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|Wednesday, 10th April|
|10:00-11:00||Welcome and Opening Plenary|
|11:00-11:30||Panel: Voice of the Volunteer (Day 1)|
|12:00-12:30||Partnership Case Study: Randstad & VSO|
|12:30-13:15||Plenary: Corporate Volunteering in International Development|
|17:15-17:45||Wrap-up and a Look Ahead to 2020|
|Thursday, 11th April|
|9:00-9:30||Panel: Voice of the Volunteer (Day 2)|
|9:30-10:30||Partnership Case Studies: Google, Schneider Electric and Ashoka|
|12:00-12:45||Closing Plenary: What Have We Learned and Where to From Here?|
Welcome by the host organizations, IAVE and VSO, and forum sponsor, Credit Suisse.
Gib Bulloch set up the award-winning Accenture Development Partnerships, a corporate social enterprise that provided development sector organisations access to Accenture’s top people, knowledge and assets on a not-for-profit basis, and which delivered quarter of a billion dollars worth of services across 70 countries. GIb will set the stage for the forum’s discussions: how companies and their partners can create transformative impact through corporate volunteering.
A panel of experts will address: What is a transformational partnership? Why is it important today? What are the benefits for companies, for NGO partners and for communities?
Volunteers share what motivates them to volunteer, the highs and lows of their experiences and how they feel those experiences have had an impact on them and on the communities they served.
Randstad and VSO have a long-standing partnership. This case study will share how they developed the partnership, scoped projects and how they continue to innovate and adjust to shifting trends and challenges.
VSO and DFID embarked on an ambitious 5 year Knowledge Exchange project that sought to bring the corporate and development sectors together through corporate volunteering.The speakers will share impact results of the first 4 years of the joint effort. The session will conclude with remarks from Matthew Rycroft, CBE , Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development.
You may have a terrific employee volunteer program, but how do you know you are creating the desired impact? These speakers will share what they measure, their methods and how and when they report results.
When disaster strikes whether natural or man-made, there is a need to act quickly. It takes a special kind of partnership with tremendous pre-planning and on-going communication to effectively respond with volunteers.
Innovative, sustainable, impact-driven corporate volunteering is a reality today. Challenges at different stages and phases have given birth to some exciting models that have revolutionized the way we view, design, manage and measure corporate volunteering. Our expert panel will share world class innovations that have optimized corporate volunteering to increase outreach, amplify impact and transform lives globally.
Companies are leveraging various technologies to extend the impact of their employee volunteering. Get important insights into how your company can combine its unique assets with employees’ skills to create transformative impact.
Nothing quite ensures a sustainable future like preparing youth with the skills they need to achieve their full potential. Many companies focus their CSR and employee volunteering in this area and our panelists have important details to share on their different approaches.
This session will illustrate how companies are using the SDGs to inspire potential volunteers, design program and measure the impact of corporate volunteering.
This group of volunteers will share what motivates them to volunteer, the highs and lows of their experiences and how they feel those experiences have had an impact on them and on the communities they served.
Google recently launched the Google.org Fellowship – a new pro bono program focused on helping Google.org grantees solve some of their toughest technical challenges. This case will explore how the program evolved, the new ground they are exploring and what they are learning along the way. Schneider Electric and Ashoka have a long-term partnership through their Social Innovation to Tackle Fuel Poverty program.They will discuss how together they are developing creative solutions to tackle fuel poverty and promote energy sustainability in Europe.
The key to a successful and fully embedded corporate volunteer program is thoughtfully engaging other units of your company – Human Resources, Employee Resource Groups, Top Leadership, and Business Units for example. The companies on this panel have inspiring practices to share.
National Volunteer Leadership Organizations can be important partners in the design and delivery of employee volunteer programs. Volunteer Now in Northern Ireland has partnered with companies of all sizes for their well-known, 10-year ” Be A Saint” program. Business in the Community engages employees to establish trust and assess community needs before deciding on the approach that they take to support communities, using volunteers as a key source of insight. Learn how these two organizations build partnerships, get buy-in and deliver positive long-term outcomes for local communities.
This workshop will share tactical and practical information for building an enduring partnership.
Before closing out the forum, we will ask each other what have we tried that didn’t work (even failed!) and what did we learn from that experience? And in the context of what we’ve learned in this forum, what would you do differently? Our closing speakers who have managed successful impactful and sustainable programs will share their insights.