Advanced Business Acumen
Submitted by: Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals
Posted: May 26, 2017 – 01:26 PM EST
Orlando, FL., May 26 /CSRwire/ - When properly aligned, the business case for Corporate Responsibility and the budget required to do the work effectively are much more likely to receive buy-in from the top. Global politics and social pressures are changing how businesses operate. This is in turn is further evolving the role of Corporate Responsibility (CR) executives. It is essential that CR leaders understand how the role they have in their companies integrates and impacts society and their company in a changing global landscape. It is not enough to understand the work of CR, executives must understand how organizations are managed, how decisions are made, and how to communicate the value of their work. Most importantly, CR executives must be able to align their work with the values of the business they represent.
Applications are now open for Advanced Business Acumen. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2017.
Advanced Business Acumen, one of three programs of the Corporate Responsibility Executive Institute, offered through a partnership of ACCP and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame prepares CR executives to:
Focus on rigorous problem solving through the use of values based decisions
Develop an understanding of the financial metrics that guide and inform corporate decisions
Provide foundational knowledge of what the supply chain looks like to form an understanding of how it impacts corporate responsibility
Make a business case for the resources needed to execute CR initiatives
In the words of a recent graduates, “The Corporate Responsibility Executive Institute completely changed the way I think and evaluate situations. It has helped me to think more like my senior leadership team, which in turn aligns my actions to their expectations. Being aligned to expectations has had a clear and positive impact on resource allocation.”
CR Executives from Aetna, Altria, Capital One, Caterpillar, Conagra Brands, Georgia Pacific, Hilton, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, KPMG, MGM, Mondelez, New York Life, Norfolk Southern, Northern Trust Corporation, PwC, Southwest, WWE, and W.W. Grainger Inc. are among those that have attended programs offered through the Corporate Responsibility Executive Institute.
“While many courses exist to educate executives on the mechanics or strategies of CR, these programs are tailored to provide the essential business skills for CR executives to meet the challenges their companies face. The Institute develops CR executives capable of driving CR outcomes that make it an essential business component,” said Mark W. Shamley, President & CEO of ACCP.
The Corporate Responsibility Executive Institute is for professionals that have leadership roles or are on a leadership path within their organization. There is an application process to determine program eligibility. The Corporate Responsibility Executive Institute programs are held on the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business campus located in the heart of downtown Chicago. A certificate of completion from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business is awarded to those successfully completing the program.
Founded in 2005, ACCP is the sole membership-based organization chartered to champion the Corporate Citizenship professional. ACCP connects members to information, peers and resources and cultivates educational opportunities that promote better stewardship of corporate resources to magnify social and business impacts. For more information on ACCP, visit www.accprof.org.
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