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October 2011 Best Practice Network Webinar series, presented by VolunteerMatch
Seven times as many companies are sending employees abroad to collaborate with local governments and NGOs on short-term pro bono assignments today, as compared to just five years ago. Companies such as IBM, Pfizer and FedEx have all reaped the benefits of embedding International Corporate Volunteer programs (ICV) into their business strategies. Why are these and other major companies investing in ICV so heavily?
Returning ICVs describe their experience as a cross between the Apprentice and the Peace Corps, challenging them to use their professional skills and expertise. It is no surprise that corporations have discovered these programs offer a powerful experiential learning opportunity that help participants develop leadership skills, hone collaboration capabilities, increase cultural intelligence and build a better understanding of business practices in emerging markets.
Join Amanda MacArthur from CDC Development Solutions for an introduction to ICV that will dive deep into case studies, trends and best practices. As lead of the organization’s Global Citizenship and Volunteerism practice areas, Amanda is an ICV expert and will share several corporate programs that showcase a variety of ROI measures. The presentation will leave you with an understanding of key success factors for program design that are sure to inspire you to look at volunteerism and employee engagement in a new way.
About Our Guest Speaker:
Amanda MacArthur is Director of Operations at CDC Development Solutions and leads the organization’s Global Citizenship and Volunteerism Practice Area, which includes the International Corporate Volunteer and MBA Programs divisions. In this role she has designed and managed employee engagement programs around the globe for IBM, Dow Corning, PepsiCo, FedEx, Deloitte and others.