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2-1/2, 2, and 1-Day Programs

Corporate Citizenship Management Intensive


2-1/2, 2, and 1-Day Programs FAQs


Where are courses held?
Course location varies. Most two-day and two-and-a-half day courses are held at various hotels around the United States. The Corporate Citizenship Management Intensive and the Leadership Academy for Corporate Citizenship Professionals are held in the Carroll School of Management Lynch Conference Center at Boston College. The Center provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the designated hotel and the Boston College campus. Our 1-day workshops are often hosted by member companies and are held at their corporate location.

What is the dress code?
Participants typically dress in business casual. Please be aware that temperatures in meeting rooms can vary, so we recommend you dress in layers.

What is the course fee?
The course fee varies by program; please see the individual course descriptions. Members attend all courses at a discounted rate, to confirm membership, please check our member list.

What is included in the course fee?
The course fee includes all instruction, course materials as well as breakfast and lunch (no lunch on Friday for 2-1/2 day courses). This fee does not include hotel or travel costs.

What is the payment process?
We accept online payment for course registrations. If you prefer to be invoiced, we will send you one 60 days prior to the start of the program.  (Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.) Payment must be received before the start of the program to guarantee registration.

What if I need to cancel my registration?
One-day, two-day, and two-and-a-half-day courses

If you need to cancel, you must submit your request in writing to Karen O’Malley at karen.omalley.2@bc.edu more than 30 calendar days before the program start date to receive a full refund. Due to program demand and the volume of pre-program preparation, cancellations received 15 to 29 calendar days before the program start date are subject to a $500 administration fee ($250 for one-day programs). Requests received within 15 days of the program start date are subject to full payment of the program fee. No shows are responsible for the full program fee.

Management Intensive and Leadership Academy

If you need to canel, you must submit your request in writing to Karen O’Malley at karen.omalley.2@bc.edu more than 60 calendar days before the program start date to receive a full refund. Due to program demand and the volume of pre-program preparation, cancellations received 30 to 60 calendar days before the program start date are subject to 50 percent of the program fee. Requests received within 30 days of the program start date are subject to full payment of the program fee. No shows are responsible for the full program fee.

Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

Is there a discount for members?
Members attend all courses at a discounted rate. If you are unsure of your membership status, please check our member list.

What work do I need to do before I start the course?
Typically, there are no pre-assignments for the courses. If a faculty member wants participants to review materials before a course, we will inform registrants in advance.

How do I apply for or learn more about courses?
You can register for an open enrollment program on our registration page. For questions, please contact Karen O'Malley at karen.omalley.2@bc.edu or 617.552.1553.

Does the Center offer custom programs?
Yes. For more information about custom programs, please contact Eileen Blinstrub at holtonbl@bc.edu or 617.552.1467.

Who teaches your courses?
Our Teaching Fellows and Faculty are experienced educators and/or practitioners from the field of corporate citizenship and business management.

Do I have to enroll in a Certificate program to take an individual course?
No, you do not have to enroll in a Certificate program. Courses can be taken at will.

Can you help me determine which courses are best for me?
We would be more than happy to discuss your professional development any time. Please contact Karen O'Malley at karen.omalley.2@bc.edu or 617.552.1553.

Do I have to be employed by a corporation to take a course?
Yes. Because our courses are explicitly designed to facilitate interaction between corporate managers with similar responsibilities and concerns, registration is open exclusively to corporate citizenship practitioners inside of companies. Nonprofits, consultants, media, and academics are not eligible to attend.

Do I need to complete the requirements for the Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice (Core or Comprehensive) within a designated time?
No, you can complete your course requirements at your pace to earn your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice (Core or Comprehensive).


Corporate Citizenship Management Intensive FAQs

What is the payment process?
What is included in the tuition?
What is the cancellation policy?
Where are courses held?
Do you have accommodations?
What is the schedule?
What is the dress code?

What is the payment process?
We accept online payment for course registrations. If you prefer to be invoiced, we will send you one 60 days prior to the start of the program.  (Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.) Payment must be received before the start of the program to guarantee registration.

What is included in the tuition?
Tuition includes all instruction, course materials, shuttle bus, as well as breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. Tuition does not include hotel or travel costs, or dinners.

What is the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel your participation in the program, we must receive notification in writing (Karen.omalley.2@bc.edu) more than 60 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Due to the program participation requirements and pre-program preparation, cancellation received 30 to 60 days before the program start date are subject to a payment of 50 percent of the program fee. Requests received within 30 days of the program start date are subject to full payment. No shows are responsbile for the full program fee.

Where are courses held?
The Corporate Citizenship Management Intensive is held on the Boston College Campus in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Sessions are held in the Carroll School of Management Lynch Conference Center located in Fulton Hall. The Center provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the designated hotel and Boston College campus.

Do you have accommodations?
The Center reserves rooms with special pricing for a designated period of time prior to the program.

What is the schedule?
The program runs Monday through Thursday 8:30 to 5:00 and Friday 8:30 to 1:00.

What is the dress code?
Participants typically dress in business casual, often opting for a more casual dress on Fridays as it is typically a travel day.

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