The Corporate Service Corps (CSC) is one of the signature components of IBM's Global Citizen's Portfolio, announced by CEO Sam Palmisano in July 2007, that provides IBMers with opportunities to acquire global leadership skills and to develop as a global corporate citizen in today's changing world. CSC projects address the world?s most challenging societal, environmental and educational issues. Working in diverse, multi-national teams of 8-10 people, IBMers have provided in-depth business and IT consulting support to clients in strategic emerging markets such as Romania, the Philippines, Ghana, Tanzania, and Vietnam. Clients include entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and governmental agencies. Since July 2008, 100 of IBM's high-potential leaders representing every part of the business and 30+ countries, have completed their assignments. In 2009 the program is expanding to 500 participants and reaching new markets such as Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and South Africa.
IBM Corporate Service Corps (“CSC”) (continued) The Opportunity Build Next-Gen global leadership skills : - Develop 21st Century context for business - Learn diverse cultures, policy environments & societal expectations - Apply expertise to solve complex issues and support community economic development
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A Global Citizen’s View My Trip to Tanzania with the IBM CSCColleen Inches
Overview What is Corporate Service Corps – and why should you care? My Assignment in Tanzania – and how it had NOTHING to do with my day job Personal Experiences - Working with children, safaris and adventures in Swahili and other languages!
What is the Corporate Service Corps?Signature components ofIBMs Global Citizens PortfolioProvides opportunities toacquire global leadershipskills and to develop as aglobal corporate citizenCSC projects address theworld’s most challengingsocietal, environmental andeducational issues
How Does it Work? •IBMers team with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that focus on international volunteerism •Teams of 8-10 individuals from different countries and business units grouped together, outside of office structure Teams of assembled participants represent a range of critical skills and global perspectives necessary to deliver high-quality work in- country •6-month Service Corps experience includes: -3 months: Pre-work -1 month: In-country -2 months: Post-service work (ongoing sharing, upon return) •Pre-work includes online training modules and assignments to give you a broader understanding of the culture and foster team building •Post-work includes sharing experiences, and figuring our what’s next?
9 IBMers from 7 Different Countries England Italy U.S. Japan Philippines India Brazil Arusha, Tanzania
Working Together in Tanzania Nitish Andrea Rodrigo Hiroya Gloria Christine Chris Colleen Sally
Partnering NGOs Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators Institute of Accountancy ArushaAfrican Wildlife Foundation
My Assignment in Tanzania: Statement of Work1. Develop a pilot program to assess the level of HIV/AIDS awareness inspecified primary schools. •Create a questionnaire for quantitative analysis at select primary schools •Methodology: Determine which schools we will evaluate and how to choose the sampling of students •Assemble a team of AWF volunteers - develop a one day training session before entering the field2. Determine the simplest and most cost effective tools for analyzing thequantitative data collected at the school level.3. Assist the training at the National Parksby demonstrating a clear relationship on howHIV/AIDS impacts conservation efforts.
Indicator 1: Knowledge of HIV prevention methods (Q703) Can people protect themselves from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS by using a condom correctly every time they have sex? Yes: 1 No: 2 Don’t Know: 8 No Response: 9 Q703 c o ns is t e nt c o nd o m us e Q703 c o ns is t e nt c o ndo m us e 0% Ma le Fe m a le 10% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Ye s Ye s No No Do ntK Do nK t No R No R N/ A N/ A 90% 100% Yes No DontK NoR N/A Total N/A: Answered No on Q701 Male 9 0 0 0 1 10 (Have you ever heard of HIV or Female 10 0 0 0 0 10 the disease called AIDS?) Total 19 0 0 0 0 20
Indicator 2: No incorrect beliefs about AIDS transmission(Q707) Can a person get HIV by sharing a meal with someone who is infected? Yes: 1 No: 2 Don’t Know: 8 No Response: 9 Q707:C a n a p e rs on g e t HI by s h a ring a m e a l with V Q707:Ca n a pe rs o n g e t HI b y s h a ring a m e a l wit h V s om e o ne wh o is inf e c t e d ? Ma le s o m e one who is inf e c t e d ? Fe m a le 0% 10% 0% 0% 0% 0% Ye s Ye s No 40% No 30% Don tK Do nK t 60% NoR 60% No R N/ A N/ A Q707 Yes No DontK NoR N/A Total N/A: Answered No on Q701 Male 6 3 0 0 1 10 Female 6 4 0 0 0 10 (Have you ever heard of HIV or Total 12 7 0 0 0 20 the disease called AIDS?)
Personal Experiences: School Letter Project Thornebrooke Elementary Little River Elementary