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Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops at TCVSL

Monday, March 12, 2018
8:30AM-4:00PM
Franklin, TN

More and more companies are focusing on social responsibility, recognizing the value it brings to the company, their employees, and their communities. The 2018 Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning is offering a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Track for companies interested in community engagement, employee volunteerism, and other ways to improve social well-being.

CSR Track registration includes panel sessions featuring CSR professionals, breakfast and lunch, plenary speakers, networking opportunities, and a certificate of attendance for participants.

► For CSR Registration for the 2018 conference, click here. 

Schedule for the Day:

7:00-9:00 a.m.                    Registration

8:30-9:00 a.m.                    Breakfast

9:00 a.m.                             Kick-Off Plenary with Caty Davis, Miss Tennessee 2017

9:35-10:35 a.m.                  WORKSHOP SESSION 1: Why Corporate Citizenship?
Featured Panelists:
Missy Acosta, Delta Dental of Tennessee
Susannah Berry, Jackson
Kim Sasser Hayden, Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
Shantrelle Johnson, Advance Financial

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a term used to describe a company’s efforts to improve society in some way, but a commitment to CSR offers many direct benefits to the company. This session will focus on the benefits of establishing or improving a CSR strategy, and new ideas and insights in corporate citizenship.

10:45 -11:45 p.m.              WORKSHOP SESSION 2: Innovations in Employee Volunteerism Programs
Featured Panelists:
Annette Brun, Scripps Networks Interactive
John Doerge, Deloitte
Velvet Graham, ServiceMaster
Leigh Stevens, Tractor Supply Company

Research shows that employee volunteerism programs boost morale and employee engagement. Learn more about the best ways to implement, manage, or strengthen a company volunteerism program, as well as other internal ideas to connect employees to the community and foster employee satisfaction.

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.      Lunch Plenary

1:00-1:45 p.m.                   WORKSHOP SESSION 3: Corporate Giving & Community Relationships
Part 1: Corporate Giving Strategy

Featured Panelists:
Amy Grow, International Paper
Chelsea Johnson, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Rebecca King, Nashville Predators
Heather Vincent, Bank of America

Corporate giving is an important way for companies to give back to communities, and it can be done in a variety of ways. Panelists will discuss building new partnerships, the different ways to give, and strategies (the Whom, Where, and Why) to determine charitable giving.

2:00-2:30 p.m.                 Networking and Coffee Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.                 Corporate Giving & Community Relationships
Part 2: Successful Community Relationships

Strong partnerships between nonprofits and businesses enable both to achieve their goals and make a greater impact. For Part 2, panelists will focus on best practices for successful corporate/non-profit relationships. This session is open to all conference attendees.

3:40-4:00 p.m.              Closing and Certificates