Forum 2022: A CSR Intensive

Forum: A CSR Intensive 
Dates: Eight Weeks, Spring 2022 
April 6th – May 25th, 2022
Time:  1pm – 4pm ET 

Interactive Online Program

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The Forum is a comprehensive educational program for corporate citizenship professionals with one to five years of experience in the corporate social responsibility field to receive immersive, hands-on education within a small cohort. Not only will you develop useful skills and knowledge, the network and connections fostered during the Forum will help propel your career. This year’s virtual Forum will include 8 weeks of interactive instruction, a small group project and breakouts, and resources to view between class sessions. All attendees will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program. 

Action, On Purpose

Following your in-depth learning, all participants will have the opportunity to put the learnings into action through a hands-on, group exercise. You and your team will make key decisions about the structure and execution of a CSR program, which you’ll build entirely from the ground up. The eight weeks of sessions will culminate with a round of group presentations before a panel of CSR leaders. 

Connections + Community 

We believe connectivity is one of the greatest assets of the ACCP Community and The Forum will not only connect you with your peers, but will also provide helpful resources, and valuable knowledge. All participants will also receive materials on planning and managing an effective CSR program. In our virtual format, Forum will offer networking and engagement opportunities via the group project, small group conversations, and breakouts. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the value of corporate citizenship, as well as CSR programs, and explain how these can support business strategies
  • Recognize the full scope of the corporate citizenship role
  • Build a comprehensive and strategic CSR program
  • 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

Program Agenda

Over the 8 weeks of intensive workshop sessions, Forum faculty will facilitate interactive learning sessions on a variety of topics, and address how these CSR concerns are relevant in today’s environment. Interactive weekly sessions will be augmented with readings and videos between meetings to support and further the learning. 

Topics Include:

  • Aligning CSR initiatives to the business
  • International giving
  • Vehicles for corporate philanthropy
  • Employee engagement and volunteerism
  • Matching gifts and workplace giving
  • Signature programs
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Impact measurement
  • Corporate fundraising
  • Product donation
  • Grantmaking with an equity lens
  • Disaster preparedness and response

Who Should Attend

The Forum is specifically designed for professionals in their first five years in the CSR field. 

  • TuitioACCP Members: $1,995
  • Non-ACCP Members: $2,750 


Program Agenda

Info Session

March 8th, 2022
1:30pm – 2pm
ACCP Forum 2022 Information Session: Webcast

Day 01

April 6th, 2022
1pm – 4pm
Welcome to the Program / What to Expect
The Corporate Citizenship Guide
Aligning Corporate Citizenship to the Business

Day 02

April 13th, 2022
1pm – 4pm
International Giving
Vehicles for Corporate Philanthropy
Introduction to Group Exercise

Day 03

April 20th, 2022
1pm – 4pm
Employee Engagement
Employee Volunteerism
Group Exercise & Breakout

Day 04

April 27th, 2022
1pm – 4pm
Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving
Group Exercise & Breakout

Day 05

May 4th, 2022
1pm – 4pm
Signature Programs & Strategic Partnerships
Impact Measurement
Group Exercise & Breakout

Day 06

May 11th, 2022
1pm – 4pm
Corporate Fundraising
Product Donation
Group Exercise & Breakout

Day 07

May 18th, 2022
1pm – 4pm
Grantmaking with an Equity Lens
Disaster Relief
Group Exercise & Breakout

Day 08

May 25th, 2022
1pm – 4pm
Group Presentations & Board of Director’s Feedback
Program Wrap-Up

*Agenda subject to change.


Looking to make connections in the field and learn more about Corporate Citizenship practices amongst members of your cohort? Join us for this optional opportunity to connect with members of your cohort and ACCP staff on Thursday April 14, 2022 2:00pm-3:00pm. 

Office Hours

Have questions about the field, course content, or your group project? Utilize our optional office hours to meet up with members of your team to make progress on your project, ask questions of ACCP staff members, and connect with your cohort. Office hours on April 29th and May 13th at 1 pm ET on Zoom. 


Have you implemented something you learned in Forum, had an “ah-ha” moment, or want to reconnect with your cohort? Join us for an informal reunion on Wednesday June 15, 2022 3:00pm-4:00pm. 

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