The program will be led by Wayne Dunn, Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development. He will be accompanied by a world-class faculty.
Setting the Stage
Explores the history of corporate social responsibility and the emergence of a common set of development principles (MDGs & SDGs) that have been universally adopted by all United Nations member countries and the vast majority of development NGOs. Small group sessions, case studies and interactive role-playing sessions will engage participants in ways that facilitate real-world application of their understanding of the shared development framework.
Days 2 & 3
Looking Under the Hood
Value falls through the chasms that separate natural partners.
The very diversity that makes multi-sector partnerships so valuable can also destroy them or even prevent them from starting.
Participants will be taken on ‘under the hood’ explorations to gain a detailed and practical perspective of how industry, NGOs, development agencies and other stakeholders see CSR partnerships. Experienced faculty will explore theory and outline real life examples of the internal, often competing dynamics as organizations have struggled to bridge the chasm that has historically separated industry, NGOs and development agencies and kept them from realizing the synergies and opportunities that collaboration could bring.
Case studies, group work, role-playing scenarios and strategic simulations will help participants engage with and grasp the unique internal perspectives and complexities that can make effective partnerships hard to achieve. This granular level understanding is critical to developing the dynamic skills and understanding that will enable participants to successfully negotiate and manage multi-sector CSR partnerships.
“Excellent perspective Wayne! Thank you, this will be very helpful in my role as CEO at the Port of Seattle.”
TED FICK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, PORT OF SEATTLE
“Stimulating and challenging course, well worth the investment.”
KOFI AYIVOR, GHANA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION
“Extraordinary! The quality of all materials,
the detail, the organization and the superb delivery - an extraordinary event!”
ADAM MCENIRY, DIRECTOR CSR, GRAN TIERRA ENERGY
“… readily available to provide support to organizations like Amref that are seeking partnerships, and looking to bring about positive change in a collaborative and concrete way. Wayne and the CSR Training Institute helped us to identify and connect with potential partners and are always available.The training, the expertise, the network and the overall support are world-class.”
ONOME AKO, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AMREF HEALTH AFRICA
“Very much helpful Wayne; some of the tips and questions you gave will be an extremely helpful guide in the process of developing a CSR Strategy
for my company.”
EMMANUEL AUBYNN, REGIONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
MANAGER, NEWMONT AFRICA
“New and exciting insights into the theory and practice of CSR… great faculty and participants, very diversified. An excellent learning experience, very practical and useful. I’m very happy I was able to participate in it.”
HON. INUSAH FUSEINI (MP), MINISTER OF LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCES (GHANA)
“A brilliant program…. I learned sooo much and feel
energised and ready to take on my new responsibilities! I highly recommend it.”
SENGA CHITOSHI, CORPORATE COUNSEL, MOPANI COPPER MINES PLC
“This program brought a level of strategic thinking to our CSR initiatives that had been lacking.”
PATCH BONKEMEYER, GROUP CEO, CAPE PINE INVESTMENT HOLDINGS
“Relevant, current, insightful, informative.”
FABIANA ILLESCAS, KINROSS GOLD CORPORATION
“...knowledgeable, eye-opening and truly inspiring!”
LAMIS SABRAH, REACH OUT TO ASIA FOUNDATION
“…coherent, thoughtful, stimulating and insightful… state of the art! The network of participants from the public, private and civil society sectors was incredible, some of the leading experts in the field.”
KOJO BUSIA, PH. D. SNR. MINERAL SECTOR GOVERNANCE ADVISOR UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA/UNECA
The CSR Program was excellent. A key aspect of my work is to encourage and support private sector development that contributes to Ghana’s overall socio-economic growth. The learning that I and my staff take away from attending this program will help us immensely with this responsibility. I highly recommend this program.”
REG MANHAS, SR VP KOSMOS ENERGY
• Oxford led computer simulation game
• Pragmatic blend of theory and practice
• Lectures, case studies, breakout sessions, group work, strategic simulations
More Perspectives & Real-World Simulations
Closing the chasm.
Will introduce additional perspectives (investors, advocacy NGOs, private donors, etc.) that can have meaningful influence on whether partnerships are created and if they succeed over time. Faculty will facilitate a structured review of real-life examples of multi-sector CSR partnerships that succeeded, failed or didn’t even start. Participants will work in small groups and plenary sessions to analyze each and solidify their practical understanding of the key tools and learnings of the week.
Integration & Ready- to-Launch!
Participants will engage in scenario and role-playing exercises to facilitate integration and anchoring of the week’s learning. Scenarios will replicate multi-sector negotiations, complete with competing internal dynamics and perspectives.
The session will conclude with a facilitated session, individual reflection and group commitment to prepare participants to hit the ground running when they return to their organizations.
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