Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility Launched in Partnership with Johns Hopkins University
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) has launched the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility in partnership with Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University. It is a comprehensive certificate program for CSR professionals that will begin classes from January, 2014. According to WRAG, the Institute is an important step forward for philanthropy, which will equip CSR professionals from companies of all sizes to optimize the impact of their philanthropic efforts.
The participants in the one-year certificate program will get an opportunity to learn new skills and best practices from some of the prominent CSR practitioners in the country. Course content will include CSR strategy, trends in philanthropy, communications, measurement, and ethics and sustainability. Johns Hopkins University, which is partnering with WRAG to offer this program, says that this certificate will be a valuable new resource in the area of corporate philanthropy.
The course curriculum for the program has been developed by a diverse group of CSR professionals, including leaders from American Express, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Freddie Mac, the Hitachi Foundation, Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, Pepco Holdings, Inc., and Washington Gas. Timothy J. McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation and VP of CSR at American Express, leads the Institute’s faculty.
At present, the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility is accepting registrations for its inaugural class of 25 members. The Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers was founded in 1992. It operates as a network of funders dedicated to promoting increased, effective, and responsible philanthropy in the Greater Washington region.
Source: Giving Forum
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