MembershipMembership with the Center offers a wide range of valuable benefits that will enhance your corporate citizenship efforts and help you to make important contributions to your organization's business goals. To learn more, fill out this Membership Information Request Form.
Leadership training has been an important aspect of the management and professional development programs offered by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship for more than 25 years. The Center’s programs and courses provide a variety of opportunities to learn – they are structured to fit professionals’ needs based on their responsibilities, scope of influence, and operational focus. Top educators, business leaders, and peers share knowledge and experience that is immediately applicable and will enhance participants’ skills and performance.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship trains business professionals to identify leadership challenges and understand leadership styles, recognize the impact of organizational culture, and to apply the communication skills required for change management. Effective leadership is critical for a firm to make the transition toward strategic integrated corporate social responsibility, or to take that strategy to a higher level.
The Center’s Leadership Academy is an intensive six-month program of leadership training for those with strategic responsibilities ranging from community involvement to diversity/inclusion to supply chain to EHS. Participants who complete the program are awarded a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Leadership from the Boston College Carroll School of Management. The Academy blends a week of on-campus instructor-led classes with off-campus, facilitated peer-to-peer distance learning.
The course of study for the Academy is presented in five focus areas:
- Setting the Context for Corporate Citizenship Excellence
- Leaders and Leadership
- Organizational Change
- Communicating Effectively
Participants convene for a one-day Leaders' Summit to share the experiences, successes, and ongoing challenges of their leadership journey. The Leaders' Summit is held in conjunction with the Center's annual International Corporate Citizenship Conference.
Community Involvement Roundtable
The Community Involvement Roundtable is an ongoing Center forum to identify and understand critical social issues, review changing public policy, assess public expectations and prepare companies for a new and more effective community involvement. The Roundtable brings together experienced executives from companies that take a strong, active role in corporate social responsibility and corporate community involvement, in particular. The Roundtable convenes formally twice each year.
Corporate Citizenship Learning Programs
We offer a range of executive education and professional development programs taught by Center educators, business leaders, corporate citizenship peers, and top faculty from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. These programs develop skills and deliver insights that help those charged with leading corporate citizenship efforts distinguish themselves and achieve success. View Course Schedule.