The Forum 2022: A CSR Intensive

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

Interactive Online Program

Overview 

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 

  • 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 CSR program 

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 

 

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 grantmaking 
  • Vehicles for corporate philanthropy 
  • Employee volunteerism and giving 
  • 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 

 

Click here for an overview of Forum 2021.