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Have you identified the best corporate community engagement practices for your company? Is is a corporate foundation? Distributing giving cards to clients? Team building volunteer projects in the community? Or pro-bono employee skills-based volunteering? Or, perhaps, you want to encourage board service within upper management team? Finding the perfect fit is different for every company. Harvard Business Review considers corporate community engagement a 21st Century business necessity. Disney, Google, IBM, PwC and thousands of smaller business involve their employees in house builds, place executives on boards, gives grants to neighborhood nonprofits, issue giving cards to prospects or otherwise partner with the community. Ensure that your business - and community - also benefits from this innovative practice. Whether your business has three or three-hundred-thousand employees, dozens or millions of customers, these stakeholders expect you to do GOOD, not just well. Thrill them, and yourself, by engaging your business in education, health, environment or other societal cause. Research shows it will boost employee morale, engagement and productivity; strengthen your brand and sales; and drive business growth. Register now for this brief but essential webinar on how you can start engaging as a company today! Learning Objectives: - Why and how the corporate community engagement of leading companies, including Disney, IBM and many small and medium enterprises, drives business success while making meaningful societal contributions. - Understand how to choose from the menu corporate community engagement options. - Leave with next steps to strengthen your corporate community engagement - whether you are looking to take one simple step or build a sophisticated program.
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Join the Points of Light Corporate Institute for this virtual training that will offer new volunteer managers and community engagement leaders at companies an in-depth, interactive learning opportunity on how to start employee volunteer programs (EVPs). This session is designed for new employee volunteer managers from businesses of all sizes, or those needing a refresh of the basics. Participants will learn about the seven practices of effective employee volunteer programs, gain insight into best practices and common pitfalls when starting an EVP, network with others new to the field, and will get access to a set of case studies, tools and strategies for ongoing guidance and support. We are also delighted to welcome Renee Levin, Community Engagement Manager at Intel Corporation, who will be our featured guest speaker during the second class.
In the 21st century we will see America�s greatness hinge on our ability to leverage the collective human capital of the American people. President George H. Bush�s legacy of a �thousand points of light� extending and connecting communities reminds us of the importance of everyday people accepting the responsibilities of citizenship with a clear sense of purpose, duty, and honor. The challenge that confronts our society is how to translate the abstract obligations associated with being a member of a community to concrete action that is focused on meaningful social, political, and economic change. In this course students will consider how individual rights, and associated obligations, can transform general commitments to service into a robust model of community-engaged leadership. We will focus how the methods of democratic engagement and redefine systems, organizations, and institutions that structure issues confronting our society. We will problematize key ideas tied to charity, volunteerism, and service to illuminate a method of democratic engagement, connected to a form of community-engaged leadership, which is focused on creating positive community impact. This course is designed for students that are beginning to seriously consider their role as community-engaged leaders. In this course we examine how the complacency included in most conceptions of public action not only fails to achieve democratic ideals, but also constitutes a larger threat to democratic institutions that rely on meaningful social, political, moral, and economic engagement. We will problematize contemporary conceptions of public action in order to more fully understand the components of engagement. Through readings, discussions, dialogue, deliberation, and service-learning pedagogies, this course will give you the opportunity to learn about theories and applied actions of democratic engagement. This process should constantly force you to question the relationship between the �world as it is� vs. �the world as it should be.� The course will highlight the relationship between attention and activity, as these concepts relate to maintaining a meaningful engagement practice. The goal will be to use the engagement framework included in this course to complete projects that are co-produced and develop the democratic efficacy/capacity of those working to address serious community issues. Students will also be encouraged to consider how the methods of democratic engagement and community-engaged leadership intersect their academic disciplines and future professional careers.
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In this 75-minute session participants will consider and celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy by reviewing basic dialogue and deliberation strategies. Participants will be introduced to basic theoretical frameworks with a focus on applying and integrating dialogue and deliberation into their community engagement practice.
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