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New Program on Stakeholder Engagement from The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College

Submitted by: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Sep 21, 2005 – 12:00 AM EST


Program is designed for companies striving to position effective stakeholder engagement at the core of successful, responsible and innovative business practice

Sep. 21 /CSRwire/ -
Stakeholder Engagement and Dialogue
November 16-18, 2005; Scottsdale, Arizona
April 19-21, 2006; San Francisco, California

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - To be successful, your company must engage across multiple stakeholder boundaries, and know how to build social capital in the communities of interest and networks affected by your issues and concerns. How can you build a network of stakeholder relationships and engage with them in a way that builds trust and support for the company?

The Center for Corporate Citizenship is pleased to announce a new program for companies striving to position effective stakeholder engagement at the core of successful, responsible and innovative business practice.

Stakeholder Engagement and Dialogue (http://www.bcccc.net/stakeholder) will be offered in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 16-18, 2005 and in San Francisco, California, April 19-21, 2006.

Designed for director-level engagement practitioners, the program applies a systems-thinking lens to the challenge of stakeholder relationships. Participants will learn tools and frameworks that can be leveraged to move companies beyond management to a position and process of stakeholder engagement. Key takeaways from the program include:

  • Recognizing different approaches to stakeholder relations
  • Understanding the business case for co-creative stakeholder engagement
  • Knowing how to build and use social capital
  • Producing a stakeholder network map to focus engagement activities
  • Preparing a stakeholder engagement plan
  • Developing new engagement strategies to minimize unproductive conflict
  • Using systems thinking to help identify interconnected issues and potential solutions
  • Knowing when to use dialogue, debate and discussion
  • Learning the fundamentals of stakeholder dialogue

    The Stakeholder Engagement and Dialogue program was developed and will be delivered by Ann Svendsen and Myriam Laberge, both recognized experts in stakeholder engagement as well as management and organization development. Ms. Svendsen and Ms. Laberge are both associated with the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada.

    The Center also offers courses at company sites on request, and can customize its offerings to address companies' specific challenges and needs.

    For more information, call The Center at 617.552.4545, or go to The Center's web site at http://www.bc.edu/corporatecitizenship.

    The Center's executive education offerings cover planning, strategy, program development, implementation, communications, evaluation, leadership development and competency building, leading to a Certificate awarded by the Boston College Carroll School of Management.

    About The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College
    The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, a membership-based research organization, is committed to helping business leverage its social, economic and human assets to ensure both its success and a more just and sustainable world. As a leading resource on corporate citizenship, The Center works with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship. Through the power of research, executive education and the insights of its 350 corporate members, The Center creates knowledge, value and demand for corporate citizenship.

    The Center offers publications including a newsletter, research reports, and white papers; executive education, including a Certificate program; convenings that include an annual conference, roundtables, and regional meetings; and a corporate membership program.

  • For more information, please contact:

    Phone: 617.552.0722

    For more from this organization:

    Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship


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