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Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice

Develop in-depth, comprehensive knowledge, practical skills, and useful tools to implement innovative corporate citizenship programs.

A Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice can unlock new professional opportunities: Use it to learn practical skills, implement more successful programs, and connect with peers—all while earning a recognized professional credential in the field.

Unlike our competitors, our executive educations offerings are designed solely by Center experts, so you can be sure you’re getting cutting-edge research, insightful case studies, and best practices from scholars and corporate social responsibility leaders.

There is no time limit to complete your certificate. You also have the flexibility to enroll in these programs in a variety of formats—from single courses offered in-person and across the country, to online courses that allow you to complete your work at home and at your own pace.

The Best Way to Earn this Certificate? Start at the Summit.

The Summit is a week-long, interactive learning experience that can put you on the fast-track to certification. Learn about the Summit

CORE COURSES (15 certificate units total)

Corporate Citizenship Strategy | ONLINE 5 UNITS - Strategic planning is one of the most difficult but critical activities a citizenship professional can do to understand potential value and the steps he/she must take to reach it

Corporate Citizenship Impact Measurement and Evaluation | ONLINE 5 UNITS - In this course, learn to measure corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility to better demonstrate impact in your business and community.

Corporate Citizenship Communications | ONLINE 5 UNITS - Learn how to align your company's corporate citizenship communications with your business brand and marketing messages.

ELECTIVE COURSES (select equivalent of at least 10 certificate units)

Advanced Impact Measurement for Corporate Citizenship | ONLINE 5 UNITS - Learn to justify initiatives by measuring both business and community returns on corporate citizenship program investments.

Advancing Inclusion and Diversity Through Strategic Corporate Citizenship | ONLINE 5 UNITS - The business case for diversity and inclusion is clear: This course focuses on the critical role corporate citizenship plays in this strategic imperative.

Brand and Reputation: Build Trust with Stakeholders | ONLINE 2 UNITS - Learn how corporate citizenship and CSR contributes to reputation and brand equity.

CDP Reporting: Measure and Manage Environmental Impact | ONLINE 4 UNITS - Learn the CDP reporting framework, a tool for measuring environmental impact and tackling climate change.

Corporate Citizenship 101: Environmental, Social, and Governance Fundamentals | ONLINE 5 UNITS - This course introduces you to leading practices for aligning, developing, and implementing corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility.

Corporate Citizenship Partnership Management | ONLINE 5 UNITS - Learn to create and strengthen nonprofit and business partnerships that achieve together CSR goals that neither partner could accomplish alone.

Corporate Giving: Maximizing Effectiveness | ONLINE 5 UNITS - Corporate giving is expected by customers, employees, and the communities. Learn to create a corporate giving strategy to deliver business and social value to your business and your community.

Deepen Employee Engagement with Corporate Citizenship | ONLINE 5 UNITS - In this course, learn how to engage employees in corporate citizenship to improve reputation, increase employee retention, and lower the cost of recruiting.

Environmental Sustainability 101 | ONLINE 5 UNITS - Environmental sustainability is a critical component of corporate citizenship strategy and an increasingly important business priority. This course provides an overview of concepts, tools, and resources that can get you started.

Fundamentals of Employee Volunteer Programs | ONLINE 5 UNITS - In this course, learn to maximize your employee corporate volunteer program through developing business skills and reinforcing company values.

Fundamentals of Sustainability Reporting | ONLINE 5 UNITS - Learn about different sustainability reporting frameworks and indices to make a well-informed, strategic decision about which to use.

Sustainability Reporting with the GRI Standards 5 UNITS - Learn to create your first sustainability report in this Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) certified reporting training course focused on social, environmental, economic, and governance dimensions of business.

Integrated Reporting: Connecting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Metrics to Overall Performance 4 UNITS - As a certified IR Training Foundation Partner, the Center offers you the opportunity to gain a practical understanding of the Integrated Reporting and the International Framework.

Integrating Corporate Citizenship Through Your Supply Chain | ONLINE 4 UNITS - In this course, tap into the hidden opportunity in your supply chain and learn to manage supply chain partners.

Nonprofit Board Service: Getting Your Team Ready to Serve | ONLINE 4 UNITS - Learn to support nonprofit board service as part of your overall philanthropy or business leadership development programs.

Stakeholder and Material Issues Management: Advanced Corporate Citizenship Strategy | ONLINE This course will provide tools to use in prioritizing stakeholder relationships, identifying material issues, and engaging stakeholders to collect valuable feedback that can help you to maximize business and social value.

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