What people say about us

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“The training has been worth the investment. I have some good insights on how to create more value for communities, employees and our shareholders” - Oswald Felli, Communications Superintendent
AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine.

“The two days training have been very effective and has personally given me some of the to resolve complex issues using simple frameworks and I thank the team for this”- Daniel Arthur-Bentum, Economic Development Superintendent
AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine.

“I have added value to myself and also going to impact value to the CSR team in Baker Hughes and we hope to make more external impact . I will love to join other session of CSR training Institute”
Hilary Agbevem, Project Specialist- Baker Hughes International.

“The training is very knowledge packed; I really do like the models. It very practical, I get to know some of the values that need to be considered in taking certain initiatives based on our metrics”
Sosthenes Baako Yalley, Risk Management Coordinator – Golden Star Wassa Limited

"Professor Dunn brings a practical and realistic approach to CSR and shared value, blending theory and practice to develop pragmatic approaches that address real- world challenges"
Dr. Ellis Armstrong, Former CFO, BP Exploration

"...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

"Pragmatic blend of theory and practice, very applicable to helping organizations meet real-world challenges."
Frank McShane, Manager, Corporate Responsibility Policy and Ethics, Talisman 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

"The program enhanced the CSR knowledge and strategic skills of our Kosmos Energy Ghana team, and offered the participants a platform for networking with professionals from other organizations across Africa and Ghana."
Reg Manhas, Sr VP, Kosmos Energy

"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

"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

"... a no-nonsense, refreshing and balanced approach to a frequently misunderstood subject."
Jillaine Kassem, Social Innovation & Impact, Desarrollo al Cubo

"Good advice not only for those who are facing cuts, but for those who are just getting programs off the ground, or who are going through leadership transitions"
Katherine Valvoda Smith, Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Citizenship - Boston College

"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- economicgrowth. ThelearningthatIand my staff take away from attending this program will help us immensely with this responsibility. I highly recommend this program."
Hon. Rashid Pelpuo (MP), Minister of State for Private Sector Development and Public Private Partnerships (Ghana)

“It was fabulous. So happy I could attend.”
Faith Wells, Controller/Vice President Administration, SierraSil Health Inc.

"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)

"This session was a real success... huge amount of knowledge, practical information, case studies and great networking. Learning is great for my work, benefitting my company and the communities we work in"
Sidi Mohamed Moulaye El Hassen, Community Relations Officer, Kinross Tasiast Mauritania

"A brilliant programme.... 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, Zambia

"If only I would have had these great insights during budget crunch time, I'm sure I could have fared much better. Like always, novel perspectives for sustainability professionals. Thanks,Wayne."
Florangela Santamaria, Strategic Communications, Stakeholder & Community Relations Professional, Honduras

"Thank you for putting together such a great program. I am very glad I participated. I’ve already ran sessions to train other students and NGO workers. The learning is very valuable for my organization"
Sela Kwaku Agbakpe, Cofounder Adesua Ye Literacy Foundation

"The CSR training program has already paid a huge dividend for my office. The learning and networking resulted in a half million health sector partnership between one of the USAID office in Cote D'Ivoire and a private company."
Dr Mbayi Kangudie, USAID West Africa

“I was over-delighted with every aspect of the program!”
Stanley Amamu, Kosmos Energy

The CSR Training Institute’s Knowledge Center is an invaluable resource for CSR professionals worldwide. ... a wealth of information.
Jillaine Kassem, Social Innovation and Impact, Desarrollo al Cubo

“Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s session ... made me challenge myself ... very thought provoking and engaging”
Elaine Connell, LNG Canada (Shell)

"As a United Nations official, I learnt a lot from the program and participants and would eagerly recommend this training to anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding of CSR across the value chain"
Kojo Busia, Ph. D., Snr. Mineral Sector Governance Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/UNECA

“Great programme, great faculty, excellent facilitation!”
Dr. Toni Aubynn, CEO, Ghana Minerals Commission

“Transformed my way of thinking with regards to CSR”
Michael Senayah, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana

“Great program! Great international faculty - great global examples of CSR in theory and practice - great and diverse participants”
Shola Safo-Duodu Ph.D., Head of Corporate Affairs, Barclays Bank

"Your program made a great impression on me so I decided to build on it! I’m doing a part-time MBA-CSR at Nottingham University"
Senga Chitoshi, Corporate Counsel Mopani Copper Mines Plc, Zambia

“Truly enjoyable week; learned so many new perspectives on CSR”
Cynthia Omaboe, Global Development Alliance Specialist, USAID

“Stimulating and challenging course, well worth the investment”
Kofi Ayivor, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation

“The contacts I made and the tools l learnt have been very fruitful, it has already resulted in an exciting partnership project for our operations in Côte d’Ivoire”
Eleonore Doumbia, HR Director, IPS West Africa

“Created a context for CSR Best Practice - not as Utopian but as adoptable and suitable”
Ben Aryee, Chief Executive, Ghana Minerals Commission

“Extraordinary! The quality of all materials, the detail, the organization and the superb delivery - an extraordinary event!”
Adam McEniry, Director Corporate Social Responsibility at Gran Tierra Energy

I appreciate the clarity of the language and how honestly the issues and bottlenecks that CSR professionals encounter are conveyed, without neglecting the often-overlooked opportunities that are available.
Jillaine Kassem, Social Innovation and Impact, Desarrollo al Cubo

“Well coordinated, critical issues were addressed”
Adiki Ayitevie, Newmont Ghana Gold Limited

“... particularly useful ...organizers and presenters delivered a program focused on various actors engaged in CSR: corporations, NGOs, government, and donors. I recommend this course to others in the office.”
William Lewis, USAID

“The program introduced strategic thinking to my approach to CSR, especially around partnerships, creating value for my company and local communities.”
Roseline Duari, Ashanti Gold

“The program was just what we needed! It provided my team and I with great insights. ...helping us to better integrate CSR throughout the organization and operation to create more value for our shareholders and our communities. I highly recommend the program.”
Beryl Amegah, Ghana National Gas Company

“The Exec course on CSR was an excellent experience for me and my team from Peru as it masterfully bridged the various theories, practices and results"
Joanne Freeze, CEO Candente Copper

“This brought a level of strategic thinking to our CSR initiatives that had been lacking.”
Patch Bonkemeyer, Group CEO, Cape Pine Investment Holdings, South Africa

“Fresh appreciation of the impacts, issues...networking was more than great due to the international and diverse participants and I am very glad that I participated"
Shola Safo-Duodu Ph.D., Head of Corporate Affairs, Barclays Bank

"A resounding recommendation for all levels of leaders."
Mark Thorpe, Senior VP, Corporate Responsibility, TorexGold

"Informative, interesting and inspiring"
Edmond Wega, Sr. Director and Head of Development, DFATD Mozambique/Malawi

"Will benefit our organization tremendously"
Wilbert Petty Brentum, Gold Project Manager, Solidaridad

"Constructive and informative"
Anna Samaké, Lundin Foundation

"Very educative, eye-opening and useful programme"
Catherine Adu-Boadi, Government of Ghana

"Fun-filled, and illuminating experience"
Abdulai Sallfu Asuro, Rector, Tamale Polytechnic

"Highly instructive; a great multi-angle approach to this topic"
Nana Amu Fleischer-Djoleto, Signature PR

"Very impressive Program"
Francis Boateng, Volta River Authority

"Insightful. Great Experience. Very worthwhile"
Isaac Kojo Abraham, Ghana Minerals Commission

"Diverse group, effective presenters, warm welcome, friendly people, great networking opportunities, informative group discussions"
Sophia Munoz, Core Value Concepts

"Incredible program and opportunity to learn, share and network! It's very rare to have all 3 under the same roof and for a whole a week!"
Abena Acheampong, Country Director, WUSC Ghana

"The CSR Program gave me global perspective, practical tools, meaningful insights and a large network to draw on."
Robert Gyamfi, Community Affairs Manager, Golden Star Resources

"A good, strong focus on the interconnections of CSR and development."
Joseph Ronzio, Principal, Ronzio Consulting Services

"Very instructive and inspiring"
Lawrence Quartey Publicity/Information Officer, Volta River Authority

"THE program for strengthening networks with individuals and institutions"
Kontunatey Ofiri Kwabena, Community Co-ordinator, Africa Allterrain Services Group Ltd (ATS)

"Insightful, Informative, experience sharing, networks and exposure to new dimensions of CSR"
Ebenezer Appah Sampong, Director of Policy, Environmental Protection Agency

"The program was of immense benefit"
Isaac Kofi Yankson Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ghana

"Our company is just starting to develop it’s global CSR strategy. What was so valuable was the dialogue with the other participants which included a diverse range from business right through to NGOs from all parts of the world."
Jay Grewal, Senior VP, Strategy & Stakeholder Affairs, Capstone Mining Corp

"Great overview of essential documents and history of CSR development...integrated with multiple examples, practical workshops and discussions with CSR practitioners, sharing their background and experience." Evgeniya Saevich, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Kinross Far East, LLC

"The program put me alongside seasoned CSR professionals from around the world and a world-class faculty for a week of incredible learning. Because of this I was able to change career directions and am now doing exciting work in CSR helping community organizations and businesses to do stimulating things."
Joy Hadden, Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Rural Development Council

"You cannot afford to miss this course if CSR is your passion and job responsibility... It broadens your CSR knowledge and perspective and gives you the unique opportunity of establishing a broader national and trans-national networking and collaboration base with other CSR practitioners and stakeholders."
Robert Gyamfi, Community Affairs Manager, Golden Star Resources

"Golden Star Resources sent three CSR leaders to the program in CSR in South Africa; they returned praising the program and invigorated with new ideas, and with communication and innovation much improved we continue to advance our CR programs."
Mark Thorpe, Senior VP, CSR and Environmental Affairs, Golden Star Resources

"... an excellent learning experience for me... The CSR program is a top of the range one: from the participants background (managers from mining companies, NGOs, governmental officers, financial institutions, etc) to the experts who delivered the program (from academics to private companies, to International organizations such IFC or UNDP)."
Aminata Ly FAYE, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada

" The instructors managed to convey, in a succinct manner, the variety of practical problems likely to be faced by stakeholders in discharging their CSR obligations in the African business settings. It was also very useful to meet practitioners from different parts of Africa describing the challenges and rewards of their work. Unquestionably this course is excellent for both the neophytes and the veterans of the CSR World. WELL DONE!!"
Francis Daniels, Manager, African Opportunities Fund / Anibok Investments

"As a member of the Faculty Team for the CSR Program, it was a pleasure to work with such an impressive group of participants. Their talent and interest made my role a breeze, and participants responded with enthusiasm to the dynamic and interactive modules. This approach allowed participants to learn from each other, to expand their networks and strengthen their commitment to CSR."
Hevina Dashwood, Associate Professor at Brock University

"... helped me reach a whole new level of understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility, and led to several networking opportunities. Many of the presenters led their talks through a seminar style, allowing participants to break out in teams to problem solve through real life examples, which was highly engaging. Learning continued outside of the classroom, following up with classmates and further developing relationships."
Sophia Muñoz, Business Development Officer at Core Value Concepts

"I participated in the program held last November in Accra and it was a great experience through and through. From the insights gained in its top rate seminars, to the great contacts made, good organization and friendly delivery of the event. I look forward to being back for the April 2014 conference."
Adam McEniry, Director Corporate Social Responsibility at Gran Tierra Energy

Useful, not only for CSR but for development projects in general. Too often designers worry about the external stakeholders, regarding the internal ones as part of the problem. If internal stakeholders can be engaged, chances of both success and sustainability are increased.
Linn Hammergren, International Development Consultant

“...a high-value, high-quality, professional session... perfectly organized and structured. I went from zero knowledge to understanding it sufficiently to be able to explain the concept to my relatives”
Alison Minaker

“Informative, engaging and interactive. Makes for a great learning environment”
Michael Israel, Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation

"Thanks for breaking it all down Wayne. I know I am going to come back to this article a number of times. Probably with A3 sheets of paper, a pencil and some coffee."
Linda Stenson, Social Impact Professional

“Sessions were informative and engaging. Learnt a lot”
Brooke Nuwati, Communications Professional

"just fabulous Wayne. every word resonated with me besides helping me figure some bloopers in my own organization's CSR communication."
Ramraj Pai, President, CRISIL Foundation

“Outstanding.. Engaging and thought provoking - you leave with a strategic mindset and excited to move plans into action... promoting efficient and effective business practices and producing results for shareholders and society”
Ms. Angela Christine Martin Human Resource Consultant and Program Manager, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC)

“It was an exciting well-spent week! Great lectures, presentations, group and role play activities with wonderful people.”
Lawrence Quartey, Volta River Authority