Originally shared in the B:CIVIC newsletter on 9.28.2021.
Advance Your CSR Profession
Apply for the certificate in CSR spring 2022 cohorts.
The certificate in CSR (CCSR) program is for people seeking to further themselves and their organizations in socially responsible business. Through knowledgeable instructors and guest speakers, you’ll get practical, applicable best practices that can help you deliver maximum value back to your company, organization and the communities you serve.
Whether you work for a nonprofit, are looking for more meaning in your career or are building a CSR department in your company, you’ll find a place in the certificate in CSR class.
The program has two instructors. Pete Dignan, a three-time CEO of Certified B Corps and Jennifer Forman, former director of corporate citizenship at PopSockets. Spring 2022 will offer three cohorts; Tuesday and Thursday are online and Wednesday is in-person (intended for Colorado-based professionals).
Tuition for the course is $2,250. B:CIVIC members receive a $250 discount.
Registration deadline: Dec. 15 or once all seats are filled. It is recommended to apply early as the seats will fill up before the deadline.
B:CIVIC CSR Certification Scholarship:
Colorado recipients are eligible for a needs-based partial scholarship. The purpose of the B:CIVIC scholarship is to increase the engagement of community leaders in the field of corporate social responsibility bringing direct experience to inform their social impact work. The Spring 2022 cohort, application deadline is Dec. 1, 2021.
B:CIVIC Summit: Act to Achieve
Oct. 26, In-person reception | Oct. 27, Virtual conference
The 2021 Summit presented by Delta Dental of Colorado and VF Corporation is a full day conference designed for CSR professionals of all levels, company sizes and industries. The Summit will provide leading expertise, best practices and trends in 12 workshops and two national keynotes to accelerate CSR strategies and the profession.
Register today to receive best pricing. Prices increase Oct. 9.
- Executive Director – Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
- Chief Diversity and Social Responsibility Officer – Empower Retirement
- CSR Coordinator – Premier Members Credit Union
- CSR Manager – Empower Retirement
- Director, Environmental Sustainability and ESG – Twilio
- Director, Inclusion and Diversity (Consumer Experience) – VF Corporation
- Director, Inclusion and Diversity (Internal Partnerships & ERG Program Management) – VF Corporation
- DISH Cares Senior Program Lead – DISH
- Equity Senior Manager – Allstate
- ESG Consultant – Intelex Technologies
- Head of Sustainability Communications and Social Impact – Ciena
- Impact Fund Manager – Twilio.org
- Philanthropy Senior Marketing and Communications Manager – Vail Valley Foundation
- Program Manager, Crisis Response – Twilio
- Senior Manager, Change Management – VF Corporation
- Social Responsibility Impact Measurement & Reporting Senior Consultant – Allstate
Connect and Learn at Our Events
Virtual Voices | Cultivating Inclusive Leadership for the 21st Century
Sept. 29, 11 a.m. – Noon | Community Event
Do you want to deepen your understanding of how to become a more inclusive leader? At our Virtual Voices session, we will dive into the signature traits of highly inclusive leaders and why it matters with internationally renowned thought-leader, Dr. Brenda J. Allen, Former Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus. Learn how to translate your intention into action, develop inclusive cultures where everyone feels valued and respected and grow your practice as a leader.
Virtual CSR Peer Roundtable
Oct. 14, 8 – 9 a.m. | For-Profit B:CIVIC Members
The CSR peer roundtable hosted by Bank of America is a peer-advisory group for professionals with B:CIVIC member companies to engage in CSR-related conversations.
Virtual Small Biz Quarterly Roundtable
Oct. 21, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Small Business B:CIVIC Members
Please join B:CIVIC’s small and entrepreneurial business members for our “Small Biz” affinity group. This group holds quarterly conversations on issues of particular interest to smaller companies and solo practitioners who recognize doing good is also good for business.
This roundtable is intended for companies with 100 employees or less.
Small Business, Big Connections
Oct. 28, 4 – 6 p.m. | Community Event
The entrepreneurial journey is full of twists and turns – from taking the leap to start a business to navigating the challenges to growth. The good news is that no entrepreneur is alone in this journey. What can you learn from the business owners who have gone before you? Join the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center to connect and hear first-hand from entrepreneurs who have found success.
CSR Peer Roundtable
Nov. 18, Noon – 1 p.m. | For-Profit B:CIVIC Members
The CSR peer roundtable hosted by Twilio is a peer-advisory group for professionals with B:CIVIC member companies to engage in CSR-related conversations.
Words Matter: Crafting an Authentic Public Statement in Response to Issues and Current Events
Nov. 10, 1 – 2 p.m. | Community Events
Issues of racism, climate justice, protest, tragedy and other social and political events are no longer the domain of the social sector alone. Increasingly consumers and employees demand companies respond to and use public platforms to invite transparency and accountability into their actions. But performative, formulaic and tone-deaf responses are more damaging than staying silent. Join Barefoot PR for this workshop which is designed to help CSR professionals guide their companies through the do’s and don’ts of crafting an authentic public statement.