“CSR program managers often work in small teams, and it’s rare that fellow employees outside of our departments truly understand the challenges we’re charged with in our roles. The opportunity to spend eight full days over a year immersed in the theory behind what we do, and to come away with practical, applicable steps to heighten our impact, is a luxury I was eagerly anticipating.” – Rachel Tappis, Associate Director of Community Impact, The Advisory Board Company
A Fresh Take – Daily WRAG, September 3, 2014
“[The Institute for CSR] has provided a chance to step back, reflect, connect with peers…, dig deeper into current trends, learn about new resources, and to think anew about long-standing challenges. I’d recommend it for all CSR practitioners interested in strengthening their programs and striving to ‘make a difference’ for the stakeholders we serve.” – Lori Vacek, Freddie Mac Foundation
Deloitte LLP’s Kelly Waldron, a member of the inaugural class of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility, explains how she is putting the experience to good use at her day-to-day job and why she can’t wait for the next session to begin.
“Rarely do we as CSR leaders get to engage in nuanced, thoughtful discussions on how to build a vision and execution strategy that will yield the greatest social and business impact. Due to [The Institute for CSR’s] lead faculty member Tim McClimon’s brilliant facilitation, high quality speakers, and the expertise of fellow participants, we were able to have these types of discussions from basically 9-5 each day…”
“We are always looking for ways that we can increase the impact of our assets for the benefit of communities we serve. The Institute promises to help us learn from others on new and creative ways to do so,” says Holly Potter, vice president for brand communication at Kaiser Permanente.