Professional Short Course

Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development Short Course

The renewable energy landscape is changing quickly.

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

This course is delivered in partnership with Griffith Centre for Systems Innovation, Griffith University. Successful completion of both online and intensive earns participants a Griffith University Digital Badge recognised within the renewable energy industry.


If you’ve previously completed the SRRED course, we invite you to join the SRRED Exchange! 

An exclusive offering for our alumni, the SRRED Exchange is our new learning community which is focused on advancing better practice community engagement and fostering collaboration within the renewable energy industry. 

By purchasing a subscription to the Exchange you can build on your SRRED experience and continue to keep ahead of the social license learning curve, while staying updated on current practices and emerging developments in the renewable energy sector.


We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve successfully completed four rounds of the SRRED course, with over 120 alumni from diverse professional backgrounds! Excitingly, in response to the overwhelming demand and interest, we’re taking the next step by redeveloping our course into self-paced online learning modules.

We hope to be able to offer our new and updated course by mid-2024. Be the first to know about upcoming SRRED learning opportunities by signing up for our updates below.

Learning outcomes

Recognise key social considerations that should be incorporated into renewable energy development.

Identify key characteristics of effective community engagement and benefit sharing strategies that support best-practice outcomes for mid and large-scale projects.

Apply key community engagement and benefit sharing strategies to meet the needs of unique social contexts and analyse how a developer’s approach may impact on social licence to operate.

Reflect on how introduced strategies and skills could influence future personal and/or professional initiatives.

Who should attend? 

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

Participants can earn a Digital Badge on completion of the course requirements.

Course outline 

The SRRED course features a range of guest speakers and topics such as:

  • Understanding social licence and engagement principles
  • Gaining strategic knowledge of the social context
  • Developing effective community engagement plans + evaluation methods
  • Engaging with Indigenous communities
  • Benefit sharing concepts and options
  • Legal and financial models of co-investment and co-ownership
  • Forming partnerships for local economic development (procurement, employment & legacy initiatives)
  • Effective complaint management and handling tricky situations
  • Nature and renewables

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