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Corporate Citizenship Strategy


Strategic planning is one of the most difficult but critical activities a citizenship professional undertakes. Developing strategy is the process of understanding priorities and trade-offs of where you are resourced (or could be) to create business and social value and the steps required to achieve it. To gain the support of senior leaders and create the most impactful programs, you must connect to your business strategy. This course employs models commonly used in business strategy. Learn how to identify opportunities to align corporate citizenship strategy with corporate strategic goals. Learn how to plan for effective strategy execution.

Course Offerings



Member: $2130
Non-Member $2900

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Accelerated Certificate Summit: Fall 2020

Take this course as part of an accelerated program to earn your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice, combining the best aspects of self-paced online courses, live learning, and networking opportunities.

Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice

This is a required course to earn your Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice, which can help you develop in-depth knowledge, practical skills, and useful tools to implement innovative corporate citizenship programs.

Join us and learn:

> To utilize widely accepted business strategy models to plan, communicate, and execute corporate citizenship plans.

> To identify opportunities for corporate citizenship to support business strategy.

> To articulate clear programmatic goals that advance your company’s business strategy and make outcomes meaningful to colleagues in terms of the metrics that are most important to them.

> How to reinforce the core values of your company and the very best aspects of your corporate culture.

> How organize for success and execute your strategy.


This course is for:

Professionals responsible for designing or managing a corporate citizenship program at any level, and professionals who seek to develop their strategy skills.

Is your company a member? Corporate members SAVE an average of 20% on Executive Education offerings.


Suggested prior knowledge and skills:

Completion of the Center course Corporate Citizenship 101 or a broad knowledge of Corporate Citizenship.


Professional credentials earned:

5 certificate units toward a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice (required course). 



> Member: $2130.00

> Non-Member: $2900.00


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Related Bootcamps

Need to master a new skill? Short on time and budget? Bootcamps are 2.5-hour power sessions that include personalized expert instruction and interaction with corporate citizenship peers in a virtual classroom environment. Just $400/members and $500/non-members, with early bird discounts available! 

Bootcamp | Corporate Citizenship and Change Management BOOTCAMP - Get your employees, senior leaders, and community partners on board. This session will guide participants through key change management processes, identifying the elements of a change management needed to generate sustained change and how to lead urgent and longer-term vision initiatives.

Bootcamp | Elements of Strategy BOOTCAMP - This session will explore how strategy is articulated and realized within CSR, including the essential elements of a business strategy and how they form the foundation of successful corporate citizenship strategies. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of how to place their programming within the larger context of their company’s business strategy.

Bootcamp | How to Create a Materiality Matrix BOOTCAMP - Using a materiality matrix, companies are able to visualize the relationship between stakeholder concerns and those of the company, creating a clear roadmap for corporate action. In this session, participants will learn how to undertake an ESG materiality analysis, as well as develop a materiality matrix.

Bootcamp | International Action and Cooperation for Progress BOOTCAMP - In order to address complex global issues including climate change, human rights, and more, companies often turn to global frameworks and collaborations to accelerate progress. Join this session to learn more about the global landscape of ESG and the organizations and resources you can use as you plan your own company’s programs today.

Bootcamp | Program Design: Organizing for Success BOOTCAMP - Are you looking to improve the performance of your corporate citizenship programs or designing one from scratch? In this session, participants will master the Star Model to plan corporate citizenship programs and to structure and allocate resources and design processes to maximize your impact and effectiveness.

Bootcamp | Program Design: Part 2 - Workshop your Star Model BOOTCAMP - In this session, you will share your Star Model with colleagues and instructors to receive feedback, identify potential pitfalls—and solutions to them, and gather ideas about how achieve your vision within the organization and resources you are able to influence or control to achieve your vision and objectives.

Bootcamp | Stakeholder Identification and Prioritization BOOTCAMP - Whose interests should be served through a corporate citizenship program? This session will explore stakeholder identification and prioritization, equipping participants with skills to properly identify and differentiate stakeholder groups, understand their needs, and prioritize responses relative to the larger company and context.