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Vancouver executive briefing seminar by csr training institute

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Dramatically increasing social demands are a fact of life for business today. They represent difficult challenges and exciting opportunities for industry, government, multi-lateral organizations and NGO and development leaders.

This one day event (June 24 in Vancouver) will include lectures, panel discussions and group work/case studies and role playing scenarios.

Participants will leave with more comprehensive understandings, including especially of the perspectives of other stakeholders, and an enhanced ability to lead and manage in the rapidly evolving space where business, community and government meet.

To keep updated on postings and events go to www.csrtraininginstitute.com and sign up for the newsletter. If interested the CSR Knowledge Centre http://bit.ly/CSRknowledge contains a series of short, pragmatic articles on CSR Strategy, Management and related areas.

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Vancouver executive briefing seminar by csr training institute

  1. 1. EXECUTIVE BRIEFING SEMINAR ON CSR JUNE 24, 2015 VANCOUVER, CANADA Beedie School of Business (SFU), The Segal Building, 500 Granville Street Creating shareholder & societal value Managing the growing social demands on business AT THE SAME TIME OVERVIEW Dramatically increasing social demands are a fact of life for business today. They represent difficult challenges and exciting opportunities for business, government, international organizations and NGO and development leaders. This hands-on briefing will include lectures, panel discussions and group work/case studies and role playing scenarios. Participants will develop an understanding of the forces driving change, how key stakeholdersarerespondingandwhattheyandtheirorganizationscandototransform these challenges and risks into strategic opportunities. KEY BENEFITS TESTIMONIALS: “Pragmatic blend of theory and practice, very applicable to helping organizations meet real-world challenges” Corporate Responsibility Policy and Ethics - Talisman Energy “Enhanced the CSR knowledge and strategic skills… a platform for networking with professionals from other organizations” - Sr. VP, Kosmos Energy “Excellent perspective Wayne! Thank you, this will be very helpful in my role as CEO at the Port of Seattle” - Chief Executive Officer, Port of Seattle “A resounding recommendation for all levels of leaders.” - Sr. VP, CSR and Environmental Affairs, Golden Star Resources Understand the forces driving increasing social demands on business; Recognize key CSR themes that can align shareholder and societal value Transform CSR from a cost centre to a value generator Expanded Network with executives, CSR leaders practitioners from business, government, NGOs and civil society. Enhanced ability to lead and manage in the rapidly evolving space where business, community and government meet. WayneDunnhasover25yearsofsenior-levelglobal experience with Corporate Social Responsibility projects.Hisworkincludesbothstrategicconsulting and direct on-the-ground implementation working with industry, government and international organizations across a diverse range of sectors. Wayne is President and Founder of the CSR Training Institute and Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill. He’s a Stanford University Sloan Fellow with a M.Sc. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Wayne is recognized globally as a CSR pioneer and thought leader. He is a veteran of 25+ years and 70+ projects in the space where business meets society. His experience includes social and environmental sustainability work with industry, governments, NGOs, IFIs and multi-laterals, and directly with communities. His work encompasses the design, development, implementation, monitoring and management of CSR projects, CSR strategy and policy, as well as training and support for Executives, Boards and workers from all types of organizations, including governments. He has worked in over 35 countries and on every continent with extensive experience in Africa, North and South America. Wayne’s work has won major international awards and has been used extensively as ‘best-practice’ by industry and academia, including as a case study by Stanford Business School and has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. His acclaimed Certified Training Conferences© have trained hundreds of executives and leaders from industry, NGOs, government and international organizations around the world, including over 200 trained in Sub-Saharan Africa. PROGRAM LEADER WAYNE DUNN President Founder CSR Training Institute Professor of Practice in CSR McGill University Founding Member of the Advisory Board EU Africa Chamber of Commerce To receive updates on this and our upcoming programs plus our information packed newsletters click here. To access the CSR Knowledge Centre click here. More information here. To contact us info@csrtraininginstitute.com. 1
  2. 2. “practical and realistic approach to CSR, blending theory and practice to address real-world challenges” - CFO, BP Exploration “Good advice not only for those who are facing cuts, but for those who are just getting programs off the ground, or who are going through leadership transitions” -Exec. Dir. Center for Corporate Citizenship , Boston College “Transformed my way of thinking with regards to CSR” - Sr. Director, Ministry of Trade and Industry “Great program! Great global examples of CSR in theory and practice - great and diverse participants” - Head of Corporate Affairs, Barclays Bank “Truly enjoyable… learned so many new perspectives on CSR” - Partnership Specialist, United States Agency for International Development To receive updates on this and our upcoming programs plus our information packed newsletters click here. To access the CSR Knowledge Centre click here. More information here. To contact us info@csrtraininginstitute.com. 2 EXECUTIVE BRIEFING SEMINAR ON CSR Managing the growing social demands on business JUNE 24, 2015 VANCOUVER, CANADA PROGRAM OUTLINE 8:30AM – 9:00AM Breakfast and registration 9:00AM – 9:15AM Opening Introductions 9:15AM – 10:15AM What happened and how did we get here? An insightful look at what laid the ground work for and is driving the growing social demands and how they are manifesting. 10:15AM – 10:45AM Break 10:45AM – 12:00PM Responding to growing demands How are leading players responding to growing social demands. Partnerships, Policy, Action, What works? What doesn’t? Why? A panel discussion with rubber meets the road examples and discussion from industry, NGOs and Government 12:00PM – 12:45PM Environmental expectations, pressures and realities. An overview of evolving global expectations and responses on environmental performance include voluntary standards and emerging issues 12:45PM – 1:45PM Lunch keynote speaker 1:45PM – 2:45PM Economic development and community benefits best practices. An examination of strategic approaches and outcomes from various sectors including detailed exploration of individual case studies. 2:45PM – 3:15PM Break 3:15PM – 4:45PM So, what next? Strategies and approaches for leading and managing in the dynamic and complex space where business meets society meets government. This session will include a group exercise to help participants operationalize the learnings 4:45PM – 5:00PM Closure and presentation of certificates WHY THIS EVENT Corporate Social Responsibility has become a core requirement of business across industries and sectors. Society and governments have an expectation that business should produce social value at the same time as shareholder value, and can quickly punish those who don’t meet expectations. This program will enable participants to understand CSR as a strategic competitive advantage, creating value for their company and shareholders while simultaneously creating value for communities and other stakeholders. Participants will leave with an understanding of the growing social demands on business and how they can be managed to create shareholder and societal value. SPEAKERS PANELISTS The program will feature leading speakers and panelists from industry, NGOs and government SUITABLE FOR EXECUTIVES MANAGERS Retail Manufacturing Government NGOs Mining LNG Hi-Tech Petroleum Indigenous Organizations Community Leaders International Organizations Registration CAD$750 (USD$620) Before May 24 CAD$600 (USD$495)
  3. 3. To receive updates on this and our upcoming programs plus our information packed newsletters click here. To access the CSR Knowledge Centre click here. More information here. To contact us info@csrtraininginstitute.com. 2 EXECUTIVE BRIEFING SEMINAR ON CSR Managing the growing social demands on business JUNE 24, 2015 VANCOUVER, CANADA VANCOUVER FACULTY Wayne Dunn President Founder, CSR Training Institute Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University Terry Gray World Vision Canada James Tansey Founder CEO, Offsetters Climate Solutions He has a lifelong passion for creating value where business meets society. His projects have won prestigious awards such as the World Bank Development Innovation Award, have been developed into case studies by Stanford and other Universities, and have featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Click here for FULL BIO… Terry Gray is part of the Senior Management Team within the International and Canadian Programs division of World Vision Canada. Throughout his 23- year career in the NGO sector, he has worked in collaboration with various industry partners on development projects.Click here for FULL BIO… James Tansey is the founder and CEO of Offsetters Climate Solutions, Canada’s largest carbon management company. An Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia he is also the Executive Director of the Sauder Centre for Social Innovation and Impact Investing. Click here for FULL BIO... Stephen Nairne Managing Director, Lundin Foundation Stephen Nairne has served as the Lundin Foundation’s Managing Director since 2007. The Lundin Foundation manages a growing portfolio of investments in innovative, scalable SMEs and social enterprises in emerging markets, and is responsible for the design and implementation of local content initiatives (skills training, procurement / supply chain) for Lundin Group Companies. Click here for FULL BIO… Sara Clancy Social Responsibility Expert Silvana Costa Environment Social Responsibil- ity, Newgold Inc. Sara Clancy is a sustainable business specialist who for the last 20 years has managed programmes for the Work Bank Group, UNDP, The Body Shop and Levis Strauss, She is also the founder of CSR4Africa an African-based think tank that develops local solutions to sustainable business issues. Click here for FULL BIO… Dr. Costa is a community planner focused on socially responsible mining development. Before joining New Gold in late 2011, Silvana worked for the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines and as a global social performance, impact assessment, communications and aboriginal relations consultant. Click here for FULL BIO…
  4. 4. www.csrtraininginstitute.com info@csrtraininginstitute.com Tel +1.250.743.7619 What others have to say about us Professor Dunn brings a practical and realistic approach to CSR, blending theory and practice to develop pragmatic approaches that address real-world challenges Dr. Ellis Armstrong, Former CFO, BP Exploration …coherent, thoughtful, stimulating and insightful… state of the art! The network of participants from the public, private and civil society sectors was incredible, some of the leading experts in the field. Kojo Busia, Ph. D. Snr. Mineral Sector Governance Advisor United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/UNECA pragmatic blend of theory and practice, very applicable to helping organizations meet real-world challenges. Frank McShane, Manager, Corporate Responsibility Policy and Ethics, Talisman Energy … readily available to provide support to organizations like Amref that are seeking partnerships, and looking to bring about positive change in a collaborative and concrete way. Wayne and the CSR Training Institute helped us to identify and connect with potential partners and are always available. The training, the expertise, the network and the overall support are world- class. Onome Ako Director of Strategic Partnerships Amref Health Africa “The program enhanced the CSR knowledge and strategic skills of our Kosmos Energy Ghana team, and offered the participants a platform for networking with professionals from other organizations across Africa and Ghana.” Reg Manhas, Sr VP, Kosmos Energy Very much helpful Wayne; some of the tips and questions you gave will be an extremely helpful guide in the process of developing a CSR Strategy for my company Emmanuel Aubynn, Regional Social Responsibility Manager, Newmont Africa Excellent perspective Wayne! Thank you, this will be very helpful in my role as CEO at the Port of Seattle Ted Fick, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Seattle … a no-nonsense, refreshing and balanced approach to a frequently misunderstood subject. Jillaine Kassem, Social Innovation and Impact Desarrollo al Cubo The CSR Program was excellent. A key aspect of my work is to encourage and support private sector development that contributes to Ghana’s overall socio- economic growth. The learning that I and my staff take away from attending this program will help us immensely with this responsibility. I highly recommend this program. Hon. Rashid Pelpuo (MP) Minister of State for Private Sector Development and Public Private Partnerships (Ghana) Good advice not only for those who are facing cuts, but for those who are just getting programs off the ground, or who are going through leadership transitions Katherine Valvoda Smith Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship - Boston College
  5. 5. www.csrtraininginstitute.com info@csrtraininginstitute.com Tel +1.250.743.7619 New and exciting insights into the theory and practice of CSR… great faculty and participants, very diversified. An excellent learning experience, very practical and useful. I’m very happy I was able to participate in it. Hon Inusah Fuseini (MP), Minister of Lands and Natural Resources (Ghana) This session was a real success… huge amount of knowledge, practical information, case studies and great networking. Learning is great for my work, benefitting my company and the communities we work in Sidi Mohamed Moulaye El Hassen, Community Relations Officer Kinross Tasiast Mauritania A brilliant programme…. I learned sooo much and feel energised and ready to take on my new responsibilities! I highly recommend it Senga Chitoshi, Corporate Counsel Mopani Copper Mines Plc, Zambia If only I would have had these great insights during budget crunch time, I'm sure I could have fared much better. Like always, novel perspectives for sustainability professionals. Thanks, Wayne. Florangela Santamaria, Strategic Communications, Stakeholder Community Relations Professional, Honduras thank you for putting together such a great program. I am very glad I participated. I’ve already ran sessions to train other students and NGO workers. The learning is very valuable for my organization Sela Kwaku Agbakpe, Cofounder Adesua Ye Literacy Foundation The CSR training program has already paid a huge dividend for my office. The learning and networking resulted in a half million health sector partnership between one of the USAID office in Cote D'Ivoire and a private company. Dr Mbayi Kangudie, USAID West Africa “I was over-delighted with every aspect of the program!” Stanley Amamu, Kosmos Energy The CSR Training Institute’s Knowledge Center is an invaluable resource for CSR professionals worldwide. … a wealth of information. Jillaine Kassem, Social Innovation and Impact Desarrollo al Cubo As a United Nations official, I learnt a lot from the program and participants and would eagerly recommend this training to anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding of CSR across the value chain Kojo Busia, Ph. D., Snr. Mineral Sector Governance Advisor United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/UNECA “Great programme, great faculty, excellent facilitation!” Dr. Toni Aubynn, CEO, Ghana Minerals Commission “Transformed my way of thinking with regards to CSR” Michael Senayah, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana “Great program! Great international faculty - great global examples of CSR in theory and practice - great and diverse participants” Shola Safo-Duodu Ph.D., Head of Corporate Affairs, Barclays Bank Your program made a great impression on me so I decided to build on it! I’m doing a part-time MBA-CSR at Nottingham University Senga Chitoshi, Corporate Counsel Mopani Copper Mines Plc, Zambia
  6. 6. www.csrtraininginstitute.com info@csrtraininginstitute.com Tel +1.250.743.7619 “Truly enjoyable week; learned so many new perspectives on CSR” Cynthia Omaboe, Global Development Alliance Specialist, USAID “Stimulating and challenging course, well worth the investment” Kofi Ayivor, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation “The contacts I made and the tools l learnt have been very fruitful, it has already resulted in an exciting partnership project for our operations in Côte d’Ivoire” Eleonore Doumbia, HR Director, IPS West Africa “Created a context for CSR Best Practice - not as Utopian but as adoptable and suitable” Ben Aryee, Chief Executive, Ghana Minerals Commission “Extraordinary! The quality of all materials, the detail, the organization and the superb delivery - an extraordinary event!” Adam McEniry, Director Corporate Social Responsibility at Gran Tierra Energy I appreciate the clarity of the language and how honestly the issues and bottlenecks that CSR professionals encounter are conveyed, without neglecting the often-overlooked opportunities that are available. Jillaine Kassem, Social Innovation and Impact Desarrollo al Cubo “Well coordinated, critical issues were addressed” Adiki Ayitevie, Newmont Ghana Gold Limited “… particularly useful …organizers and presenters delivered a program focused on various actors engaged in CSR: corporations, NGOs, government, and donors. I recommend this course to others in the office.” William Lewis, USAID “The program introduced strategic thinking to my approach to CSR, especially around partnerships, creating value for my company and local communities.” Roseline Duari, Ashanti Gold “The program was just what we needed! It provided my team and I with great insights. …helping us to better integrate CSR throughout the organization and operation to create more value for our shareholders and our communities. I highly recommend the program.” Beryl Amegah, Ghana National Gas Company “The Exec course on CSR was an excellent experience for me and my team from Peru as it masterfully bridged the various theories, practices and results Joanne Freeze, CEO Candente Copper “This brought a level of strategic thinking to our CSR initiatives that had been lacking.” Patch Bonkemeyer, Group CEO, Cape Pine Investment Holdings, South Africa “Fresh appreciation of the impacts, issues…networking was more than great due to the international and diverse participants and I am very glad that I participated Shola Safo-Duodu Ph.D., Head of Corporate Affairs, Barclays Bank
  7. 7. www.csrtraininginstitute.com info@csrtraininginstitute.com Tel +1.250.743.7619 A resounding recommendation for all levels of leaders. Mark Thorpe, Senior VP, CSR and Environmental Affairs, Golden Star Resources Informative, interesting and inspiring Edmond Wega, Sr. Director and Head of Development, DFATD Mozambique/Malawi Will benefit our organization tremendously Wilbert Petty Brentum, Gold Project Manager, Solidaridad Constructive and informative Anna Samaké, Lundin Foundation Very educative, eye-opening and useful programme Catherine Adu-Boadi, Government of Ghana Fun-filled, and illuminating experience Abdulai Sallfu Asuro, Rector, Tamale Polytechnic Highly instructive; a great multi-angle approach to this topic Nana Amu Fleischer-Djoleto, Signature PR Very impressive Program Francis Boateng, Volta River Authority Insightful. Great Experience. Very Worthwhile Isaac Kojo Abraham, Ghana Minerals Commission Diverse group, effective presenters, warm welcome, friendly people, great networking opportunities, informative group discussions Sophia Munoz, Core Value Concepts Incredible program and opportunity to learn, share and network! It's very rare to have all 3 under the same roof and for a whole a week! Abena Acheampong, Country Director, WUSC Ghana The CSR Program gave me global perspective, practical tools, meaningful insights and a large network to draw on. Robert Gyamfi, Community Affairs Manager, Golden Star Resources A good, strong focus on the interconnections of CSR and development. Joseph Ronzio, Principal, Ronzio Consulting Services Very instructive and inspiring Lawrence Quartey Publicity/Information Officer, Volta River Authority THE program for strengthening networks with individuals and institutions Kontunatey Ofiri Kwabena, Community Co-ordinator, Africa Allterrain Services Group Ltd (ATS) Insightful, Informative, experience sharing, networks and exposure to new dimensions of CSR Ebenezer Appah Sampong, Director of Policy, Environmental Protection Agency The program was of immense benefit Isaac Kofi Yankson Ministry of Trade Industry, Ghana
  8. 8. www.csrtraininginstitute.com info@csrtraininginstitute.com Tel +1.250.743.7619 Our company is just starting to develop it’s global CSR strategy. What was so valuable was the dialogue with the other participants which included a diverse range from business right through to NGOs from all parts of the world. Jay Grewal, Senior VP, Strategy Stakeholder Affairs, Capstone Mining Corp Great overview of essential documents and history of CSR development…integrated with multiple examples, practical workshops and discussions with CSR practitioners, sharing their background and experience. Evgeniya Saevich, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Kinross Far East, LLC The program put me alongside seasoned CSR professionals from around the world and a world-class faculty for a week of incredible learning. Because of this I was able to change career directions and am now doing exciting work in CSR helping community organizations and businesses to do stimulating things. Joy Hadden, Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Rural Development Council You cannot afford to miss this course if CSR is your passion and job responsibility… It broadens your CSR knowledge and perspective and gives you the unique opportunity of establishing a broader national and trans-national networking and collaboration base with other CSR practitioners and stakeholders. Robert Gyamfi, Community Affairs Manager, Golden Star Resources Golden Star Resources sent three CSR leaders to the program in CSR in South Africa; they returned praising the program and invigorated with new ideas, and with communication and innovation much improved we continue to advance our CR programs. Mark Thorpe, Senior VP, CSR and Environmental Affairs, Golden Star Resources … an excellent learning experience for me… The CSR program is a top of the range one: from the participants background (managers from mining companies, NGOs, governmental officers, financial institutions, etc) to the experts who delivered the program (from academics to private companies, to International organizations such IFC or UNDP). Aminata Ly FAYE, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada The instructors managed to convey, in a succinct manner, the variety of practical problems likely to be faced by stakeholders in discharging their CSR obligations in the African business settings. It was also very useful to meet practitioners from different parts of Africa describing the challenges and rewards of their work. Unquestionably this course is excellent for both the neophytes and the veterans of the CSR World. WELL DONE!! Francis Daniels, Manager, African Opportunities Fund / Anibok Investments
  9. 9. www.csrtraininginstitute.com info@csrtraininginstitute.com Tel +1.250.743.7619 As a member of the Faculty Team for the CSR Program, it was a pleasure to work with such an impressive group of participants. Their talent and interest made my role a breeze, and participants responded with enthusiasm to the dynamic and interactive modules. This approach allowed participants to learn from each other, to expand their networks and strengthen their commitment to CSR. Hevina Dashwood, Associate Professor at Brock University … helped me reach a whole new level of understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility, and led to several networking opportunities. Many of the presenters led their talks through a seminar style, allowing participants to break out in teams to problem solve through real life examples, which was highly engaging. Learning continued outside of the classroom, following up with classmates and further developing relationships. Sophia Muñoz, Business Development Officer at Core Value Concepts I participated in the program held last November in Accra and it was a great experience through and through. From the insights gained in its top rate seminars, to the great contacts made, good organization and friendly delivery of the event. I look forward to being back for the April 2014 conference. Adam McEniry, Director Corporate Social Responsibility at Gran Tierra Energy Useful, not only for CSR but for development projects in general. Too often designers worry about the external stakeholders, regarding the internal ones as part of the problem. If internal stakeholders can be engaged, chances of both success and sustainability are increased. Linn Hammergren, International Development Consultant

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