Kickoff Meeting Agenda:
Wednesday, June 12
|2:00 PM||Welcome and Introduction|
|2:45 PM||Large Group Discussion: Crisis Response and Preparedness
When disaster strikes, our companies are often in a position to provide relief for those impacted. Let’s discuss how we strategize to mobilize quickly when they occur, how we set up relief funds for both employees and the general public, and other forms of aid on the ground through volunteerism or products and services.
|3:45 PM||Large Group Discussion: Connecting corporate giving strategies to business goals
Communicating the ROI of our CSR giving efforts can be tricky, and our Board of Directors may be concerned "we’re cutting checks for everything." Together, we’ll unpack how we’re being strategic with our dollars to attribute them back to our greater company business goals and what we’re reporting up.
|4:30 PM||Happy Hour Reception|
|5:45 PM||Board the Shuttle to Dinner|
|6:00 PM||Member Dinner
Following our afternoon of conversations, we’ll all go out for a fantastic dinner together at Beatrix in Streeterville. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with your fellow members before another big day of brainstorming, discussion, and collaboration.
Thursday, June 13
(Members and Invited Guests)
|8:00 AM||Breakfast Discussions
The conversations over coffee and eggs at this event are often more lively than any other conference’s happy hour. You’ll want to be here bright and early (and on time).
|9:00 AM||Industry Benchmarking Session|
|9:45 AM||Member-Led Discussion: Working together for greater impact
Andrea Wood, Best Buy
Addressing key social issues in a meaningful way requires companies with similar goals to work together. Hear how Best Buy has formed a collective impact coalition with its key business partners and other funders to help youth from underserved communities prepare for the tech jobs of the future. We'll discuss how companies can join forces in a way that benefits our communities, businesses, and employees.
|10:15 AM||Snack Break|
|10:45 AM||Member-Led Discussion: Advancing a global strategy for giving and volunteerism
Anita Mehta, Stryker
How can we elevate large groups of employees to engage on both a global level and local level when it comes to volunteerism? In this discussion, we can talk about how we’re encouraging and engaging employees to take action at a local level where they live and work, while also scaling this same sort of strategy at the global company level. What are best practices and successes of creating a program like this, and how can you do it on a lean or fixed budget?
|11:30 AM||Member-Led Discussion: Getting recognition for your CSR efforts
Led by Matt Blakely, Motorola Solutions
There are a number of different awards out there and ways to do it, but it seems like a struggle sometimes to get recognized. Let’s talk about how we’re working to market our CSR efforts both internally and externally. What does your company want to be recognized for, and how do you position your story?
|12:00 PM||Lunch Discussions|
|1:00 PM||Unconference Introduction
Unconferences are fast-paced, peer-to-peer discussions where you suggest discussion topics, vote for your favorites, and join the conversations that interest you most. This is where you drive the agenda in real time and talk about the things you want to talk about.
Some early topics that have been suggested include:
|1:10 PM||Unconference Round 1|
|1:50 PM||Unconference Round 2|
|2:20 PM||Snack Break|
|2:50 PM||Unconference Round 3|
|3:30 PM||Unconference Round 4|