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Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Leadership


November 18-22, 2024 | Boston College, Carroll School of Management | Boston, MA

What is Leadership Academy and How Does it Work?


1. Spend a Week on the Boston College Campus Looking to earn your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Leadership? Join other CSR leaders, at Boston College, for one week in December! Bring your work goals and challenges into the curriculum, as our world-renowned faculty guides your cohort through actionable learning and discussion.

2. Complete Some At-Home Learning Back at your office, you'll complete follow-up coursework, based on the learning you started in Boston. All assignments are asynchronous and self-paced, which means you can complete them according to your schedule. BCCCC staff will be on hand to help, as needed.

3. Reconvene at the 2025 Corporate Citizenship Conference Get back together with the business leaders in your cohort, just before the 2025 International Corporate Citizenship Conference in Washington DC (Conference admission is included in Leadership Academy tuition.) Your group will reconvene at #BCConf25 and celebrate your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Leadership.

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Earn Your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Leadership

This learning experience (available by application only) is designed to help you reflect on your leadership strengths and weaknesses, while developing actionable insights into your leadership style and practice. Participants who complete the program are awarded a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Leadership from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College

Earn Your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Leadership

Apply to join the next cohort, happening in December 2023 Apply Now

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About Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy is a hybrid learning experience. In addition to the week-long, in-person intensive, participants will complete coursework online, before reconvening, as a cohort, for a final in-person session.


Whether you are working to align your company’s citizenship efforts with its corporate strategy, improve internal or external communication, increase employee engagement, or improve your personal leadership skills, the Leadership Academy will prepare you to lead your teams and colleagues to a new level. You will improve your negotiation skills, problem solving, decision making, innovation, and communication skills to engage partners throughout your business and the communities you serve more effectively.

Topics Covered in Corporate Citizenship Leadership Include:

  • The role and tasks of the leader.
  • How to engage colleagues across the firm and at all levels, including executives.
  • The underpinnings, development, and execution of strategy.
  • Methods to communicate the purpose and value of corporate citizenship.
  • To identify and develop high-performing teams.
  • How to lead with persuasion when you don’t have formal authority.
  • To encourage creative and critical thinking skills to better analyze problems and evaluate possible solutions.
  • How to diagnose culture and navigate effectively within your company’s culture.
  • To support organizational transitions such as mergers and acquisitions and CEO and direct supervisor transitions.

Leadership Academy is intended to bring together seasoned CSR executives, whose tenure and experience can support a robust dialogue with similarly positioned peers.


Who Should Apply/Application Requirements:

You might be a good candidate for this program if you have...
  • A minimum of five years of direct corporate citizenship experience and scope of responsibility; OR
  • Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Management, Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice, or Certificate in Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Reporting from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and a minimum of three years of direct corporate citizenship experience.


November 18-22, 2024 | Boston College | Boston, MA

The main portion of the Academy will take place in Boston, November 18 - 22, 2024. Some online, asynchronous follow-up work will be required, as well as a final in-person gathering of the cohort, just before the 2025 International Corporate Citizenship Conference.


2024 Leadership Academy Pricing

Member Tuition: $10,000

Non-Member Tuition: $11,000

Apply by 10/4/24 and save $750! Apply by 10/18/24 and save $550! Hotel information and room block link is still forthcoming.

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