Stakeholder Engagement is an essential component of risk reduction and opportunity optimization for organizations. In addition, it is a requirement of sustainability reporting under frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standard’s Board (SASB).
Engage International's Wendy Firlotte will cover employee engagement in this interactive two-week course. Explore and understand more effectively how to develop a well-rounded approach to stakeholder engagement by successfully integrating corporate social responsibility into your sustainability programs.
Organizations of all sizes and functions consistently indicate their biggest employee engagement pain point is lack of participation. The primary hurdle here is that few organizations are able to authentically translate their engagement strategies into aligned and transformational employee action. We often link effectiveness with being purpose driven and embedding sustainability within the organization, but what does that mean exactly? Essentially, we are looking for ways to mobilize employees and resources toward a shared sustainability purpose. In other words, what we want to know is how do we start a sustainability movement?
In this course, we will cover the foundations for planning and implementing a sustainability engagement strategy. We will break down the process and framework needed to create an effective sustainability movement and the key elements for success from start to finish.
Participants will examine:
- What is a sustainability engagement strategy & its benefits
- Steps to starting a sustainability movement
- The fundamental features for building buy-in at every level
- How to scale program efforts across the organization
- The basics for systemizing program implementation & tracking
- The “all-in” approach for sustainability engagement and program planning
- The relevant concepts and approaches that foster a more sustainable culture & embed aligned employee action
- How to analyze and assess organizational strengths and challenges in order to apply relevant approaches for program implementation
Wendy Firlotte, Corporate Sustainability Engagement Specialist, Engage International. Wendy works with clients to create purpose-driven, sustainability engagement programs for their employees. With concrete, “how-to” steps, companies are able to effectively incorporate their unique organizational context, goals and grassroots efforts into embedded & aligned employee action. Wendy has developed, implemented and coordinated successful sustainability employee education and engagement programs for national and multinational firms. She is a scientist, environmental manager and certified instructional designer, holding a master’s degree in sustainable development, focused on sustainability education and engagement.
This course is delivered online via two 1-hour live webinars and includes a 24/7 online 'classroom' experience. The webinars are scheduled for Wednesdays, March 20th and March 27th from 11:00am to 12:30pm PT-US. Check for your timezone here. Recordings of live webinars will be available for all registrants.
PRICES & CREDIT
- ISSP Member: $25
- Non-Member: $55
Successful completion of all course requirements will earn a passing grade and an individualized Certificate of Completion, along with 1 Continuing Education Unit for ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP credential holders.