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Program overview





Ok Tedi’s (OTML) vision is ‘To be the leading PNG Mining company setting the benchmark across all aspects of business in PNG’.

A pillar of the strategy to deliver OTML’s vision is to nationalise the management and executive leadership by 2023 and 2025 and to double female participation in the workforce to 20%, with 25% female representation across the levels of leadership. To do so requires a systematic and systemic approach to leadership and cultural transformation to achieve these outcomes and deliver sustainable performance. To support the nationalisation of the management and executive levels at OTML, the Leadership Development Program 2 (LDP2) has been designed as outlined in this document.


OTML’s National Leadership Development objectives:

  • Develop the leadership pipeline and capabilities to maximise national leaders into management positions by 2023; and optimise the effectiveness of OTML’s Management Team to drive operational performance.
  • Develop the leadership pipeline and capabilities to maximise national leaders into GM positions by 2025; and optimise the effectiveness of OTML’s Executive Team to drive the strategic, financial and operational performance.
  • Develop the female leadership pipeline to ensure there is at least 25% gender diversity across management levels by 2023.


Leadership Development Program 2 – an integrated and aligned approach:

We have integrated and aligned OTML’s vision, strategy, and measures, identified key organisational and transition capabilities for development along with the leadership, business and cultural context to develop the program objectives and design.

A systematic and systemic approach is required to deliver on OTML’s strategy and nationalisation targets. A multi-year development approach has been proposed to support the delivery of Ok Tedi’s objectives. The design of LDP2 is based around the first year of the nationalisation approach by strengthening the leadership capabilities, shaping the culture and safety performance and supporting the delivery of measurable performance and accountability. The program was based on qualitative and quantitative research and forums undertaken with Ok Tedi’s leadership groups.




LDP2 Program objectives


  1. Develop targeted capabilities to support participant’s effective transition into management and leadership opportunities.
  2. Co-create, codify, and embed the “Ok Tedi Leadership Way” including safety and diversity, to support OTML’s leadership and cultural transformation.
  3. Enhance the operational, strategic, and financial capabilities to deliver an integrated and sustainable approach to optimising the end-to-end organisation.
  4. Benchmark Performance with an emphasis on applying new ideas, approaches and technology to address OTML’s life of mine challenges.
  5. Provide the measurement, assessment, and feedback on your holistic performance in delivering results, leadership effectiveness, and safety leadership.


Program themes and modules


The program is delivered via six modules with the capabilities (knowledge, skills and behaviours) developed at the organisational level ‘Leading OTML’, the Business Unit or Functional level ‘Leading my BU/Function’, their team level ‘Leading my Team’ and at the individual participant level based around ‘Self Leadership’. This approach supports participants to think, reflect and operate at the right levels of leadership.



The overarching learning experience is based around interventions that build transition capabilities (knowledge, skills and behaviours) delivered through the adult learning model (new capabilities, application and reflection) and embedded through on-the-job learning with ‘real-time’ holistic feedback to drive continuous leadership improvement and demonstrable performance.

The program is broadly delivered through a Lominger approach of 10% “classroom learning” delivered here online, 20% through coaching, experiences, group projects and feedback via MS Teams, and 70% on-the-job learning which is delivered through the ‘real-time leadership improvement’ system as you work.


The program delivery and experience incorporates:

Transition capabilities – Builds the capabilities to operate at the next leadership level. The program experiences stretch participant’s thinking and capabilities to build the confidence and demonstrate their performance to operate at the next leadership level.

Stretch projects and opportunities – Participants will work on strategic projects and access opportunities such as job rotations, acting into senior roles and working on strategy to provide exposure and experience.

High-Performance Coaching – Participants will access 4 coaching sessions in a year (6 for female participants) to help them plan and reflect on their performance challenges and sustain high levels of holistic performance.

Formalised Mentoring – Participants will be mentored by internal and/or external mentors to help understand and walk in the role above.

International mining benchmarking – Participants will be exposed to international mining leaders and operations and undertake benchmarking of their personal and business unit performance against peers while learning and adapting fit-for-purpose strategies and processes practiced by other mining operations. It is planned to benchmark against at least two comparable international sites such as Freeport in Indonesia and the KCGM Superpit in Western Australia.

Personalised learning & assessment – Participants will access personalised learning assessments at the commencement of the program and on-going assessment and diagnostics linked to program content and their personal development plans.

Demonstrable performance – Importantly, they will be continually assessed and required to demonstrate the specific capabilities required at the next level including Delivering results – Operational Performance, Safety Leadership and Leadership Performance. As part of the measurement and performance, Participants are expected to consistently demonstrate and live the OTML values.



Throughout the program, you will be prompted to take quizzes. Make sure you complete every quiz and mark complete before moving onto the next lesson. See the below example.




Maximising your experience

For many of us, studying may have been quite some time ago. Whether you have studied recently or not, we all form study and learning habits often established through our schooling years.


For reflection:


Based on these reflections and insights, how will you maximise the learning experience?


Here are some tips to help you maximise your learning experience:


  1. Develop a schedule – Effective time management is always important. Start by looking over your roster and schedule for the coming months. Identify important time periods such as breaks, holidays, major projects and peak work periods. Develop a schedule and use your diary to block out time to work through LDP2 online as well as diarising upcoming sessions and on-the-job learning requirements. 
  2. Select a place to learn – Consider where you learn and think best. It’s different for all of us. Generally speaking, a quiet place that is comfortable, safe and distraction-free works best.
  3. Time bound periods – Consider using a timer. We recommend 25 minute periods followed by 5 minutes of doing something else e.g., stretching or walking to have a break.
  4. Remove distractions – We are asking you to think deeply about you, your team, your business unit and your business, Therefore, it’s best to give yourself the opportunity for clear thinking and focus. Consider what distractions can be safety removed such as turning off your email, removing non-essential digital devices and blocking out the time in your calendar so you are not disturbed.
  5. Study groups – Experience shows that learning with others can increase knowledge retention and the social aspect makes the experience more enjoyable. Each week there will be study groups held on Microsoft teams. 


Activity: Take 10 minutes to plan the best approach for you to maximise LDP2.


To commence LDP2 Module 1, complete the activity below. Once you have completed the activity, please click on Module 1 in the modules navigation bar. 


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