Why the Institute for CSR?

The Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is designed for business professionals looking to enhance their work and make a greater impact.

If you are a corporate professional whose responsibilities include community involvement, community relations, corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility, employee engagement, volunteer management, sustainability, public affairs, and/or corporate communications—the Institute is for you!

Launched in 2014, the Institute for CSR was designed by—and for—those in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) field as a practical, interactive, and affordable professional development opportunity for CSR practitioners.

If you’re a CSR practitioner searching for the skills, inspiration, and expanded professional network needed to deliver increased value back to your company and the communities you serve—apply to  join the Institute for CSR today!

Other benefits of attending the Institute for CSR include:

Faculty

Our faculty includes some of the nation’s leading CSR practitioners, thinkers, and authors, including top executives from companies such as American Express, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, and, Walmart. Each of these industry experts is dedicated to sharing their knowledge and leveraging their professional networks to ensure participants are exposed to some of the most exciting thinking and promising practices from the field.

Peer Connections

Over the course of six months, participants build invaluable personal and professional connections with faculty, guest speakers, and their fellow class mates—all of which represent CSR professionals from various industries, geographies, disciplines, and experience levels. These connections are nurtured by the Institute staff through a robust alumni network, including class listservs, private Facebook and LinkedIn groups, and networking events.

Learning Experience

Designed by and for CSR professionals, the Institute’s curriculum is highly interactive, steeped in practice, and based on real-life case studies and current trends. Our face-to-face learning experience provides a trusted forum for robust discussions, debates and exploration of unique challenges faced by participants, their companies, and the field at large.

Intimate Academic Setting

The Institute only accepts 25 applicants a year. This small class size ensures maximum faculty and participant interaction, allows for deep and meaningful group discussions and debates, and affords the opportunity to take classroom learnings offsite with “field trips” and networking events.

Demonstrated Commitment

By participating in the Institute and earning your Professional Certificate in CSR, you are demonstrating to your company, your team, and the field at large your commitment to and understanding of the CSR profession. Through the Institute, you will learn new knowledge and skills, build a robust network of peers, and gain the inspiration and ideas you need to deliver increased value back to your company and the communities you serve.

Institute for CSR is a unique opportunity for business professionals. Space is limited, and we offer flexible invoicing to work with your company’s budget cycles, apply today!