The Forum: A CSR Immersion Program

October 29-November 1, 2019 | Chicago, IL

The Forum is an interactive and comprehensive two-and-a-half-day program for corporate citizenship professionals with three to five years of experience in the field to experience immersive, hands-on education within a small cohort. Not only will you develop useful skills, the network and connections fostered during The Forum will help propel your career.

During this intensive workshop, leading industry practitioners and members of the ACCP team will facilitate interactive learning sessions on topics such as:

  • Aligning Corporate Citizenship to the Business
  • Employee Engagement, Volunteerism, and Giving
  • Developing and Growing Signature Programs

Action, On Purpose

Following two days of in-depth learning, all participants will have the opportunity to put the learnings to action through a hands-on, group exercise. You and your team will make key decisions about the structure and execution of a contributions program, which you’ll build entirely from the ground up. The session will culminate with a round of group presentations and a graduation ceremony to acknowledge the accomplishments of the group.

Connections + Community

In addition to educational sessions, participants will have intentional time for networking with peers and educators, providing you with the opportunity to forge a career-long network. We believe that connectivity is one of the greatest assets in our field and The Forum will connect you with your peers and with helpful resources. All participants will also receive a comprehensive set of materials on planning and managing an effective corporate contributions program.

Learning Objectives

By the end of The Forum, participants will be able to

  • Explain the value of corporate citizenship and how it can support business objectives
  • Understand the full scope of the corporate citizenship role
  • Build a comprehensive and strategic contributions program


ACCP Member: $2,495

Nonmember: $2,995

Tuition includes:

  • Educational services and materials
  • Most meals
  • Access to peers after The Forum via provided contact information
  • All events

*Please note, hotel, airfare, and ground transportation costs are not included in tuition payment

By the end of the program, participants will:

  • Understand the structure of a signature corporate citizenship program and how it can be developed in support of business strategy
  • Deepen knowledge of the importance of meaningful corporate citizenship activities for employee satisfaction and how to structure activities to create benefits for all
  • Understand legal aspects of foundation giving from a domestic and international perspective
  • Articulate the importance of impact measurement on programming decisions and understand how to identify key measurement activities
  • Gain insight into the nonprofit budgeting process to drive knowledgeable assessment of the financial strength of your NGO partners
After The Forum Action Template
(Microsoft Word Document)

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