Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Securing Future Growth Through Sustainable Strategies

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5 Days

Introduction to the course

This KC Academy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) training course aims to address the impact that organisations have on society, the environment and the economy. It is increasingly regarded as one of the most influential non-financial indicators of a company’s development, operating style and brand image. The business case for a tailored corporate social responsibility strategy has already been proven: increased employee retention, efficiencies in the companies’ operations often resulting in higher quality products and reduced costs, sustainable growth and enhanced investor relations.

This KC Academy Corporate Social Responsibility course will highlight:

  • The reasons why every company should integrate CSR into their business operations
  • Different approaches to CSR
  • How to define and devise a CSR strategy for your company
  • Why correctly will engaging stakeholders be key to sustainable growth within a company?
  • Upcoming trends and whether or not these can fit into a company’s profile

Course details

This KC Academy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) course will provide participants with in-depth knowledge of CSR and the means to apply CSR strategies effectively in their organisations. 

At the end of this KC Academy course, you will learn to:

  • Better understand the role of Corporate Social Responsibility in business strategy
  • Discuss the different dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Learn how to analyse and report impact
  • Develop meaningful stakeholder engagement techniques
  • Devise strategic plans for their companies based on the social, economic and environmental impact of the business

Participants on this KC Academy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) course will perfect the required skills to develop and implement CSR plans through a wide range of instructional methods, including the examination of various case studies, review of published studies, group discussions with maximum delegate participation covering current situations and practices, and finally, lecturing by an experienced practitioner.

Organisations will gain:

  • A workforce able to discern long-term elements affecting the organisation and act on it
  • Increased employee engagement
  • Operational cost savings
  • Improved business operations
  • Stronger relationships with the organisation’s external stakeholders
  • Improved brand image and business reputation

Delegates will personally gain: 

  • In-depth knowledge on Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The ability to convey messages effectively to the right stakeholders
  • Thoughtful leadership skills
  • Increased skillsets in stakeholder management
  • Increased recognition by the organisation due to improved performance and long-term vision
  • The ability to contribute to the organisation’s strategic objectives

This KC Academy training seminar is aimed at professionals who are involved in their organisation CSR Agenda:

  • Executives involved in strategic and operational functions
  • Senior and Middle Management engaged in corporate governance or change management
  • HR personnel at all levels
  • Corporate lawyers aiming to improve their understanding of the legal requirements and trends relating to corporate responsibility
  • All personnel involved in communications, business strategy, supplier and community relations, sustainability, governmental affairs

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility and its Legal Framework
  • Definition
  • Practical Dimension of CSR
  • Business Case
  • CSR as Risk Management
  • Non-economic and Diversity Reporting
  • Corporate Governance Codes
  • Sustainability Standards and Regulations
  • Voluntary Schemes
DAY 2:
How to Approach Corporate Social Responsibility – Different Dimensions I
  • CSR and Environmental Sustainability
  • Supply Chains and Traceability
  • CSR and Business Ethics
  • Responsible Enterprise Restructuring
  • Responsible Management and Employee Engagement
DAY 3:
How to Approach Corporate Social Responsibility – Different Dimensions II
  • Responsible Investment
  • Social Safeguards
  • The Role of CSR in Addressing Conflict
  • CSR and Communities
DAY 4:
Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Finding your ‘Materiality’
  • Gathering Data
  • Defining a Strategy - Examples
  • How to Implement a Plan
  • Assessing and Measuring Impact
  • CSR Reporting
DAY 5:
The Importance of Stakeholder Management
  • Engaging Management
  • Employees
  • Building Alliances
  • Governmental Actors
  • Collaboration with the Third Sector
  • Connected Leadership
  • Communication Strategies
  • Reputational Risks

Professional certificate & Accreditation

This KC Academy Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) training course provides a way for managers, professional leaders, policymakers, academic professionals and all employees to acquire in-depth insights and critical perspectives on companies’ Corporate Responsibility strategies and the knowledge to implement them.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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