2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops

Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

Franklin, TN   |   8:30 A.M.-4:00 P.M.


Why Corporate Citizenship?: Corporate social responsibility 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.

Featured Panelists:

  • Missy Acosta, Delta Dental of Tennessee
  • Susannah Berry, Jackson
  • Kim Sasser Hayden, Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
  • Shantrelle Johnson, Advance Financial

Innovations in Employee Volunteerism Programs: 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.

Featured Panelists:

  • Annette Brun, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • John Doerge, Deloitte
  • Velvet Graham, ServiceMaster
  • Leigh Stevens, Tractor Supply Company

Corporate Giving and Community Relationships:

Part 1: Corporate Giving Strategy: Corporate giving is an important way for companies to give back to communities and can be done in a variety of ways. Panelists will discuss building new partnerships, the different ways to give, and strategies to determine charitable giving.

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.

Featured Panelists:

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