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Create Your Own Professional Development Road Map

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Lorna Donatone
CEO of Sodexo Schools Worldwide and President of Sodexo North America

We all arrive in the workplace with our own unique set of skills and strengths. To develop your career, you have to develop those skillsets and add new ones. But because each person’s background is different, there’s no single path for professional development that’s right for everyone. What you need to focus on to get to the next level in your career may not be the same thing your colleague needs. You have to develop a unique strategy that’s right for you.

"Influencing Customer Behaviour" - Easier Said Than Done?

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LONDON, January 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Influencing customer behaviour through an integrated marketing and sustainability strategy is the next big challenge for big brands wanting to create that bigger positive change. 

Because of this, Ethical Corporation are hosting a complimentary webinar (Tuesday 2nd February at 10am GMT) where Kellogg’s will share how they’re achieving positive results and discuss the latest best practice when it comes to customer behaviour change.

Top 2016 Sustainability Conferences in the US

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No matter how you spin it, professional development and in-person networking are paramount to making a successful career move in the sustainability and impact space. Conferences can be great opportunities for developing new relationships and broadening business networks, plus they can be fun ways to get new ideas.  But, as you probably know, there are so many to choose from and attendance comes with a hefty price tag. Therefore, it is important to prioritize events that offer something that specifically interests you. 

How to Create Board-level Volunteering Opportunities

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There is a lot of wall painting and tree planting going on in employer supported volunteering. This is good for team building, for immediate (and visual!) impact. It is not so good if a lasting effect, or dare we say sustainability, is the aim. Plus, there are only so many walls to paint and so many trees to plant. We hear time and again from charities desperately trying to divert corporate partners from their interest in this type of one-off activity when what they’re really crying out for is more skills-based volunteering.

The CSR Scoop - 9/11/2015

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This week’s Scoop is inspired by the back-to-school buzz in the air!  We explore new models of purpose based learning, building systems and skill sets for change, and the way skills-based volunteering taps into the core motivations of corporate employees.  All of our authors this week articulate the need for significant change in our current way of doing business - whether it’s in academia, business or the social sector.  Our pencils are sharpened, our notebooks are fresh and we’re ready to dive in!

Amgen Teach: Supporting Science Educators Across Europe

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Amgen Teach deepens student interest and achievement in science by strengthening the ability of teachers to use enquiry-based teaching strategies in the classroom. Through support from the Amgen Foundation, Amgen Teach provides professional development opportunities for life science teachers in ten countries across Europe through training workshops and distance learning events.

Nine Reasons to Go Back to School: Introducing BSR University

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We all felt it on the final day of our family vacation last week in the Pacific Northwest—that first unmistakable tinge of fall in the air, despite the warm weather. Coupled with angst-ridden discussions among the kids about potential teacher assignments, reality set in: It’s back-to-school time.  

A Closer Look at the Amgen Scholars of 2015

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Admission into the Amgen Scholars Program has become increasingly competitive, attracting talented undergraduates from all over the globe. Now in its ninth year, the Program continues to grow in its visibility and prestige.  

Spotted: 5 Ways to Recharge Your #CSR Tweeting Habits

Inspiration for when you don't know what to tweet.
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1. Retweet your nonprofit partners

You do great things in your CSR role, and you may not always shout it from the rooftops. Retweet the nice things your nonprofit partners say about you - they will appreciate it, along with your audience.

Source: BCRF Cure (@BCRFcure)

2. Get personal

4 Rules to Make You Smarter, Your Networks Stronger, and Your CSR Programs Better

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Thirty years ago, a small group of corporate citizenship professionals gathered on campus at Boston College to found the Center for Corporate Citizenship.

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