CBSR Upcoming Learning Events - April and May 2011

Apr 12, 2011 11:00 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) April 12, 2011 - You are invited to join CBSR for a series of spring webinars:

Building an Employee Volunteer Program Webinar
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PST
Employee Volunteer Programs (EVPs) are becoming increasingly popular with companies seeking new avenues for engaging with employees and other stakeholders. As EVPs are an emerging area of corporate community involvement, the models and frameworks established are ever evolving. Thus, it is essential for corporations developing EVPs to tailor their programs to the needs of their employees and key external stakeholders while anchoring the programs within their organization's overall commitment to corporate responsibility.
Participants will:
• learn about different structural approaches to Employee Volunteer Programs and their relationship to organizational CSR/sustainability performance
• gain information on the seven common phases for developing a successful Employee Volunteer Program
• hear corpoate examples to illustrate each developmental phase
Blake Connoy, CSR Advisor, CBSR
Chris Jarvis, Owner & Co-founder, Realized Worth/3BL Media
This webinar is free for CBSR members. Non members may join for $75. Learn more and register


Mining in Panama: Lessons in CSR Best Practices - CBSR and EDC Webinar
Thursday, May 12, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PST
Recently, CBSR facilitated a multi-stakeholder workshop in Panama, hosted by the Canadian Embassy and including content from Export Development Canada. The workshop focused on exploring the challenges and opportunities faced by companies entering into an emerging mining industry in Panama, and best practice examples of how different mining companies have approached the issues of community relations, biodiversity and inclusive environmental monitoring.

This webinar, sponsored by Export Development Canada, will share the key findings from the workshop and generate a discussion among exploration and mining companies on the challenges and opportunities associated with operating in jurisdictions that do not have long mining histories and where no associated legal frameworks exist. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on how such challenges might be addressed based on their experiences in other jurisdictions.
Participants will learn about:
• communicating with and educating stakeholders
• filling the information void
• working without a defined leagal framework
• monitoring activities - who needs to be involved
• building relationships between indigenous communities and other stakeholder groups
• understanding government's role

Signi Schneider, Chief CSR Advisor, EDC
Stephanie Garrett, Senior CSR Advisor, CBSR
Melissa Whellams, CSR Specialist, Avanzar Consulting
Bernarda Elizalde, Program Director, Sustainable Development, PDAC

This webinar is free - register now!  


GlobeScan Radar Report Webinar
Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST / 10:00 - 11:00 AM PST
CBSR partner GlobeScan is recognized as a world leader in providing research-driven insights to companies in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). On May 25th join Chris Coulter for an informative, annual, in-depth look at how Canadian consumers perceive company CSR performance.
The GlobeScan Radar Research Program is a research-based management tool that helps companies ensure their CSR initiatives, strategies and communications are well informed.

Chris Coulter, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Collaboration, GlobeScan
This webinar is free for CBSR members. Non members may join the webinar for $75. Learn more and register