Online Training Courses (Live Delivery)
CSR International and Kaleidoscope Futures are collaborating to offer the following training courses, delivered live online by Dr Wayne Visser.
Any of the courses can be completed and in any order. For individual courses, trainees receive an official letter confirming course completion. Completion of the Assessment course accredits trainees as CSR 2.0 assessors & advisors and licenses them to use the CSR 2.0 online assessment tool.
Each course is 3 hours long and includes online presentation and interaction, as well as offline reading and exercises. Each course costs £150, except for the CSR 2.0 licensee course, which costs £300. Course dates are scheduled once sufficient trainees have signed up.
Megatrends: Understanding the Forces Shaping Our Future
This introductory level course presents the economic, social & environmental challenges facing the world and trends that are shaping the future, including the global financial crisis. The techniques of systems thinking and scenario planning are covered and the energy sector is explored as a case study.
Fundamentals: Charting the Responsible Business Landscape
This introductory level course traces the evolution of corporate sustainability and responsibility over 150 years and the key concepts, codes and standards that have defined the agenda in the past 20 years. The UN Global Compact and ISO 26000 are covered and Anglo America and Cadbury are explored as case studies.
Drivers: Making the Business Case for Responsibility
This introductory level course sets out the main business case (economic and financial) arguments for corporate responsibility, including revenue creation, risk management, cost reduction and employee motivation. The drivers of responsible business are covered and Walmart is explored as a case study.
Values: Integrating Ethics, Transparency & Accountability into Business
This intermediate level course looks at the challenges of bribery, corruption and transparency, including responses by business such as ethics management, codes of conduct and sustainability (or integrated) reporting. The AA 1000, SA 8000 and GRI standards are covered and Enron and Shell are explored as case studies.
Relationships: Improving Stakeholder Engagement & Management
This intermediate level course introduces stakeholder theory, including techniques for identification and prioritisation stakeholders. The EITI, Equator Principles and RSPO sector-based initiatives are covered and McDonald’s and Corporate Leadership Group on Climate Change are explored as case studies.
Impacts: Practicing Business Greening Without Greenwashing
This intermediate level course sets out the practice of environmental management, including carbon management and triple-bottom line performance. The ISO 14001, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Rainforest Alliance standards are covered and BP and Patagonia are explored as case studies.
Human Resources: Improving Employee and Supply Chain Practices
This advanced level course looks at responsible human resource management, including employee wellbeing, occupational health & safety, human rights and supply chain integrity. The ILO, OHSAS 18001 and Ruggie frameworks are covered and Nike and Unilever are explored as case studies.
Communication: Using Marketing and PR Credibly
This advanced level course sets out to understand responsible marketing and public relations practices, including cause-related marketing and credible advertising and promotional campaigns. Marketing codes of ethics are covered and Sony Erikson and Haagen-Daz are explored as case studies.
Shared Value: Crafting Strategies for Inclusive Business
This advanced level course introduces international approaches to responsible business, including bottom of the pyramid (BOP) and creating shared value (CSV) approaches. Fair trade and social entrepreneurship are covered and Grameen Bank, Nestle and A Little World are explored as case studies.
Change: Becoming an Effective Social Change Agent
This expert level course explores theories and practices of change at a societal, organisational and individual level, including tipping points and champions of change. Change management models and individual change agent types are covered and John Kotter’s 7 Steps of Successful Change are explored.
Leadership: The Art & Practice of Sustainability Leadership
This expert level course looks at what makes good leadership, including theories of leadership and what makes sustainability leadership distinctive. The Cambridge Model of Sustainability Leadership is introduced and the leaders of BP, G.E., Microsoft, Unilever and others are explored as case studies.
CSR 2.0: The Future of Sustainable & Responsible Business
This expert level course sets out the five ages and stages of CSR, including why CSR 1.0 approaches (the first four stages) have failed. The five principles of CSR 2.0 (or transformative CSR) are introduced and the four DNA elements covered. Vodafone, Interface, Nike and others are explored as case studies.
Assessment: CSR 2.0 Assessor & Advisor Licensee Training
This assessor level course provides training for consultants and managers to become licensed users of the 70-question CSR 2.0 online assessment tool. The training covers content knowledge of CSR 2.0 (stages, principles and DNA) and technical skills for the administration of the tool.
Contact us to request a registration form, dates and pre-payment instructions.