We’re so proud to be a partner with Dr. Meaney, the CESR program, and the Leeds School,” said Su Hawk, President/CEO of B:CIVIC. Our goal was to elevate the core competencies of this important CSR industry, and provide professionals from any background the opportunity to be a part,” she said. “Congratulations to all of the graduates. We are inspired and thankful to be a part of this program.”
The class also visited New Belgium Brewing to hear about creating an employee culture aligned with sustainability, and had the opportunity to tour the brewery and taste brews.
During the final class, students reflected on the program and shared visual depictions of the concepts and tools they gained, and how they would take those forward. Pictured above right is Suzanne Wolke, Associate Digital Marketing Manager with B:CIVIC member company DanoneWave (formerly WhiteWave Foods), discussing her mind map. Liz Martinez, Human Resources Manager, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP shared that she gained valuable information and insight, and now sees more clearly that the connection between HR and CSR is critical to maximizing outcomes.
Heather Baker, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC, said, “Participation in the CCSR class helped me expand my knowledge and network around the CSR role in a variety of contexts, so I now have a library of resources as well as access to experts in the field. Combined with the new personal connections I’ve made, I’m ready to bring new energy to my current community relations role – and any CSR roles I’ll hold in the future.”