marginalized groups to ensure their perspectives are included? October 15th, 2015, Plenary Workshop Summary Report
  • Security & Human Rights in Complex Environments, September 29th, Toronto: DCAF & ICRC Presenting
  • A Focus on Evaluation: Building a learning culture and adaptive approach to development partnerships
    June 23rd, 2015, Ottawa Summary Report
  • Examining the Evolving Roles of NGOs and Mining Companies as Development Actors
    February 27th, 2015, Toronto
  • Confronting Shared Value: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of the New Paradigm to Social and Business Value Creation
    December 3-4, 2014. Hosted in collaboration with Norton Rose LLP and Deloitte. Toronto.
    Symposium Report (PDF)
  • The Art and Science of Partnership Brokering: A One Day Skills Building Session
    October 7 in Toronto with Ros Tennyson, PBAS
  • Collaboration through Transformation: Stories from the Field. 5th Annual CEO Summit
    October 6, Toronto
  • Human Rights Initiatives in Papua New Guinea with White Ribbon Campaign & Barrick Gold
    September 22 in Toronto
  • Mining, Development & Local Government Capacity
    June 25, 2014, Ottawa
    Summary Report
  • In Conversation with Professor John Ruggie, author of the UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights
    March 27, 2014
  • Current Practices in Partnering & New Initiatives: A DI Members Update
    February 27, 2014. Hosted by Save the Children
  • Mining & Local Economic Development: Procurement, Supply Chains, and Local Business Linkages
    December 9, 2013. Hosted by Plan Canada
    Summary Report
  • Moving the Yardstick: Sustainable Development Through Innovative Collaboration and Shared Value
    November 6 and 7, 2013. Co-convened with Deloitte. Hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
    Summary Report
  • Mining and Tuberculosis: Challenges and Opportunities for a Multistakeholder Approach to Community Health
    October 22, 2013. Hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
    Summary Report
  • 4th Annual CEO Summit
    September 19, 2013. Hosted by Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Natural Resources, the Private Sector and Development: Taking Stock of Strategy, Policy, and Programming
    July 30, 2013. Hosted by CARE Canada
    Summary Report
  • Due Diligence in Industry-NGO Partnerships
    May 31, 2013. Hosted by Save the Children Canada
    Summary Report
  • Cross-Sector Partnering: Lessons Learned
    April 18, 2013. Convened in association with the Responsible Mineral Sector Initiative’s GEMM 2013 Dialogue at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
  • Communicating Partnerships: Speaking publicly to the value of cross-sector collaboration
    April 15, 2013. Hosted by Plan Canada
    Summary Report
  • Building Dialogue with Communities Around Mining Projects: A Conversation Between the Latin American Dialogue Group and the Devonshire Initiative
    March 7, 2013. Hosted by Ryerson University
  • Looking back, looking forward: What have we learned from cross-sector partnerships?
    December 14th, 2012. Plenary Workshop, Hosted by UNICEF Canada
  • Measuring Socioeconomic Development Impact: Perspectives from Industry, NGO and Academia
    September 20th, 2012. Plenary Workshop, Hosted by Save the Children
  • DI Outreach Meeting in Ottawa: A Roundtable Discussion on NGO operational issues related to working with extractives.
    July 26th, 2012. Hosted by Care Canada
  • Mining and the Environment: From Pre-Construction Assessments to Mine Closures, a Look at the Critical Environmental Issues in Mining
    March 22nd, 2012. Hosted by Save the Children
  • Human Rights: Challenges & Strategies in Dealing with Gender Based Violence & Operationalizing the Ruggie Principles
    October 2011. Plenary Workshop, Hosted by Ryerson University
  • Partnerships for Development: Looking to the Future of Multi-Stakeholder Public-Private Partnerships
    CEO Summit with guest speakers the Honourable Bev Oda & Ian Smillie
    September 29, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario
  • Host Country Governance Capacity Building: Improving Outcomes and Opportunities for Multistakeholder Collaboration
    Plenary Workshop, Hosted by the University of Ottawa
    January 2011 in Toronto, Ontario
  • Building on CSR Partnerships: Expanding Collaboration Beyond the Business-Civil Society Relationship
    Plenary Workshop, Ottawa
    September 2010
  • Working in High Risk Emerging Markets: Canadian Experience, Best Practice & the Way Forward
    CEO Summit with guest speakers Louis Guay, Robert Fowler & Luc Zandvliet
    June 2010 in Toronto, Ontario
  • Managing the Risks & the Benefits of Partnering
    Plenary Workshop, Toronto
    March 2010
  • Conflict Sensitivity Explored: A hands on tool for industry operating in emerging markets – in partnership with PDAC, World Vision, CDA
    Workshop, Toronto
    April 2010
  • Canadian Government CSR Strategy, Formalizing the DI; and Looking at the Partnerships the DI has catalyzed
    Plenary Workshop, Toronto
    Government CSR Strategy, Partnerships Catalyzed by the DI, & Formalizing the DI
    December 2009
  • Sharing Best Practices in Community Engagement: Views from the NGO and mining sectors
    Plenary Workshop, Ottawa
    June 2009
  • Building Canadian Capacity for Partnering
    Plenary Workshop, Toronto
    April 2008
  • Devonshire Initiative Pilot: Field Visit to Breakwater Resources El Mochito Mine, Honduras
    April 2008, Honduras
  • The Challenges of Real World Development: A Case Study Approach
    Plenary Workshop, Toronto
    October 2007
  • Driving Canadian Leadership in the Extractive Sector in Emerging Markets
    Plenary Meeting, Toronto
    June 2007
  • The Kimberley Process
    Initial Workshop, Toronto
    March 2007